12 Days of Presents – Day 07 and 08 Now Released…

SSanta and RudyI thank you all for your patience yesterday and this morning, we didn’t arrive home until late in the afternoon and I needed a bit of a nap once we arrived.. We picked up the dog, and then I got to work on finishing up this post and the patterns. I’ve had issues with getting images to show as I was writing this post, it’s still not working so I had to write this post manually then paste it into the browser editor… I am unsure what is wrong with wordpress today, but I will figure it out. At this point I just want to get this post posted.

Today, I will present day 7 (yesterday Monday December 11, 2017) and today’s Day 8.

Please note, both patterns are free in the 7×9 size only.

I believe the comment problem is now fixed, ty for alerting me.

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12 Days of Presents – Day 6

Snowman FacesI don’t do many snowmen patterns and I’m not sure why not, I love the shapes, they are fun to do and part of the winter scenes that I dearly love.

This fun pattern is available in 3 sizes, 9×9, 12×12, and 15×15. The free pattern is available in the 9×9 pattern only. No machine embroidery designs or cutting files are available with the free pattern but they can be purchased with the full pattern.

The artist for this pattern is from Graphics and Graphics.

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12 Days of Presents – Day 05

Tree In Night SkyI am headed for a wedding today, so another brief post…

This cute pattern is of a tree, that’s right, a simple tree, but fun, in a great way, depending on the fabrics you choose, you can make this an outstanding pattern easily. Decorate the tree, or not, it’s entirely up to you. The free pattern is the 7×9 size, but it’s also available for purchase in the 15-inch size.

The artist for this pattern is from Delightful Doodles.

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12 Days of Presents – Day 04

Whose Feet - SantaToday I am going to be brief, I have a very busy day ahead of me.

This cute pattern is of Santa’s legs and feet, appropriately named Whose Feet Is It? … This one is Santa’s. The free pattern includes a 6×9 pattern with SVG Cutting Files. No machine embroidery files are necessary.

The artist for this pattern is from Pretty Grafik.

 

 

 

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12 Days of Presents – Day 03

Christmas Characters 12Good Morning Everyone. Thank you for taking the time to visit this post to download your free pattern. I’m having an odd problem, it seems that there were 284 downloads of the free pattern yesterday, but only 227 page visits. You might not think of this as odd, but I do… and I am NOT happy. Part of my reason for not using Craftsy as the download page is because I want people to visit my posts. This has to mean to me that the direct download page is being shared versus people actually visiting my blog. I do not want to deny those who come here and are not sharing the post the ability to get there patterns freely, but having 57 people download without having visiting this post bothers me greatly. So I ask you, PLEASE, be respectful of anyone who offers you a  FREE pattern. These patterns take time to make, they take up valuable resources. I do NOT use free artwork, I have paid for the artwork that is used in my patterns, and I would hope people would respect that they are getting good quality patterns with legitimate artwork used. If this trend continues, how this event works next year will change drastically. I do not mind if you share the link to this post, but please don’t share the direct download link.

The next part of this post deals with how this event works… Please take a moment and READ the following…. it concerns how downloads work for this event.

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12 Days of Presents – Day 02

Santa Moon 2Here we are on day 02 of 12 Days of Presents. I loved hearing your comments about day 01’s angel. I am so happy you liked her. I can’t wait to see your creations and I hope you’ll send me photos.

Today’s free pattern is a Santa. Many moons ago, I created Santa Moon 01 and it’s been sitting on Craftsy now for the last two years. I updated this pattern over the weekend simply because I knew I’d be releasing this new one. I had originally offered part of that pattern as a free pattern, so today I’m offering the new one also as a partial free pattern.

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12 Days, Very Late In The Day, But Online…

12 Days of Presents is finally here and today was just not going to work out as a good day to start this with. Last night my internet went out just as I was writing the post, it was half way done and boom, no internet… I kept watching all day in between errands and such to see if it had come back on and only noticed it was back on about an hour or so ago now, so I got the patterns for today uploaded and am now writing this post as quickly as possible in case it goes out again.

I Love Love Love this pattern, and the full set. It has been a sheer delight watching it come together and I’m happy to present you with one of the beautiful patterns in this series.

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Today, I Share A Cupcake With You!!!

Birthday Cupcake

Today I share this cupcake with you, a gift for being one of my followers.

It’s my birthday today, and I’d like to thank you for visiting my website, taking time from your busy schedules to give me just a little bit of your own time.

Everyone one of you is important to me, some of you are good friends now, and over the years you’ve followed my blog, you’ve lived my life with me, you’ve watched me grow from a beginner pattern designer to what I am now. I really appreciate that you’ve taken the time to follow and be a part of my life these last 4 1/2 years.

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WooHoo It’s A Happy Happy Day and Designs 07-09 Released…

Christmas Blocks 01-09

So today, it’s been a busy day for moi…. How about you? I am busily finishing up the patterns for 12 Days this week and sewing in the evening to finish the wedding gift for my niece, but I am worried it won’t be done, so today picked up a backup gift while at Costco in case I don’t finish… I can quickly do something with those and have them done just in case…

So, today I went to the DMV… and survived.. no falling flat on my face today, I parked in a spot with none of those parking stopper thingies, and was there at 7:30am… Already, there were about 20 people in line 30 minutes before they were due to open. Continue reading

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Twas The Night Before Christmas Block 8 Released… and Other News…

TTNBC-08The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
gave the lustre of midday to objects below, is block 08 of Twas The Night Before Christmas. Isn’t it a beautiful block?

Much like the first block in some ways but I love the night sky, the snow falling, and the additional trees that the artist added to the block. I do not think it was easy for him to come up with artwork for the lines in this part of the story.

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Row By Row Free Pattern Updates & Black Friday Sale…

Well, Jalapeno-Popper-Wontonhere we are, one day before Thanksgiving. I’m guessing most of you are making your preparations for the big day tomorrow. I’m making a simple meal this year, bought our favorite part of the turkey which is the legs, and am just planning to roast them. I’ll make a sweet potato casserole in the morning along with a pumpkin pie.  I’m thinking I might do some Jalapeno Poppers in a wonton… I saw these on Facebook the other day and thought I liked the idea of a putting the popper in a wonton crust so am planning to try them.

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Twas The Night Block 7 Released And Some Other News In The Spotlight…

stbs-2017 B7bt-Well it’s been nearly two weeks since the doctor let me remove the cast. I’m happy about how my arm is healing and can almost bend it in the “L” shape again. I still can’t lift anything heavy, but I know that will come in time again. So, I have been working to get my sewing room cleaned up and ready to hit the sewing machine hopefully later in the week.

How about all of you? With Thanksgiving just four days away, I’ve a little treat for you in this post today along with the release of block 7 in Twas The Night Before Christmas.

Block 8 will come sometime around the end of this week, I’m still putting that pattern together, but it is almost ready for release.

I’ve also released the next set of Continuous Line Blocks 04-06 in case you are collecting those.

All Flickr rewards are caught up.

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Coming Soon… 12 Days of … and Newest Releases…

stbs-12 Days Logo 2017I have so much to say today, I’m not sure where to start… it was a busy weekend… Frank was finally home long enough that we managed to get all the rest of the giveaways from the Row Along and Enter If U Dare all squared away… The labels are made and the postman will pick them up today. I’m sorry some of you have had to wait, he’s had some really long hours of late and it’s not going to stop anytime soon, we just lucked out that one of the engineers couldn’t work this past weekend. With my hand the way it has been, I couldn’t do it myself either. I will be at the doctor tomorrow, so hopefully, I will have some good news on removing this cast. I’ve still got a wedding gift to finish for next month and I am worried I am not going to get it finished.

Next month, starting December 01, 2017 is the start of 12 Days of Christmas. If you’ve been with me for the last four years that I have done this, you’ll remember it’s a fun time of the year. I give away a pattern a day for the 12 weekdays of December. (no weekends) Two years ago, Janeen at Quiltart and I started doing this as a together event. She also has done a 12 Days of Christmas event on her blog for at least the last four years and it could even be longer than that. Janeen and I did our patterns as a combined project last year, you may remember

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