Cupcake Of The Month Released… Winners Announced…

August CC

August CCIt’s been a very odd time for me this past month or so… First I’d like to thank all of you who wished me well on my road to my recovery with my leg. I am up and around now and can get up and down those stairs.

My husband has been away on a business trip this week and it has thrown me into a headspace that I just haven’t been able to seem to get out of. Normally, I am pretty independent but for some reason these past few days I have just been wonky in the head, not really feeling like I’m all here. Perhaps its the anticipation of 34 years next week, our anniversary is coming up and while we don’t really have any major plans it’s always a wonderful time just realizing that we’ve been together for that long. Believe me when I say, when I first walked into this marriage all those years ago, I wasn’t sure I’d still be here all these years later. I didn’t grow up feeling like my own parent’s marriage was strong, so I never felt anyone could love me for as long as Frank has stuck by me. I guess I was wrong. He did say to me, I don’t believe in divorce and I always took him for his word. 🙂

We are two and a half weeks from the row along starting and it’s a really busy time for all of us. So I’m going to try and keep this a short post today and next week I’ll be posting all the giveaways the sponsors have for you.

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My Happy Place Row Along News…

My Happy Place RAL 2018

My Happy Place RAL 2018So I know you must be wondering about what is happening with the Row Along. Well it’s right on track at this point, some fun things have been happening in the designer’s group we have for the row along and I’ve been seeing some amazing rows come to life for the row along this year… But I thought I’d tempt you with a little sneak peek of one of the perks of participating today and lets you in on the final list of participants for this year.

Northcott Fabrics has kindly given fabric to the designers participating to help them create their rows. You’ll be able to see those over the course of August as I announce each sponsor’s giveaways also. The designers will also feature their fabrics on their featured day of the row along.

If you haven’t joined us for previous row alongs, I will post an instruction/type note under the Sponsors list in this post for you. This is a long post, but it covers everything you need to know.

As a reminder, each designer has a free pattern for you this year. However, designers are only required to keep their patterns free for one week past there featured day. You must visit each day if you wish to download the patterns. Designers are free after that period to put their rows up for sale or leave them free for you to download. Patterns may be available on the designer’s website thru a cart system, a simple download, via google drive, one drive, Payhip, Craftsy, or any other way that the designer finds it easy to set her download. If you miss a pattern and want the pattern, please respect that designer and buy it if she has put it up for sale. Do not write to her and ask her to send it to you.

So, here we go…

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12 Days of Christmas… July 2018

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12 Days 2018

It’s a wonderful time of year. July is a good reminder for us all that we should get started on our Christmas sewing and quilting if you haven’t already.

When I was single, I always waited to buy Christmas gifts till just right before Christmas, when I got married, I bought all year long, and now, I feel lucky if I get everyone covered, I’m really good at gift certificates now.

This year tho, I am determined to create all my Christmas gifts for everyone. I have a new grand nephew/niece due next February and I am very excited about being a Grand Auntie.  I can’t wait to make his/her first quilt for her.

I was supposed to participate on Wednesday with this hop, but my day got shifted thankfully by the good people participating. I’d like to thank all of you who volunteered to switch days with me.

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My Hero Bear Released and Winner’s Announced…

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stbs-2018-My Hero

I finally managed to finish these patterns today. They were drawn and ready last week to a degree, but writing the pattern proved a bit more work than I’d anticipated last week along with the few obligations I had in real life to deal with. We all know how that goes.

I’ll be working on the other bear next, but in the meantime thought I’d go ahead and get these released since winners would probably like to have their patterns. The winner’s list is also showing here on the rafflecopter window also, but the following people also won this pattern.

The winners for this pattern are:  Ronelle, Nancy D, Tea, Susan E., and Karen T.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern and be sure to send me photos when you create it, I’d love to see your version of the pattern.

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When You Wish Upon A Star, You May Get A Hero…

Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop

Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop

Today I am participating in the Wish Upon A Star blog hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.

Her fun idea says our project needs to include a star somewhere in the project.

With this hop, I thought about what I could do carefully, and when you see it, hopefully, you’ll agree, it’d be great for Memorial Day, Father’s Day or even the 4th of July…

I’ll be releasing the pattern tomorrow morning along with another cute little pattern I’ve done for the 4th of July. In the meantime, enjoy my project for today.

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It’s Block 20 On 30 Blocks In 30 Days Here At Seams To Be Sew Today… Plus A Giveaway!!!

30 Days Blog Hop From Creatin' In The Sticks

30 Days Blog Hop From Creatin' In The Sticks

Oh Boy, I have been waiting and waiting for this day to arrive on this really fun blog hop that Carla at Creatin In the Sticks has offered up for you in April 2018. It is a huge task to coordinate an event on the web and this one is no different. We were each given a choice of the block we wanted to do, and I chose block 20. I thought, this is so simple, I can whip this out in no time at all… and… to some degree I did… but let me tell you all about it.

First, I had to come up with something I like, now I didn’t care for the butting up of the same block over and over again with this block, it’s just not in me to want to see the same block over and over with what I’m going to say no real design to it. It’s just a bunch of squares if you want me to be honest… Don’t get me wrong, I love doing easy quilts, squares are as easy as it gets when you want to make a quilt. I decided right off the bat I was going to find another block to go with it to get more of a design. I played with several…

This is block 20…

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Final Day 05 …

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Today is the final day of Quilt Qwazy Queens and other than announcing todays The Fat Quarter Shop and Quilters Dream winner which will be tomorrow, I must say it has been a lot of fun to see everyone’s projects, read about there UFOs, and just a joy to see some of them get done. This was our 3rd year doing this same blog hop, its name does not change each year, last year I started adding the year onto the name as I think it’s cool to do this one every year. 

I will be featuring my UFO today in a separate post, it will be located directly on the link of this post with the schedule, so it will take you to my post.

I’d like to just take a moment and thank you for visiting, for your comments, letting me know how much you’ve enjoyed this blog hop. I wish to thank the sponsors for there generosity in offering giveaways for each day of this hop, and to the bloggers who wrote a post about there UFOs, whether finished or unfinished and even for the tips on what you can do with those unfinished projects.

So, lets get to the schedule…

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