You’ve Waited… And Here we are at it again.. Sue/Sam Indiana Released…

Just a note of thanks. I know how patient you have been waiting for me to release more patterns for this series. Believe me, I to just want to finish it up at this point. However, we still have 26 states to go until it’s done. Their is no way I can finish that prior to the end of the year since the end of the year is a mere 9 to 10 weeks away. I need to finish Twas The Night up first which has only 6 more patterns to go before it’s done. So, this is the plan basically speaking… Every other week until it’s finished, Sue/Sam will get a release. Twas the Night on the weeks Sue/Sam isn’t released. Once Twas The Night is finished, I’ll work on releasing a pattern a week for Sue and Sam. With the exception of the 12 Days of Christmas Event in December which I’m sorry but no releases will happen during that period since that’s a free pattern per day event. Please note that just because I’m changing how often these will get released, you still have 30 days to finish a pattern to turn it in and get the opposite block free.

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Final List of Winners For Row Along … and Other News…

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent in mainly working on touching up Sue and Sam releases scheduled for later this week. Yes, I intend to finish them up early next year with releases from now on every 2 weeks. As for Twas The Night, same thing, a release every few weeks until it’s done. I am shooting for late November but it should be done by then. I know you have waited so very patiently for me and I’m going to do my best to meet my goals for these two botms. I also want to finish them.

Also, an upcoming QAL in November that you won’t want to miss inside this post.

Next, the final list of winners for the Row Along

September 24, 2019

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I Was Suppose To Be Yesterday… On The Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop…

Witchy Stitch Blog Hop Logo

It’s not even an oops, I forgot… I blundered and put the wrong bags on the living room couch for my hubby to take to work. I have to tell you the whole story for you to understand why I goofed up so badly. You see, when we lived in Italy, and I learned about the row by row experience, I was lucky enough to have several people send me some row patterns back in 2015. By that time, I was teaching Sarah how to sew, and had created a group of moms who also lived on and around the base who liked to sew. We’d meet at various houses once a week. It was one of the few times that I actually got out and about. It  was an experience I’ve always treasured. With those rows, those moms and I would create table runners and then give them to the gift shop on the base. It was pretty cool as people who made crafty type items could sell there stuff in the shop and the shop took a small commission. We had decided as a group that the table runners money would go to the school library because it was continuously low on supplies for the kids. I learned this when I wanted to get rid of some glue sticks I ordered on Amazon and they were the wrong ones, so I offered them to anyone who wanted them for free, and the school librarian contacted me. Thus… when I left, I left the patterns with the woman so they could continue to carry on the tradition we had already created. To this day, I still send row by row patterns that I collect.

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Creating Layouts In EQ8 With Photos

My first EQ8 tutorial since it came out and it’s longer than even I’d anticipated it was going to be. I really edited out a lot of stuff to get it to an hours length, so I do apologize that it’s lengthy, but you all know I try to give as much info as possible. I’m not one who makes tons of 2 minute videos so you can watch 50 different pages of videos on the same thing or in parts, I like to get it all in the same video, so my video lessons always tend to run long.

This lesson features Creating Custom Layouts in EQ using photos. What I did was download the pictures from the posts of the designers who participated in the row along. I then used those photos to create a layout with sashing. This video lesson takes you thru the entire process from creating the layout, to editing photos, adding photos to EQ, placing the rows, placing sashing, coloring, printing and adds bits and tips along the way. I am not as proficient in EQ8 as I am with EQ7, so there are a few burps, but tried to fix those in the editing of the video by adding text notes to the video.

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Once Upon A Story Show And Tell Day ….

Once Upon A Story Row AlongIt’s that day of the row along when we showcase the projects made from some of the rows. This is the last day of the row along and it’s always a difficult day for me to write the last post. 

First, and foremost a HUGE thank you to the designers, I can’t do this without your participation and it’s your creative spirit and your willingness to give away a free pattern that always makes this event a success.

To the sponsors, you are just as important, Thank you so much!!! We use your products and your willingness to giveaway products also brings quilters to our sites.

To you our visitors, we do this for you, hopefully you find a blog or two you like, perhaps more, perhaps you even find some blogs to follow. IMHO, one of the best things about quilting on the web today is the men and woman who decide to open a blog and talk about there quilting adventures. Perhaps offer some knowledge or how to’s on performing certain techniques.

Show and Tell’s Featured Projects

Just Let Me Quilt
Words & Stitches
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Ursula Prandtstetter at Tuning My Heart Quilts
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Linda B Creative
Charlie’s Daughter at Bobbin In Quilts
Seams To Be Sew – Creating Layouts Tutorial

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My Original Row For Once Upon A Story….

As a child I absolutely loved Nancy Drew mysteries. I would beg for each new book at birthdays and Christmas… When I was old enough I would buy them for myself… At one time I could honestly say I owned every single book… can’t say that anymore, but I still own every single book I had from my childhood and into my teen and young adult years.

However, that’s not the design I chose to create since Nancy isn’t really a fairy tale or a nursery rhyme, but the only other book I can recall absolutely loving the story of was… The Jungle Book and this is the design I’ve chosen to do this year. Who amongst us hasn’t seen the Disney movie of this wonderful fairy tale. Even today it is still a favorite to watch.

Part of the fun in picking this story is all the fun you can have creating the design. There are so many ways to go with it and just choosing this part of my pattern was not easy to do. I didn’t just create this pattern but an entire project because I couldn’t stop with just the gorilla…

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Once Upon A Story Day 10…

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Today is the last day for designers to release there patterns. After today, no other patterns will be released. It is possible that on Show and Tell day a pattern or two may popup for a giveaway as we do have some giveaways left still… The big one tho is from C&T Publishing, a whopping $100.00 gift certificate, so you’ll want to be sure and visit for show and tell day next Tuesday to enter that giveaway plus the other few that are left over. Show and Tell day is always a fun day to visit as we see what the different designers did with there patterns or if they created something with the various designer rows.

Todays Featured Designers Are:

Clever Chameleon | Sew Incredibly Crazy | Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Seams To Be Sew

Today’s giveaways will end next Tuesday October 8, 2019

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