Hi Everyone, I know I’ve been a bit absent on the blog for the last month or so. Like many people, I have kept my sewing machine busy making masks. I’ll be honest when I say that I didn’t really think I was going to make any masks at all, but then I got to thinking about how my family is going to need them, Frank’s family, and even a few friends, then I saw a charity that was looking for volunteers, so I went to the task of making masks. I made a few for people who work with Frank and in all made about 50 masks, and let me just say… Gosh, they are time-consuming. Not the sewing part, but just the cutting, marking the pleats, then ironing it all. The sewing took far less time. Of course, there were still the doctor visits and now they’ve set up home care so that I wouldn’t have to go on every other week because it’s so hard for me to get on the base to take Frank to work and pick him up. In fact, I haven’t been able to get on the base at all for the last month or so as they have made it very difficult. I get it tho, they are just trying to protect there own also.
Today I have a fun release for you, a botm announcement, and a blog hop announcement, so let’s get to it…
By clicking the image you can find the full pattern on Payhip.
The full pattern is available for one week only at a 20% discount with the coupon code:
You must use the coupon code to get the discount. I am no longer going to refund if you don’t use it.
If you’re interested in just a few of the blocks, I’ve placed them on Creative Fabrica.
This is a new site for me to sell my patters. It has many patterns available for all types of crafting and clipart or fonts. It is mainly a font and graphics site, but you’ll find paper crafts, machine embroidery designs, cross-stitch, knitting, crochet patterns, and clothing patterns. It is finally nice to find another option to sell my patterns. You will only find individual patterns here. I will not be putting bundled patterns on Creative Fabrica. At this time I am not entirely sure what I’ll be adding to the shop there, but I will always place the single pieced patterns there as well as some of my older applique patterns and some of the continuous line designs. This is also a membership site, so you have the option of being able to sign up for the membership and download patterns with your membership. My patterns are downloadable with the membership. I’m not sure I’ll always include all patterns as part of the membership, but it will cover many of them. Currently, you’ll find us listed under the Graphics menu, although they do have plans to create a Needle Arts menu for the future.
Closeups of the Single patterns.
The full and individual patterns come in 10, 12, 15, and 20-inch sizes in the patterns.
Jeanne Rae Crafts has started a new block of the month called Star Garden. She obviously started this back in January, but even as of today I still have a hard time finding it on her site. Marge let me know this had started last month, so I’ve directly linked to it above and on my Around The Web botm page. It’s a lovely project, one I don’t think many of you piecers would want to miss out on.
Today is also the start of It’s Cool To Be Square Blog Hop
Hosted by Carol from Just Let Me Quilt
It seems like it’s been a while since we had a blog hop but this looks to be fun and those I have already seen this morning have done some really fun projects for you to view…
Here is the full schedule.
and last for today…
There will be a Sue/Sam release this week… I ran into a little issue with the grapes on Sue In Oregon, but it is resolved now and the pattern is 98% finished.
I also hope to be releasing South Carolina with this release, we’ll see how time goes tomorrow.
I need to finish up my project today for tomorrow’s blog hop, so I won’t finish either patterns until tomorrow sometime, and hopefully, we’ll see a release on Wednesday morning, so be on the lookout for that.
If you got to the end of the post, here is a fun free pattern from the new Patriotic Sampler… The free pattern is only available on my site and only available as a free pattern through May 25th.
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