I’m sorry ya’ll have had to wait a bit on these, I’ve been buried in masks the last six weeks and that had to come first and foremost… I have South Carolina almost ready for release also with Missouri and Utah to follow in a few weeks.
This is a short and sweet post, I wanted to get these up tonight as promised in my post yesterday, so today a simple release…
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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…
It’s a busy day here in the Pena household… I’ve been planning to release Sue/Sam in New Jersey for several days, but so many things kept getting in my way. Then today, I was writing an email to someone when I had to give her my blog address and I realized today is my 7th year blog anniversary. I’ve owned this domain for 18 years, but as I’ve noted before in various posts that the first 11 years of this domain were related to being a web developer. The last 7 now as a blog.
Its been a really great experience being a blogger, I can still remember the day where I thought blogging was silly back when I was developing websites for others, but I saw how much fun my customers were having and when I decided to get back into quilting it was an easy choice to open a blog and see where it went. I never thought I’d enjoy the experience as much as I have, nor that I’d make such wonderful friends along the way. I know this blog is the reason I’ve made such wonderful friends.
Today I have for you a new Quilt Along and I promise you this isn’t an event you will want to miss, I also have for you, Sue and Sam In New Jersey being released… Continue reading
I’ve been saying it for days, but trying to finish last week just took me in so many different directions. I’d planned to release this Saturday night then got sidetracked by a mistake I noticed so needed to fix it today and retest it so I knew it was correct. Thus I had to fix what I’d already written into the pattern.
How very very exciting to finally be done with this block of the month. It has been fun and great to see the samples that have been made from this series and to see others enjoy making it as much as I have provided it to you. It’s taken far longer than I would have liked to finish this block of the month but I now consider it finished with one tiny exception but that will take place silently.
Twas The Night finishes with 25 blocks instead of 24, I found an additional block that was provided to me when I commissioned this artwork that was to be a finishing block. I commissioned it separately and then went and forgot about it.
The current blocks 23, 24 and 25 do not include the machine embroidery files, but they will be added later this week. I wanted to get these released because I know most of you are not using the cutting files or the machine embroidery files.
The cutting files are in the zip files, when you purchase your blocks you’ll receive an update email when I add the machine embroidery files and you will need to re-download the pdf file to get the worksheets. I expect to have the machine embroidery files done by the end of this week.
I had mentioned in an earlier post that this Sew Along from The Red Boot Quilt Company would be starting soon, but I didn’t know when it was starting only that the theme of it was to be Paper Dolls. It officially started February 21 and thanks to Nan who reminded me it in a comment she left for me.
Paper Dolls is an every two-week release pattern update. There are 35 total blocks in this one and you can download the patterns all year long There are three different download spots on the web available to you. You can join the Facebook group which is the one place you might like to do anyway simply because you can see what others are doing with there blocks and how they are coming along… Lots of inspiration in that group.
Second, The Thermoweb blog. They have always posted The Red Boot Quilt Companies patterns so this is the one place you can always count on them to be at also especially if your not a social media person.
Third, the Red Boot Quilt Company website itself has also created a page for the Paper Dolls Sew Along… On my Around The Web BOTMs page for this blog, I have it listed for this page also.
I love my followers, ya’ll are so wonderful about letting me know about new BOTM’s, or events going on the web… it allows me to help share with the rest of you. A Huge Thank You to Marge, she wrote to me yesterday about a new BOTM she found and thought I’d like to post it on my blog.
Each month a free new pattern. This is adorable, a Sunbonnet Sue Christmas botm. I have added it to my botm page for the Around The Web BOTMs. The January block is up and will be up until February 29, 2020. I do not know if the blocks will still be free after February 29, 2020, or not, so be sure you get to there website to download. They have precut kits also available to purchase if you want to make it quick and easy.
A little oops, I forgot to post the url on this post yesterday when I wrote it, so have linked it on the image above.
Since we are now in February, be sure to be on the lookout, most Continue reading