More New BOTMS, Wooly Block 2019, and other Events…

12 Days 2019

Coming October 1st is my all time favorite event for the year. Please don’t get me wrong, I love Block of the Months, Quilt Alongs, and other fun events that go on thru the year, but the one I’ll call a “temporary” event is the Wooly Block Adventure Event. Since I found out about the Wooly Block Adventure event in 2016, and was actually participating in it during our move back to the states that year I have thoroughly enjoyed this event. I got to do a bit of pay if forward with this event in 2016 when I visited shops to pick up kits for others and then ship the kits to them as they had been so kind as to send me Row by Row experience patterns and kits in 2015 and 2016.  In 2017, this event went to an online event. I was ecstatic. I knew at the same time we’d see a huge drop in shops that would participate because they are so against online stuff that they just refuse to participate. I’ve been told this by my own shops here in Colorado Springs. The following year in 2018, there was a large drop in shop participation, I was actually worried we wouldn’t see this event in 2019. Thank goodness, Janet must love this event as much as I love the row along each year because once again we have Wooly Block 2019. This year’s theme is Holiday Celebration and from the blocks they are now showing on the Facebook Wooly Block page, we are in for some absolutely gorgeous blocks.

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Once Upon A Story Day 02 Arrives…

Once Upon A Story Row AlongToday  is Day 02 of Once Upon A Story and I’m so happy your all enjoying the row along.

Its been fun seeing your comments about the row along and each day that goes by. Thank you for taking the time to comment on all the blogs.

Today we see thre more bloggers participating in the row along who have created amazing rows for you. You’ll need to signup for Renee’s giveaway here on this blog. So please see the giveaway inside for her giveaway.

Thursday, 9/5/2019
Made By Marney | Pretty Piney Quilts | Renee’s Quilting Addiction

Oops, I posted the wrong days earlier. I am so sorry to all, glad it got early.

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Introducing The Once Upon A Story RAL Designers…

It’s hard to beleve that we are just 5 days now from the start of the row along. August always seems to go by so darn fast since I started the row along 5 years ago last March. At the time   I didn’t think it would become as popular as it has, but I do enjoy every moment that it happens once it gets started in September.

Today I’d like to introduce you to the designers who are participating this year for the row along. I will also post the schedule in this post so your aware of each day and who’s blogs to visit.

Tomorrow I will post about the giveaways so you can see the beautiful items you can win during the row along.

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New BOTM Found…A Pattern Sale…and Other News…

Once Upon A Story Row Along

Once Upon A Story Row Along

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you might visit on a semi-regular basis. A huge Thank You for that. I appreciate all of you.

As you know we are about three weeks now before the row along starts and lots of things are happening behind the scenes here at Seams To Be Sew. Over the last few days, I have mainly been working on my blog to bring you a special treat come the start of the row along. After all, it’s 5 years of row alongs in the making and quite frankly I thought it might be fun to do something a little special for it.

I’ll be posting soon also about the great giveaways our sponsors for Once Upon A Story are giving away during the 5 year Row Along celebration, there are some wonderful prizes coming your way. I know many of you are looking forward to the row along this year.

I will also be posting all the designers who are participating this year in the coming weeks.

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Nancy’s Christmas Collection…. A tale of Moving to…

This is a beautiful book of wonderful Christmas projects. When Nancy at Masterpiece Quilting invited me to participate in this Blog hop for her new book Masterpiece Quilting’s Christmas Collection, finding a project wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I could have chosen at least 5 of the projects in this book to feature on this hop. Alas, I had to narrow it down to just one. It was not easy, but in the end, I went with something that I’ve always loved and actually collect. I do not normally fall in love with books of Christmas projects simply because they are normally made up of basic blocks with simple fabrics. However, Nancy’s book fills you with joy just by looking thru the pages of it.

Nancy was kind enough to let me run late today, and I thank you for that Nancy.

In the midst of creating this project, we knew that we’d be moving, so I got on top of this right away, so unlike me of course, I tend to be someone who starts a project a week prior to a blog hop… It is not normal for me to start two months ahead of time unless I already was working on something in the first place. So, I went looking for Christmas fabrics, I wanted to use something new for this project to highlight this years Christmas Fabrics.  Fabrics I chose for my project are:

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12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop….

12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop

I was supposed to post today with my project, unfortunately I am not ready enough to post today. Its my own fault, I got caught up in the unpacking of my sewing room, changing it around to hopefully have more walking room and once I realized I needed to get this project done, I went to start it only to realize I haven’t found my sewing machine foot pedal yet. :/ Sooooo…. I am sorry, I won’t be posting a project for this blog hop. I do have a project for next weeks blog hop I am participating in all done as I finished that last month while trying to pack…. So I’ll be back next week with that project and hopefully Cupcake of the Month blocks for you. I’ll be posting more in August as the Row Along starts in September and I’ll be wanting to get you all aprised of what’s happening with that for September.

Cya next week,

Marian

The Wayback Machine and 5 New BOTM/SAL’s Added…

Hi Everyone, I’ve a little bug going on with my site at the moment, it has to be due to some of the wordpress updates lately. I’m working to try and find it. It seems to affect older pages on this site and not the newer ones tho, but if you try reloading the page you may see it also, it kinda looks like the path to the images. The bug affects all images, so I’ll be testing my plugins over the next few days to see which are current and which aren’t. I’m hoping it’s a simple problem like that and nothing else. 

Today I came to my blog to add some edits to the BOTM page for 2019, at least two BOTMs have finished and 4 more are starting or have started and I wanted to get them posted to you today. I realized pretty quickly that my sidebar stuff was gone, all that was there was the search bar, and the social icons, everything else was gone. One of the things about WordPress is that when you even switch a theme, the one backup you should make over everything else you also have to back up is your widgets on your Continue reading