Sue and Sam In Oregon Released…

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Sue In Oregon b smallI’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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My 7th Anniversary … Sue-Sam Release… New QAL…

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Sue and Sam In New JerseyIt’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’m having some Winter Blues…..

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The winter blues 500I am definitely blue if there is no snow on the ground during Winter… I love love love snow as some of you know from my postings on my Facebook personal page. I often post pictures when we get snow and we’ve now been weeks without some snow, even a hint of it…. nada… We had such a good start to Winter with 4 or 5 snow storms between October and November but then.. BOOM, they just went away…

I’ve never been a fan of the color blue, it does remind me of being down and sad… However, blue is probably the one color I have the most of in my fabric stash next to greens.

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2020 BOTM’s, QAL’s SAL’s and Other Fun Events

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MoosestashEach year I bring you this list of events that have been planned out for the new year. Each of these bloggers has created an event that they will feature monthly sometimes weekly on their blog.

Today I have what is the start of those previously announced for 2020 that I have found or been sent an email about.

The requirements to make this list are simple… KIF… keep it free. Your event must be free… no book purchases, no magazines to be purchased, no pattern purchases. The pattern for the block of the event must be free for a long enough period of time to allow people to download it.. This time period is normally a month’s time.

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Day 12 of 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun… A little burp…

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Nativity Borders 3 1 small Well, somehow I managed to go and lose the pdf files that I’d created for these last patterns. I did these last summer for this event, so thought they were just sitting in the folder waiting to be released… I have no idea what happened to the pdfs, but I can’t release a pattern without a pdf, so, unfortunately, I had to set about re-creating all of the pdfs again. I had the patterns proofed last night by my testers to be sure we caught any mistakes as I’ve never written so many patterns all at once before and in such a short amount of time. I know making you wait three days for the last pattern isn’t fair either, but I wouldn’t have been able to release on Tuesday as it was so I am releasing them today.

Today is all about Continuous Lines. I’d mentioned on the first day of this event I’d release a continuous line pattern and a nativity, Today is the day. As this is my 5th year I really went all out on doing nativities this year since it’s my very favorite thing about Christmas.

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I’ll Be Gnome For Christmas … Day 11 of 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun…

I’ve had such a fun time this year releasing a series of gnomes and still have more patterns to go, but for Christmas, I created 9 gnome patterns. At first, this was to be the only release for the gnomes themselves, but then some matching homes came out for the gnomes and I decided to add them last minute to the pattern. I made this decision last week, and my testers have been busy stitching ever since. Houses 2 and 4 are not quite ready yet so they haven’t been released today, but you can get a lovely idea from this post what they’ll all look like. I expect them to be released later this week. There is a special deal for the houses, so stay tuned….

Please note, tomorrow’s post will also be late in the day. I’m at a quilting class all day and will not have time to post prior to leaving in the morning.

Some of you are still having problems with my image links. While they themselves have not been an issue for me I have had problems in the last month with my media gallery and creating a “row” of images. Thus I turned to an actual WordPress plugin gallery to re-create the very effect that I was having trying to create a simple WordPress gallery. The odd thing is I have these all over my site, but it’s simple to see what part of the problem is simply having a look at this page on my blog.. Where they use to be a row of images (well many rows, but they at least looked like a row), they now look like disjointed rows and I’m still trying to figure out why. The effect happens no matter which browser I am using. However, the links still work just fine. So because the new plugin gallery may need to fully load first the only thing I can think of is those links won’t open until the gallery post is fully loaded. I try in the first place to keep my images small just for faster page loading time, but once in a while one or two will escape and be larger than they should be.

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12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun…. Day 10

Woooo, day 10 already … where has the time gone?? Just two more days and we’ll be done. Please remember, no patterns will be posted this weekend. You can download this pattern today tho all weekend long for those of you who can’t get around daily to download them.

Today’s patterns are influenced by another memory of my childhood. When I was very young and wondered about the great Santa Claus and how he was going to get into our house because we didn’t have a fireplace, my dad would tell me that the Santa poster on our door would let Santa know he was free to walk right in… I remember that poster so well, it was HUGE!!! and a big jolly Santa with his big bag of toys swung over his shoulder. It had a vinyl-like surface that would keep it free from getting weathered and we had that poster on our door for many years. It’s little traditions like that, that keep my memories of Christmas in my heart.

So, I have created a series of patterns that are aimed specifically at going on the door in any part of your house. While today’s pattern is not a full door pattern, it gives you the same technique used for those door patterns and will help you down the road should you decide to create one of the full door patterns. Today’s pattern is the “pieced” pattern I mentioned on the first day of 12 Days that you’ll be getting. All the Door Knockers are pieced patterns. Continue reading