12 Days of Christmas Day 02 … Frosty’s Friends…

Hi Everyone, I’m so happy you liked the Unicorn pattern yesterday. I liked the whole series and it was really difficult to decide which of the patterns to offer as a free pattern, but I went with the Unicorn because I’ve never created a unicorn pattern before and thought you might like the change, thus the reason. prior to that, it was going to be the doggy, but at the last moment, I went with the unicorn.

To those of you who took the time to comment, THANK YOU!!! Hearing your thoughts and such is so nice. Please know that I answer questions and such that are commented on via email because I want you to see a response quickly. If you asked a question, please look for my yahoo.com email with the same title as the post in it. Check your spam folders also. I answer as quickly as possible. I answered several questions yesterday but received no reply on whether the issue was resolved.

Today’s pattern is the snowman pattern I mentioned yesterday. I hope you enjoy this cute pattern.

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12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun!!! Day 01

This is the event that I look forward to each year all year long. Yes, I love the row along, but 12 Days is an event that I do by myself on my own blog each year. No one else is involved. Like the Row Along this year, this is my 5th year of doing this 12 Days event. Each year it always starts on a different date, but I try to get it started near the first of December. It just happens that the first was on a Sunday this year and I do not like to post on weekends as most of you already know. I only do it when I feel it’s necessary, but rarely ever on a Sunday.

Many of you have been with me these last 5 years so you already know how this event works. However, if your new to my blog and this event, while I try to keep rules and guidelines to a minimum, there, unfortunately, has to be some. Please see the bottom of this post for those guidelines. The biggest one is All Downloads expire within 24 hours or the next post-release each day.

While I’m later than I wanted to be this morning, I needed to fix some issues on my blog. I’ve been trying to find a problem that I’m having with images currently with uploading them. This has been very annoying of late and I realized I really needed to fix it before I started this event today. So I spent the better part of the night trying to figure out which plugin was causing my issues. It is better right now, but the problem is not totally resolved, unfortunately.

Patterns this year include some pieced blocks, some continuous line blocks, mostly applique, and of course my traditional nativity, and snowman block.

Now, to the first free pattern of this event. This is part of a set of patterns, cute little toppers that give you a face, but the background of the face is the same as the background you choose for your block. It’s quite fun to play with the colors for this and you can net some amazing results from them. Continue reading

Sunbonnet Sue and Sam In Florida Released…

I was hoping to get this posted yesterday, but I forgot that it was my day at the doctor’s. Sometimes it’s just in and out and other times it’s half the day. Yesterday was one of those half the day kind of things. I’d had an infection in both my feet for the last few weeks, so she couldn’t do her normal thing four weeks ago when I was last in, Two weeks ago it was canceled due to a snowstorm in the area. My doctor drives in from Denver to treat people on Wednesdays each week. So I am sorry it didn’t get posted yesterday, but here I am today with Florida being released.

Sam is the free pattern for Florida.

Let’s get to the download…

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Twas The Night B19 and B20 Are Released… Nifty Novelties Winners Announced…

TTNBC B19

TTNBC B20You know, I’m not a fan of posting on weekends, but because I want to get the TTNBC blocks out to you, I’m posting today. So it’s that time again for the next block release… I forgot how long these take me to finish once they come back from the tester, but I am still determined to finish them by the end of the year and hopefully before that. Don’t be surprised if I release a set during 12 Days as I want to finish them.

Block 19 and Block 20 were uploaded this weekend to my Payhip shop. There is a coupon code for Block 19 for you to get the discount I normally give on the first of the two blocks.

I also have in this post the winners for Nifty Novelties. I totally forgot about getting these drawn, so I have also got this done and fully expect to mail by next Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

All Flickr rewards for Sunbonnet Sue are also caught up at the moment. You still have time to turn in Sue In Indiana to get Sam in Indiana free. November 17, 2019, is that deadline date. I expect to release Florida on Wednesday this week. I’ll be out of town on Monday and Tuesday, so I can’t release before that time.

Click the images to visit those pages on Payhip.
To Purchase Block 19 at the 25% discount, use coupon code: TTNBCB1925off
Be sure you “type or paste” it exactly as it’s shown.

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Nifty Novelties Day 03…

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Nifty Novelties BHWell, here we are on the last day of Nifty Novelties and our last three blogs will be featured today. I’ve enjoyed your comments over the last few days and am glad you stopped by to visit not only my blog but the other participating blogs.

Please keep in mind that the giveaways will not start expiring until Oct 31, and the final one will expire on November 3, 2019. I will post a list of the winners either November 4 or 5th.

Thank you to our visitors and our participating bloggers. Without any of you, we couldn’t offer special events on our blogs.

Today’s Featured Bloggers

Monday, October 28

Quilted Delights
Melva Loves Scraps
Scrapdash

Please remember to comment on there blogs to enter the giveaways.

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I feel like a dork!!! Nifty Novelties Day 02, my project…

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I am so dumb, last night I finished my post, and went to bed… leaving it on “draft” .. not published, but thinking I had published it for this morning. So here I am, all my dorkiness in tow…

I’ve made for this hop a simple project, nothing big or fancy, but something I haven’t done before.

I absolutely love novelty prints tho.  Next to blenders they are my favorite print to work with. Even tho I don’t do it that often. Normally when I work with novelty prints, I either fussy cut the area I want or I create an entire project out of the fabric something like a bag or placemat. Back in the 90s, when novelty prints started becoming more popular in quilt shops, I went crazy buying as many as I could. Prior to that time, novelty prints carried little interest for me as I didn’t just want to see a pumpkin on a low-quality print and most of the novelty prints I remember back then were sold in fabric shops and were low enough quality that you could see right thru the fabric.

In the quilt below, which I’ve shown several times on this blog It is entirely created with novelty prints. Only the black square is repeated. Every single novelty print in this quilt was an individual piece I purchased.

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Nifty Novelties Day 02…

Nifty Novelties BH

Nifty Novelties BHI loved how all the bloggers did such cool projects yesterday. Whether it’s new or old, even not finished, seeing what we do with fabrics, prints, novelties, batiks, is always so inspiring. The very reason I love sewing and quilting so much is that I can create the same project over and over, but each different fabric I use tells me its own story.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s projects today and Monday. Keep in mind you have up to a week to enter each of the giveaways. There are 10 different giveaways in all.

I’m writing my post after this one, so I’ll post it after it’s written.

Today’s Featured Bloggers Are

Friday, October 24

MooseStashQuilting
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Seams To Be Sew

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