It’s A Black and White Day at Seams To Be Sew Today…

Black & White

Black & WhiteI do apologize for my recent absence. between working on Sue/Sam’s to get them ready for release, the Cupcake of the Month, and TTNBC, I’ve also had the flu, have been dealing with more leg issues.. Apparently, according to an Ultrasound I had, I have something called leaking veins. The doctor wants me to have laser surgery that she isn’t sure will even work to resolve the issue. My question is, why should I pay for a surgery that may not work? So, I’m debating it, in the meantime, another sore has cropped up on my foot and I’m working on getting that fixed. Some very bad news came last week when we found out my niece who was asked by her longtime boyfriend to marry him on Christmas day last month, has died last week from blood clots in his lungs. It’s a difficult time and so many bad things happening so far this year that I’m not liking 2019 so far this year. It just seems so wrong for my niece to have to go thru something so tragic.

On another note, my internet is still giving me fits, thus the late posting tonight. I have even had my project done for about two weeks now, so it is frustrating that I went to write my post earlier tonight and kept getting interrupted by the internet shutting down on me. 

So, are you curious what I made for this really fun blog hop by Carla at Creatin In The Sticks?  Continue reading

Craftsy Changes…

Craftsy

CraftsyI’m still overwhelmed, and while many may have heard what Craftsy has chosen to do with there designers in the pattern area I never thought the changes would be so drastic as I found out today when 622 of my patterns were deleted.

Basically, a week ago, all the designers received emails that Craftsy would be changing things, that those who were chosen were deemed a “Top Designer” and would get to stay with Craftsy. Yes, Craftsy is my main selling shop and I love selling there, but it’s not like I was making a fortune either or even a small fortune for that matter. While I do get to stay many designers lost their shops altogether. We don’t know what the criteria was in order to stay or be removed, nor were we told how drastic the deletion of our patterns would be except that they would be reducing the number of patterns. I am lucky, I do have most of my patterns on Payhip, but the double commissions at Payhip are a killer. So I’ve dropped everything to work on the cart I set aside last year and get a cart working on my site.

I was away this week so while I have been online and working I was still visiting with my sister. My niece got engaged on Christmas day to her longtime boyfriend and it was a nice Christmas when all said and done.

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12 Days … Day 10

Snowman Faces 01

Snowman Faces 01NOTE: My internet has been down since Thursday night. As you might have noticed I didn’t get Friday. I will post it Monday, December 17, 2018 with the last pattern on Tuesday.

Today is the last of the snowmen… Tomorrow I will be doing a snowflake, but I will also be featuring a fun tutorial for creating your own.

Today’s snowman is very simple, but oh so cute. It is simply the face of a snowman. So it’s quite like I said.. simple.

I’m also introducing another pattern, it’s become somewhat of a tradition for me to do for the last three years.

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12 Days… Day 09

Melt My Heart Snowman

Melt My Heart SnowmanI am finding it hard to believe that the time is passing so quickly. Only 4 more days to go and we are finished with 12 Days for 2018.

I am glad you are enjoying the Snowmen this week. I’ve had fun creating them over the last six weeks prior to this event. Today I can’t blame my connection for lateness, I admit I was doing some final touchups on this pattern.

The pattern today is not square, it is rectangular and the free version comes in the 9×12-inch size. The purchased pattern comes in the additional sizes of 12×15 and 15×20. I couldn’t resist making this one just a bit larger, I really love this pattern. I hope he to will Melt Your heart.

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12 Days… Day 08

G&G snowmen2010

G&G snowmen2010Today’s cute Snowman is from the wonderful artwork of Graphics and Graphics. Gabry is a talented artist who no longer produces artwork. It’s sad because she is so very talented. She lives in Italy and I had the privilege of getting to know her when we lived there. A lot of her artwork has appeared on my blog over the years, the Little Treasures BOTM was based on her artwork a few years ago and the Snowman featured last year during 12 Days was also part of her artwork. On Facebook, I use her artwork in my header, and on every pdf of my patterns, my logo is her artwork. As you can tell I truly love her artwork, no other artist with the possible exception of Clipartopolis ranks as high with me.

I am happy most of you found yesterdays pattern with no problems. While I always like to add the words Click the Image to Download the pattern, I am glad you found it without the words there.

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12 Days – Day 7

12 Days of Snow Snowman B01

12 Days of Snow Snowman B01This week, I will be featuring what is probably the number 1 thing that people think of when they think of Snow… and that is Snowmen. We’ll have 4 days this week of Snowmen. We’ll also have 1 day of Snowflakes and that day will also feature a fun tutorial also.

I am still experiencing internet connection issues, but here I am at 2 am writing this post to get it out for the day.

I wish there was a way to get people to read my posts. Those of you who do, a HUGE Thank You for doing so. Those who just come to get the free pattern it is frustrating to me to receive emails because you didn’t get the download in time. So I’m going to do something I never do.

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12 Days … Day 6

SleighRides

SleighRidesSo yesterday, I told you in my post that I had a companion block for the Hot Chocolate pattern. Obviously your thinking it goes with hot chocolate and to me it does. I feel you can’t go on a sleigh ride without a nice good thermos full of Hot Chocolate to help keep you warm under that blanket that’s probably covering your knees. Perhaps you have a “partner” alongside you with his or her arms wrapped around you, for me, it was my hubby, that is who I have had my sleigh ride with and it was one of the most enjoyable things we’ve ever done together.

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