Dust Off An Old Book Today….

Dust off a quilt book blog

Dust off a quilt book blogMy sincerest apologies, my post is late this morning. I went to bed last night and totally forgot to write my post. So this is a very quick post on the project I made for this hop.. Bea at BeaquilterĀ  is the hostess of this hop and such a great idea. Over the last few months I can honestly say I’ve been thru most of my old books… and by that I mean throwing them out. Sadly, the majority of my books were ruined in the flooding of our basement last June and July when we had those hail storms. I have only a few books that were not downstairs and those are the books that I purchased while living overseas.

Over the years tho, I’ve mainly switched to buying ebooks.. I like this much better as those books are right on my pc and easy to just get to when I need a book. The books I used for this hop ended up being books I purchased online while we were living in Italy.

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Sue and Sam Kentucky and Saskatchewan Released… + 2 more Free Patterns…

Cupcake Love

I know it’s been a long time coming. I am slowly getting back on track but my internet issues are becoming worse and worse. Three times since December someone has been here to try and fix the problem. The internet will be good for a week and then be back to on/off, on/off..I would actually change carriers, but I have no clue who to switch to. I’ve already been thru 2 of them because they up there prices after a few months… I can’t afford to pay more than a certain amount so I need to stay with a company that at least keeps there prices the same for at least a year at a time. I definitely need to switch phone companies tho. When my internet goes down, the phone also goes down. So my advice to you, don’t use the same phone company (landline, possibly even moble) that you have your cable with. I really don’t recommend it.

Suffice it to say this post has been a long time in the writing. Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to get these patterns posted. I finally finished them today.

I am releasing February’s Cupcake of the Month, Sue and Sam from Kentucky and Sue and Sam In Saskatchewan. I also have some very cute gnomes today that I am releasing. They are all available on my Payhip store. However, I also have 4 free patterns for you today… Who loves Free šŸ™‚ I know I do.

I am also looking for two new testers, if you have applique experience, please see the post inside.

So, open the post and find the Free downloads…

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12 Days … Day 12

Mama and Baby Bears

Mama and Baby BearsToday is the last day of 12 Days of Snow… it’s been a bit of adventure with my internet connection being the way it has been, but in all, I have enjoyed this event this year far more than I have in past years. I wish to thank all of you who have visited my blog over the last 19 days and throughout the year. The reason I do this event is that it gives me a way to thank you for visiting me all year long. I like to give back and while this year has had a lot of ups and downs with my health during the summer, the internet woes with this event, the events I hold on my blog are always a way for me to connect with all of you. I truly appreciate that you visit my blog, and get to know me, as I try to get to know all of you thru your comments and such. When you visit quietly it doesn’t give me a chance to get to know you, but your comments even when it’s a simple thank you allow me to know you just even by your name, and I am someone who recognizes names over and over again. Thank you all for your patience during this event. I know you visited to find the next days post and were disappointed when it wasn’t here, but I will always get them posted even if I am very very late.

When I started this event I told you there were three animals, today is the last animal. I toyed with this pattern because I had so many ideas for 12 Days of Snow and it was really hard to choose which patterns to feature for this event, in the end, I went with the one I liked the best and will release the others down the road. I hope you will like Mama and Baby Polar Bears.

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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.

Let’s get inside the post and see what’s happening today.

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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 privilegeĀ 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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