Can you believe it, we are three provinces and territories away from finishing up Canada. I expect August to be the last Canadian release with the Northwest Territories in June, Saskatchewan in July, and Newfoundland/Labrador in August. Once they are done, I will release 3 USA patterns each month as I am really trying to finish these up by end of the year or early next year.
Please note… EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY … new Flickr changes are in store. Because of changes coming to Flickr next week, I need to change how the Flickr Reward is done. From here on in, images will go in a gallery on this blog. Images will need to be emailed to me, whether you upload them via the reward form, or send them individually. You can still upload to Flickr, but groups at Flickr are changing where each person can only have a total of 30 images per group. This will not work in regards to the USA Sue/Sam group, so it needs to change. However, I am making this change to all Flickr Rewards on my site, including Twas The Night. All pages in regards to the Flickr Reward will change to reflect this change. I do not use a cell phone, so am unable to use Instagram instead of the reward feature. Thus, I’ve chosen to just place them on my blog. I like this idea better anyway, I think it will be easier for you to do each time.
Free patterns this month are Sam In British Columbia, Sam In Pennsylvania, and Sue In Nevada.
Well, I finally got these patterns done and uploaded. I apologize to those of you who got to see the preview last night on Facebook. I got the free patterns done and went to start on this post… Frank called me downstairs to do something and when I came back up, I totally forgot about writing the post and instead just went to bed. So here I am first thing this morning… writing the post 🙂
Let’s just get to the nitty and the gritty of it, the free patterns for this Sue and Sam release are, Sue In Texas, Sam In Rhode Island, and Sue In Nunavut. The cupcake of the month release for April is also in this post.
Let’s go get those free patterns
I wanted to post a little note real quick today. 30 Blocks In 30 Days started yesterday, my day for this hop is April 20th, and I’ve got a great giveaway for you that day also. You will want to be sure you stop in and enter it that day.
In the meantime I’m posting the full schedule for you, it started yesterday, but ya’ll know how I feel about posting on weekends, I only do it when really really necessary.
I’ve also updated the 2018 BOTM page with some new botms and qals. Continue reading
Its that time again of the month where I release the next cupcake. This months cupcake represents Easter for April. It’s a cute basket of eggs. I’m very happy with how this pattern turned out, I hope you to will like it.
I’ve also released 2 new pieced pattern sets, one with a Winter theme, the other with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.
This months cupcake 9-inch pattern is free.
I can’t believe it, but I managed to finish them and get them all uploaded in time and now I still have time to write this post today and release Sue and Sam In Iowa, New York, and New Brunswick… I am happy, happy, happy… I love it when I can actually do it when I say I will get it done, ya’ll know that doesn’t happen often with me. 🙂
I even had time to make that image you see to the left… Fun Eh!! hehehe
Call me crazy, I’m just happy to get these released.
Its been a busy week for me, how about you? I spent last week trying to get this pattern written up, it really doesn’t seem like it would be that complicated, but I added some additional shape keys in each of the embroidery shapes so it might be easier to tell which shapes are the actual embroidery shapes for those of you who are doing hand embroidery. I liked this so much I will go back and do it to the other 9 patterns so far in this series as I do believe it makes it easier for you to know those shapes. These patterns have so many especially small shapes I think it really needs to be done.
There are some changes to the block of the month 2018 page also. Continue reading
I have released the next cupcake for you today.
I also have released a fun new quilt pattern for Mardi Gras, those lucky enough to get to go to Mardi Gras you may enjoy this quilt you can make as a fond remembrance of your trip. I’ve always wanted to go to Mardi Gras.
With Twas The Night, I was working on finishing up the pattern when I realized I was working on the wrong block… uggghhh!!! The pattern I showed you as a preview last month is actually release Block 11, so, I’m quickly working on block 10 to get it finished up so I can release block 11. My apologies for that, I would go ahead and release it, but I don’t want anyone to get confused with the block order so am going to hold on it till I release block 10.
In other news, I have a poll on this post, I really need your input on your preference for free downloads. I just don’t get why downloading a free pattern is so difficult for some and not a problem for others. I know my preference is to simply go back to Payhip, I had a lot fewer issues with it, but at the same time, I’m not understanding how the cart is giving people issues also.
I have finally settled on a plan for how I’ll do the Cupcake of the Month series.