Christmas In July….

Christmas In July

Christmas In July

Unfortunately, today I just don’t have a post, with not having the ability to go upstairs and sew I didn’t finish my project. Its all cut-out and ready to sew, but that’s as far as it got.

Yesterday was reallllllly bad day for us, while I can at least walk now, I can’t get quite make it up the stairs, but I’m so happy, I see it coming at least. But that’s not the bad news… Hail hit Colorado Springs today and our basement got flooded by a broken window that blew out. You remember that basement if you read the post here where I showed all the fabric stored downstairs. Now I remember why that investment in those bins seemed pretty darn expensive at the time, but so worth it in the end. My post is late getting posted because we spent the night starting to move everything into the garage. They can’t take and start working on getting the water out of the carpet until we move everything out of the basement… 

I do have a giveaway today, so be sure you pop inside and read the rest of the post…

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12 Days of Christmas… July 2018

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12 Days 2018

It’s a wonderful time of year. July is a good reminder for us all that we should get started on our Christmas sewing and quilting if you haven’t already.

When I was single, I always waited to buy Christmas gifts till just right before Christmas, when I got married, I bought all year long, and now, I feel lucky if I get everyone covered, I’m really good at gift certificates now.

This year tho, I am determined to create all my Christmas gifts for everyone. I have a new grand nephew/niece due next February and I am very excited about being a Grand Auntie.  I can’t wait to make his/her first quilt for her.

I was supposed to participate on Wednesday with this hop, but my day got shifted thankfully by the good people participating. I’d like to thank all of you who volunteered to switch days with me.

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Twas The Night Blocks 13 and 14 Released…

Twas The Night Blocks 13 and 14

Twas The Night Blocks 13 and 14

Stranger things have happened uploading patterns when I’ve added patterns at Craftsy before. Tonight I was uploading blocks 13 and 14 and when I finished I couldn’t find where block 13 was. It shows up as a pattern in my own account’s pattern page, but it isn’t showing up in the quilt store for my profile or on the quilting page. So I’m not sure what’s happening in that respect. You can add it to your cart, but you can’t check out even. So I’ve also added them to Payhip for you tonight so that if your in a hurry to get started you can go ahead and purchase them. Please remember Payhip does cost a little bit more for patterns because I have two commissions that get paid from Payhip, one to Paypal, and one to Payhip.

Here are the links for this months blocks…

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 03 …

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

We are into day 03 with just two more days to go of Quilt Qwazy Queens. If your going to comment today, tell me what you did for Worldwide Quilting Day? Did you visit your local quilt shop? Make something special? Start a new project? me? I sewed all day taking a few breaks for email and checking Facebook and then back to my machine I went…  With this in mind, we’ve seen lots of great projects so far, even some of those wonderful UFOs that baffles every quilter, even if your a quilter who finishes everything, you might still save scraps, or small test blocks, all of of which can be used to start new projects that may end up in the UFO bin.

I have enjoyed seeing how you store some of your UFOs, as well as reading the ideas of what you can do with them as you finish them. I liked the idea of finishing the tops to have them ready to be quilted for those last minute gifts we all run into at times. I need to get on top of that. 🙂

I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store today from our bloggers… Here’s the schedule…

Monday, March 19, 2018

Just Because QuiltsMooseStashQuilting | Pumpkin Patch BC |
Quilting Affection DesignsMs. P Designs USA |

The Winner For Aurifil‘s Giveaway will be drawn later this morning and announced here when done.

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3 More Continuous Line… and TTNBC Block 09 Released…

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Sorry, everyone, I was determined to get the TTNBC Block 09 pattern released the other day then got stuck at the car repair all day on Tuesday. I sat there waiting for my car to be fixed and ended up getting a rental car until the next day.

Either or, I worked on it all day yesterday to finish and finally got it done. In the meantime, I did upload the Continuous Line patterns to the bundles each day for those of you who purchased the bundle, if you haven’t downloaded them since you purchased you may want to go and do that. The last 2 patterns will be released tomorrow and Monday for the bundles, and Monday will be the last day for the free patterns on my blog along with my project for Island Batik.

So, let’s get down to the nitty and the gritty…

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Is Your Christmas Shopping Done??? Lotsa News Today…

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Christmas ShoppingSomewhere in this world, at least 1 person hasn’t even started there Christmas shopping. I can remember as a single person always waiting until the day before Christmas to hit the malls and get it done at that time. Back then, there was no internet, the malls and shops were always very busy, parking was a nightmare. When I got married that all changed. Everyone in my new family was not even in the same state we were, so we had no choice but to ship everything. In today’s world, thank goodness for the internet, I can shop online and have it delivered right to them, no need to wrap, no need to guess at what they like or dislike, a gift card does the whole thing nicely. I love gift cards. I do give gifts of my sewing projects, but I’ll be the first to admit, that my sewing this year has concentrated mostly on wedding gifts I’ve made for the wedding were just at, and the wedding we have in February to go to.

I hope you have your shopping and even your sewing done. By the time you get to this date in December, it’s not too likely you’re going to even get a package to someone in time for it to arrive by Christmas Day. I think all the shippers have set today as the last day to do Express type mail, so if your planning to still ship… you need to Express it today.

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12 Days of Presents – Day 12

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Poinsettia 03It is amazing how fast these days go by, it always feels like a “hurried” part of the year when December rolls around and I knew when I started this three years ago it had the potential to stress me out. Over the years, the only thing that seems to stress me out is the hurried nature of it all, people rushing to get that certain gift, crying when they are told “wait for Santa” (I so remember those familiar words spoken by my parents) the rush to get the tree up, decorations, cookies and candies made, and by our own nature, we either just soak it in, or we stress out about it. This year, my only stresser was day 2, and the wedding… I wondered if I was going to be able to keep up. Well… for the most part I have. I held off posting this morning until now because my hosting service was doing routine maintenance last night and it was very slow trying to write the post, so I finally said to myself, awwww Screw It and went to bed.

Today’s pattern is one of my favorite things about Christmas… A beautiful Poinsettia. I wish it were real so you could have the scent also, but the 9-inch free pattern will just have to do. I hope you love it as much as I do.

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