It’s A Virtual Designer Shop Hop….

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Shop At Home Hop

Imagine, it’s a beautiful day outside and your sitting at home, in front of your desktop, laptop, iPad, cell phone, or your kindle sipping your cup of coffee or tea and having some fun browsing the web when you come upon one of your favorite quilting sites. She’s doing something new and different and it excites you…

Welcome to our Virtual Designer Shop Hop! The word is to stay at home so why not just stay at home and hop with us!?!

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Sue & Sam – Nebraska and Idaho Arrive At Seams To Be Sew Today…

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Today I SS Neb IDAhave for you Sue & Sam in Nebraska and Idaho. I know it seems like it’s been a while, but 12 Days kept me very busy as did the rest of December and January.  Because I’m also trying to finish up Twas the Night I have held off doing these and at the same time, I do expect to have at least two releases per month over the next few months of 2 states per release. I need to finish Twas The Night which is just two more blocks and then it’s done and we’ll be zooming on Sue/Sam in the USA… I won’t finish by my March deadline, but I do think we can finish by June 2020 if all goes well.

We are finally at the halfway point for Sunbonnet Sue/Sam… doing 50 states is a big undertaking, Nebraska is the 25th state, and Sue/Sam USA is now 50 blocks large. Idaho makes it the 26th state, so we are now more than halfway done… LOL!! and there are 52 blocks. In the end, you’ll have 100 blocks for this botm.

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I’m having some Winter Blues…..

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The winter blues 500I am definitely blue if there is no snow on the ground during Winter… I love love love snow as some of you know from my postings on my Facebook personal page. I often post pictures when we get snow and we’ve now been weeks without some snow, even a hint of it…. nada… We had such a good start to Winter with 4 or 5 snow storms between October and November but then.. BOOM, they just went away…

I’ve never been a fan of the color blue, it does remind me of being down and sad… However, blue is probably the one color I have the most of in my fabric stash next to greens.

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12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun – Day 09

I do hope you’re enjoying the patterns. From some of the comments, I’ve received this week I can see that a few of you are. I don’t just read comments here on my blog, but those in Facebook also.

I definitely appreciate those of you who take the time to comment. It makes me feel happy that you take the time to say thank you or to just say you like them. With my internet issues this past week I’ve been just crazy about how to get the patterns online, but I also know those of you who know me know they will show up. I have the internet on my cell phone, but it’s very limited as to how much I can use and I don’t know my passwords to even get into my own website to write a post if I needed to, plus that small typewriter is very difficult to write a post with. I’d admire those of you who can do it. As a funny part of this story as to my cell phone usage know how… this week we decided to try the local pick up from the grocery store instead of dealing with holiday crowds, so I ordered my groceries online, went to pick them up on Sunday, and we sat there for 40 minutes waiting for someone to come to the car to bring our groceries. It wasn’t until I decided to call the store to see where they were that we finally understood we needed to download a cell phone app, then let them know we’d arrived. LOLOLOL!! Can you believe that? I’ll be honest when I say that it is a sheer convenience to be able to order online and just pick up and not have to deal with the shopping itself, but I am a little picky also, they had to make 3 substitutes to my list, 2 I didn’t accept, 1 I did accept and I do enjoy picking out my own fruits and veggies, even my meat as my dad taught me how to make the best picks when we used to go grocery shopping with him in my young adult years. So while I may go in for those few things I do like the grocery pickup, even tho I may be taking someone’s job by using it. I still won’t use self-checkout when I do go into the grocery store.

These last few days will offer some of the ones I have been working on all year. The pet series artwork only came out about 2 weeks ago and I set aside what I was planning to do these instead because I just fell in love with each pet, thus the reason each day this week has been a different pet.

So, on Friday, we’ll start with and finish those up next Tuesday….

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12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun Days 06, 07, and 08

I am not a happy camper these last few days.. no internet, over 700 emails downloaded this morning to my inbox (those of you who haven’t heard from me, you will once I am online for any amount of time). I’m getting these up as quick as I can today.. Tomorrow will be scheduled to go off at midnight mst so that if I am offline you can still get the pattern.

I am seeing that some of you had issues downloading the Polar Bear which was the free pattern in Saturday Nights post. Please note, if your having problems, just saying you’re having a problem when others are clearly not having problems will not help me help you, please note what you’re using to download with, mobile, laptop, desktop, iPad, kindle, etc… browser and windows/mac versions. I also see some of you were able to come back and get the files also, so I’m glad it’s worked out. I’d intended to leave the pattern up an additional day for that reason but since I’ve been offline I can see that many of you got back to download.

The free download today is 3 patterns, one for Day 06, one for Day 07, and one for Day 08. I have bunched them all into one payhip page so when you go to that page to download, you can download all 3 pdfs at once instead of adding 3 of them to your cart when checking out.

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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