My Happy Place Is…

Morning Coffee With Boo

Morning Coffee With BooIt was so not easy to do this row. I have many things that make me happy. In the end, I created six rows for this row along because I wanted to decide which would be the easiest for me to do and I am now glad I picked the one I did because it doesn’t have a lot of shapes to it, under 50 in fact, and because of my leg issues in July, I wasn’t going to get this stitched out until I could get back up the stairs again. I did only move back upstairs with my desktop this past weekend, got the printer hooked up Tuesday, and when I have been upstairs I have been working on my row. I didn’t finish it until just last Friday. I love how it turned out and I hope you will enjoy it to.

I’m keeping this post as short as possible today, but plan to write a tutorial for you on tips and tricks I used to create this row tomorrow. I just didn’t have the time to do it today and my internet has been on and off all day long even tonight it’s feeling a bit wonky, I had to wait to write this post also. This is why I’m already late.

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Let’s Have A Little Release Before The Row Along Starts…

Sue/Sam Cupcake Of The Month - Sept.

Sue/Sam Cupcake Of The Month - Sept.

Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy!! I was able to finish the Sunbonnet Sue/Sam patterns up last night for release today and I am so happy and glad they are finished now for you before the row along starts tomorrow. Because I will be posting often this post will get dug down in the list pretty quickly, so get yours downloaded as quickly as possible.

This release also includes the Cupcake Of The Month for September. Yeppers I got her done. 🙂 She is free this month for you.

This months releases for Sue/Sam are the Northwest Territories, Sue is the free block, Massachusetts, Sue is the free block, and North Dakota, Sam is the free block.

Lets get right to the nitty gritty… I’ve got to still post the schedule for the row along today and I’m going to put that in a separate post.

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Fabulous Freebees… A Small Project With A Cool Look…

MooseStash Fabulous Freebies

MooseStash Fabulous Freebies

So, today is my day on the Fabulous Freebees blog hop, hosted by my friend Joan at MooseStash Quilting. You’d never guess this was the first hop she’s hosted, she’s been great at getting it organized and keeping us all apprised of the happenings of the hop. Thanks, Joan for hosting this very fun hop.

Free patterns are really everywhere on the web. I’ve heard more than once that we are inundated with them. Frankly, who doesn’t love a free pattern? I can’t tell you I don’t, because I do.  I’ve even been known to offer a few free patterns myself every now and again. 🙂 I have no problem buying a pattern I like, but free ones are always nice also.

I didn’t create one of my own patterns, as I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while. 

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My Happy Place Row Along – Northcott Fabrics & The Fat Quartershop Giveaways…

My Happy Place RAL 2018

My Happy Place RAL 2018As many of you know, coming on September 4, 2018 just two weeks and a day away is the My Happy Place Row Along. The Row Along itself will be 4 years old, each year it has had a different theme, but the Row Along part of the name has continued to exist. Each year, giveaways from sponsors have been offered and both Northcott and The Fat Quartershop are just a few of the great companies who have given us great products every year of this row along.

I do have some other news at the bottom of this post, so be sure you read the entire post, please… 

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Cupcake Of The Month Released… Winners Announced…

August CC

August CCIt’s been a very odd time for me this past month or so… First I’d like to thank all of you who wished me well on my road to my recovery with my leg. I am up and around now and can get up and down those stairs.

My husband has been away on a business trip this week and it has thrown me into a headspace that I just haven’t been able to seem to get out of. Normally, I am pretty independent but for some reason these past few days I have just been wonky in the head, not really feeling like I’m all here. Perhaps its the anticipation of 34 years next week, our anniversary is coming up and while we don’t really have any major plans it’s always a wonderful time just realizing that we’ve been together for that long. Believe me when I say, when I first walked into this marriage all those years ago, I wasn’t sure I’d still be here all these years later. I didn’t grow up feeling like my own parent’s marriage was strong, so I never felt anyone could love me for as long as Frank has stuck by me. I guess I was wrong. He did say to me, I don’t believe in divorce and I always took him for his word. 🙂

We are two and a half weeks from the row along starting and it’s a really busy time for all of us. So I’m going to try and keep this a short post today and next week I’ll be posting all the giveaways the sponsors have for you.

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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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