It’s been a crazy day. I’d intended to write this post last night, but got so darn busy I just spaced it off. By the time I remembered to do it, I was so tired I just decided to go bed. This morning I was back up and at the sewing machine, again forgetting I needed to make this post.
I am busy sewing because I need to finish my last project for Island Batik, my day on the blog hop is the 29th and I’m really trying to totally finish this project for it. I also have another wedding on February 3rd, so my next few weeks are really busy.
Yesterday I noted that the patterns released over the next 14 days would all be related to Valentine’s, but I should have noted that there is a Sue/Sam release on the 24th, TTNBC is hopefully later this week, there is also a pattern for GroundHog Day release planned and last a Mardi Gras pattern planned, so there is plenty to come over the next 13 days. Please note, I will not be posting on weekends.
You may remember back in October when I was dealing with a broken wrist, there wasn’t much I could do with the one hand out of commission, I drew many patterns during this time as it’s the one thing I can do with one hand. I actually got all of the patterns for Sue and Sam drew, Twas the Night, and many others. Valentine’s Day was one of them, so the next thing to do was to get patterns out to my testers and they have been working thru them. Thus, I have quite a few patterns that will be released this year because of that time just sitting around drawing patterns. Although, it’s not just having a pattern drawn, it’s the very time-consuming writing of the patterns still to go.
I would like to remind you tho… please take the time this year to be thankful or say thank you to blogs where you might receive a free pattern, a block of the month pattern, perhaps even a tutorial. It takes 2 minutes of your time to just say Thank you and means the world to the blogger who posted it or created the pattern. Please don’t assume that others will do it for you. Between my two free patterns I released yesterday, there were over 600 downloads of the free designs, but only 1 person took the time to say Thank you. That’s really discouraging and it is just one of the reasons I dislike putting free patterns on Craftsy now. So for those of you who are upset with me for dropping Craftsy for free patterns, perhaps now you can see why. When I don’t use Craftsy, there aren’t nearly as many downloads, but there are people who take the time to write a comment.
The other reason which someone asked me in a comment a few days ago with the Sunbonnet Sue/Sam release is that limited pattern releases do not get deleted when you delete them from Craftsy. For me, I make money based on people who may miss a download of a pattern that was once free so of course I do not want to keep deleted patterns on Craftsy‘s servers so that you can download it 2 years from now should you lose it to a hard drive failure or some other issue associated to losing files. It is your responsibility to take care of the patterns you download from people, thus I do not like using Craftsy unless I plan on making the pattern a free forever download. You should also not assume that Craftsy will always be this way, if you didn’t download the patterns, you may miss them based on a glitch or Craftsy shutting down. While I don’t think it’s likely, I wouldn’t have said that about Pattern Spot either and they closed shop in December, so nothing is really forever. Thus, you should download and put it in your cloud storage, put it on a disk for safekeeping, etc..
If you buy or get it as a free pattern, it’s on Craftsy‘s site forever or as long as they are around, thus the reason I like to use Craftsy for patterns that people can purchase. With Payhip it isn’t like that, but I can reset a download which I would do for anyone who purchased a pattern of mine.
I hope I have addressed that issue, and to the person who was concerned, I am sorry that your upset with my dropping Craftsy for free patterns. I like it also, but it doesn’t offer everything I want or need for limited free patterns, thus I have moved to other solutions. I’m doing the best I can to make it easy and I do realize not everything is easy, but I am building my own cart also and soon, all freebies, either way, will be at that cart, so it’s better to just get used to the cart idea because it is coming.
Now, to the new patterns of the day…
Click the image above to visit this pattern at Craftsy
See the Individual patterns here…
I’ve also released the 2nd of 12 Continuous Line Designs to come each day over the next 13 days.
Artwork Inspired by Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah Designs
Inspired by the Artwork of Dottoo Dots
Permission was granted by Roy Reed to allow me to use his artwork for creating Continuous line design patterns.
The Hand/FMQ patterns come in 3-12-inch sizes.
The Machine Embroidery patterns come in 4-9-inch sizes
Yesterday, Meand wrote me in an email with another Block of the Week site. I noticed on QuiltBom today that Susan had added this much earlier this month but somehow I missed that update.
You can click the image to visit this site, but it has also been added to my
2018 Around the Web page also. This is quite cool, she started it right on January 01, and you can still download the 4 available patterns that have so far been released. It is all applique. I wish her luck keeping up. It can be overwhelming.
So, obviously no free pattern today, but tomorrow there will be a free pattern, it will NOT be on Craftsy. You will be using the cart at my rewards site for that.
Please note, I was not trying to make anyone feel guilty today about not commenting yesterday. I was just dismayed to do all that work and not even see anything but 1 comment. I do apologize if I made you feel guilty.
I am an affiliate of the above companies when you click one of these links and purchase something, I earn a little bit of a commission with it. I use this money to help maintain my website and offer my free patterns to you. Every little bit helps, thank you so much for clicking and for your support. I don’t just offer up these brands to you I actually use their products and shop at these places. I would never partner with someone whose products I didn’t use.
Please remember it takes 2 minutes to comment, please say Thank You, whether you downloaded a free pattern, read a tutorial, or just learned something new. It takes time for people to write a post, take pictures, make a project or even write a pattern.
Let them know you appreciate it.