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Once Upon A Story Row Along

Once Upon A Story Row AlongCan you believe it… It’s the event each year I look most forward to and this year is five years in a row. (pun intended) 🙂

Coming September 3, 2019, we’ll start this six-week event again running on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s each week until it’s over.

We have some changes this year which I’ll address inside the blog post.

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Just Showing My Wings Today…

Show Your Wings

Show Your WingsAt the time I noticed this blog hop was at play… I was already working on trying to finish up my newest nephew’s projects for his birth which came in late January. I am now a Grand Aunt and I am thrilled beyond belief… Almost like someone who would become a grandmother. So, I decided to put together this little project real quick as I’d been wanting to create it and had not had a lot of time to get to it.

It’s turned out far cuter than I’d first imagined. Sometimes when working with fabrics we can see how something is going to go together perfectly and other times you know you’re taking a risk and it’s either going to pay off or it’s not. This time it was worth the risk. I really love how this little project turned out.

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Sue and Sam Kentucky and Saskatchewan Released… + 2 more Free Patterns…

Cupcake Love

I know it’s been a long time coming. I am slowly getting back on track but my internet issues are becoming worse and worse. Three times since December someone has been here to try and fix the problem. The internet will be good for a week and then be back to on/off, on/off..I would actually change carriers, but I have no clue who to switch to. I’ve already been thru 2 of them because they up there prices after a few months… I can’t afford to pay more than a certain amount so I need to stay with a company that at least keeps there prices the same for at least a year at a time. I definitely need to switch phone companies tho. When my internet goes down, the phone also goes down. So my advice to you, don’t use the same phone company (landline, possibly even moble) that you have your cable with. I really don’t recommend it.

Suffice it to say this post has been a long time in the writing. Over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to get these patterns posted. I finally finished them today.

I am releasing February’s Cupcake of the Month, Sue and Sam from Kentucky and Sue and Sam In Saskatchewan. I also have some very cute gnomes today that I am releasing. They are all available on my Payhip store. However, I also have 4 free patterns for you today… Who loves Free 🙂 I know I do.

I am also looking for two new testers, if you have applique experience, please see the post inside.

So, open the post and find the Free downloads…

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It’s A Black and White Day at Seams To Be Sew Today…

Black & White

Black & WhiteI do apologize for my recent absence. between working on Sue/Sam’s to get them ready for release, the Cupcake of the Month, and TTNBC, I’ve also had the flu, have been dealing with more leg issues.. Apparently, according to an Ultrasound I had, I have something called leaking veins. The doctor wants me to have laser surgery that she isn’t sure will even work to resolve the issue. My question is, why should I pay for a surgery that may not work? So, I’m debating it, in the meantime, another sore has cropped up on my foot and I’m working on getting that fixed. Some very bad news came last week when we found out my niece who was asked by her longtime boyfriend to marry him on Christmas day last month, has died last week from blood clots in his lungs. It’s a difficult time and so many bad things happening so far this year that I’m not liking 2019 so far this year. It just seems so wrong for my niece to have to go thru something so tragic.

On another note, my internet is still giving me fits, thus the late posting tonight. I have even had my project done for about two weeks now, so it is frustrating that I went to write my post earlier tonight and kept getting interrupted by the internet shutting down on me. 

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It’s Time For Quilt Qwazy Queens…

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2019

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2019Each year in March, I hold a blog hop that originally started as a way to celebrate National Quilting Day. As my friend Darlene reminded me, it should be Worldwide Quilting Day and I quickly agreed.  So each year I’ve held this event to honor the one day each year that quilters all can celebrate a day of there own. This is one of my favorite events each year, I never try to make this difficult and always try to make it easy enough for you to pull from what you’ve created in the past, or are planning to create in the future. Some like to make something specifically for the event.

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Around The Web 2019 – My Yearly BOTM List…

2018 Around The Web

2018 Around The WebHappy New Year!! Each year on my blog I feature a list of the block of the months, Quilt Alongs, Sew Alongs, and other various events that happen on other sites each year. I love the block of the months myself and this list helps me to keep track, and I’ve heard from you that it also helps you keep track.

This is the one page on my blog that I do actually update often during the year. It will get updated a lot over the course of this month as new sites are found that are offering a block of the months.

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Craftsy Changes…

Craftsy

CraftsyI’m still overwhelmed, and while many may have heard what Craftsy has chosen to do with there designers in the pattern area I never thought the changes would be so drastic as I found out today when 622 of my patterns were deleted.

Basically, a week ago, all the designers received emails that Craftsy would be changing things, that those who were chosen were deemed a “Top Designer” and would get to stay with Craftsy. Yes, Craftsy is my main selling shop and I love selling there, but it’s not like I was making a fortune either or even a small fortune for that matter. While I do get to stay many designers lost their shops altogether. We don’t know what the criteria was in order to stay or be removed, nor were we told how drastic the deletion of our patterns would be except that they would be reducing the number of patterns. I am lucky, I do have most of my patterns on Payhip, but the double commissions at Payhip are a killer. So I’ve dropped everything to work on the cart I set aside last year and get a cart working on my site.

I was away this week so while I have been online and working I was still visiting with my sister. My niece got engaged on Christmas day to her longtime boyfriend and it was a nice Christmas when all said and done.

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