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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Lets Try it Again

 I am so sorry for the duplicate emails that didn't work yesterday.  All this technology stuff just boggles my mind, don't they know I'm old???

Anyway, after a couple of hours today, I do think "Mailchimp" and I have finally made friends.

I have a little "housekeeping" that is required from time to time.
For this email move, I chose "MailChimp" to replace "Feedburner" that is going away July 1,2021.
As of May 25, 2018 GDPR became part of our lives.
It's a privacy law that regulates the processing of personnel data online.
I rolled over my current list of subscribers, to the new provider.
To my knowledge, I have not shared any of your personnel information in any other way.
If you are receiving my emails it is because you signed up for them and responded to an email from the  provider, approving the receiving of them. There is an "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of each email my blog generates.

Whew...now that, that is out of the way, I hope you all found your way over to the new blocks for our Cackling Stitches free BOM yesterday. The links are in my last blog post if you haven't.

You know I have joined Carol "Just Let Me Quilt" and Carla "Creatin' in the Sticks" in hosting blog hops. Did you know we have started to put our heads together,  and come up with some themes early?

I announced the "Fairy Tales Hop" last week, and the response has been wonderful.
There are still a few spaces left, if you would like to join us.
Send me an email with "Fairy Tales Blog Hop" in the subject line 

(Click on the photo)
Easy peasy!

Carol is hosting July with "It's a Guy Thing"!

Carla will be hosting August, and a little birdie told me what she was thinking about, but I will let her share that information with you first.
"Wink Wink"
September I'll be hosting the "I'm falling for You Blog Hop"
There are so many things that come to mind.

You know I can "fall" upstairs,
"fall" over my feet,
"fall" in love with the "fall"
"fall" for those silly moose boys

What do you fall for?
You have plenty of time to think on it.
Signups won't start on this one until late July, but you can start planning and stitching now.
LOL!!
October...Carol is going to be hosting the "bestest" Halloween hop of the year.
You don't want to miss that.

November and December are still TBA.
We will share them as soon as possible.
Until then, I think you have plenty of homework to do for now.
hahahaha
We were just talking about how much we love our blog hoppers! So many fun projects, inspiration and eye candy galore! It's folks like you, that bring out the best in all of us! 

 
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Hagatha's House BOM


It's May 1, and that means new blocks are released for "Hagatha's House" BOM.
Carol from "Just Let Me Quilt and I, each have a block to share this month.


Meet "Gorf" who is more than willing to cast a spell on you.
LOL!!
You can download this block for free, this month only


Carol tickled our fancy with a block that captures the heart of any stitching Halloween lover!
You can find the link to download her block

This BOM runs from March 1 to September 1.
On the 1st day of each month new block patterns are released. They are free until the next months blocks are released.
They will then be available in our Etsy stores for  $2, for the month's worth of blocks.
NOTE: Months when both of us have a block, we will each post our block in our own store for $1 ea.
On October 1 the entire pattern will be combined and sold in our Etsy stores for $10.

We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating this BOM quilt and understand we are keeping the costs to a minimum. If you are quick to get the patterns during the month, they are free.

The supply list can be found

March - Hagatha's House
MooseStashQuilting
Pattern avail for purchase HERE

April - The Butler Did It and Stirring up Potions
Just Let Me Quilt
Patterns avail for purchase HERE

If you haven't already joined us, you can find us on the Cackling Stitches Group
Keep sharing your progress...we love seeing photos of your blocks!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Changing again...

 I have just updated my email subscription service.

Sorry folks, but you may be getting emails from MailChimp asking you to activate your subscription.

It's all a learning experience for me. I'm just trying to get ahead of Feedburner going away in July.

My mind is fried with all this tech stuff.

It's time for me to get into my happy place and start stitching!

See you soon.


Monday, April 26, 2021

I'm Jumping In


I was so excited when Carol "Just Let Me Quilt" and Carla "Creatin in the Sticks
asked me to share hostessing their monthly blog hops with them.

June will be my month and after some thinking on a theme, 
I have landed on "Fairy Tales"

What's your Fairy Tale?

Slaying dragons
Glass Slippers
Getting corners to match on our quilts
Someone other than me taking out the trash
Riding down the beach on a horse, with the "I can't believe it's not butter" guy...


Hey, a girl has to dream!

Put on your thinking cap and tell us what your Fairy Tale is.
I bet we can all get a laugh and a big dose of inspiration from you.

If you want to join in, drop me an email at

Calicojoan@aol.com

Put "Fairy Tales Blog Hop" in the subject line.

Tell me your 
Name
Blog name
Blog link
Date preference, if any. 


A big thanks to Carla for her "Stitchin' in the Kitchen" Hop.
My mind is swimming with ideas from everyone.


Don't forget Carols next hop

Oh, and Carol and I are so excited...
We have talked Carla into designing with us in our Cackling Stitches group.


Carol came up with the perfect new header for our group as well...
There we are, the 3 of us stirring the pot.
You know, that no good has to come from that!
hahahahaha
We would love for you to join in on the fun with our group, if you haven't already!


til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop

Whoo hoo...this week we are sharing our kitchen projects! Lets face it, the kitchen really is the heart of the home, for most of us. Even the die hard, "I hate to cook" girl that I am, doesn't mean that I don't love my kitchen.


While mine is a bit unconventional, it's my favorite space, because I put in all the things that I absolutely love in it when we remodeled. And YES, the contractor thought I was a crazy person! What can I say.  LOL!!


My kitchen is where all the good times happen, "sew" it was time to make a fun new topper for my table. When I "spied" this cupcake fabric at the store...I went home and right to work on it.


This "crazy" bright, new party topper is just what my kitchen needed. 
Sunglasses suggested.
LOL!

My "Crafters Edge" Crossover II machine and triangle dies made it quick and easy to cut out.
Once it was complete...


...there was something about the corners that caught my attention.


With the leftover fabric I made these potholders, that crazy enough 
were the perfect fit for them.


OK, so the potholders are either just a silly decoration, or a fun mug rug, 
either way they really put the "P" into party!!!
So if your in my area, grab your "shades" and drop in for a cuppa.
I will be happy to break out my bright topper for ya!
Heck, you might even find a "real" cupcake or two, too.
Hummm two, too...is that a thing???
Thanks Carla for being our "Hostess" with the "Mostess" this month.
My stitchin' is done and my kitchen is open.


While we wait on my cupcake delivery, check out my fellow bloggers today.

MooseStashQuilting (Your here)

You can find the full schedule  HERE

Party on, my friends

PS: If  you didn't catch my post on email subscriptions...Feedburner is no longer going to serve us after July. I have added a new "Bloglovin" email signup on my side bar. Make sure you sign up there to continue receiving emails!


til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'