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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Playful Penguins visit the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop

We have made it to December in this crazy year.
I think that calls for a celebration for sure, and I can't think of a better way than making cookies...
Lots and lots of cookies. Calories be darned. We all deserve a break after all the drama, this year held.
I've got a recipe that will make many many cookies and all kinds too...but
before I share it with you, I want to show you my Christmas quilt for 2020.
Penguin Parade. 
These bright and cheery little guys are easy to do with the "Crafters Edge" Playful Penguin die, 
The face and tummy is one piece, but I wanted my penguins to celebrate the season with my holiday prints. So with a little magic, and creative cutting, we have Christmas penguins.
Simply layer a face and a tummy piece and run through your cutter.
The scarf hides it all. How fun is that!
Are you terrified of mitered corners? Well check out this Missouri Star tutorial
I promise, you will never be scared again.
This "waddle" of penguins even got out to play, in our 8" of snow.
Ahhhhh...penguin paradise!

Now for my cookies...

I love this "Can Do" recipe, because the basic dough, gives you 7 different cookies.
Peanut butter is my favorite, but hubby loves the cinnamon balls and pecan refrigerator cookies.

This is what all the different varieties look like. Yes, that's 4 batches of dough.
Let just say, my Christmas baking is done for this year!

You can choose to right click on each page and save, or download the recipe, 
minus the fancy holiday designs 
Choices choices
A big round of applause to our fearless cookie monster...Carol.
It just wouldn't be Christmas if she wasn't tempting us with those delightful cookies!
Thank you Miss Carol... from the bottom of my hips and thighs!
Make sure you visit my blogging buddies. They all have delicious morsels to share, as well.

December 1

Creatin' in the Sticks

Doreen – Just Let Me Quilt Guest

Bumbleberry Stitches

Home Sewn By Us
Quilt Schmilt

Food for Thought

Life in the Scrapatch

Ms P Designs USA

Just Sew Quilter

Cathie's Craftworks

Cynthia's Creating Ark


December 2


Karen's Korner

Sew Many Yarns

Selina Quilts

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Days Filled With Joy

Words & Stitches

Just Because Quilts



December 3



DayBrook Designs

Karrin’s Crazy World

Samelia's Mum

Songbird Designs

For The Love Of Geese

Stitchin At Home

Dreamworthy Quilts

That Fabric Feeling


December 4

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Fabrication

Seams To Be Sew

Happy Cottage Quilter

Pumpkin Patch Patterns & Quilting

The Darling Dogwood

Kathleen McMusing


DesertSky Quilting  

  til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, November 29, 2020

It's Thanksgiving weekend...
There are shards on my cutting mat...
That must mean it's Quiltville's Mystery BOM time again!
Yes, while some people pair socks, others pair their wine, heck you even have to pair your bluetooth devices...
But me, I spent my time this weekend pairing my "Sensuous Grays and Honeycomb fabrics.

It's Bonnie Hunter's "Grassy Creek" Mystery time.
These are the colors she is using this year.
I personally like to stick to her plan. It's much less stress on my brain, and she has really forced me out of my box and into working with colors I would never have dreamed of!

Check it out, over on her Quiltville blog HERE.
Everything you need to know is under the Grassy Creek tab at the top.

What's under the needle in your sewing world this weekend?

Don't forget  "Just Let Me Quilt's" Virtual Cookie Exchange starts 

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Turkey MugRug with a Twist

With Thanksgiving upon us, we turn our thought to "Turkey" of course.
This little mugrug will bring a smile to those of all ages.
You can find the free pattern on the Thermoweb blog

Save some room after your dinner tomorrow, because Carol's "Virtual Cookie Exchange" blog hop starts next Tuesday. There is a great lineup of bloggers just waiting to share their favorite holiday recipes and project with you! 

I am feeling the need to find my super stretchy sweatpants for this one, already!

Wishing you a very safe and blessed Thanksgiving.

Don't miss the great Black Friday sale at Thermoweb.
Check it out  HERE

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Black Friday Sale...

I know many of you are getting ready to start preparations
 for your Thanksgiving feast,
but I wanted to share a great sale with you that is going on, right now.

Thermoweb is offering a 30% discount on orders over $35 if you live in the continental US.
There is no better time to stock up, for future projects.

Check their sewing and fabric supplies  

or for you paper craft lovers...

Carol and I have been busy working away on the new BOM for 2021, for our Cackling Stitches Facebook page. You might want to take advantage of this great sale to stock up on 
Let's just say, there is a big plus to not having to trace.
Printing the pieces right onto the fusible is the best.
I would highly recommend it.
Hint hint...just sayin'
Have a wonderful Thankgiving. While it will be a very different one for many of us,
 it's much better to be safe then sorry.

til next time...
Keep of Stitchin'

Thursday, October 29, 2020

It's Creepy and It's Spooky!

Need a quick little Halloween cheer?
This little mugrug has a pocket that you can slip your silverware into, along with a napkin, a note or even a little treat. Perfect for everyone young or old.

You can download the free pattern 

This is just one of the "Wicked Wednesday" projects you can find on
 the "Cackling Stitches" Facebook group. 
Check us out HERE
We are dying to see you!

Cheers...let the Halloween festivities begin!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'