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Friday, April 16, 2021

New Blog Hop Next Week and Email Changes

Are you ready for some Kitchen Fun?
Carla from "Creatin' in the sticks" is hosting a fun new blog hop next week.
I've been stitching away for this and am excited to share, along with a group of fabulous bloggers.
Here's the schedule...

Monday, April 19th

Tuesday, April 20th

Wednesday, April 21st

Thursday, April 22nd

We all hope to see you there!

And there are changes...

In July, Feedburner is no longer going to support email subscription service. While it won't effect 
anything with the blog directly, for the 1500+ of you who do subscribe, you will no longer get those emails directly in your inbox. 
I have added a new widget to allow you to continue receiving those emails through Bloglovin'. You will need to sign up if  with Bloglovin', if you wish to continue getting emails after July. The widget is there, but I am having issues with it showing up correctly immediately.
You may see something that looks like this on my sidebar...
If you wait a minute or two it does load and will look like this.

I do apologize for the inconvenience,  but this too shall pass!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, April 8, 2021

An Honor to be Passed Along...

Monday I was nominated for the 2021 Outstanding Blogger award from Susan over at "Quilt Fabrication". It was quite the honor, but I really have not been able to live up award recently.

My life turned upside down for the absolute best reason ever, almost a year ago.

Becoming a Nana is exciting enough, but having grown up with brothers and having boys myself, having this girl around has me jumping for joy! Getting to watch her while momma and daddy are working is the best honor on the world.  Hench, my blogging time has become very limited...

I would like to take the opportunity though...to pass the award "posthumously" on to 
Marian Pena of "Seams to be Sew"
(I have "borrowed" this photo from her Facebook page)
For those of you who know Marian, she has provided us with her adorable patterns and shared her talents with us for many years.
I am not sure how many know, but she passed away March 15. 
She called me just before her passing, saying she had been in the hospital for 13 days and had just been released to a rehabilitation center to regain her strength. She was supposed to have posted her block for the "Around the Block US Tour" and had no way of finishing her post.
A quick text thanking me was the last I heard from her. 
The next thing I saw was a post from her husband on her personnel Facebook page, announcing her passing, and a post from a friend who said it was a brief 1 month battle with cancer.
Marian, you deserve this "2021 Outstanding Blogger Award" more than anyone I know, and you will be dearly missed. 

As for myself, I am an still working as an educator for "Crafter's Edge" and "Thermoweb"
I do keep up with Carol Swift of "Just Let Me Quilt" and Carla Henton of "Creatin' in the Sticks" monthly blog hops. There are just no better places you can visit, to find the best and most inspirational bloggers. Each and every one of them deserves an award. 

A big thank you to Susan for the award nomination. I am passing it along to those who are so deserving of it.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Pandemic Commerative Quilt

 Lets face it, we have all been through the wringer this past year. While things are starting to look up, we are still not where we would all like to be, just yet. I thought I just wanted to forget it ever happened, but...

Once I saw this pattern, I knew I had to have it in my quilt collection.
50 years from now, someone might get a giggle out of it.
Or just wonder what the heck Zoom and Netflix are!

With all the history we find in quilting, it just seemed like it was a "must make",
 for me!

You can find the pattern from Angie Padilla Quilt Patterns

I've been posting these blocks on my Instagram and Facebook page daily.
If you'd like to take a closer look at each block, you can check them out with the links on the right hand side bar.
Do you see a Pandemic Quilt in your future??? 

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Cackling Stitches "Hagatha's House April BOM

 April 1 is here and Carol has 2 new blocks to add to our BOM.

April...  "The Butler Did It"

By Carol Swift at "Just Let Me Quilt"

"Stirring Up Potions".

You can find these patterns on her blog
and on our Facebook... Cackling Stitches Group

March... "Hagatha's House"

Is available in my Etsy shop

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.

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

If you haven't already joined us, you can find us on the Cackling Stitches Group
Please share your photos. We love seeing everyone's blocks!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, March 22, 2021

Salt and Sand Blog Hop

Oh, I am so dreaming about salt and sand right now...and not the kind I needed a week ago. With our big storm, we needed all the salt and sand we could get, just to clear a path. It ended up being the 4th biggest storm in state history and my car looked like a giant snow cone! I had to shovel a 4' drift, just to dig it out.

Dreaming of this blog hop is what got me through it all.
My  project for this hop, is a pattern called Sea Shells, by 

I raided my hand painted fabrics for the backgrounds.
There was even salt and some sand used in the process.

Years ago I took a 2 day class on fabric painting. We used Jacquard Lumiere and Pebeo Setacolor paints. If you look closely you can see little dots. Those were created by the salt. It as a very interesting process, but collectively the class decided that I have absolutely no sense of color. While everyone was getting beautiful color fabrics, and mine were all these drab gray green things.
Who knew that eventually there would be a project they would work in.
The timing for this hop couldn't have been better. I just bought a new sewing machine with a stitch regulator and I needed to play. This sampler was a perfect place to do just that. Since I was just playing I even dug out some of those goofy stencils that you chalk onto your fabrics. While I'm in love with my new Bernina, I'm foiled again...just because I have the toys, doesn't mean I'm a pro at anything!
I see a lot more practicing in my future!
Back to that storm though...with being stuck at home, I had time to do another 
project for this hop. This one's been in my "must do" pile for quite some time.

It's definitely a little more on the "Salty" side.
In fact, you can probably hear the song...

Yo ho, yo ho a pirate's life for me.
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho...

If you have ever been to a Disney park and ridden the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, you know just what I'm talking about. LOL!!

This twin size quilt is "Fishy, Fishy Fishy" from the "Red Boot Quilt Company"
I just love all the little sea life creatures and the bright colors.
Heck even that pirate ship and of course "baby shark" (do do do do do do...)
Let that song, get in your head for the rest of the day!
If you love the pattern as well, it's on sale until midnight March 26. That is Australia time and they are a day ahead of us here in the US. Hurry on over  HERE  to find the pattern.

Thanks Carol for hosting this sandy and salty hop for us.
I had the best time stitching for it.

Please visit my fellow bloggers today and check out their Salt and Sand projects.
Leave them a little love, too. Sweet comments make our hearts grow warmer.
Just like laying on the beach, soaking up the rays!


March 23

MooseStashQuilting (your here)

Life in the Scrapatch

Food for Thought

For The Love Of Geese

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Karrin’s Crazy World

Sew Many Yarns

Kathy's Kwilts and More


For a complete schedule click HERE

til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'