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Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Time For All Seasons-November

Oh were, oh where did my November blocks go???
I was so ahead of schedule...
Blocks were done, pattern were written months ago...
Then drat!
They are nowhere to be found????
That's the organization around here, I guess!
But never fear... the quilt fairy was here...
and things looked brighter in the light of day!
 We have our harvest "Cornucopia" this month.
That's I word I have known for years, but I had no idea what it really met.
So off to the dictionary I went.
Cornucopia definition is -  a curved, hollow goat's horn or similarly shaped receptacle (such as a horn-shaped basket) that is overflowing, especially with fruit and vegetables (such as gourds, ears of corn, apples and grapes) that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of abundance--called the horn of plenty!
Goat horns huh???
That has to be a story in itself!
My emblematic abundance, would call for that horn to be stuffed with fabric!

This is Tiramisu...a great coordinating pieced block to go along with it.

I really considered being a "Turkey" and not releasing the bonus block just yet...
But we are rolling into holiday season, and that would just not right
tee hee hee
So, here you go...
Your November bonus block, "Gobble Gobble".

Remember these blocks are free for the month of November only.
After that they will be available for a small fee of $1.50 each,
 paid through Paypal to Calicojoan@aol.com
Please note what patterns you are requesting.
Only 2 months left, and I can't wait to see what's in store.
Don't forget to share your blocks on our Facebook page
We have sponsors who are providing fabulous monthly prizes.

Here is the schedule for this year...

April Bonus
May Bonus 


til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Ghould Morning!

Grab your favorite cuppa and stroll thru some of my Halloween crazyness.
Yes, it's true...parking on this post is for only the finest of us!
You see, I love Halloween!
The more "Ghastly" the better
Well not creepy Ghastly, 
but these Ghastlies are the so much fun!
Then there is Disney.
No one does it better than Disney!

As you can see...
I love to play with Halloween, any ole way!
As for you...I'm wishing you a fa"BOO"lous day!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Gansey Crochet

Gansey Crochet caught my eye, and it was time to step back
and dig out my crochet hook!
These "retro" looking dish towels reminded me of my grandmother
and the dress type towels, she used to love to make.
It's been years since I crocheted, but with a little brushing up on things,
I was able to complete these 2 sets of towel/hot pads.
If you look close, you'll see that there are different stitches in each set.
It reminds me of "Fisherman" knit stitches a bit.
They hang nicely from the oven handle.
This is Annie's Signature Designs Gansey Towel Topper and Hot pad pattern
you can find
Don't crochet you say...
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He's a young man with a passion for crochet.
His 6 part series is ideal for children but also great for teens and adults, too.
Take advantage of the trial membership in Annie's Creative Studio.
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He's also written a book
Hello Crochet Friends
that chronicles the extraordinary life of this 11 year old.
What an inspiration!

I'm so hooked on this, that I've just bought a pattern for a crochet cowl.,
that I hope to share soon.

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til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, October 25, 2019


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We're getting down to the wire, 
but I managed to get this sweet little wall hanging done 
before the big day!
I got to play a bit with thread painting 
And do some fun quilting in one of the borders.
It's Halloween Happiness here, for sure.
I'm so loving all the projects in this magazine.
Many are quick and easy to put together...
...there's still time.
You can download a copy 
If you act fast...it's on sale...but just for a day.
Winky Winky!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'