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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'

Monday, October 26, 2020

From the Heart Blog Hop

The winds of change are blowing and our attentions start moving from the fun Halloween festivities, to the approaching Christmas season. Carol brought us together to inspire each other, with ideas for gifts "From the Heart" and with plenty of time to get them stitched.

Thanks Carol!

My "From the Heart" project started out with some fun fabrics I found while shopping online. It's been a year...our ability to go out to shop and touch fabric has been very limited.
I was so excited when I stumbled on these fun fabrics.
A throwback to the Audrey Hepburn days, with messages that speak to my soul!
I knew right away they would be destine to become bags.

For that special BFF...

or the one who loves to share a bottle with you...

or the coffee drinker...
these prints make great gift bags, and something that can be used year round.

With the help of this little pattern...
and I do mean little...it's the tiniest pattern I've ever seen!

Not so, for this roomy 12" X 16" bag. Hosting 2 pockets on the inside
as well as a split pocket on the front.

Just fill them with your special friends favorites...
And let the holiday joy begin!

There are many more of my friends, with fabulous ideas as well.
Visit them all, and make this crazy year end, with something special 

October 26

Creatin' in the Sticks

Ms P Designs USA

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel


Selina Quilts

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Quilting Gail


Ridge Top Quilt

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

That Fabric Feeling

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

 October 27


Just Because Quilts

Day Brook Designs

Karen's Korner

Quilt Schmilt

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Karrin’s Crazy World

Words & Stitches

Vroomans Quilts

Sew Many Yarns

Songbird Designs

Samelia's Mum

 October 28

Just Let Me Quilt



Seams To Be Sew

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Bumbleberry Stitches

Days Filled With Joy

Quilted Delights

Den Syende Himmel

Life in the Scrapatch

Storied Quilts

Kathleen McMusing

Food for Thought 

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Halloween Hoppers Blog Hop

 Welcome to my favorite time of the year...

...that bewitching time, when all our childlike silliness comes to life.  This year I was excited to find, the perfect pattern for the "witchy" little quilter that I am!

This is "Trick or Treat Retreat" from Pearl Louise Designs.

It's been a year, hasn't it?  Retreats have been cancelled all over the world...
So, why not just sew up your own retreat, to ease the pain!
These silly little witches have this sewing thing down, too. 
Check out these quilt diva's!

Here's "Petal to the Metal"...full speed ahead!

"On Our Way"...looks a lot like me, all packed up for retreat!

"Pickup and Go"...oh don't we wish we could!

"Love Bug"...like 2 quilters could possibly go to a retreat with all their supplies
packed in a bug! hahahaha

"Flying Away"...my personnel favorite mode of transportation.

"Scootin' On"...this would be so much fun!

"Joy Riding"
I can't even lie, the first thing I thought of, was the Wizard of Oz.


"Happy Campers"...4 machines for 3 quilters. That sound about right!

"Speedin' On"...she must be from a golf course community!

"One Step at a Time"
...there are some retreats I only wish I had a wheelbarrow, 
to help me haul all my stuff to!

"Hot Rod"
When it's my time...I want a chair just like this!

Lastly "Haunted House" the perfect place for our Halloween Retreat!

My retreat quilt, was quilted with "Urban Elementz" "Sound Wave" pantograph. 
A fast and fun, super easy design that lets your appliques be the center of attention.

 HeatNBond®Lite makes those appliques a snap!

Pearl oh Pearl...did you know we would all be "retreat deprived this year?
The timing for this BOM couldn't have been better.
I can't tell you when I've had so much fun, working on a quilt!

You can find this complete BOM pattern at Annie's Craft Store
(photo from Annie's)

Now, if this isn't enough for you...
Pearl is one of the designers in the Facebook "Spellbound Mystery Sew A Long" group.
She has designed another "witchy" little quilt block, you won't want to miss.
Check it out 
Speaking of not wanting to miss out on the Halloween fun...

Have you joined the "Cackling Stitches" Facebook group? This is an all treats and no tricks quilt that Carol Swift from "Just Let Me Quilt" designed just for us! You can't ask for anything with more Halloween goodness, than this! 

We also have the occasional "Wicked Wednesdays"

Did I miss mentioning that all these patterns are free???

Join us HERE, so you don't miss out of the fun!

A big thanks to Marian for hosting us, for a "Halloween Hoppin" good time.

Here's  the schedule for the hop. It promises to bring out the Halloween Spirit, in all of us..

Monday, October 19

Samelia's Mum
Just Because Quilts
Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Ms P Designs USA
Morning Glory Designs

Tuesday, October 20

Songbird Designs
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Slice of Pi Quilts
Just Let Me Quilt
Appliqu├ęs Quilts and More


Wednesday, October 21

Words & Stitches
Kathy's kwilts and more
Count It All Joy
Quilted Diary
Flying Parrot Quilts
Seams To Be Sew

til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Boo Sheet


           Yes, you read it right, and it pretty much sums up how most of us are feeling 
this year!

Covid has done it's best to zap our joy...but we aren't letting it get away unnoticed!
This little 21" x 21" quiltie will keep those memories alive for many years to come.
Hopefully that's not how long we are dealing with this stuff!

Using  HeatNBond®EZ Print Lite takes all the tracing work out of  your project.
Just pop a sheet in your printer and your ready to go.
All the pieces will print on just 1 sheet.
So grab your scraps and download your free pattern

What you gonna do, but laugh?

If you love this, you'll love our newest Facebook group

Carol, from "Just Let Me Quilt" and I have teamed up, 
to bring you a 365 days a year, fun filled Halloween group. 
You will find "Wicked  Wednesdays" which this was designed for, 
a place to share all your wickedly wonderful Halloween projects
 and coming in March of 2021, a free BOM.
Check us out
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'