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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'