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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Ugly Christmas Sweater and Another Fun Filled 2022 Hop

It's always fun to put on a little extra "HO HO HO" at the holidays!
This "Ugly Christmas Sweater" mini is sure to make them laugh.

Thermoweb challenged us designers to come up with our favorites, and oh my goodness, the group went all out. There are adorable cards, and mini's and even a pillow.
You can check them all out

This 12" x 14" mini is quick to do, using these great products.

HeatNBond EZ Print Lite

No more tracing pattern onto your fusible

HeatNBond®Fusible Fleece

Adds body, padding and support to your project and quilts up nice and flat. It's definitely my preference over a standard batting.

SprayNBond®Basting Adhesive

No more pinning. This adhesive is oderless, colorless and doesn't gum up your needle as you quilt. It is repositionable and acid-free.

Hop on over the the Thermoweb blog HERE, and download my FREE pattern today!

It's time to start thinking about after "Ugly Sweater" season, too.

Our new hop for February of 2022 is...

Tickle us with your "Pink" projects.
Check out her posts HERE for all the details.

Send Carla an email with the following information:
Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL

Subject Line: Tickled Pink

PLEASE, email her the info.
I do know most of you, but if you don't send the info, we have to look up all your information. It sounds silly, but it's a huge time saver for us.


til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, December 6, 2021

Virtual Cookie Exchange

It's the most wonderful time of the year! 

Yes, the time I feel expansion in my rear!

There will be much miseltoeing and hearts will be glowing

and Carol will be drawing us near...

(With her Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange that is)

Can you hear me singing this song in your head? Don't blame me, it's Carols fault.

But lets face it, we all love it!

This year I have to share something I love as much as I do Carol,
 but it's not a cookie.
No, this year it's truffles.
Oreo truffles to be exact, and Oreos are cookies, so that counts. 

There are many recipes out there for them, and they are incredibly easy to make.

(this one even shares how to booze them up a bit with things like Kahlua, Baileys or Rumchata)

https://www.cookingclassy.com/oreo-truffles-two-ways/ is my favorite recipe. 

I have found it a must to freeze them, before coating in the chocolate. I let them freeze overnight. Throwing a little splash of peppermint extract into that chocolate makes them awesome, if you like pepperment! They must be refrigerated. I had to laugh when they said you could freeze them up to 3 months in a sealed container. Seriously...they are awesome frozen, so what makes you think they would last 3 months! LOL!! Give them a try, I guarantee they will be a hit!

To help me celebrate the season, and also someone I won't have to share my truffles with...

I introduce to you "Ginger" and her little ones!
There is just something about the holidays that says gingerbread to me.
It's been years since I made a doll, but when I saw this pattern, I fell in love.

Inspector 12 was on duty during construction.

Every dolly needs a blankie...so with the help of "Crafter's Edge" she got her wish!

Their Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Person dies made it quick and easy, too.
Check them out HERE. The Gingerbread House die is on sale right now.

Please visit my fellow bloggers and see what goodies are cookin' up in their neck of the woods!
Leave them all a little sugar, with your sweet comments.
(For the complete schedule, click HERE)

For those interested in the doll pattern, it's from Ginger Creek Crossing, and they call her Cinnie-Sweet.
You can find more on her and lots of other Ginger friends HERE.

til next time...

Keep on Stitchin

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Stockings Were Hung...


by the chimney with care...

But these stockings can be hung, just about anywhere.

They hang from a package, they hang from a tree, you can fill them with goodies,
be it candy or dinner and a movie!

And for that Disney addict in your house...
Just fill them with Disney gift cards, you see.

Best yet, they are quick and easy to make with the help of Crafters Edge dies.
You can cut up to 6 layers are one time, with their
 Crossover II cutting machine. The pressure settings makes it so easy to do.

Fuse your stocking to 1 layer of felt and stitch using your favorite method.
When your done, add another layer of felt on the back and straight stitch around the stocking, leaving the top open for adding goodies. 
Trim felt with pinking shears.
Cut a 5" strip of felt 1/2" wide and stitch it close to the corner by the holly leaves for hanging.

These 3 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" tall stocking will tickle anyone's toes!
Did I mention this die is on sale?
Hurry on over and check it out

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'