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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Food, Sun and UFO's OH My

 So what does Food, Sun and UFO's have in common?

Well, we could be having a picnic, under the sun, while waiting for aliens to take us away...While that sounds like so much fun, but highly unlikely! Nope, it's our next 3 blog hops.

In just a couple of weeks Carla's "Foodie" hop starts.
I'm so excited to see just what kind of foods, I am going to be tempted by, on this hop!
June, brings us lots of Sunshine with Carol's "Here Comes the Sun" hop!
What makes you thing about the sun. Share it with us!
All the details are linked for you.
When you sign up, put the hop name in the subject line of your email. Give us your name, your blog name, the complete blog URL, your email address and any special requests. We do try to honor them.
And announcing the July hop...
Yes, it's all about UFO's. Are we talking Unfinished objects?
Are we talking Aliens?
Well, that's completely up to you. You tell us with your project!

Signups for UFO will start on June 1 for this hop.
Someone is going on a quilt retreat, finally to see my NY friends.
(It's been 3 long years since our last one, thanks to Covid)
Never fear, if you do email before that, I will respond June 1
Have a great weekend and see you soon!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Hopscotch on Toucan Watch with Thermoweb

It's a cold rainy day, and the kids want to play...
Just bring them inside for a Rain Forest fun day!

Besides hopscotch, a set of rings can turn "Toucan Toss" into fun age-appropriate games, like learning letters or spelling out words. Use them with the numbers, to learn to count or see who can ring the highest score. "Hopscotch/Toucan Toss" games will keep them busy for hours of fun.

This activity mat features  StitchNSew High Loft Sew-In Fleece. It quilts up nice and flat making it perfect for an indoor/outdoor play mat. Best yet...it's made in the USA!

  • Width: 60 inch
  • Construction: Needle-Punched Fleece
  • Content: 100% Polyester
  • Type: Sew-In
  • Color: White
  • Laundering: Machine Washable/Dryable
  • Country: Made in the USA

The pattern is printer friendly, using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite.
You can save yourself all that time tracing, by just popping a sheet in your printer.

Crafter's Edge Crossover II die cutting machine and dies, make cutting as easy as 1, 2, 3. Their circle dies are a "must have" in my sewing room, too. (Similar numbers and letters are included in the pattern if you do not have these).

Your never to old to put on your game face and have some fun, so hop on over to the
 Thermoweb blog, and get your "free" pattern

Oh, and the fun doesn't stop just yet. This mat is reversible with more games to play. Keep watching for side 2...and maybe a little "something something" to carry it all around in!

If you need a set of rings...I found these on Amazon HERE.


Sunday, May 1, 2022

Cackling Stitches May BOM

 May 1 is here and we dare to scare, with 2 more creepy critters for your all your Halloween cares!

Hop on over to our Cackling Stitches Group page of Facebook for our "Creepy Critters" 2022 BOM!

Petey the Poltergeist, who dares to scare!

Frankie Lights the Way, is Carla's sweet creation.

Here's how the BOM works. It's a Facebook group free block of the month, that runs from February 1 to August 30th. On the first day of the each month, we will release block patterns that will be free until the next months block(s) is released. Once new blocks are released, the previous month's block(s) will no longer be free. They will be available in our Etsy stores at a cost of $2.

On September 1st 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 that we are keeping the costs to a minimum. If you are quick to get the patterns during the month they are released, they are free and there would be no cost to you. As always we ask that you do not share the pattern. You can direct your friends to the "Cackling Stitches Group" on Facebook 

Carol - Just Let Me Quilt can be found in her Etsy shop HERE

Joan - MooseStashQuilting can be found in my Etsy shop HERE

Carla - Creatin' in the Sticks can be found in her Etsy shop HERE

Joan - MooseStashQuilting can be found in my Etsy shop HERE

Carla - Creatin' in the Sticks can be found in her Etsy shop HERE

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'