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Monday, November 27, 2023

Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange Blog Hop Coming Soon

It's that magical time of the year, when Carol hosts her "Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange" Blog Hop. Oh that calorie free one, where we can share and dream about those sweet treats, or try someone else favorite recipe this year!

The time where we share our Christmas traditions, show off our decorating or our trees. Share a story or just about anything that makes your holiday heart happy!

The fun starts next Monday and this year we have a great lineup of bloggers!


Just Let Me Quilt


Songbird Designs

Words & Stitches

DesertSky Quilting

Quilting Gail

Days Filled With Joy

For The Love Of Geese



Selina Quilts

Just Because Quilts

Karrin’s Crazy World

Quilt Schmilt

Domestic Felicity

Happy Cottage Quilter

Nettie Sews and Lucky Quilts



Hill Valley Quilter



Bumbleberry Stitches

That Fabric Feeling

Homespun Hannah's Blog




Ms P Designs USA

Quilt Doodle Designs

Quilted Snail

Sew Many Yarns

Just Sew Quilter

The Life of Grammy

So make sure you grab your stretchy pants and join us for the fun!

Of course it is virtual, so stretchy pants are optional.

 til next time...

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Turkey Trot Challenge Blog Hop Wrap-up

 Well, another inspirational hop is in the books and there was no shortage of ideas.

A big shout out to my fellow bloggers for inspiring us, this Thanksgiving season.
If you haven't seen all the beautiful project yet, the full schedule is posted 

 You can also find them on our "Turkey Trot" Pinterest page

It's hard to believe that 2023 is almost over, isn't it?
Carol is wrapping up the year with her annual "Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange" blog hop and it never disappoints!

If you would like to be a part of our hops next year, we would love to have you!
It's no longer necessary for you to have a blog yourself. We are expanding our hop to include Facebook and Instagram posts as well. 

What is a blog hop? 

It's like a "show and tell" online or like joining a quilt guild without leaving home. Carol from from "Just Let Me Quilt" and I post a challenge on our blogs and those who want to join in email us with their URL blog, Instagram, Facebook info (IG and FB are new in 2024.) After we get that info, we assign a date for them to post their project. The idea is to visit the first blog and then go to the next blog/IG/FB, etc. We give everyone plenty of time to sew something, usually two months. We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or patterns. Anyone can follow along! Projects are posted on each blog and include the other participants. 


These are the "rules" for being a participant:

It is important that you post your project on your scheduled day.

You can preset your blog post to go live any time after 11 p.m. MST. (night before)

It's okay if it pops up early...that's better than being late.

If your project isn't quite done, show it anyway. 

People remember if you're a no show...we don't want that!

Above all, have fun and enjoy the sweet fun of a blog hop!

If you're posting on IG/FB, make sure your post is live by 11 p.m. MST. (night before)


I know we're all busy and can't always visit all the participants on the exact day, but PLEASE visit them as soon as you can.

We all love to receive some kind words and recognition for our work.

If you have any questions, you can always reach out to us.

Carol – sewswift6@gmail.com and/or Joan – calicojoan@aol.com

Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with friends, family and great food!

 til next time...

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Turkey Trot Blog Hop


Welcome to the "Turkey Trot" blog hop. 
It's that time of the year, when we are thankful for all the things life has given us, and the people who are in it. 
Turkey has come to represent the Thanksgiving season, but this year there is no turkey in sight. LOL!!
No, this year I went went through the books on my shelf and picked one that had been collecting dust for a few years! 

This is my version of "Pumpkin Hill" a pattern by Anne Sutton.

I love with the whimsical folk art designs and the fact that is was perfect for some stash busting.
It's always a win, when I don't have to buy fabric for a project. 

We had a very cold and frosty morning, one day last week. 
It was calling me to go out and take some photos.

The sun was just coming out and these poor little guys were freezing
 their tails off.  LOL!!

I loved how the light danced on it. Kind of a reminder that even in the coldest of times, the sun warms the heart of the home!
It seems so appropriate, with Thanksgiving coming up next week.

I am lucky enough, to not have to do the cooking this year. It's fun to hand the baton to the next generation...and maybe not have to do the dishes!

Hop on over and visit my friends and see what's cookin' for their "Turkey Trot" projects today.

Monday November 13 

MooseStashQuilting (you're here)

Words & Stitches

The Morning Latte


The Life Of Grammy

You can find the complete schedule for this hop HERE.

Check out our Pinterest Board HERE.

Just when you think you can turn off your oven...

Carol jumps in and hosts her annual "Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange".
We have 27 bloggers who have been busy getting ready, just for you!
I can hardly wait!

And in January Carol hosts the "White Rabbit" hop.
Challenge: On the first day of each month, there is a tradition for people to say "white rabbit" first thing in the morning. The phrase is supposed to bring good luck for the rest of the month. Even President Roosevelt did this!  Make something with white fabrics, rabbits or white rabbits. What is a tradition you follow?

Drop her an email, if  you want to play along.

Wishing you all, a very blessed Thanksgiving season!

 til next time...

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Turkey Trot Blog Hop

Turkey Time???
Oh how I love this time of the year. 
Our "Turkey Trot" blog hop is just a few days away and my blogging buddies are gobbling away at getting their projects ready to share with you!

Here is our lineup!

Don't be a turkey and miss out on the fun!

Did you see that Carol has opened up the signups for her January "White Rabbit" hop?
If you want to join in, drop her an email!

 til next time...
 Keep on Stitchin'

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