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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Something Smells Fishy Blog Hop Schedule

It's that time!
The "Something Smells Fishy" blog hop starts Monday.
Carol our hostess with the mostess, is bringing it to us this month.
Whoop Whoop!
I can't wait to see what everyone has to share.

JULY 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Karrin’s Crazy World

Scrapdash

Quilted Delights

 

JULY 23

Patchouli Moon Studio

Words & Stitches

Quilted Snail

Quilting Between The Rails

Sew Many Yarns

Hazel’s Daughter

 

JULY 24

A Quiltery

Beaquilter

Quilting Gail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

That Fabric Feeling

 

JULY 25

MooseStashQuilting

Ms P Designs USA

Quilt and Color

Selina Quilts


Coming up next month is


Challenge: Animals, plants, trees…what’s in your jungle?
For some of us, it might even be our sewing rooms.
LOL!!

If you would like to play along drop me an email

I will see you on Thursday and I will have a new hop to announce next Friday!
(wink wink)



Monday, July 1, 2024


And here we are...the end of our 2024 Block of the Month.
That must mean that Halloween is rapidly approaching.
Whoop Whoop. 

This is "Bona's Wooly Wig" by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks
You can find more on it HERE

Carol shared her August block with us early.
This is "Bad to the Bone" by "Just Let Me Quilt"
You will have to go to our Facebook group page to get this one!

We hope you have enjoyed our "Bona Lisa" BOM this year and we look forward to seeing your "boo-tiful" quilts.


How does our Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium BOM work? 
It runs from January 1st through August 31st. July 31st.
All block releases happen on the first day of each month. They can be conveniently found on our Cackling Stitches Facebook page HERE.
 They will be pinned under the "Featured" tab to make them easy to locate.

On the first day of each month, we release a block pattern (sometimes it's more than one)
 that is free for the entire calendar month. After that, those blocks go into our individual 
ETSY shops where you can purchase them for $2 each. 
If you just can't wait, the entire pattern can be purchased in my ETSY shop for $15.

We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating this BOM and understand that we keep
 the costs to a minimum for you. We ask that you respect our copyrights and do not share the 
pattern with others. You're welcome to direct your friends to our Cackling Stitches Group 
Facebook or any of our ETSY shops so they can get their own patterns.

January Blocks
"Bona Lisa" by MooseStashQuilting

"In Vest" by "Creatin' in the Sticks"

"Repulsive Ruffled Sweater by "Just Let Me Quilt"
February Blocks
"Ye Ole Homestead" by "MooseStashQuilting"

"Bona's Kickin' it up Boots" by "Just Let Me Quilt"
March Block
"Take no Bull" by "Creatin in the Sticks"

April Block
"Trick or Treat" by "MooseStashQuilting"

MAY BLOCKS
"Witch Necessities" by "MooseStashQuilting"
ETSY

"Don't Touch the Hats" by "Just Let Me Quilt"

JUNE BLOCKS
"Hideous Hat" by "MooseStashQuilting"

"A Tight Knit Group" from "Creatin'in the Sticks".
 
You can choose to make the entire quilt, or just a wall hanging, the choice is yours! Either way, you will be able to collect many different "Sweaters" throughout the BOM, for your sweet skeleton.  If you are making your sweaters like paper doll clothes, just fuse the sweaters onto a piece of felt. If you have ever wanted to become a designer, give it a try and design and share a sweater with us. We can't wait to see what you dream up. 


 til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

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Friday, June 21, 2024

New Blog Hop Challenge in August

As we wrap up our "For the Birds" Challenge hop this month, I want to thank all our bloggers, who soared to great heights with the projects they shared.
It makes me proud to be a part of this great quilting community we have online.
While we strive to bring you a positive experience every month, sometimes things don't go as planned. We had some late dropouts and a couple of no-shows. For that I do apologize. 

On to a more positive note...August is coming and we will be spending this hop in the JUNGLE!
 

Challenge: Animals, plants, trees…what’s in your jungle?

For some of us, it might even be our sewing rooms.
LOL!!

If you would like to play along drop me an email

You don't need to be a blogger to participate. If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, you are welcome to join in on the fun. Just make sure you tag your posts with the blog hop name.

Here's how the hops work...

We have a schedule of monthly themes that we release at the beginning of the year.
We open the signup's about 2 months prior to each hop, to give you plenty of time to make your project.
When we get your email asking to play along, you will get a reply with your day to play.

About 2 weeks before the hop, we send out the complete schedule for the hop with links for everyone.
We do ask that you check your link and make sure it is correct. For those who have websites, we have heard from enough readers, that they want to be directed to the hop post directly and not have to jump through a bunch of hoops to get to the project. Add a link in your post to direct them to your website or shop.
  • Complete your project and write a post. 
  • Photos make all the difference. The bigger the better for some of our old eyes! LOL!! Think outside the box and show us "in progress" photos. We all love to see them.
  • Include the list of fellow bloggers on your day in your post. It makes it so much easier for our readers to be able to hop from post to post.
  • Publish your post by Midnight Eastern Standard Time. We do have global readers, so we strive to keep consistency in posting times. Blogs and Facebook have options to schedule posts in advance. (Not sure that Instagram does) Earlier is definitely better than being late.
  • You can choose to include a tutorial or a give-away if you like, but it is not required.
  • Life happens and we understand if you are not able to complete your project. Show us your progress anyway. 
  • Comment, comment, comment. We have definitely seen a drop in comments in the past year. It's that interaction that keeps our community alive. We all love a compliment, so share the love and make someones day.
  • We do ask that if you sign up, you put it on your calendar so you don't forget. Our readers do not forget no-shows. 
 If for any reason you haven't heard from us, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We strive to "get it right" the first time, but things do happen. Spam filters have been known to cause issues from time to time, as well.

You can download the years hop theme's HERE

We are always thinking ahead. Do you have project you've been chomping at the bit to work on? Leave us a comment, telling us what theme you would like to see for next year? You might just be the inspiration of the month!

 til next time...

 Keep on Stitchin'


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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

For the Birds Blog Hop Day 4


Yesterday brought is so much inspiration and a fun tutorial on dimensional flying geese.
We sure have been tweeted, I mean treated to lots of fun "birdie" inspiration.

Today these fabulous bloggers are wrapping up our week with their creations.
Please leave them some love with a sweet comment on their blogs.

June 20

Just Let Me Quilt

Isabella’s Whimsy (facebook)

Quilting Gail

Hazel's Daughter

Songbird Designs

 

The complete schedule can be found HERE.


All the projects for this hop, will be posted on our Pinterest board daily

Tomorrow I will be announcing the August Blog Hop. Make sure you come back and check it out!
It seems so strange, to think that half the year is almost gone already!

 til next time...

 Keep on Stitchin'


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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

For the Birds Blog Hop Day 3


The flock of bird projects kept on growing yesterday. It always amazes me, to see all the different projects that everyone has done.
Today we have 5 more bloggers, sharing their feathered friends with us.
Make sure you give them a little love with a sweet comment or two!


The complete schedule can be found HERE.


All the projects for this hop, will be posted on our Pinterest board daily
 

 til next time...

 Keep on Stitchin'


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Monday, June 17, 2024

For the Birds Blog Hop Day 2

 


Yesterday we were treated to some fun little birdie projects. My fellow bloggers never disappoint!

Today, we have 6 more bloggers, sharing their projects with us.
Make sure you visit them all, and give them a little love, with a sweet comment or two!

The complete schedule can be found HERE.


All the projects for this hop, will be posted on our Pinterest board daily

You might want to consider joining in on the fun. No blog necessary! If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, you can play along too.
Next month Carol is hosting 

There is so many different things I could say about this hop.
HAHAHAHA
It promises not to be a "stinker"!
Drop her a line at 
and join in on the fun.

 til next time...

 Keep on Stitchin'


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Sunday, June 16, 2024

It's my day on the "For the Birds" Blog Hop


Welcome to day 1 of our June blog hop.
This month we are celebrating the birds. I don't know about you but we have seen a bumper crop of babies being born recently. Some days it's hard to just go out in the yard, without being dive bombed by an overprotective mommy bird! LOL!!

My project this month has the entire birdie family on it.

This is " The Birds " from Angie Padilla Quilt Patterns.

Once again, I did some stash busting and broke out those hand dyes that I have been hording for so many years.


These bright and cheery birdies just make me smile.







I even found this birdie backing in my stash. 
Whoop whoop!


The springy quilt design is "Apricot Moon's Daisy Doodles" from Urban Elementz.


Please visit my fellow bloggers today and see what's chirping in their neighborhoods!
Leave them a sweet comment, to let them know just how special they are.

June 17

MooseStashQuilting

Karrin’s Crazy World

Quilting Between the Rails

Selina Quilts

Quilt Doodle Designs


The complete schedule can be found HERE.


All the projects for this hop, will be posted on our Pinterest board daily


 til next time...

 Keep on Stitchin'


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