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December 17, 2019
What I’ve been doing from Romany Quilting

It’s always busy this time of year, with social outings coming thick and fast, together with several weekends away in the caravan.  Sewing has taken a bit of a “back seat” lately, I’m sorry to say.  But I’m really pleased that I managed to complete both items I was making for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, that’s a bonus in the busy pre-Christmas rush.  Sadly, I’ve not had time to “roll the dice” and work on the items on my list for a wee while.

But I do have a project on the go at the ...

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I’ll Be Gnome For Christmas … Day 11 of 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun… from Seams To Be Sew

I’ve had such a fun time this year releasing a series of gnomes and still have more patterns to go, but for Christmas, I created 9 gnome patterns. At first, this was to be the only release for the gnomes themselves, but then some matching homes came out for the gnomes and I decided to add them last minute to the pattern. I made this decision last week, and my testers have been busy stitching ever since. Houses 2 and 4 are not quite ready yet so they haven’t been released today, but you can get a lovely ...

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December 13, 2019
12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun…. Day 10 from Seams To Be Sew

Woooo, day 10 already … where has the time gone?? Just two more days and we’ll be done. Please remember, no patterns will be posted this weekend. You can download this pattern today tho all weekend long for those of you who can’t get around daily to download them. Today’s patterns are influenced by another memory of my childhood. When I was very young and wondered about the great Santa Claus and how he was going to get into our house because we didn’t have a fireplace, my dad would tell me that the Santa poster on ...

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December 12, 2019
12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun – Day 09 from Seams To Be Sew

I do hope you’re enjoying the patterns. From some of the comments, I’ve received this week I can see that a few of you are. I don’t just read comments here on my blog, but those in Facebook also. I definitely appreciate those of you who take the time to comment. It makes me feel happy that you take the time to say thank you or to just say you like them. With my internet issues this past week I’ve been just crazy about how to get the patterns online, but I also know those of ...

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December 11, 2019
12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun Days 06, 07, and 08 from Seams To Be Sew

I am not a happy camper these last few days.. no internet, over 700 emails downloaded this morning to my inbox (those of you who haven’t heard from me, you will once I am online for any amount of time). I’m getting these up as quick as I can today.. Tomorrow will be scheduled to go off at midnight mst so that if I am offline you can still get the pattern. I am seeing that some of you had issues downloading the Polar Bear which was the free pattern in Saturday Nights post. Please note, if your ...

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December 8, 2019
Cupcakes and Ornaments – Day 05 of 12 Days… from Seams To Be Sew

Sadly, I’ve been without internet most of yesterday, and most of today. It finally came back on about an hour ago and I got to finishing up the uploading of the patterns. I was writing this post yesterday when it went down and stayed down. Apparently the troubles with the neighbor’s cable were not done with, they had to come and fix something in the ground.. Tore up the road and everything yesterday. So I’m writing this post really fast on a Saturday to get it out to you. I do have a doctor’s appointment first ...

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December 5, 2019
On The Naughty List – 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun Day 04… from Seams To Be Sew

Hard to believe we are now on day 04 of 12 Days. It always just goes by so quickly when I hold this event each year and it just seems to get more and more frantic. I know I am a bit late posting today, but I slept until just after noon today with having to get all the stuff done I normally do in a day on the internet done last night, so having to get everything ready to get this posted took me a few hours. Today’s post is all about those memories I have of getting ...

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12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun … Day 03 from Seams To Be Sew

I am so so sorry… my internet has been down long before I even got up this morning to write the post and get the patterns uploaded. I have no idea what time it went down, but the cable guy was outside of the neighbor’s house all day I gather trying to get it fixed. I finally have internet again, so I am getting these up very quickly now. Today’s pattern is a lovely hot cup of cocoa with a cinnamon stick. Who doesn’t love hot cocoa in the wintertime let alone at Christmas? Please note, because ...

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December 3, 2019
12 Days of Christmas Day 02 … Frosty’s Friends… from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I’m so happy you liked the Unicorn pattern yesterday. I liked the whole series and it was really difficult to decide which of the patterns to offer as a free pattern, but I went with the Unicorn because I’ve never created a unicorn pattern before and thought you might like the change, thus the reason. prior to that, it was going to be the doggy, but at the last moment, I went with the unicorn. To those of you who took the time to comment, THANK YOU!!! Hearing your thoughts and such is so nice. Please ...

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December 2, 2019
12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun!!! Day 01 from Seams To Be Sew

This is the event that I look forward to each year all year long. Yes, I love the row along, but 12 Days is an event that I do by myself on my own blog each year. No one else is involved. Like the Row Along this year, this is my 5th year of doing this 12 Days event. Each year it always starts on a different date, but I try to get it started near the first of December. It just happens that the first was on a Sunday this year and I do not like to post on ...

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November 15, 2019
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam In Florida Released… from Seams To Be Sew

I was hoping to get this posted yesterday, but I forgot that it was my day at the doctor’s. Sometimes it’s just in and out and other times it’s half the day. Yesterday was one of those half the day kind of things. I’d had an infection in both my feet for the last few weeks, so she couldn’t do her normal thing four weeks ago when I was last in, Two weeks ago it was canceled due to a snowstorm in the area. My doctor drives in from Denver to treat people on Wednesdays ...

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November 9, 2019
Twas The Night B19 and B20 Are Released… Nifty Novelties Winners Announced… from Seams To Be Sew

You know, I’m not a fan of posting on weekends, but because I want to get the TTNBC blocks out to you, I’m posting today. So it’s that time again for the next block release… I forgot how long these take me to finish once they come back from the tester, but I am still determined to finish them by the end of the year and hopefully before that. Don’t be surprised if I release a set during 12 Days as I want to finish them. Block 19 and Block 20 were uploaded this weekend to ...

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October 28, 2019
Nifty Novelties Day 03… from Seams To Be Sew

Well, here we are on the last day of Nifty Novelties and our last three blogs will be featured today. I’ve enjoyed your comments over the last few days and am glad you stopped by to visit not only my blog but the other participating blogs. Please keep in mind that the giveaways will not start expiring until Oct 31, and the final one will expire on November 3, 2019. I will post a list of the winners either November 4 or 5th. Thank you to our visitors and our participating bloggers. Without any of you, we couldn’t ...

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October 25, 2019
I feel like a dork!!! Nifty Novelties Day 02, my project… from Seams To Be Sew

I am so dumb, last night I finished my post, and went to bed… leaving it on “draft” .. not published, but thinking I had published it for this morning. So here I am, all my dorkiness in tow… I’ve made for this hop a simple project, nothing big or fancy, but something I haven’t done before. I absolutely love novelty prints tho.  Next to blenders they are my favorite print to work with. Even tho I don’t do it that often. Normally when I work with novelty prints, I either fussy cut the area I want or ...

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Nifty Novelties Day 02… from Seams To Be Sew

I loved how all the bloggers did such cool projects yesterday. Whether it’s new or old, even not finished, seeing what we do with fabrics, prints, novelties, batiks, is always so inspiring. The very reason I love sewing and quilting so much is that I can create the same project over and over, but each different fabric I use tells me its own story. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s projects today and Monday. Keep in mind you have up to a week to enter each of the giveaways. There are 10 different giveaways in all ...

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October 24, 2019
Nifty Novelties Starts Today… from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the start of Nifty Novelties bloghop. I could say so much about novelty fabrics. So, I’ll say something right now and save the rest for tomorrow on my featured day. Next to blenders, novelty prints are my absolute favorite fabrics to use in quilts. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them. We have ten wonderful bloggers who are going to show you new and some old projects they’ve created with novelty prints, and Timeless Treasures sent me 15 absolutely wonderful bundles of fabrics all novelty prints to offer as giveaways for prizes. This is a short bloghop ...

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October 20, 2019
Last free viewing day on The Quilt Show and puzzles of my quilts from Art and Quilting in Camden

Today is the LAST DAY you can see my episode on The Quilt Show for free…and you can also do what may be the most challenging of the puzzles, Pink Oyster Mushrooms. I’d really like to thank Alex Anderson, Ricky Tims, Shelly Heesacker​, Lilo Bowman, Adele Merrell​, Mary Kay Davis​ and all the gang at TQS for a phenomenal experience. I hope to do it again some day! If you’d like to see my interview with Alex scroll to the bottom of this post and click play! Here is the link for the last day of free ...

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October 15, 2019
How To Make Pottery At Home from Pippa Patchwork

One of the ways to relieve stress is to do some art. It helps you to do something with your hands and also keep your mind off things by concentrating on something else. The problem at times is getting started. It seems intimidating and quite hard. But it is really not. You do not have to be an expert to do art. It will be a great hobby and as said before, it is a good stress reliever. So if you are just starting, do not pressure about it but instead, enjoy the process of it. Besides, it is not ...

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October 14, 2019
Final List of Winners For Row Along … and Other News… from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent in mainly working on touching up Sue and Sam releases scheduled for later this week. Yes, I intend to finish them up early next year with releases from now on every 2 weeks. As for Twas The Night, same thing, a release every few weeks until it’s done. I am shooting for late November but it should be done by then. I know you have waited so very patiently for me and I’m going to do my best to meet my goals for these two botms. I also ...

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October 13, 2019
Slow Stitching Sunday Afternoon from Romany Quilting

It’s been a lovely warm Spring day today, just right for a couple of hours slow stitching outside under the Archgola.  I’m big stitch quilting my New Zealand Botanical quilt, but haven't touched it for ages, so it was good to get a little more done today.

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A little slow stitching

Gemma came out and kept me company and after sniffing around to make sure that things were are they should be, she jumped up on the seat and settled down next to my bag.

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Gemma enjoying the nice Spring weather

Although I didn’t complete the ...

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