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April 9, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Springtime Butterfly! from Jacquelynne Steves

It's Springtime here! The weather is warm and sunny, and we look forward to longer days, bees buzzing and butterflies flitting around the garden. This Springtime Butterfly Free Embroidery Pattern would be lovely on a tea towel, or make several blocks in different pretty pastel colors and create a table runner to welcome Spring. You could also try printing or tracing it onto cardstock, and coloring with colored pencils or markers, to make a nice thank you or birthday card. Get creative- how many ideas can you think of?? Click here to download the free PDF pattern. Getting creative ...

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August 25, 2018
magic of Malta from Charm About You

We travelled all the way to Malta and one of our waiters was from Liverpool!

Our family hasn't been abroad together since Lois was born so this holiday was a big deal. We went with my mum, step dad, sister and her family, it was a big group holiday. It worked so well, we all did our own thing, came together for certain activities and had built in babysitters for an evening out! The following post is my diary of our trip and so feel free to skip it if you aren't into that. I will say though ...

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August 8, 2018
Back to School Sewing Essentials from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Greetings, makers!


I can’t believe summer’s almost over. I remember as a kid (when I was age 12) I would dread listening to all the “back to school” commercials in mid-July 😂, especially since my mom would worry about getting my supplies early because if you waited too long, shopping becomes chaotic with all the parents scrambling to get what they need. But here we are now, 10 years later repeating history with my 12 year old brother! My brother is starting school in the next couple of weeks, and although he is not excited, he is looking forward ...

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August 3, 2018
Garden Love: "Gathered" Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Just like sewing, gardening is so rewarding. You get to plant something with your own hands, then watch it grow and come to life! Ever since I can remember, I've always enjoyed being in a garden, seeing all of the vegetables and fruit start off so small in size and how with patience and dedication of tending to them, they would get bigger in size and eventually turn ripe. When you finally got the chance to eat them, it was satisfying. Growing up in Florida, my parents had a "tropical garden" that had tons of mango (my favorite), orange ...

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July 20, 2018
Underwater Queendom: "Sirena" Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

If you grew up in the 1980's, it was inevitable that as a little girl you would end up becoming obsessed with the Disney movie, The Little Mermaid.  I remember when this cartoon movie came out, all the other little girls at school also loved the main character,  Ariel who was a gorgeous, red-headed mermaid. We would all have "singing contest" at school and would compete to see who had the "best mermaid voice." On the weekends when my family and I would head to the beach, I would dive into the Atlantic Ocean and splash around, pretending my ...

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July 16, 2018
Free Summer Rose Embroidery Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Do you have any special memories associated with roses? They are probably the world’s most popular flower! For me, they always take me back to my grandmother’s garden, I can still smell the fragrance and hear the bees buzzing! You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc. It will give a pretty vintage look to napkins and table cloths, too. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for ...

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the Round Robin Edition 27 – Summer Pillow Tutorials from Patchwork Posse

happy monday….

in the sewing room…

I’ve been working on a few postcards swaps (not seen above- this was another swap from a while ago)…. I do love a good, fun swap!

This time I have a few postcards to sew up. If you haven’t ever made a postcard…here’s a quick tutorial.

They are fun to use leftover quilt blocks, or some fun buttons or whatever! Great for a quick boost of creativity.  Just what I needed!

I’ll be sharing my postcards after they have arrived to their new owner!


today’s topic…  summer ...

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July 14, 2018
$5 Friday: Clouds E2E from Wasatch Quilting

$5 Friday

Ahhhh Summer! Who doesn’t just want to be outside right now? I’ve been working on a few quilts, and it’s hard to stay in the basement quilting when it’s so hot and sunny outside! Why can’t we have our cake and eat it too? Well, we decided to try, so we’re bringing the gorgeous outdoors to your quilts! We LOVE this E2E because it is so useful for SO many quilts!

Get the Clouds E2E here:

My kids want to do lemonade stands all summer long! What ...

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July 10, 2018
Warm Days, Cool Hues from From the Strawberry Patch...

Ever since we returned from our recent adventures, both up north and our more local grandchildren-focused ones, I have been playing catch-up; there's been little (if any) actual time in the sewing room! I did need to spend some time constructing the latest block-of-the-month before the next session rolls around already--next week! So go the days of summer! This year my LQS is focusing on Deb

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Warm Days, Cool Hues from From the Strawberry Patch...

Ever since we returned from our recent adventures, both up north and our more local grandchildren-focused ones, I have been playing catch-up; there's been little (if any) actual time in the sewing room! I did need to spend some time constructing the latest block-of-the-month before the next session rolls around already--next week! So go the days of summer! This year my LQS is focusing on Deb

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AGF MYSTERY MONDAY - Can You Guess What's in The Bag? from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Hi Makers, 

Ever since I can remember I love "mysteries." From reading Nancy Drew books to playing the board game "Clue" to watching that 90's tv show "Unsolved Mysteries" and Alfred Hitchcock films, I was always obsessed with trying to "solve a puzzle." I loved the challenge of trying to use hints to solve what really happened while being in suspense, and often creeping myself out! 

Luckily, this is a different kind of suspense and I hope you'll enjoy trying to figuring the clues as well. In case you missed our last "AGF Mystery Monday" giveaway, this is ...

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July 9, 2018
Sunny Summer Days from Gray Barn Designs

My quilting buds and I decided to take a break from quilting and enjoy a sunny summer day in the park.

As you can see, Sadie is considering what food might be near that picnic table off to the right and Norma is guarding her stick.  Me…I am just relaxing in the shade, thinking about what food flavor of ice cream is in the freezer!


Sadie, Cindy and Norma

 We were taking a quilting break because my neighbors, who just happen to be teen-age girls, or TAGs (acronym for teen-age girls) came over to make a table runner for ...

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June 28, 2018
We Quilt This City! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Every summer we host thousands of visitors from near and far in our happy little town of Hamilton. Many of these visitors come to us as their end destination or as part of a detour on their road trip. No matter how our visitors get to us, we do all we can to make sure that they have the best experience in Hamilton.

If you needed another excuse to come visit Hamilton this Summer, starting June 21st we are participating in the Row by Row Experience again this year!

The Row by Row Experience is a wonderful program started in ...

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June 26, 2018
21 Free Red, White and Blue Quilt Patterns from Jacquelynne Steves

Are you ready for 21 Free Red, White and Blue Quilt Patterns- and not just quilt patterns, but some wall hangings, pillows, and even a little embroidery! Something about these colors just feels energetic and summery! And of course, perfect for Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. They are also classic Americana- use some darker, more muted versions of red, cream and indigo for a colonial or primitive look, or you could even try some 1930’s prints for a retro look.

Want more Red, White and Blue ideas? Check out my “Red, White and Blue Summer” Pinterest board ...

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June 22, 2018
June in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

It has just been so frazzling hot here, with humidity at 68% early in the morning, it is hard to get out and get some weeding done.  I started early one morning, and had to come in after only an hour, in desperate need of a shower.   Even though the temperature was only 70°F, combined with that humidity was miserable.   The flowers seem to like it for the most part, and I shared the garden with a number of large honey bees that morning too.  Picture heavy post coming today.

June in the Garden at From My Carolina Home

The white lily gave us two blooms this year ...

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June 21, 2018
Summer! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Happy Summer! Life is Good!

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Summer! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Happy Summer! Life is Good!

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June 8, 2018
Summer Garden Tablescape from From My Carolina Home

It feels like summer here with the warming weather.  While I was cleaning out the kitchen cabinets, I noticed that I had a lot of things with a vegetable theme, so I thought I’d do a table with them.

Summer Garden Tablescape at

I started the table with my Farmer’s Market Picnic Quilt.

Summer Garden Tablescape at

No chargers this time as I wanted the quilt to shine. It was a great opportunity to use my grandmother’s silverplate service, with its many specialty pieces, like the large soup spoons on the right and the butter knives at the top.

Summer Garden Tablescape at

On the far left, her shrimp ...

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June 7, 2018
Flutterby Blue – A Free Quilt Pattern from Gray Barn Designs

I’ve mentioned my sewing room clean up in previous posts. Norma, my Bearded Collie was telling me in her subtle way that I needed to get a handle on all these scraps.


Since a lot of my scraps were smaller pieces, I cut them into convenient 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 inch squares.  After taking inventory, I had a lot of 1.5 inch squares to create something fun.

What to do?  I made a butterfly!


Wall Hanging or Table Topper…you get to choose!

I know sewing all these 1.5 inch squares together may seem ...

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27 Free Fruit Sewing Projects to Make from Jacquelynne Steves

27 Free fruit sewing projects to make! It’s the perfect time- the weather is warming up and the sun is is getting sunnier! Look at these fruity, juicy projects! You’ll find quilting, applique, embroidery and craft projects so fun to make, they will surely brighten up your day and your home.

Please note that at the time of this writing, all of the links are correct. If you have a question about a specific project, please contact the owner of that website or blog. Click the photo to go to the page for the project.

Pineapple Patchwork Mini ...

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