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March 2, 2019
in and out and again . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I had high hopes for February, but they didn't carry me very far, huh? And then I went and had surgery on my left shoulder yesterday, which means March will be very hit or miss . . . 
one day post-op...huge, football-like shoulder pad
the rotator cuff tear, halfway repaired
Because I don't enjoy typing one-handed, and my laptop doesn't auto-correct or do speech-to-text!  LOL!  I know, I know, first world problems!  :)

I purposely scheduled my surgery for the end of February so that I could attend our Stitcher's retreat on the 20th.  What a glorious long weekend ...

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February 18, 2019
My Valentine Quilts from Loose Threads

I'm not sure where the year has gone.  It is mid February already, and January is a blur.   I'm getting ready to put my Valentine's quilts and table topper away for the year and thought I'd share them with you.

This is my Valentine String quilt.  I just made this one day while I was making string blocks out of my red and white scraps.  You can read more about this quilt and see my EQ drawing here.  

Here is the quilt after being quilted by my long arm quilter.  He quilted a heart design that ...

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My Valentine Quilts from Luann's Loose Threads

I'm not sure where the year has gone.  It is mid February already, and January is a blur.   I'm getting ready to put my Valentine's quilts and table topper away for the year and thought I'd share them with you.

This is my Valentine String quilt.  I just made this one day while I was making string blocks out of my red and white scraps.  You can read more about this quilt and see my EQ drawing here.  

Here is the quilt after being quilted by my long arm quilter.  He quilted a heart design that ...

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February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day from Quilts + Color

I am sending you this Valentine vignette of some of my favorite things!

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February 11, 2019
Stamping for Safelight from From My Carolina Home

Valentines day is this week, and of course that means stamping time!  I like having a place for my creativity to go, so again this year, I decided to make little bags for Safelight like I did last year – Valentine Goodies for Safelight   I cannot imagine what this day must be like for someone who is a victim of domestic violence.  I hope that this project will bring a smile on a day that is supposed to celebrate love and affection.  I got out a pack of pretty salmon pink cardstock and began cutting cards.

Stamping for Safelight at

I pulled out a bunch ...

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February 4, 2019
Valentine Tablescape from From My Carolina Home

February brings thoughts of red hearts and romance, so it is time for a Valentine tablescape. Once again this year, I’ll be linking up with a group of talented bloggers to bring you an array of ideas for your Valentine enjoyment in time to use the ideas in your own home.  Last year my focus was on Japanese culture (Japanese Inspired February), and my tablescape was definitely Asian influenced – Aka Kuroguro tablescape. The previous year, I did my Valentine tablescape with a French wine theme in gold tones for a Romantic Table for Two.  This year, I thought I ...

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January 18, 2019
New Year, New Fun from Joy Studio

Hello and a Happy New Year to all of YOU!

I’m running slightly behind already following so much holiday activity and art deadlines in January but,

I still thought there might be time for some fabric fun!?!!

How about another Valentine Post Card Exchange?

I really enjoyed seeing your amazing creativity from the first one, which you can see on Pinterest.

It’s a small project so you can stitch up quick and embellish (or not) any way you like, no challenge this time


I do have Riley Blake Designs Paperdoll fabric panels and fat quarters to GIVEAWAY ...

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September 23, 2018
Blackwork Valentine Cross Stitch Pattern from Kitty and Me Designs

As you can see, I'm keeping myself very busy until everything is settled.  My muse is on vacation unfortunately but thank goodness for cross stitch huh?

Okay, I've republished my Blackwork Valentine design.  This was the Spring mystery stitch along for 2008.  If anyone missed it, it's available again:

Available as both professionally printed pattern leaflets and as instant digital PDF downloads in my Etsy shop:

Hope everyone is having a good Sunday.

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February 14, 2018
Stamping February from From My Carolina Home

Stamping in this Valentine month naturally centers on hearts and love, and I am so lucky to still have my sweetheart.  But, for many, Valentine’s day isn’t a day to celebrate, particularly those who have been betrayed by one they loved.  Perhaps, though, if I could make something small and inspirational, the day might be one that brings a smile to the residents of the domestic violence shelter, Safelight. Using white lunch bags, some inspirational stamps and a heart roller, I set to work creating 21 treat bags with cards. The inspirational message stamps in this pic that ...

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February 13, 2018
A Quick Valentine... from Home Designs by Amanda

Last night I figured I better work on a video for today... I didn't have any projects planned to do, so I ended up chatting a little at the beginning, then went on to make a quick Valentine from Memories and More cards... Along with the Petal Palette Bundle to make the bird. Here is today's video: and the supplies used to make this quick card... Petal Passion

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February 12, 2018
Sewing in the Rain from Gray Barn Designs

It was a rainy weekend here in Ohio and I was recovering from a terrible cold.  I was down but not out!  I just sewed and sewed and sewed.  Here are some of my masterpieces (if I do say so myself)!

I made this Sweet Heart Mug Rug for my friend who loves cats (you can download our  free pattern by clicking on this link:  Sweet Heart Mug Rug).  Aren’t these cats the cutest?  They are left over from some Cotton + Steel fabric scraps I had on hand.


Here’s another mug rug using pink, white and lime green ...

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February 5, 2018
Valentine’s Day Sweet Hearts from Gray Barn Designs

I am obsessed with making mini quilted Valentines this year.  The pattern for my mini Valentines is actually my free mug rug pattern.  You can click on this link to download the pattern:  Sweet Heart Mug Rug

I searched through my scraps for interesting color combinations that are “just perfect” for family and friends.  Here’s my stack of Valentines so far;  I’ve popped some of them in the mail already.


I had some left over fabric from the Strawberry Fields Revisited fabric collection by Fig Tree & Co. These colors match the decor in my youngest sister’s house ...

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February 3, 2018
Hurry, Valentine! from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
Here we are, just a few days away from Valentine's Day. 
Are you ready?

If you need an idea for a quick gift or two...
think about using my

It's available for instant download,
so you can get started stitching 
Find it on Craftsy or on Etsy, in my shop called eamylove.

If your sewing time is limited, just take a shortcut!
Leave out the quilting,
and just let the pretty fabrics steal your heart away.

My mug rug uses some Scandi II fabrics by Makower.
This Nordic ...

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February 1, 2018
You Are Loved Heart Quilt from Stitching Through Life Blog

You Are Loved Heart Quilt

Buy Now at Stitches Quilting

You Are Loved Heart Quilt Kit Quiltalong Stitches Quilting with Deanna Wall

This is the layout of the You Are Loved Quilt Pattern.  Recognize the half square triangles and full squares in the pattern below.

You Are Loved Heart Quilt Digital Pattern

Here is everything that will be included in your quilt kit.

What items will be in your kit of You Are Loved Heart Quilt Pattern

Let’s make those half square triangles

How to Make You Are Loved Half Square Triangle Quilt Block

Arrange your blocks and rows of squares.  Take a photograph on your smart phone.  Use the photograph as a reference as you are stitching your blocks into rows at a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Join your rows together by carefully pinning and nesting your seams together.

How to lay out your You Are Loved Heart Quilt pattern

Remember you want to place your black ...

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January 21, 2018

 It's almost February.  Are you ready for Valentine's Day?  I had a pattern from Barb at Bejeweled Quilts and decided to make a table topper.  Also, I wanted to do some applique and this was the perfect project for that.  The pattern called for the hearts to be fusible but I had to use my Freezer Paper Method. Sorry about the dark photo.  It's been a dreary day here.
Here is how they looked after they were stitched down.  Now if I can only decide how to quilt it.
This is a closeup of the hearts.  I ...

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January 11, 2018
Victorian Valentine Blog Background from Kitty and Me Designs

If you like my Valentine Blog Background, you're welcome to use it on your own Blogger/Blogspot blog:

Free Victorian Valentine Blog Background
Copy and paste this link into your HTML gadget:

<style type="text/css">
body { background-image : url(; background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat;  background-attachment : fixed; }

<script type="text/javascript">
var div = document.createElement('div');
div.setAttribute('style',"position: absolute; left: 0px; top: 30px; z-index: 50; width: 150px; height: 45px;");
div.innerHTML = '<a target="_blank" href=" "></a>';

This works with Blogger/Blogspot 2 ...

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January 5, 2018
Bunting Banner Tutorial from Stitching Through Life Blog

Bunting Banner Tutorial

This holiday bunting banner tutorial is simple to make, cut by hand or with a Cricut machine!  Free pattern and tutorial available with SVG cutting files.

Here is what this Valentine Bunting Banner looks like when in Cricut’s Design Space ready to cut on the Cricut.  I used the Cricut Maker to cut the fabric used in this Valentine Bunting Banner.  Below is listed all of the supplies that I used and where they are available for sale in Stitches Quilting online store.  Remember Cricut’s Design Space is free to use on your computer or ...

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