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February 19, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Happy Snowman! from Jacquelynne Steves

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What a happy little guy! Here in the northern hemisphere, the winter is hanging on for just a bit longer, but cute snowmen always cheer me up! What will you do with this Free Happy Snowman Embroidery Pattern? I think it would be very cute on a dish towel or mug rug. Or you could start working on a Christmas stocking for ...

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February 12, 2019
Done, done, done! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

OMG ..... can you see me doing the happy dance way up here?

Slowly, but surely, the applique borders were worked on and before I knew it ..... this was the last bit to do!

The top is DONE!  Started in July 2009.  This only took 10 years to finish, but who's counting!  Well .... me!   LOL
I'm so thrilled with how it turned out and so glad that I finally figured out my problem.  That applique stencil has been tucked away because I can see doing that again on another top.   Oh, happy, happy, happy!
Another  UFO crossed off the ...

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February 5, 2019
Sweet, Savory & Cocktails Too…50 Valentine’s Day Recipes from Jacquelynne Steves

We've gathered together 50 Valentine's Day recipes- because nothing says "I love you" more than a gift made with your own hands. Here, you'll find appetizers, main dishes, desserts and cocktails- You can plan a whole Valentine's Day meal! Whether romantic or for the whole family, it's a beautiful, creative thing to do for the ones you love! And, once you've made some sweet treats, share them with your loved ones in my DIY Valentine Treat Bags. What a super sweet way to say "I Love You"!!! (See below.) *Please note that at the ...

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February 1, 2019
#GIVEAWAY Tracy Souza Plumcute Designs from Sister Of The Divide

UPDATE: Winner of the patterns by designer Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs was Michele Peckham of Missouri.  Last month I was able to take a little class by embroidery designer Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs which she gave at FabricGarden located at 2654 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento, CA. Tracy has been so kind to provide us with four of her patterns for this month's giveaway! That's

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January 30, 2019
25 Valentine’s Day Projects That Will Fill Your Home With Love from Jacquelynne Steves

Love is in the air! I love to decorate for Valentine's Day- it's just so darn pretty and cheerful in the house with all those pops of red and pink. I think the cheerful colors really help to brighten up the place in the midst of gray winter days, and of course the hearts kind of feel like a little hug every time you look at them. So, we've looked and looked, and we've found 25 Valentine's Day projects to fill your home with love. Enjoy these free patterns and projects! (As of the writing ...

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An oldie, but goodie! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I'm on a mission to get another UFO to the top stage.  Seven UFO's have been chosen to tackle this year and one of them is already done.  This was on the list and I might as well get it done.  I'm on a five-year plan to tackle my 35 UFO's.  Seven a year will do it.  There will definitely be new starts but ones that can quickly become finished tops.

Pressed Flowers.  This UFO has been hanging around for a long time.  Back in May 2011 and November 2011, I posted about getting borders on ...

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January 23, 2019
January in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

There is still activity in the garden, even in the deep winter.  We don’t have the epic snowstorms like the northeast area of the country, but we do have our share of cold.  One of the joys of living in western North Carolina is the almost perfect four seasons, about three months of each.  Not too cold in winter, not too hot in summer, with long spring and fall color.  January has seen its share of cold days this year. Because of the cold, a varied and colorful bird population has been at the feeder daily.  This little purple ...

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January 19, 2019
Winter Blues Tree — paper pieced from Wisonsin Quilting

Combining the last two posts results in this winter blues project. The tree is paper pieced using the $8 pattern published in the previous post. The saw-tooth border likewise is paper pieced, squishing the bases a bit so their points end up at the point of the corner squares and not partly cut off. The quilting stitches that you can see just a little are Welch in inspiration from Jen Jones book on Welch quilts that I received for Christmas. What a great combination of ideas.

See what you come up with when you try the paper pieced tree pattern ...

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January 1, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Valentine Vase! from Jacquelynne Steves

OK, so the Christmas holidays are over, and now it's time to think about... Valentine's Day! I can't wait to see what you make with this Valentine Vase Free Embroidery Pattern! I love Valentine's Day, because red and pink are my favorite colors and I also love hearts & flowers... so it's pretty perfect! Try making the vase with wool or cotton applique, and then doing embroidery for the flowers, hearts, and details. You could also print it out for the kids and grandkids to use as a coloring sheet. The possibilities are endless!! Click here ...

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December 19, 2018
12 Days … Day 12 from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the last day of 12 Days of Snow… it’s been a bit of adventure with my internet connection being the way it has been, but in all, I have enjoyed this event this year far more than I have in past years. I wish to thank all of you who have visited my blog over the last 19 days and throughout the year. The reason I do this event is that it gives me a way to thank you for visiting me all year long. I like to give back and while this year has had a ...

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December 17, 2018
12 Days … Day 11 from Seams To Be Sew

The link to the tutorial has been fixed. There was simply nothing I could do last Friday. Xfinity was here in the neighborhood all day, then part of Saturday and back again today. My connection is still spotty. Because I noted I would also do a tutorial, I’ve decided to split the posts up, so that the tutorial has it’s own page. It is linked inside the post. It is image intensive, so I would prefer to keep it separate for future visitors. Today’s Free pattern is a Continuous Line Snowflake and the tutorial will show you ...

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December 13, 2018
12 Days … Day 10 from Seams To Be Sew

NOTE: My internet has been down since Thursday night. As you might have noticed I didn’t get Friday. I will post it Monday, December 17, 2018 with the last pattern on Tuesday. Today is the last of the snowmen… Tomorrow I will be doing a snowflake, but I will also be featuring a fun tutorial for creating your own. Today’s snowman is very simple, but oh so cute. It is simply the face of a snowman. So it’s quite like I said.. simple. I’m also introducing another pattern, it’s become somewhat of a tradition for ...

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Day 13: Winter from Nestlings By Robin

Today's laziness was prompted by chilly weather. I know 40s isn't cold for those up north but here in Florida an extended period of 50/60s highs and 40s lows is WINTER! 
So I put in Winter as my prompt and counted down 13 images:)...I do enjoy this game. 

Then the hard part of sticking to that picture occurs. While looking at the rest of the images, Niagra Falls popped up and reminded me of a wonderful trip we took with our girls one year in early summer.  It was hot in Jersey already but the nights ...

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December 12, 2018
12 Days… Day 09 from Seams To Be Sew

I am finding it hard to believe that the time is passing so quickly. Only 4 more days to go and we are finished with 12 Days for 2018. I am glad you are enjoying the Snowmen this week. I’ve had fun creating them over the last six weeks prior to this event. Today I can’t blame my connection for lateness, I admit I was doing some final touchups on this pattern. The pattern today is not square, it is rectangular and the free version comes in the 9×12-inch size. The purchased pattern comes in the additional ...

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Where was I? from Quilting with Kimberly

A quick catch-up

So much has happened in the last month or so and I’ve been remiss in not posting more frequently here on the blog. I thought about writing a long follow-up about my trips and teaching engagements, such as the International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston with tons of photos, but it would take me several hours. And honestly, that was just one of many things happening for us here in the past six weeks. So I’ll just write a quick catch-up since you are likely as busy getting ready for the holidays as I ...

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December 11, 2018
12 Days… Day 08 from Seams To Be Sew

Today’s cute Snowman is from the wonderful artwork of Graphics and Graphics. Gabry is a talented artist who no longer produces artwork. It’s sad because she is so very talented. She lives in Italy and I had the privilege of getting to know her when we lived there. A lot of her artwork has appeared on my blog over the years, the Little Treasures BOTM was based on her artwork a few years ago and the Snowman featured last year during 12 Days was also part of her artwork. On Facebook, I use her artwork in my header ...

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December 10, 2018
Dickens Festijn Deventer 2018 from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

15 en 16 december van 11 tot 17 uur is in Deventer weer het Dickens Festijn!

Het vindt plaats in de Walstraat, Golstraat, Damstraat, Roggestraat, Bergstraat, Bergkerkplein, Kerksteeg, Bergschild en Menstraat. Voor de route van het festijn geldt éénrichtingsverkeer. Het Dickens Festijn wordt jaarlijks door 125.000 bezoekers bezocht. De toegang is gratis. Wel dient er rekening te worden gehouden met een wachttijd bij de ingang die kan oplopen tot 1,5 uur.
Toegang is alleen mogelijk via de Keizerstraat (t.h.v. de Schouwburg). Bezoekers worden via de Brinkpoortstraat en Keizerstraat naar de ingang van het Dickens Festijn geleid ...

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12 Days – Day 7 from Seams To Be Sew

This week, I will be featuring what is probably the number 1 thing that people think of when they think of Snow… and that is Snowmen. We’ll have 4 days this week of Snowmen. We’ll also have 1 day of Snowflakes and that day will also feature a fun tutorial also. I am still experiencing internet connection issues, but here I am at 2 am writing this post to get it out for the day. I wish there was a way to get people to read my posts. Those of you who do, a HUGE Thank You for ...

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December 9, 2018
Snow, Sew & Christmas! from Heart Desire Creations


And see what we woke up to this morning in the NC Piedmont! It wasn’t a surprise as we’ve been hearing the predictions for several days now. I don’t want it to happen often, but I do love when it snows here because we go nowhere. To me, that means a day of sewing. I don’t even have to cook – I took a large container of a very yummy soup out of the freezer.

Being homebound also helps me to enjoy our Christmas decorations and to reminisce about Christmases when our children were little.

Our “big ...

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December 7, 2018
Day 6: Just for the ones in Snow... from Nestlings By Robin

Last night was our second little cold spell this season down here in Florida.  No snow but it did get down to the 40s where I live.  I love these little bits of chill where I can pull out my Winter jammies and wear slippers:)  I understand that for some who do not live in Florida, the above photo is what they dream of all Winter so this one is for you!
Enjoy and keep quilting!

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