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Sunday, July 3, 2022

See Ya Later Alligator - Blog Hop Sign-Ups

  Today I am happy to announce a new stitching blog hop.



What is a Blog Hop?

It's like a "show and tell" online.
Our blog hops feature sewing and quilting and are like joining a quilt guild without leaving home.  Once the theme (challenge) is presented we set to work sewing.
We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or patterns.
Anyone can follow along.

There are about 2 months to sew something and join in on the fun.  
It's another easy theme that should have you thinking of lots of things you could make.

The Challenge: 

Create something to do with TRAVEL.
Anything from places to go, to how you get there, and anything in between.
Maybe even an alligator?
You decide!  
The theme is really your own interpretation, surprise us!

The Rules:  

Post on your assigned day at 12:00 am Eastern time.
Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!
Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment. Make friends!!!!

Are you in?

YES, that really is gochefs!!!!!!!!

Send me an email with the following information:
Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL

Subject Line: Travel
PLEASE, email me the info.
I do know most of you, but if you don't send the info, I have to look up all your information.

If you have emailed me and don't hear from me within a week, please email me again or contact me on Facebook.  Sometimes Hotmail eats my homework...lol

(I will send you a date within one week after you sign up.)


Remember, this is for fun.
Let's grow together!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2022

Love for America Mini

I can't believe it's nearly time to celebrate the 4th of July.

 I'm over on the Thermoweb blog with a free pattern to craft a 
fun little mini -


It's the perfect size to craft a quick bit of red, white, and blue before the big day!

Here is what I used to make the wall hanging:


Some of my favorite Thermoweb products:

HeatnBond EZ Print Lite  

SpraynBond basting adhesive

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece  

and fabrics I had in my stash.  

Don't forget the Aurifil 50 weight Thread #2692!


Click here to get the free tutorial and pattern over at Thermoweb!

Get your red, white, and blue ready to celebrate!




Sunday, June 19, 2022

Break Out the Flip-Flops - Here Comes The Sun Blog Hop

  Welcome to the first day of the

Here Comes the Sun
 Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with my
Travel Bag for Flip-Flops  


Carol at Just Let Me Quilt presented the bloggers with the challenge:
Sew something that has a summer theme like:
sunglasses, beach items, sunny skies, and/or yellow colors.
It can be a quilt, a bag, a toy, or whatever you want it to be.

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to the hop!


There are 2 things a girl can never have enough of, friends and shoes.

When I pack to travel, I’m always tucking my shoes into the bottom of my bag with the soles down, so they won’t touch the rest of my clothes.
I created this bag for Thermoweb several years ago.


  By putting my shoes in this bag, there are no worries about street dirt getting on my clothes.
(I don't wear THESE shoes anymore - in case you were wondering - lol)

I am packing for a quick trip this week and I thought that this time of year I really need a 
flip-flop bag.

SO...  I used the same pattern (click here for the free pattern)
 only I made a flip flop embroidery and applique block for the center.
It's the perfect size for a few pairs.

Bring on the sunshine and the flip-flops.  I'm ready!


I'm sharing my sunshiny day with these bloggers:

June 20


Creatin' in the Sticks (You are here)


Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel


Elizabeth Coughlin Designs


For The Love Of Geese


That Fabric Feeling


Get inspired by all the blogs posting for the Here Comes the Sun Blog Hop this week!
Carol has the full schedule HERE.

Have fun hopping!

Don't forget to leave all the bloggers a little "comment love!"


See you here next month for Joan's UFO Blog Hop.


In August we will be thinking about TRAVEL.
Anything from places to go, to how you get there, and anything in between.
Maybe even an alligator?
I'm out of town (ironic) so I have to delay the sign-ups until July 1st.


Stay tuned for the announcement here at 
Creatin' in the Sticks.

See Ya Later, Alligator







Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Cuddle Fabric Flowers

 The flowers are in full bloom!


 I'm over on the Thermoweb blog with a free pattern to craft a

You can't make just one!  They are just too cozy and soft and full of color.
They will definitely bring smiles.
They are perfect to make with scraps from cuddle fabric quilt backings, too!


Here is what I used to make them:

and lots of little scraps of cuddle and fleece fabrics.

Don't let those cuddle fabrics intimidate you.
I have lots of tips over on the Thermoweb Blog to make stitching them a breeze.
The free pattern is over there too.



My Granddaughter is going to love these.
I can't wait to share them with her.





Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Cackling Stitches Block of the Month - June

  It's the beginning of June and time
 for new Cackling Stitches 
Blocks of the Month,
for our
"Creepy Critters"
quilt.

This month, Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt, has both new blocks.


Skully with his eyeball yo-yo


and the very handsome,
Wolfman Wally.

These are my versions of the blocks.

The details and pattern links can be found on our


Here's how the "Creepy Critters" BOM works at our
Facebook Cackling Stitches group:

The BOM will run from February 1st to August 1st.

On the 1st day of each month, we will release block patterns in the Facebook Group that will be free until the next blocks are released.

Once new blocks are released, the previous month's blocks will no longer be free. They will be available in our Etsy stores.

In August the entire pattern will be combined and sold in our Etsy stores.

We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating the BOM quilt and understand that we are keeping the costs to a minimum.
If you're quick to get the patterns during the month they are free, there will be no cost to you.

Here are the past blocks and where to get the patterns:

February
Rotary Rita: in Carol's Etsy Shop, HERE.

March
Petey Poltergiest: in Joan's Etsy Shop, HERE.

March
Jackie the Jockie: in my Etsy Shop, HERE.

April
Tabitha the Witch: in Joan's Etsy Shop, HERE.

April
Boo the Black Cat: in my Etsy Shop, HERE.

May
Melvin the Mummy: in Joan's Etsy Shop, HERE.

May
Frankie Light the Way: in my Etsy Shop, HERE.

All of the details including the supply list are available on the

My version of the Creepy Critters BOM Quilt


Come join us for some tricks, treats, and Creepy Critters!