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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Scrappy Teddy Bear Quilt - Polar Bear Plunge Blog Hop

 Welcome to 
Creatin' in the Sticks!

Today is the first day of the first blog hop of 2022!

I'm excited to kick off the
Polar Bear Plunge Blog Hop
where bloggers are sharing favorite "chilly" projects.

To get the blog hop started,
I present my
Scrappy Teddy Bear Quilt

Joan at MooseStash Quilting presented bloggers with the challenge to make something 
inspired by 
bears, blue, or anything cold.
Thank you, Joan, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!

The timing of this blog hop couldn't be better.

My Scrappy Teddy Bear Quilt is for my new grandson 
his room is all bears.

I took advantage of the hop and made him a minky backed throw
(perfect for tummy time)
used up a bunch of 2 1/2 inch squares from my stash, too!

I went old-school to design the quilt and drew it out on graph paper.
(my favorite way to design!)

I added another border and quilted it fast with meandering.
It's about 38" x 48"

Get inspired by all the blogs posting for the Polar Bear Plunge this week:

Monday Jan 24

Creatin' in the Sticks - You are HERE!

Samelias Mum

Purring Cottage

Patchouli Moon Studio


Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life


Tuesday Jan 25

Just Let Me Quilt


Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

 Days Filled With Joy

That Fabric Feeling

Den syende Himmel



Wednesday Jan 26

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Hazel’s Daughter 

Words & Stitches

Kathleen McMusing

Quilting & Learning - What a Combo!

Quilted Delights


Thursday Jan 27

Songbird Designs

Selena Quilts

Ms P Designs USA

Quilting Gail

Karrin's Crazy World

Food for Thought

Bumbleberry Stitches


Friday Jan 28

Sew Many Yarns


Lianne Makes Stuff

Stitchin at Home

Quilt Schmilt

Lynns Beauty


Have fun hopping!

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

See you here next month for 
Tickled Pink

there is still time to sign up for March

Stay warm!!!

We just finished watching the Chiefs win and my daughter sent me a picture of my grandbabies.
I thought I would share, even though he isn't on the quilt, he sure is cute in his 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Tickled Pink- February 2022 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 with the color pink in it somewhere.
It's all about pink or being tickled (if you want) LOL
It's the month of love so really anything will do that tickle's us pink.
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: Tickled Pink

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.
Please be patient with me this month
 - it's crazy here in the Sticks - 
there is a new baby set to arrive any day)

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

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange - Diamond Gnome Quilt Block and Pecan Cookie Bars

Welcome to 
Creatin' in the Sticks!

I'm excited to kick off the
where bloggers are sharing Christmas cookies recipes, traditions, 
sewing projects.
Thank you, Carol, for including me!

Merry Christmas!

It's been a crazy year and I think we are all ready to start a new one.
Then Christmas comes along and things seem a little happier and brighter.
This gnome was supposed to be a larger project, but you know, life...

The block would be so cute in a quilt, but he is happy to be a
cheerful companion in the kitchen for me.

I am happy to share the free foundation paper pieced quilt block pattern, though.
Click HERE if you would like the free 7" finished 

But, maybe you came for the virtual cookies.

These are quick and easy Pecan Cookie Bars.
Like the pie without the goo and sooooo good.

If you want more cookie recipes, you are in luck.

Please leave each one a sweet comment.
Spread some Christmas cheer.

Thank you for stopping by
thank you, Carol for hosting this annual event!
It's hard to believe we've been doing this since 2013.
I don't really cook THAT much.  lol

Have the best holiday season!

Friday, November 19, 2021


 It's Christmas ornament week over at Thermoweb
I have a fun tutorial on their blog
to make

These fabric Christmas ornaments are so fun to create.  Once you find the right fabrics, they go together in a snap.

This idea will work with any of your favorite Christmas fabrics! 
 I chose Paintbrush Studio Fabric’s Handmaid Holiday collection to make these – they are perfect for these mini quilt ornaments.  

Use this idea and create enough ornaments for a tree and gifts for all your friends too!

Pick up these Thermoweb products:

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hop-inspired Mug Rugs - No Ring November Blog Hop and Giveaway

  Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
my day - the final day for the No Ring November Mug Rug Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to try some new things.

But first, it's my day to show my
Hop-inspired Mug Rugs.

I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much!

Joan from Moosestash Quilting, Carol from Just Let Me Quilt
and I, Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks
take turns hosting the blog hops and themes/challenges.

We have been working together to plan next year's hops.

Today I am sharing mug rugs that I have made in preparation for upcoming blog hops.
Mug Rugs are great little practice pieces for the future.

First, there is one more blog hop this year.

This Christmas Gnome was paper pieced and I think he will be great in a larger project.
I can't wait to show it, but that will have to wait until the 

is announcing sign-ups for the Polar Bear Plunge Blog Hop today!!!

Bears, Blue, or anything cold.  That is the challenge.
I think this mug rug fits that bill.
Joan has all the details for the hop on her blog.

I will be hosting February's blog hop.

I'm just sharing the theme/challenge.
No need to worry about sign-ups yet, we will do that 2 months before the hop.
It's all about pink or being tickled (if you want) LOL
I'm going to try to perfect some pink feathers as I practiced on this mug rug.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt is hosting March's blog hop.

Once again, I'm just sharing the theme/challenge.
No need to worry about sign-ups yet, we will do that 2 months before the hop.
It's all about my favorite block: the hourglass block.
This is one idea I have.  

Now you have a little info about what we have planned for the first 3 months of the year.
I had so much fun making little quilts (mug rugs), this may be something to do for every hop.

We are celebrating mug rugs with a blog hop
I've invited my blogging friends to
stitch little works of art! 

I'm sharing my day with these bloggers:

Thursday, November 18th

Blog Hops are for everyone!
Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE.

Follow the Pinterest Board!

I am sponsoring a

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 
One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
 enter the giveaway below.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)
The winner will be announced by Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021.
In time to check out the Black Friday sales!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here is a sneak peek of all of the blog hops we have planned for next year.
I think there is something for everyone.
2022 will be a blast! 
We will let you know when it's time to sign up for each one.

That was a lot of information - I hope you didn't get overwhelmed.
I sure had fun though.  Have a great weekend!