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Sunday, May 16, 2021

King of the Jungle - Born to be Wild Blog Hop

   Welcome to the first day of the

Born to be WILD 
Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with the
King of the Jungle!


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt has invited bloggers to sew something that's jungle-related
Like jungle animals, wild colors or designs, or jungle fabrics.

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


I figured we had to start this blog hop with the "KING"!


To make my lion, I gathered my fabrics by Jackie Kunkle for 
Island Batik called Ancient Etchings.
These Island Batik fabrics were perfect for the Alice the Alpaca I made for the fall 2019 quilt market and I knew my "King" would be dressed well in the fabrics too.

The pattern is Larry the Lion from the Funky Friends Factory.
He's 11" tall and was super fun to make.

His booty and tail are as cute as he is...



Be sure to check out all of the bloggers that are
Born to be Wild!


I say it every time - by the end of the blog hop, you will have more ideas than time.
I always end up that way...


Have a "roaring" great day!!




Sunday, May 2, 2021

Blog Hops Announced for the Year!!!

Today I am happy to announce a bunch of new stitching blog hops.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt, Joan at Moosestash Quilting, and I
have been brainstorming and have set the rest of the year's blog hop schedule.


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. 
Carol, Joan, and I come up with a challenge
and invite bloggers to email with their blog information if they want to join our hop.

After we get that info, we assign a date for them to post their project. 
We give everyone plenty of time to sew something, usually two months 
 but, with this post, you now have time to plan. 

We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or patterns. 
Anyone can follow along!

We like to keep things relaxed and fun, because if it isn't fun why do it.

Blog Hop Schedule

Right now we have a blog hop coming in May with the schedule set.
It's called "Born to be Wild" and is hosted by Carol. 
It should be a very wild time!


Joan will be our hostess for the June blog hop and you can sign up now!
Her post at Moosestash Quilting HERE will tell you how to sign up!


Carol is hosting the July blog hop.
Carol has posted about the hop and you can start signing up for it.  
That information can be found by clicking HERE.


Don't panic and think you have to decide whether to sign up for the rest of the year.

We prefer to wait until a couple of months before the hops to start signing bloggers up.
The rest of this information is strictly if you want to get started on future hops.

We will announce when the sign-ups begin!

Remember, we offer a theme.  It's up to your interpretation - we are NOT the theme police.
Take it where the fabric leads you...

August
Hostess - Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks


Think orange, think citrus, think orange peel, or maybe the joke about "orange you glad we didn't say banana!"

September
Hostess - Joan at Moosestash Quilting


Joan says this includes anything fall, including falling up the stairs - ha.

October
Hostess - Carol at Just Let Me Quilt


Anything Halloween!

November
Hostess - Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks


Mug Rugs! (or coasters if you prefer)

December
Hostess - Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
Our annual virtual cookie exchange!

We will keep you updated with all the things you need to know.

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



Trying a new email service.  
Hopefully, you don't receive this twice, but on that chance, please accept my apology.



Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Patchwork for the Kitchen - In The Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop

 Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
and
my day - the final day for the In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!
I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much.

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my
Patchwork for the Kitchen.


My kitchen has been undergoing a floor renovation so I had to take my pictures outside.
I didn't want sawdust in my new kitchen pretties...


I'm working on using up the fabric in my stash this year.

This patchwork dish towel and potholders 
were super fun to make and used up some 2 1/2" squares.


I purchased this package of Flour Sack Towels at my local Sam's several years ago
and 
this was the perfect opportunity to
follow a tutorial over at Crazy Mom Quilts I had seen for a Simple Patchwork Dish Towel.

Then an "aha" moment!
This is the perfect project for those little mini charm packs.


And is perfect for Halloween or for gifts!

Then another "aha" moment!
This is the perfect project for those 3" quilt blocks I've had sitting in a box.


Great for the grill too!



We are celebrating the kitchen
with projects during the
In the Kitchen Stitchin' blog hop.


I'm sharing my day with these bloggers:


This blog hop is 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!

Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, April 19, 2021

In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop This Week

 We've all spent a lot more time at home the last year.

I've spent more time cooking than I ever have.

I've realized my kitchen could use a few new pretty things so I've invited my blogging friends to show off some kitchen stitching projects to inspire.

The
In the Kitchen Blog Hop
is this week.


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. 
Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and I come up with a challenge
and invite bloggers to email with their blog information if they want to join our hop.

After we get that info, we assign a date for them to post their project. 
We give everyone plenty of time to sew something, usually two months. 

We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or patterns. 
Anyone can follow along!

I can't wait to see all the projects!
 
Check out this great group of bloggers that are
In the Kitchen Stitchin'
Be sure to visit and leave some comment love!

In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop Schedule:


The May blog hop, Born to be Wild, will be hosted by Carol.


The June blog hop will be announced soon and I will be hosting.
Stay tuned...



Friday, April 16, 2021

In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop - Next Week

  Next week we are celebrating the kitchen
with projects during the
In the Kitchen Stitchin' blog hop.


I've invited a great group of bloggers to show us project inspired by the kitchen and for the kitchen.

There will be 
pot holders, tea towels, coasters, placemats, table runners, mug rugs, or even a toaster cover.
It's the bloggers' interpretation of kitchen projects.

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.

I'm excited to cheer for
this awesome list of bloggers
who are ready to show kitchen-inspired projects.

In the Kitchen Stitchin' Blog Hop Schedule:

Monday, April 19th


Tuesday, April 20th


Wednesday, April 21st


Thursday, April 22nd


Follow the Pinterest Board for all the links.

Don't miss this fun blog hop with a little something for everyone
including a giveaway or 2...

See you on Monday!