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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Fall Stitching with Thermoweb

 It's time to start a little fall stitching.

This is my newest pattern and it's free over at Thermoweb.

It only takes a few things to make this fun

Happy Fall Gnome Mini Quilt.

and a little bit of fabric.

I also have a super quick free tutorial over on the 
Thermoweb Blog for these festive
Fall Coasters

These are so quick and easy.
You can make a set for yourself and a friend.

This is my favorite time of year for stitching.
I've only just begun...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Is It Red or Is It Orange? - Orange You Glad Blog Hop

  Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
my day - the final day for the Orange You Glad 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 playing with orange!
But first, it's my day to show my
Red and Orange Turtles
do a little color play.

When the idea for this hop came along, my first thought was that I needed to use up some of the orange scraps in my ever-growing stash.

Then one day, I remembered a long argument...

You see, my mom had this turtle (she may still have it)
It was a little handcrafted bobblehead turtle that was so cute.
Similar to these...

I made a comment about how cute her little orange turtle was
she said, "It's RED!" 

Isn't funny how somethings look orange at one time and then look red at others.
It's all about the environment for some reds and oranges.

These turtles share a couple of fabrics - it's all about what you put the fabrics with.

The English paper pieced pattern for the turtle 
free from Abby Glassenberg - Tilly the Turtle

They are about 6".

I own Abby's Puzzle Ball Animals Book - I have it in my list to make a couple.

Can you spot the same fabrics in both the red and the orange paper pieces?
Color is so interesting.

We are celebrating the color orange!

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!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Orange You Glad Blog Hop This Week

 I've invited my blogging friends to show off some orange stitching projects
this week
in the
Orange You Glad 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. 
Carol at Just Let Me Quilt, Joan at MooseStash Quilting, 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!

It's all about orange this week!

I can't wait to see all the projects!

Check out this great group of bloggers that are
creating something inspired by the color 

Be sure to visit and leave some comment love!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Baseball Stadium Cushions - It's A Guy Thing Blog Hop

     Welcome to the first day of the

It's a Guy Thing
Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with my
Baseball Stadium Cushions

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt presented bloggers with the challenge to make something for a guy or tomboy, or in manly-man colors.

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

We've been very busy this summer.
I've barely been in my sewing room or here on my blog.

We have been watching a lot of baseball games.
Dodge City hosts a summer collegiate baseball team.

 College athletes are recruited from all over the nation to play ball in our Kansas league. 

Our team relies on host families to provide the players a home away from home during the summer
we decided to open our home to a player this year.

While he was a total stranger at the beginning of the summer, we have had the pleasure to get to know him and it feels like he's part of our family.
It will be very hard to say goodbye.

Now my project isn't necessarily for him, but it has certainly been better on my bum to have a cushion while I've watched over 20 of his home games on hard bleachers.

If you are interested in making your own cushion, I have a free tutorial
that is for a football version HERE.  

I started the summer using the football cushions at the baseball games.
My sister-in-law poked a little fun at me and that motivated me to make a baseball set.

Baseball playing is a "Guy Thing"
 but with over 40 baseball games to watch, this girl needs a cushion.

Check out all the other Guy Things:

It's so fun to get inspiration from Blog Hops.
I'm sure we will have way too many ideas for our guys by the end of the week.

The summer has been so full and we've made new friends for life.
I'll be back to sewing and blogging more soon - after summer baseball!!!!