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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Creepy Critters 2022 Cackling Stitches Quilt

 My Cackling Stitches
 sisters and I are wrapping up the
Creepy Critters 2022 Quilt.

That means the pattern is now available in its entirety for purchase.


If you were unable to start at the beginning, don't fret!
We have the entire pattern for you for just $10.00!

It's available in my Etsy Store


You can also purchase the pattern at my 
Cackling Stitches sisters stores:

Joan's Etsy Store

and

Carol's Esty Store

This is my version of Creepy Critters


Join our group on Facebook
for more information and to share your progress!



We are working on 2023
and
you are going to love it!




Monday, July 25, 2022

11 Checks - UFO Blog Hop

   Welcome to the second day of the

UFO Blog Hop!

 I'm always saying,  "Check that off the list!"
Today I have 11 checks thanks to Joan at MooseStash Quilting.


Joan at MooseStash Quilting presented bloggers with the challenge to make something 
inspired by UFOs.  Are we talking Unfinished Objects or are we talking Aliens?  
Joan said it was completely up to us.
Thank you, Joan, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop I needed this one!


I chose to tackle a big pile of unfinished objects.


The pile of quilts has been in a corner forever!
I really didn't know what they needed.  I knew 2 needed to be trimmed and binding added.
A few needed a little repair here and there.
Some (4) had the binding added with HeatnBond Lite because of deadlines (don't judge)
 and needed the binding stitched.
Now all those quilts are really
FINISHED!!!!!!
All 10!  All Finished!

The dinosaur had been cut out in February one day when I had a little helper.
Only 5 months ago - that's not so bad. 


It certainly wasn't the easiest thing to sew, but it is finished
and now this dinosaur is ready to be loved.  


The first person to say they want this book can have it!
I'll never stitch another one of these.
Seriously!
I won't make you fight over it, but mention you want it and I'll do an impromptu giveaway.

Check out all the other UFO's this week for lots of inspiration!
Here is the schedule:



It feels so good to wrap these UFOs up!
There is a happy corner in my sewing studio.









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