Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1 1/4" pendants.

Monday, June 29, 2015


We are excited to introduce

Don’t we all love to celebrate?  It’s always fun to get together with family and friends.  I also like to celebrate the change of seasons.  Living in Iowa, we have a definite change in all 4 seasons, and I like them all.

With that in mind, we are starting a new program that will allow you to celebrate in style!
To give you even more to celebrate, we will include a free pin cushion pattern with each new pendant (or pin)!  Now, that alone is something to celebrate!  Don’t quilters all love to make and collect pin cushions?  I know I do, and hope you do too.

Even though some of these are considered to be seasonal, I wear most of them year around. Here is a sample of what you will be getting (they may not be these exact pieces/colors/shapes – but this gives you an idea)

The Program: This is a 12 month program - you will receive pendants bi-monthly, with a total of 6 pieces and some great freebies (there’s more, keep reading!). 

The Details:  You will choose whether you want to receive pendants or pins. These pieces will be various different shapes and sizes, no larger than 1 ½”.  All of the fabric will be darker, primitive colors and may include some lighter shirting prints.

Added Fun & Freebies:  With each pendant/pin, you will also receive a matching pin cushion pattern for free – yep…that is SIX FREE PATTERNS!  And if that’s not enough, you will also receive one leather necklace cord in your choice of 16”, 18” or 20”.  That’s a lot of free stuff!! 

The Rules:  The program will start in September, 2015.  Pendants/pins will be mailed out bi-monthly after that.  Again, this is a 12 month commitment – please sign up only if you intend to stay in for the entire program.

The Price:  The pendants/pins are only $25.00 each! For every new piece I will send an electronic invoice payable via credit card or PayPal.  If you would prefer to pay by credit card, please let me know and I will call you to get that information to keep on file.

Sign Me Up!: Don’t delay - there are limited spaces available, so sign up now to be included in this fun, new program.  Celebrate! will be offered on my website for a short time only – to sign up go to: and purchase Celebrate! under the “Go Shopping” tab – this will secure your spot in the program and you will pay for the first month’s pendant/pin.

I am really looking forward to this new program, and hope you are too! 

Have a great week!  We will be celebrating around here - my niece is coming from Florida for a week, and my friend, Nancy, is coming from California!  

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Busy, busy!!

We are working just as hard and fast as we can to get ready for our next show.  Here are the details - hope lots of you can come and see us!

Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS

Friday and Saturday, June 19 & 20 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 21 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Here are a few things that you will see there...

And lots of these...

And some bees wax, lots of quilts and patterns, scissors, new really awesome magnets with some of my designs on them (pics later) and TONS of super cool pin cushions that my Aunt made for me!  You don't want to miss out on all of that do you?  Plan a ROAD TRIP!!!!

Ok...back to work!  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Punky got a face lift!

Do you remember my Poor Lil' Punky pin cushion pattern?  It was first published in Simple Quilts magazine, and then later, I published it and sell it on my website and at shows.
Well, Punky has had a face lift, literally...he now has a faceless cousin!  I want my patterns to all be the same price - it's just easier for my feeble brain - the less I have to remember, the better!  But it seemed like $9.00 was a lot for just one pin cushion pattern, so I added a second pattern to this one.  Meet Punky's Plain Cousin!
Now when you purchase this pattern, you will have instructions and paper piecing patterns for both!

I know it's not pumpkin season, but I don't care - I like pumpkins any time of the year.  Here are some of my other pumpkin items...

A scissor fob -
 A 1 1/2" Pendant...
 And a 1 1/2" Pin...
I make other sizes and shapes too, but you've probably seen enough pumpkins for now!  And now I'm back to work - getting ready for the show in Kansas City.

Have a great week!