Me & My Stitches

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

Thursday, July 30, 2015

It's been business as usual here, I just never seem to find the time to post on my blog.  Instagram is just so much faster and easier - please follow me there if you don't already!!

I will try to keep this short, and show you what I've been up to in the last few months.  These are the 5th charms in my Charming 3 program.  I just mailed out the 6th and final charm of C3.  Charming 4 is available on my website now and will start in October.  And don't forget that Celebrate is our brand new program and is also available now - go check them out!

Love these new magnets - some are my jewelry designs and some are my quilt designs.  Fun to have something new in my booth at shows.  They went over well at KCRQF, and I need to re-stock before our fall shows.  They are only $2 each, and you get the little box for free if you buy 9 or more.  They are not on the website, but if you are interested in them, just let me know.
 Here are a few pieces of jewelry that we have made recently.  These are all 1 1/4" - the pineapple is new - I only made them in 1 1/2" previously.
 And some brights...
 Lots of earrings - these are 3/4"...

I'm still plugging away on my Merry Christmas Quilt - I am just determined to have this done by Christmas.  I only have 2 blocks left, but the border is a swag with pennies, so that is going to take awhile.  My friend Nancy came to visit recently and we did a little fabric shopping (because we are almost out...NOT!) and I did find the border fabric for this quilt, so I have no excuses not to get it done.  Oh...except that there is not enough time in the day!

Boomer and Bailey are doing well.  Bailey is wild and crazy, and Boomer is getting tired of it!  Hopefully she will calm down soon. 
 And Ozzie is busy holding down my fabric!  Callie must be off napping somewhere, because I don't have any recent pics of her!
So, now you know what I'm up to - what are you doing this summer?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It's Time for Charming 4!!

I have had lots of requests and questions about when you could sign up for our next Charming program, and NOW IS THE TIME!

A fun program featuring tiny, paper pieced charms

You can choose bright fabrics...
Dark fabrics...
Or, NEW THIS YEAR...all Kansas Troubles fabrics...

(These are samples only – actual charms in the program will vary)

The Program: This is a 12 month program - you will receive charms bi-monthly, with a total of 6 charms.  To start the program, you will purchase the bracelet and/or necklace, and the first charm (see the other options available on the website –  Every other month you will receive a new charm to add to your bracelet. 

New This Year:
·         Choose your fabrics – brights, darks/Civil War repro/primitive, or Kansas Troubles (NEW!!)
·         Opt for a hexagon pendant to match your charms (shown above).

The Details:  These cute little charms are just ¾” in size.  You have many options and choices – you can purchase a bracelet and/or a necklace.  Bracelet length is the standard 7 ¼” - we can make it longer, upon request.  The necklace is 26”.  This year we have added an optional, matching hexagon pendant – it is 1 ½” across (shown above).  And available again this year is a bag o’ bling!  These are the little bead sets that you see on the necklaces in the pictures.  You will receive 6 blings.

The Rules:  The program will start in October, 2015.  Charms will be mailed out the first week of October and 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 price of the charms is just $16.50!  The cost of the necklace is $15.00, the bracelet is $10.00.  For every new charm 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.

Added Fun:  As a fun bonus, I will e-mail you a matching 6” paper piecing pattern FREE with each new charm so you can make a matching quilt

Sign Me Up!: Don’t delay - there are limited spaces available, so sign up now to be included in this fun program.  Charming 4 will be offered on my website for a limited time only – to sign up go to: and purchase Charming 4 under the “Go Shopping” tab. 

And don’t forget…we are also accepting sign ups now for our brand new program called CELEBRATE!  See all of the details on our website –