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Fresh Start Monday

Fresh Start Monday

Welcome to another Fresh Start Monday post! These posts will be appearing on Mondays and designed to bring you fun and interesting items from around the web both quilting related and not. Enjoy!!






This adorable Christmas In Paris embroidery pattern is free right now over at Sealed With A Stitch.









Abby Glassenberg had this interesting 2015 Gift Guide for Creatives listing on her blog this week.

Hancock Fabrics is having a big pre-Thanksgiving sale until the 24th.

InCourage had this post, Surprised By Good, about the perfect or not so perfect Thanksgiving. It’s a great read for all us dreaming of the picture perfect Thanksgiving on Thursday.

Accuquilt is having a big Black Friday sale on their cutters and dies and you can shop it now.

And here is one of my previous blog posts with the recipe for a Thanksgiving family favorite, Allison’s Chocolate Pie.

Happy Monday Everyone! Here’s to a fresh start.

Tis the season for Winter Joy! Find this pattern in my Craftsy store.



Holiday Pattern Line Up

The holidays are coming and now is a perfect time to get started on small, fun projects for gifting or decorating your own home!
Here are the holiday patterns offered by Quilt Cabana Patterns on Craftsy, QuiltWoman and Etsy. All patterns feature easy piecing and whimsical fusible applique!

Coming Down The Chimney


Mr. & Mrs. Snowflake


Hanukkah Celebrations


Fourth Seasonal Trio

Fourth Seasonal Trio Hi Res For QW

Winter Joy


Holly Table Runner


Happy Quilting!


Christmas Patterns, Fitness Fri & TBT

We made it to Friday! Yahooooooooo!!!

Let’s begin with Fitness Friday or lack thereof. I’m not even going to bother posting my steps for the week as I only had one day that was over 8,000 steps. The weather has been less than stellar and the pile of paperwork and sewing has kept me a desk/sewing machine jockey all week. I did manage to lose two pounds which makes me wonder if my new diet strategy should be a daily slice of blueberry pie ala mode and no exercise because it seems to have worked for me this week!! LOL! Care to join me?

Postcard Swap Reminder —- deadline is approaching, get those postcards finished up and in the mail, ladies!

And don’t forget to post photos of them in the newly created Fall Fabric Postcard Swap 2014 group on Flickr

My Throwback Thursday photo is a day late…this is one of many gorgeous pin cushions that my grandmother, Daisy, made in the hay day of her sewing career. Isn’t it beautiful with the ribbons folded just so. I have two or more of these in my sewing storage and I’ve always been afraid to use them because they are too pretty. I pulled one out this week and started to use it because it makes me feel connected to her in many ways. I’m sure she’d rather it be used then looked at and then put away for another 5 years.

photo 4 (9)

I officially started my newsletter back up again this week. If you would like to be on the mailing list for it, please CLICK HERE and scroll to bottom. I do not ever and will not ever sell your email address so please feel confident adding your email to the list. The newsletter will have its own content and hopefully not repeat too many things you read here on the blog.

I think Christmas is sneaking into the hearts and minds of people this week. I LOVE Christmas and I feel like we could all use some serious joy in our hearts and minds right about now. I have had several pattern sales of Coming Down The Chimney in the last few days. If you are interested in ordering this pattern, you can find it here on Craftsy.


Another easy and beautiful pattern is the Holly Table Runner also available on Craftsy.

a holly table runner

And Winter Joy continues to be a hit with two patterns included in one (wall hanging and table runner) also on Craftsy.

a winter joy

Something to share…I follow Glynnis Whitwer from Proverbs 31 and she is offering a free email series called 7 Days To A Hassle Free Holiday. This is 7 days of wonderful tips to destress the holidays. You can sign up for it and receive one email daily from her with her strategies. Check it out HERE.

Have a super fun weekend!


Fall/Winter Projects

Quilt Cabana Patterns has quite a few fall and winter patterns that are fast and easy! If you’re looking for a nice weekend project, check these out!

Let’s start with a free one…Bootacular is available free right now through McCall’s. Click Here.




Three Jacks and Happy Haunting are available through Craftsy. Click Here.

fall projects three jacks






Winter Joy and Holly Table Runner are also available through the above Craftsy link.


fall projects winter joy





Coming Down The Chimney is available through QuiltWoman. Click Here.

Coming Down The Chimney Hi Res Photo for blog




The Seasonal Trio’s are also available through the above QuiltWoman link.

Fourth Seasonal Trio Hi Res For QW




First Seasonal Trio Hi Res For QW



Third Seasonal Trio Hi Res For QW




This one is more spring-y though…

Second Seasonal Trio Hi Res For QW



The Gingerbread Table Runner is available in the Etsy store. Click Here.

fall projects gingerbread house





Little Quilts For Big Occasions has several winter projects. The book is available on Amazon and the Etsy store.


fall project little quilts front

fall projects little quilts back



Whew! I think that is it for now….
Happy Quilting!!


Monday Ramble

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend…it went too fast for my liking.  I had hoped to work on my nephew’s quilt more than I did but Lindsey was sick with an ear infection and a cold and now I seem to have the cold as well. I did manage to make the hanging sleeve which has been preventing me from forging ahead with the binding. So now that the sleeve is done, I’ll get to the binding sometime this week or this weekend (I hope!).  I might look into purchasing those hanging sleeves that are premade. I have several quilts sitting here that need hanging sleeves and having them on hand would be a good thing!

Last week I ordered some Aurifil from the Quilt Bear but neglected to use the “podcast’ coupon and also failed to realize that had I purchased one more large spool, I could have gotten the 4th free…live and learn, I suppose! There’s always next time….

Thursday night I meant to post these beautiful pictures of the sunset and I completely forgot. The pond is near our home and it was just basking in golden light.  Had I stopped to take the time to snap the photo the first time I drove by, you would see even more of the golden color. Instead, I drove by to do my errand and then stopped on the way home…still pretty though! Amanda hopped out of the car and took the picture on my phone and then her friend who was in the back seat, took a picture of Amanda hamming it up!


So,Lindsey is still home sick with her cold so I’ll work on laundry and maybe some quilting in between hanging out with her. Seems we haven’t a normal or full week of school in so long and this week will be no different! LOL! In fact Leah and Amanda were both wanting to stay home too but they are healthy and so out the door they went. Amanda claimed she had “nothing important” today which cracks me up…I guess school doesn’t rank as that important when you’re 14.

If you have time today, head over to the Sew Excited Quilts blog and see Jackie’s new machine! It’s a beauty! You won’t want to miss it.

The podcast question for this time around is which UFO do you most want to finish this year? Don’t forget to let me know so I can include you in the podcast next week.

If you are looking for a cute winter pattern, here is my Winter Joy table topper/runner pattern on Etsy. It’s one of the first patterns I put out a few years ago.
Winter Joy Pattern

I think that’s it for today! What are you working on this week?