Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday Sale Roundup

*Black Friday has come and gone but I wanted to make sure you knew that FabricCadabra is going to continue having their clearance marked 20% off through Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving! We are finally in our new house and I am so thankful for that today.  It has been very busy with unpacking, especially because I had to get everything for the kitchen unpacked before I made Thanksgiving dinner today.  I even got to start painting in my sewing room today, I can't wait until it isn't yellow anymore!

I love this time of year because it is a great time to stock up on quilting supplies.  I buy all of my thread, most of my solids, and a lot of my quilt backings during the Black Friday sales.  My sponsors have some great deals going on so I wanted to share them with you. 

Lark Cottons:   Save 25% storewide with discount code "thankful" entered on the shopping cart page through Tuesday November 29th,    Plus, save an additional 5% on fabric from Denyse Schmidt and Heather Bailey; and 10% on Lotta Jansdotter, Basic Grey, Patty Sloniger, and Rosemarie Lavin.   

FabricCadabra: Save 20% storewide with code Enjoy20. The sale is already marked 30% off so with the code that makes it 50% off!  The sale will run Friday to Monday at midnight.

Fabricworm: Save 30-50% off select fabrics.  The sale runs through Monday, November 28th at 11pm PST.
Fat Quarter Shop: 20% off all orders (excludes flash sale items and gift certificates).  This sale is 2 days only - it expires Saturday night at midnight and will be automatically applied to each cart at check out. 
Free items with order:
Any order (excludes gift cards and PDF patterns) - free Quilt Block Moda Needle Case.
Orders over $50 - free sew cute bookmarks
Orders over $100 - free Striped FQS Tin
If you spend over $100, you get all 3 gifts!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Still not sewing

It has now been about 2 months since I have used my sewing machine. For most of that time I was busy packing, getting ready to move, and moving so I was too busy to miss it very much.  For the past two weeks we have been in Oregon and it is amazing how much I miss working on projects.  My sewing machine is safely at Whitlock's here in Salem where it is getting a tune up and the rest of us are staying in a hotel while we wait for our house to close (any day now, maybe, if we can stop having delays!).

Since I don't have any sewing projects to share, but I have a couple free hours in the morning while my son naps and I don't really have anything to do since I need to be quiet while he sleeps, I thought I'd share a few of the things that have helped me stay sane  while on the road and staying in our hotel room.

1.  Diet Coke. 

2.  Trader Joe's snacks.  Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies, cheese crackers, PB&J bars, and applesauce pouches.  I have been packing a lunch for my kids and husband everyday from our hotel room which has been . . . interesting.  Dishes in the bathroom sink and all of our food stuffed into a tiny fridge.  Having handy snacks has been crucial. 

3.  Headphones.  For everyone.  We all want to watch our own thing, and no one wants to listen to anyone else's movies or music.  The kids use these Lil Gadgets wireless Bluetooth headphones and they have been so great.  They connect to the kids devices via Bluetooth so there aren't any tangled wires.
4.  Books, books, books. We have tried to have plenty of books in the house for our kids, so I knew I wanted to get some books from their wish lists for the trips. Graphic novels have really helped our oldest catch the reading bug.  Here are a few of the books we picked up:
Cleopatra in Space
Zita the Spacegirl
Mighty Jack
Rapunzel's Revenge

5.  New restaurants in new places.  Most of the time when we travel we are in a rush and stop at McDonalds and Taco Bell, but since we were taking in time we took advantage of Yelp and had delicious cinnamon rolls on the central California coast, great Greek food in Northern California, and a wonderful little restaurant not too far out of Salem that had an indoor playground for the kids.

6.  Online fabric shopping.  You knew this was coming.  I can't order anything right now, but that hasn't stopped me from "window" shopping.

7.  Puzzles and game books.  This one was a big hit. 

8.  Planning our new house.  We can't move in yet, but that doesn't mean I'm not already choosing new paint colors.  The whole place is painted various shades of yellow right now.  Yellow is great and everything, but it's not what I want on all of my walls.  So far I am thinking of Hazel and Anonymous for the kids rooms, but I am very open to suggestions if you have a favorite paint color!

That has kept me kind of busy.  We sold most of our furniture before we moved so we need a new bed, new dressers for everyone, a new dining table, and various other small things.  I can't wait to get into the house so that we can get settled and hopefully I can get back to sewing soon!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

FabricCadabra Giveaway Winner

The winner of the giveaway is . . . OhioLori!  I will be sending you an email shortly to get your mailing info.

In the meantime, there is still one more day in the FabricCadabra sale.  They have some amazing deals. I think I am going to have to place an order even though we are living in a hotel right now until we can move into our house and we have no extra room, I can't turn down pretty fabric!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Craftsy Pattern Issues

Over the past month (since Craftsy redesigned their site) I have heard from several people who had issues downloading patterns that they purchased from Craftsy.  They are aware that this is an issue and haven't been able to resolve it yet. Once their website lets me view the pattern order history (that portion of their website is currently not functioning), I will be emailing each person that purchased my pattern from Craftsy over the past few weeks with a link to download the pattern PDFs.

In the meantime, if you are interested in purchasing one of my patterns, they are all available on Etsy and appear to be downloading fine.  If you have any issues, please contact me at and I will help resolve them as quickly as possible.
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