glance....the year

Stitched.... This was a BIG YEAR for my stitching and pattern writing. 5 patterns were created this year and entered their way into my Shop on Etsy. I fell in love with Miss Mousey and couldn't stop drawing her in different scenes. 
A BIG Thank You my friends for all the love & support...it means so much!! 

Quilts.... I managed to get 3 quilt tops sewn. All together 5 were started for the year...
High Hopes for the New Year!

and....Just Fun Sewing.....

Happy New Year! May you have many creative days ahead.....til next year....


December first..here we go...

I'm finishing up several projects today and have started some new. I can't seem to stop the Merry Making...too fun! The girls are modeling ribbons ....still can't decide & I know, I have silver bells ...somewhere. I'm not liking the gold with the fabric colors. There in a box in the eaves, I'm sure, that I haven't pulled out yet. Something tells me...bells would be best.
The nose & eyes...? dunno but I will get it all together eventually.

I did manage to get the binding on the Little Bird & Letters mug mat, that I showed in an earlier post.

And as you can see...I have started some more patchwork. Oh, I should be in a bag making mode very soon.

I tried a pattern for a one side zip pouch. It's called a SweetPea Pod by Joan Hawley. A free standing, wide open pouch. It uses a small amount of fabric and guess what? You can get two pouches from one zipper because only one side is needed per pouch. How's that for nifty?
The pattern didn't call for the tab but I felt it needed one for the way I wanted to use it.  I sewed a piece of ribbon in the zipper seam. Then, I got to playing with the box seam. If sewn horizontally, it gives it another look. It's a cute, cute pattern & I will be making more. Besides, it gives me an excuse to get some fun colored zip pulls. 

Do you see what I see? wee ice skate? yes, making a few of those too...with the paper clips. Those are for the Secret Santa party, my daughter is hosting at her office. She has ideas for them....the apple didn't fall from the tree...

The change I made to the pattern, on this try, when zipped, lays flat. And because I put the tab in the seam, I can hang it like an ornament. It's plenty big for a gift card too.
Now, off to pull some more fabrics....and find those bells. Hope you are making merry or at least enjoying the season.

...see you soon.


Merry...Merry & bright...

Making some Merry!   Ruthie, Ruby & Rita Reindeer

I found a cute pattern in my travels and just had to make it! Rachel Reindeer by SisBoom. You can find it in the SisBoom Shop, in the Pattern section, Free Download.

I decided to get all my scrappy pieces together and make these. They are a mix of all sorts & 1 1/2" squares. The Ruby hiding in the back there....was really small scraps....not much of that collection left.

Merry...Merry.....& Bright!

& The backs......two in a Christmas fabric from Joann's & the middle is Ruby again ( by Bonnie & Camille). charm square.

I can't decide how to decorate them. Follow the pattern with a pom-pom nose?

Maybe a ribbon of bells around their necks?

Not sure what I'll come up with....but these will be super cute for stockings or just decorating a room with lots of MERRY!
Are you on Instagram? #rachelreindeer  #sisboompatterns  Add yours to the mix!

.........see you soon!


itsy,bitsy,teeny & tiny

I'm working on a new project tonight and snipping teeny,tiny flowers from scraps of fabric, to make teeny, weeny stamps. My itsy, bitsy letters need them you see, so that I can send letters off to those I love.

This is such a sweet mug rug pattern from The Patchsmith.  It's called Christmas Delivery and you can find it, in her Craftsy Store. There are two versions to make and I chose the one above for my first. The second has a post box and I'll be cutting that out next.

I haven't even gotten to the Christmas fabrics yet. Little, tiny snowmen stamps? Ah, yes....I think, I can do that.

See you soon..............


Shop Update & Holiday Prices

Introducing 'Strawberry Snookers'. A NEW pattern, the last for this year and a BIG Thank You!
Holiday pricing has begun in my shop. I've lowered all prices on all my patterns to spread good cheer!

The mouseys have gotten into the strawberry jam and are having a berry fun afternoon! Don't you just love their cute plump bottoms? All stuck in the jam jar?
I'm modeling fabrics for a project and just love these with the mouseys! Milk, Sugar & Flower by Elea Lutz-Pennyrose Fabrics. The little strawberry in the fabric is just too cute & the colors are just what I want for this project. I love when it all comes together!

The pattern is in my shop and ready for instant download. A complete 5 page PDF Embroidery Pattern. I've included a color tinting sheet with this pattern, if you want to get your crayons out and have even more fun! If you don't want to color them, that's okay, they'll look just as cute! I;ve stitched just two mouseys here for this project but the pattern includes three mouseys.

The mouseys measure
3 1/4" X 5 1/2"
3 1/4" X 4 1/4"
3 1/4" X 3 1/4"
when printed @ 100%

They can be placed within your project however you wish.

The pattern includes stitching & color tinting suggestions. DMC thread list, preparation guide & full design sheet with mirror image.

Strawberry Snookers

Miss Mousey & Little Stitch

A Knitting Kind of Day

And there are more in the Shop....Go See!

Happy Stitching!

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