Julia’s Needle Designs BIG SALE $1.00 Each For A Limited Time


Awesome machine embroidery patterns. About the best I have seen to date.  ON SALE FOR $1.00 each  for the next few days.

Go shopping while you can. The patterns were originally $10.00 each.  Did I mention there is a lot of free ones also?

Now is the time to stock up for next years projects.

My friend Linda has been trying out the patterns she purchased this week. They look awesome!




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Lady Jane Quilting

Heart be still.  Quit fluttering!

You know how from time to time we hate social media?  I know I do.  However one good thing that came out of it was me meeting Hester Helena Jeffrey on social media, a purse picture brought us together.

I am not the norm when it comes to having to walk around with a purse that totally matches my shoes and accessories. I sometimes get a glimpse of me in a mirror in a store and think “you look like a rodeo clown.” I just about will have anything on. It does not matter. I make my own style. Well I am now going to be styling with these purses. Notice I said PURSES  that means I am getting more than one.

She produces all this beautiful art from South Africa.  Here are her blogs. Go look and shop. You can just even go look and not shop. But I am willing to say you will want to shop.



Here are the pictures of a few of the purses.  One is mine. I can not wait to see which one and for it to arrive here in the United States. My goal this year is to only buy things from artists. We all can have something from a big box store that everyone on earth is walking around one but it is special to be walking around with an item that you have the only one in the world. Well the design anyway. Million purses can be made but two will not have the same design on the stitching. Oh do not be like me.  “Oh I love this one” only to find out that the pictures with the pockets are the backs of the purse. Sometimes I even amaze myself at what comes out of my mind. So when you see a pocket it is the back!!!

Denim Bag 4 back Denim Bag Back 1 Denim Bag back 2 Denim Bag Back 3 Denim Bag Front 1 Denim Bag Front 2 Denim Bag Front 3 Denim Bag Front 4 Denim Bag in Process

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The Inbox Jaunt Free Motion Quilting Tutorials


Daily I go drool and practice on the free motion tutorial examples on Inbox Jaunt. I think you will enjoy this site.  I have started journaling and adding some of the practice doodle to my journal. VERY good site.

On every quilt I finish on the long arm the last thing I put is the thread spool design I learned how to make here. That is kind of my signature.


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Designs by Juju


Click above for great machine embroidery deals on designs.

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Crafts.com BIG SALE


Check in to the above link to see the really low prices on their online video’s.


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Christmas Quilt Pattern from All People Quilt

Festival of Trees pattern

Here is a beautiful free quilt pattern for us to make and enjoy during the holiday’s. I never dreamed of using yellow for the background. I am starting on this today. I will show you the process along the way.  Below you will see the link. If you all decide to make this project please send me the photo’s so I can post them here and we all can see the different fabrics and designs.

Be sure to check out other projects listed on the website.



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North To Alaska

I have not written in a while. We took a 9000 plus mile trip.  Drove to Seattle, ship to Alaska then to California for a couple of days and back across the USA to home. I will post pictures later.

I have been planning this over a year so therefore I am behind in my postings. I am back ready to start new projects.

I found this wonderful site full of free patterns.  I will be making each quilt on the site and showing you along with the pattern.  Here is my first project.


I will be starting on this in the next day or so. I will keep you posted with the progress.



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Ali In Wonderland!!!

My neighbor Ali is quite the little artist.  Can you believe someone picks up a pair of scissors goes to cutting and comes up with the cutest appliqués to go on a quilt. This is just the beginning of a new quilt artist. I am amazed at what this young woman can do. This is by no means the end. She just got started today on her Alice In Wonderland and here is the results. Now she will go back around with thread and highlight the pieces but I think you will get an idea of how some of her work is going to be.. Stunning!  Linda and I enjoy her company on Sunday so much. She has an eye for choosing fabrics. I can not wait to see this quilt finished. DSCN0254 DSCN0255 DSCN0257

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