Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sad Day


Hello everyone,

I’m sure most of you probably haven’t been following the news about the new EU VAT tax that will be starting on January 1st. The short story is that this will require all businesses to collect and pay taxes in EACH European country they sell an electronic PDF pattern to.The requirements for record keeping will be difficult, time consuming and expensive for small business owners and crafters.

Since my Craftsy shop does not offer me a way to control who purchases my patterns I will be removing them. All customers living outside of the EU VAT tax countries and in the USA may continue to purchase my patterns (electronic PDF or paper) from

Sadly, this will also effect the current quilt alongs. If you miss a month you will have to wait until the pattern is published in full and purchase it that way. There will no longer be an option to purchase individual missed months.

This is truly a sad day for crafters and small businesses.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 Bitties and a Tote

My sewing room has been buzzing with so many secret projects that I can’t share just yet. So, I thought I’d share some of the FUN 3.5” bitty blocks from this year’s swap. These ladies are just so talented and creative.

2014 Dec./Jan. - Sewing Room Theme


2014 Feb./March - Laundry Theme

The background of the bottom block is a real 1928 journal entry about doing the laundry.How fun is that!


2014 April/May  - Word Play Theme

This month was my favorite by far. Can you guess all the words being played?? It’s hard to pick a favorite.


2014 Aug./Sept. - Steampunk Theme

This was another fabulous theme and is currently being displayed in my frame.


2014 Oct./Nov. - Snow globe Theme

I’m waiting on two more to finish the set. One got snagged in the mail.


And a cat tote that is going in the mail today.


Are you ready for the holidays?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Look What She Made…

Rebecca T. used my Four Seasons of a Tree pattern to create a FABULOUS little quilt. She substituted hexies instead of using the yo-yo’s on the trees. She also added a few local visitors on the fall block.

And if you’re snoopy like me.…I had to peek around the quilt…. and think the view off her deck is amazing take a look at this!!! This is what she sees when she turns in the other direction. A view of Mount Jefferson. Imagine waking up, holding your cup of coffee and looking at that each morning. Breath taking!!!

mt jefferson

Thanks for sharing Rebecca.