Show and tell…

I’m still on vacation with Elanor in Portland, but I want to share this from Susan Sharp…

In her email, she says ‘I used your pattern to make tree skirts for gifts this Christmas.  They are beautiful.’

I agree with Susan, this is a beautiful tree skirt! And she made more than one!

It’s almost sad to cover it up with presents!

Thank you, Susan, for sharing these with us 🙂

Wednesday Giveaway

Needle Nannies are magnetic jewelry that can hold your needle, pins, and even a small pair of scissors! You can wear them on your clothes, or attach them on something close to where you are stitching.

This Piece O’ Cake Needle Nanny is special and one of the last ones that I have… and it can be yours! But wait, there’s more! To celebrate the season, I’m including a holiday scissor charm with this Needle Nanny. Ho, ho, ho!

Leave a comment/reply on this blog post to enter the drawing. A winner will be chosen by the random number generator tomorrow. If you are not the lucky winner, you can find more Needle Nannies here.


Listen to me on the AP&Q Radio!

Pat Sloan, the host of American Patchwork & Quilting Radio, interviewed me on Monday. It was a fun visit and I invite you to listen to the show here. Scroll down the page and click on the player for Episode 403. Or, later this week, you can click the next link to listen to the podcast. You can listen on your computer, subscribe by iTunes (search American Patchwork & Quilting), or download the show to a player.

Talking on the radio is interesting. In person, I like to ‘talk with my hands’. That doesn’t work so well when you can’t see me. So, as you listen, imagine my hands moving around in the air :-).


Show and tell…

Emily Krysanick emailed this photo of her finished Sampling of Santas. Isn’t it wonderful!!!

She wrote that it took just a little over a year to complete. It is all hand appliqued and hand quilted, with a tad of embroidery and trapunto. She made an amazing quilt! Thank you, Emily, for sharing it with us.

This pattern is in our ebook, A Slice of Christmas. In it you will find other classic Christmas patterns. Now is the time to get started on your next Christmas quilt masterpiece!

Wednesday Giveaway

Could you use a point guard for your Blackwing pencil, or for your white chalk pencil? If so, this Wednesday Giveaway is for you! And, to celebrate the season, I’m including a holiday scissor charm with the point guard. Ho, ho, ho!

Leave a comment/reply on this blog post to enter the drawing. A winner will be chosen by the random number generator tomorrow.

You are here….

I love this spot that’s is painted on the sidewalk in front of the shop, Tessuti Zoo, in Pacific Grove, CA.

The last time I posted this, one of you said that it could be painted on a round paver. I didn’t forget and this weekend I got the paver.

I painted it with exterior paint and used the Essential Circle tool to draw rings on the painted paver.

I pencilled in the letters and painted them in with small brushes. Pavers are not smooth which made it harder but not impossible.

I should have painted the light blue behind the letters first but I had thought I would leave it white. There was touching up of the dark blue later.

Isn’t this fun! Now it’s your turn :-).

Wednesday Giveaway

Wonder Clips are wonderfully handy! I use them for all sorts of clipping jobs. They are designed to hold binding in place for hand or machine sewing and I love them for that job. I also use them when I am English paper piecing. Sometimes I use them like a paper clip.

This week’s giveaway is a pack of 10 rainbow-colored Wonder Clips. And, because Christmas is coming, I’m adding a holiday scissor charm!

Leave a comment/reply on this blog post to enter the drawing. A winner will be chosen by the random number generator tomorrow.

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You can find these and other handy sewing notions at pieceocake.com.