Easter basket presents for kids…

Lorna and Judy spend time searching for toys mostly for Bear. They focus on nice toys that make him use his imagination and his brain and that don’t require technology. When they find the right ones, I add them to the site because you might want them for your own special young ‘uns. First up are the Dino Dominoes.

Lorna gave a set to Edward, who is a dinosaur lover. The box says for ages 3 and up which is right where Edward is. Here he is opening the box:

His mom, Sarah sent pictures of him playing with them…

The Dino Dominoes are made of sturdy cardboard and they are the right size for small hands. They are bright and happy and kids can play with them and learn things without realizing that they are learning things. I didn’t order many sets and I’m not sure I can get more before Easter so order soon :-). Click here for Easter Crafts & Toys.

Wednesday Giveaway…

Linda Burger is this week’s lucky winner! she will receive a 4-in-1 Essential Sewing Tool. I use the ripper (from Bernina!) the most. And, yes, I do have to rip and I don’t like it any more than you do 😂😂😂.

If you aren’t Linda and would like one of these dandy tools, click here to shop.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

Wednesday Giveaway…

Shirley Chutwoid is this week’s winner and she will receive a Color Theory for Quilters DVD. This DVD is very much like the color lecture that I have presented to guilds for many years. The information on the DVD fits hand-in-hand with my book, The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color. If you aren’t Shirley and would like to order this DVD, click here.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

Show and tell…

Dee Bradford from Aledo, TX, sent this photo of her newly finished quilt that features blocks from Aunt Millie’s Garden. I love it so much! Dee wrote:

I have had the Aunt Millie’s garden pattern on my shelf for years but honestly was a bit intimidated. I’ve done a moderate amount of needle turn over the years but never pushed myself to tackle something as complex. Fast forward to this summer, I “inherited” a stack of lovely red/pink homespuns – very different from my usual bright & black colors. They looked so pretty sitting together on my cutting table I decided to make a quilt for my daughter (who loves red) featuring some applique mixed with pieced blocks, sort of in a round robin format. 

So I pulled out Aunt Millies Garden, picked several of those blocks and then the fun started.  I had such a wonderful time. I followed your method almost completely – though I admit I only auditioned one block at a time. I really didn’t know where I was going when I started, how many blocks, how large, etc. It was a fun journey and I enjoyed the applique so much.  I wanted to thank you for your great teaching and wonderful videos and patterns. We are out here watching. And smiling along with you.

I do love hearing that you all enjoy my books, patterns, videos, and classes—it keeps me going. Thank you, Dee, for your kind words and for sharing your lovely quilt!

Note to all: Dee sent me this in mid-January and I thought I posted it, but just found it in the Draft folder. I am sorry to everyone for the delay in posting!!!