Thursday, September 25, 2014


Have you been wanting to take a class but there just aren't enough hours in the day? Quilting, sewing, baking, knitting, crocheting? Well, have you checked out Craftsy?  You can watch the classes whenever you want....with no expiration date! I've purchased quite a few classes and patterns on Craftsy and would highly recommend them.  There are also many free patterns & classes available. I even have some good friends who have patterns on Craftsy! Check out some of my friends :)  NOTE:  As a Craftsy Affiliate, I will be compensated for any classes purchased through my referral links.  However, I only endorse products that I would purchase myself.  

There's Caroline Press. She's a friend who's in my quilt guild (Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild) and is on Craftsy as Trillium Design  Most of her paper-pieced patterns are free, including her Doctor Who blocks, and here's a cute Halloween pattern! 
Quilting: Witchy Toes
And Kelli Fannin is another friend who has some patterns on Craftsy. She blogs over at Seriously I think it needs stitches.  Check out her cute patterns on Craftsy at Kelli Fannin

If you've been thinking about learning how to quilt but didn't know where to start, check out this FREE class Piece, Patch, Quilt by Olfa.  

There are SO many classes & patterns to choose from on Craftsy! I'm sure you'll find something!  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Winter Creek Cloth Giveaway

Have you seen the Art Gallery Oval Elements?  These are gorgeous!  And you could win a fat quarter bundle from Winter Creek Cloth!  
If you already receive the Winter Creek Cloth newsletter, you know the routine!  If not, then go to to sign up for the newsletter, then shoot them an email with "I WANT TO WIN!" in the subject line to be entered to win this month's giveaway.  It's that easy!  Just do it! Drawing will be held on September 15th. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Winner of 50th Birthday Giveaway

Thank you all for entering my 50th birthday giveaway! It was so much fun reading everyone's birthday ideas, traditions, etc.  As you may or may not know, I usually celebrate my birthday the whole month. Since I turned 50 this year, I decided that I should celebrate the whole year! I usually just spoil myself throughout the month, going to Starbucks whenever I want, shopping a little more often, including some online shopping. I don't always have a cake on my birthday because, if I'm going to have a cake, I want to make it myself....and I don't always feel like baking on my birthday.  

So....I wrote down everyone's name on a piece of paper, put them all in a wooden box, & shook it up (real high-tech, eh?) and here's whose name I chose:

sewingwithsqueak (Instagram)
aka Angela Bullard

Her birthday comment was:
"We don't really celebrate birthdays around here any more (grown ups that for the kids we go all out ;)"

Angela blogs at Sewing with Squeak and makes some pretty cute stuff! I've already contacted Angela to let her know that she won a FQ bundle of Gleeful by SewCaroline and also a $20 gift certificate from Winter Creek Cloth. She was pretty excited :) 

Congratulations, Angela!
And thanks again to all of you!