Monday, 1 November 2021

November blocks

 


Hello everyone!
Its already November and we're officially now in the downhill slide to the end of 2021.

Today we have the November dog block
Its a Labrador. 


This was my Lab - Arthur Baudelaire
He was such a loving, cuddlebug and all round major goof...
I really miss him.


Our block for November measures 12" (31cm) and is on the Intermediate level.



after all this fuss we have only one more block to go

You can adopt your Labrador for $1 from my Online Shop.
The small fee goes towards feeding all the other dogs in the shelter.... thanks!

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Our Club patterns 
have also arrived and are super cute too!!


This month we have a new quarterly block - a Cheetah 12" and the Modern 24" block is a Modern Flower while the Nature 16" block is a Manakin bird and the postcard is 6x10".


This is the line up for this year so far


This year we were also supposed to have a swap between the club members but the lockdowns have been having such a negative effect, so Im just going to add the postcard pattern to the November patterns instead of the swap.
Postcard measures 6x10" and is on the Easy Intermediate level



This CLUB is a subscription group that you can belong to
where we will be making modern blocks, random animals and birds, have a block swap and generally loads of fun.

Older months blocks (Back issues of patterns) can be gotten from me directly for $12 per month you need. You will need to be part of the club to get them tho'


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Monday, 18 October 2021

Row a Long 2021

 

                                          Hello! and Welcome to another Row a Long event

This year we heard the very sad news of a beloved friend Marian Pena from Seams to be Sew had passed away. Wow, that news really hit me hard. Marian was the one person I could always ask how things worked on my EQ program, we worked together on projects like the Row a Long and the           12 Days at the end of the year, we became friends. We never got to meet in person but I will always treasure everything we shared. I really miss you Marian.

The row I planned for this year's Seaside Adventure is a Scuba Diver. Its a foundation paper pieced row that measures 12x30". 


The row was sewn up for me by Raihana Mahmud. Thank you very much.



Pattern can be found in my online shop.


Also showing their row today is Heleen Pinkster of



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Friday, 1 October 2021

October News

 


Hello!!
Its already October and time for our
Dog Block of the Month

This time we have a beautiful Bloodhound.
These cute puppies with their soft droopy folds are just adorable.




Our block is 12" (31cm) and on the Intermediate Level


You can adopt your Bloodhound for $1 from my Online Shop.
The small fee goes towards feeding all the other dogs in the shelter.... thanks!

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                                                      October sees another issue of the

                                       Paper Piecing 1/4" digital magazine

                                                This quarter we made stars and snowflakes.


The blocks that came back from the testers were really amazing!!


You can get the Issue #31 from my Pattern Shop  as a single issue
 or you can get yourself a subscription that works on a quarterly rotation

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Our Club patterns have also arrived and are super cute too!!


This month we have a new quarterly block - a Cheetah 12" and the Modern 24" block is a Geometric Jack Rabbit while the Nature 16" block is a cheeky Goat.



This CLUB is a subscription group that you can belong to
where we will be making modern blocks, random animals and birds, have a block swap and generally loads of fun.

Older months blocks (Back issues of patterns) can be gotten from me directly for $12 per month you need. You will need to be part of the club to get them tho'

This is what you can expect from joining -


That makes 31 new blocks per year.

The subscription will be US$12 per month for as long as you like.



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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

September News

 

Hello everyone!

Its already September and for me living in the southern hemisphere that means that spring has begun, warmer weather is on its way and the wind of August can just calm the heck down now.. you have successfully moved ALL the dust from outside to inside. Good job...

Its time for another Dog block and this month 
we have a cute as can be
Border Collie.




The pattern measures 12" (31 cm)
You can adopt your Collie for $1 from my Online Shop.
The small fee goes towards feeding all the other dogs in the shelter.... thanks!

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Today we also have the last of our Cats from the Cat Quilt a Long


Our last cat measures 14x18" and is on the easy intermediate level.
If you have a cat then you will know the 'snooty walk' this cat is showing off.





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Also on the line up is our CLUB patterns
For September we have a cute Penguin (16") and a Modern Vase of Flowers (24")






This has been our year so far...

Your subscription will renew for you on the day you started it and you can either go to the subscriptions/ downloads and find them or through the email links.

Remember to download and save them because they're taken down and replaced with the new blocks each end of the month.

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Sunday, 1 August 2021

August News


 Hello everyone!

Im hoping you're all well. I've come through this horrible covid and feeling loads better. Just this stupid cough that I can't shake.

Thank you to everyone who was so incredible and kind during this past month. I really appreciate all of you helping me out, sending me such beautiful messages and condolences. 

I sold 246 dog blocks this past month with some of you purchasing multiples of the block and then some. Thank you! Thank you!

Asking people to pay a mere $1 for the dog block seems to have grieved some because our free blocks went out at 988 in January and have come down to an average of 650 in each of the other months. I was also sent messages and notes about how "extremely unfair" and other things I was being.....

This month we have another in our DOGS blocks.

This is a Boxer and measures 12" (31cm)

Don't you just love those head tilts they do


 

Our line up so far this year.

The Boxer will also be part of the $1 blocks. Thanks.
For those who feel this is so outrageous that you cannot support me with this, its all good. 

You can adopt your Boxer for $1 from my Online Shop.

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So far we had 4 cat blocks - and now... We have our 5th
A cute as can be  - it's a Cat Gang (14x18")



This is our line up so far...


You can find your cute Cat Gang HERE in my shop.

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This months CLUB patterns
The Modern block (24") is a Beagle and the Nature block (16") is a Lotus flower.


Our year so far...


Your subscription will renew for you on the day you started it and you can either go to the subscriptions/ downloads and find them or through the email links.

Remember to download and save them because they're taken down and replaced with the new blocks each end of the month.

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Thursday, 1 July 2021

July - already!

 

Hello everyone!
Its already July and time for more Dog blocks.

This month will be different tho'

I need your help...
This is a photo of my mom (Elizabeth) and her brother John 
My mom was 87 the other day and said she wasn't feeling so great.
After a week of lying in bed and visibly declining 
my mom died on Monday 28 June.

The problem is her funeral and costs will be R20 000 and I don't have it.
So Im asking that you please buy the Block of the Month for $1 so that I can 
somehow make up some of that money. 

Thank you for understanding.


This is the Block of the Month for July.
Its an Alsatian and really just seems fitting as both of them loved these dogs.



You can adopt your Alsatian for $1 from my Online Shop.

The Cats Quilt a Long pattern, The CLUB patterns and the New Issue #30 
will also all be in my online shop.

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