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Kitting Up & Making Prepared!


I minimize up bolts of cloth yesterday!

This undoubtedly took a brand new rotary blade, and one thing attention-grabbing to take heed to whereas doing it as a result of although not actual thrilling when the material is simply Essex Linen (in pure – it could have been extra enjoyable if it have been colours!)

What was all of this mundane chopping about?

All the thrilling kits which can be headed to Egypt and Eire with me on a fast flip round after my Vietnam journey.

I depart for NYC on Might thirty first! 

What you see right here is 120 kits within the making.  Oh boy!

When calculating simply what number of days I might have after Vietnam to get these geese in a row – I believed my time was greatest put to make use of within the couple of days earlier than I head out Sunday, than look forward to jet lag and mind fog to go away me once I return.

It looks like all the things is occurring abruptly!

However bonus of all bonuses – After chopping squares, there may be simply sufficient margin left that I can get some 2” strips – and I’ve already acquired concepts flowing for a venture to make use of them.

I like the texture of the Essex cotton/linen mix.  It is great for hand stitched embroidery – the feel of the “pure” with its flecks provides such a terrific homespun really feel.

I am stacking up these strips from the margins and they’re going to percolate till I’m positive simply what I need to do.

Printing on the Sulky Stick n’ Sew!

I run about 6 copies via my laser jet at a time.  You should use an inkjet too, however laser jet does not rub off on my fingers whereas stitching. And it’s cheaper on ink when printing 120!

For my Egypt/Eire vacationers I’m making an attempt to attenuate baggage weight as a lot as doable so I’m doing the entire trimming, peeling sticking in order that I can hand out kits with no muss/no fuss since they may solely be bringing their chosen thread shade in 12 wt or embroidery floss, a needle threader, a thimble (in the event that they use one) and a small pair of thread snips.

I do not discover that I even want an embroidery hoop when stitching via the Stick n’ Sew – it provides sufficient physique that my stitching does not draw up the material.

40 within the bag!

I am ready for the needles to reach – and so they’ll be added to this equipment for the Egypt group once I get them.

Cat In The Flowers –

I like how this little stitchery turned out – and I am glad that we’ll be doing it in Vietnam, Egypt, Poland and Italy!

There are nonetheless a number of areas accessible in our Italy/Tuscany tour in September!  It should be an exceptional journey.  Why not be a part of us, and convey a good friend?

Printouts on Stick n’ Sew for our Eire peeps, group 1 & 2!

(That is 80 individuals!)


Pronounced someplace between “attractive” and “automotive chase,” Cairdeas means “friendship” and it is good for the friendships we’re constructing, and reminiscences we’re making whereas touring the Emerald Isle!

I could not have time to do the trimming, peeling and sticking of those 80 kits earlier than leaving for Vietnam, however I’m this a lot additional forward at the moment than I used to be yesterday morning.

Typically it is all concerning the behind-the-scenes grunt work so we are able to have enjoyable with the initiatives within the close to future!

I’ve had many ask if I shall be making these little stitcheries accessible in PDF type for the general public, and the reply is sure!  Keep tuned – it could not occur till July – we’ll see what it takes to get my wits about me with all of this crisscrossing of the globe journey.

And now – what you have all been ready for!  It is Present-Away drawing time!

Comfortable Friday, quilty associates!  Let’s get this drawing underway!

We had 5738 entries!  Thanks a lot for loving Sugar Grove as a lot as I do!  I can not wait to see your blocks in progress and watch as your quilts come collectively!
I’m drawing for 2 winners who will every obtain a Sugar Grove sample from me, and a Roy G Biv shade roll from  Cotton to Quilts!

Good colours to reinforce your scrap stash!

Who’s entry 4595?

Vicki Bartels!

Who’s 377?

Vicki Harvey!

Is not that attention-grabbing? Two Vicki’s!

Girls please examine your e-mail inboxes on your notification mails containing your sample.  Please reply to these mails along with your mailing tackle so I can move them on to Cotton To Quilts who shall be getting your material rolls out to you.

Verify your spam/promotions folders if you happen to do not see my mail!

Introductory Pricing!  This sample is already marked 25% off – no coupon wanted!  Worth discount good via 4/30/23.

(In actuality it’s going to finish earlier than I board my flight at JFK for Vietnam so do not wait till the final minute!)

At present?  Nonetheless tying up unfastened ends.

This features a double obligation appointment day for each the Chiropractor and a Mammogram.

Have you ever scheduled yours?  It is necessary!

Quiltville Quote of the Day –

It’s FRIDAY! Get pleasure from!

Classic quilt present in Alabama.



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