Tuesday, March 24, 2020


S is for SEW!!! 
(S is for social distancing) 

During the past couple of week I have been thinking of all stitching friends and wondering what you are all doing with your time since we been practicing social distancing.....so I started creating some little embroidery blocks that I want to share for FREE with you all!!

Is a crazy time and we all need one another to keep us going, to find the way through. Our schedules and habits have been changed and even with all the sewing projects we have crammed into our closets it is sometimes overwhelming to figure out what to start with!! 

Well here you go!! 
A NEW project to start!! 

I am wishing you all safe days ahead and that you can find joy and comfort in your needle and thread!! 










Happy Stitching!! 

Monday, March 23, 2020


Well I have not done a very good job at keeping up with my blog since I said I was going to do better starting in January!! It's now almost the end of March!! 

I'm sure we can all agree that it's been a crazy year so far!!! SO much change and unknown roads we are going down!! We are all good here and just trying to do our best to do our part to help slow the spread of the Corona Virus. 

Everything that I (and you probably) had on my schedule has been postponed to who knows when or cancelled. Just taking one day at a time right  now and taking this time to get some everyday stitching in!! 

I was recently asked to share a free pattern on the Wool Applique Facebook page and someone asked if I would share it here!! OF COURSE!! What a great way to blog again!! I hope you enjoy the pattern and find some joy in your day stitching it!! 

I wish all of you well and safe....Happy Stitching!!



Saturday, January 4, 2020

Welcome 2020


Happy New Year to you all!! 

I post most things on my Facebook and Instagram but I know that some of you don't use those so I am going to try and keep up better for those who use Blogger!!!
 
It's hard to believe it's a new year
 and
 that it's TWENTY TWENTY!!!



You may remember that we moved to Idaho from Oregon one year ago this coming week!! 
We all experience how fast time flies so of course I can't believe it's been a year!!

We love it here in Idaho. The weather here is wonderful and we like the flat terrain for walking!! 
  Because of the flat terrain the sunsets last longer which seems to make the days feel longer....more time for sewing!!??  Well, I guess I have to admit any time is a good time for sewing even after dark!!

I hope you all had a good year last year and are ready for the new one because it is HERE and it's already moving right along!! 

What's New with Wooden Spool Designs....

I am now a fabric designer with Henry Glass & Co., Inc.

My first line is called "My Red Wagon"

It will be released this month and be in the stores in August 2020.

It's based off of my pattern Wooly Red Wagon and I hope you love it!!

You can see the collection here 
 


There are 17 prints, 1 border stripe, and 2 panels

It has been a new and exciting experience for me to work with Henry Glass designing this fabric and I hope for more to come!! 

Henry Glass will have two projects to download with this fabric and I will have additional projects coming as it gets closer to it being available in stores!!

Please tell you local quilt shops about it!! 
Let me know what you are going to create with this fabric!! 

Next my book "Bowl Me Over" is out and if you haven't gotten it i encourage you to do it!! 
The projects in this book are so fun, fast, and easy to make!! You wouldn't even believe how many of them I have made since July...There are 30 projects in the book and I have made them all at least 4 times plus at least 60 others along the way!! 

 

Right now I am having a special on my website for this FREE pattern,  #1801 P.S. I Love You
with the purchase of the book "Bowl Me Over" 
Add them both to your cart and the pattern will be deducted at checkout!!

You can use the techniques in the book to change things up 
and make the
 P.S. I Love you Bowl Fillers
 into 
 Chalk Talk Bowl Fillers!! 


FREE pattern with purchase of "Bowl Me Over" book



Also... Coming in the spring watch for the next
 Mystery Quilt Sew A Long....it's going to be a fun one!!

A BIG  thank you for all your support and encouragement
this past year!!  

Happy Stitching and Happy New Year!! 


Friday, May 31, 2019


Welcome to my SUMMER "CRAZY" Seasons Mystery Quilt Block #10
This pattern is now available on my website for sale.

click here to purchase pattern


Hope you have been enjoying all the great "CRAZY" blocks so far!!
The designers and their blocks are amazing!!


It's been a CRAZY year here so far....with the move from Oregon to Idaho and then having my computer crash two days ago....
it adds "CRAZY" to the "CRAZINESS" of this  "CRAZY" block for sure!!!
But...I think I made it to the final lap and here we go......
SO....who's ready for a CRAZY SUMMER!!??? 

Summer means it's time to enjoy longer, warmer, and more relaxing days!!


 Vacations, no school, lemonade, warm sunshine, daisies, cool breezes, ice cream, watermelon, camping, boating, hiking, gardening, beaches, berries, fireworks, parks, picnics, outdoors, sandcastles, flip flops, campfires, sprinklers, ice tea, and the list goes on!!
What's your favorite part of summer?

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Here is the block I have prepared for you!! 
Hope you enjoy it!! 



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I hope you have been enjoying all the fun "CRAZY" blocks that have been shared so far!!
If you have not joined in on the fun yet it's not too late!!

These patterns are NO LONGER FREE as of August 31, 2019
Visit  each designer below to purchase patterns.

January 15, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads
February 1, Shawn York, The Rusty Crow
February 15, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings
March 1, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus
March 15, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs
April 1 Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand
April 15, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
May 1, Gloria, Vicky and Heather, Olde Green Cupboard Designs
June 1, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs
June 15, Rita Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches
July 1, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan
July 15, Finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

Share with your friends so they can join in the fun and follow along with you!!
Join our Facebook Group to be in on the know and share with others following this sew-a-long!!

Join Facebook Group here

Here's to the "CRAZY" guy who puts up with all my "CRAZINESS"


 Happy Summer!!

Friday, March 23, 2018

It's time for Week #8 of the Farmhouse and Friends Garden Mystery Quilt Block!!

This week on March 20th was the first day of Spring
 which means that gardening is just around the corner!!

I have such fun memories of my dad starting
 the garden every year.
 Planting peas were the first thing that went into the ground! 
 Now I am not a fan of peas and as a young girl
 I remember having to sit at the table all by myself until i ate my peas!!! 

My memory recalls the CANNED peas and I just don't like them.....
but planting, picking, and shelling them was the fun part as a kid. 
I do have to say that I like to eat the peas fresh off the vine!! 

So in memory of my dad and his garden, my garden block is pea plants started in egg shells!! 
Such a fun way to start your plants and watch them grow!!   
Happy Stitching and Happy Gardening!! 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Today I had the privilege of chatting with
 Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast!! 
What a great place to go for all kinds of information on stitching, and quilting!!
 I love that through the internet there are so many
 options and opportunities to meet those who design
 and who had good tips for those of us
 who love to stitch by hand or machine!! 
click this link to visit ans listen to Pat and I chat!!
No matter how old we are or how long we've been
 stitching there are always new things to learn and try!! 



January is almost over and Valentines is just around
 the corner...these are some of my designs that
 are fun and easy to make to add some LOVE to your home!! 
#1801


 I love you all and thank you for all your encouragement &  support!!