Sunday, November 29, 2009

Using Panels in Quilting Projects

When I purchased this ABC panel it seemed to be the perfect ABC's quilt; using blacks & whites to frame each small fussy cut letter.

Here is where I went wrong...did not look at each square individually to determine that they were squared within the cute little bamboo framing which I did not want to use. ~sigh~

That was the most critical flaw in my design. As it turned out it would affect the completed piece in that the rows did not line up! No matter how I tried it simply would not follow the rules! How could it?

So take a long hard look and learn from my mistake...oh no doubt it is cute but not what I had envisioned from the beginning.

All will not be lost however, plans will be to finish it for the holidays and give it to charity.

In and Because of HIM,

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ruby E-Zine FREE download

Talk about a give away! Black Friday Only....

For a very limited time RUBY e-Zine is offering a FREE download of the September issue.

Easy to find: go to Search for RUBY. Hit download. It is that simple.

Don't miss out. Do it now!

In and Because of HIM,

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Take a look at some of the products that may be on sale at Cotton Spice Pattern Shop beginning CYBER Monday!

What a wonderful time of year! We here at Cotton Spice wish you all a wonderful holiday season! Please let us hear from you. Is there a pattern you would like to see offered? Is there a category you are interested in that we don't feature (yet)?
Post to this blog or email one of us and let us hear your ideas.

In and Because of HIM,

Monday, November 23, 2009

Turkey Day & Christmas Events


CYBER Monday Sale on November 30, 2009...Our designers have chosen their favorite patterns to feature for this sale...I don't know which ones they are but I do know that we have first class designers and any pattern chosen will please the buyer!


December 1 - 24....Every day from the 1st to the 24th there will be one new pattern put on sale. You will want to visit COTTON SPICE PATTERN SHOP daily.

Here is a sampling of our categories....

There are currently 20 categories and you won't want to miss checking each one out! IF you ever thought about writing patterns be sure and check out the eBooklet by Karen Gass.

Check out patterns and make your plans for which patterns you can't live without. We now Have a gift Certificate available in denominations that fit any budget so why not give the gift of patterns to your favoirte quilter, sewer, crafter for Christmas?

Don't have crafters in your family? Not to worry...
RUBY eZine might be a great gift for you to check into! A year subscription is only $13.75 Check out an excerpt here: RUBY for WOMEN
Ruby is a downloadable zine...full of all sorts of fun and ideas. Decorating ideas for the holidays, WAHM articles, Paper Dolls, Flat Sydney Adventures and much much more. Written for Women by Women from all cross walks of life. Not your typical zine!

In and Because of HIM,

Monday, November 16, 2009

Check it out!
Cotton Spice now has a Gift Certificate available in denominations that make it easy on your Christmas budget!

Here are some of the patterns available for immediate download:

By Designer Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting from Australia

CallaLilies by Rochelle Martin of Cottage Quilt Designs

You won't want to miss the new Cotton Spice E-News to be published soon. Just go to the website and sign up!

In and Because of HIM,

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Cotton Spice Pattern Shop now has 9 designers and 60+ patterns online and ready for immediate download.

Check it out: Here is a list of our current designers:
Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting
Rochelle Martin of Cottage Quilt Designs
Karen Gass of Cotton Spice Designs
Margaret Bucklew of Trails of Thread
Deborah Vallbracht of Creative Folk Quilting
Amy Wilson of Ormond Beach Designs
Bridgett Stemplinger of Rambling Designs
Scarlett Rose of Scarlett Rose Keltic Designs

Many new designers daily at

In and Because of HIM,

Friday, November 13, 2009

What Are Your Weekend Plans?

As I sit here on Friday, November 13, 2009 I'm contemplating my weekend. It got me to wondering what all my wonderful blogger friends are up to this weekend.

Here is my list:
Dinner date with hubby tonight after work.
Sewing tomorrow while hubby works and DD is at her sisters house.
Church and going to the ball park on Sunday to watch our grandson pitch! now it's your turn...let me hear from you.

In and Because of HIM,

Tallgrass Prairie Studio: Project Improv - Won't You Join Me?

Tallgrass Prairie Studio: Project Improv - Won't You Join Me?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Interview with Kristin Rose

In this weeks RUBY Blog Karen Gass, our editor-in-chief interviewed Kristin Rose from Reclaiming the Home. Part 1 of the interview is ready to be read now...just click on RUBY Blog above. Part 2 will be ready on Thursday of this week (November 12, 2009).

Kristins' blog can be found at Reclaiming the Home and you won't be disappointed with what you read there.

This is a do NOT miss article. SO much fun and ideas to boot.

You'll want to read "The best gifts are made by hand, out of love" article written by Karen. This article appears right after the interview with Kristin.

Thank you Kristin for allowing Ruby to be a part of your life by giving us this opportunity to write and read about Reclaiming our Homes!

In and Because of HIM,

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Crafterella: Kitty Bed from an Old Sweater

I just found this SO cute eco-friendly pet bed. What a unique and crafty idea from Crafterella!

If you have a mind to check out her blog...You won't be dissappointed. She has some super cool ideas. Got my creative juices flowing this morning.

Crafterella: Kitty Bed from an Old Sweater


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