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A New Year with Sewhooked!

A very happy New Year to you all!

Here’s a run down of where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing for 2012!

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 STITCHED Workshops are open! Register Now!

STITCHED is now open for business and I’m celebrating! Join myself and 19 other fabric artists for 20 unique workshops with loads of members-only content!

Now through midnight, get 50% off your total Sewhooked Shop instant download purchase! Use coupon code STITCHEDJAN1 for half-off your entire PDF order!

You haven’t registered for STITCHED? You can do that right here!

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class sample batik - pinapple quilt block 2012 will once again find me doing one of my very favorite things, teaching others!

For spring of 2012, I’m offering Introduction to Paper Piecing and Unfinished Paper Piecing (UFPP) through Honey Bee Quilt Store in Austin, Texas.

You can find my schedule here.

 

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Don’t miss 12 for 2012 as we craft-along to finish 12 UFOs in 12 months!

UFO=UnFinished Object

Have more than 12? Pick the ones you want to see completed by the end of the year!

Have less than 12? Add in some projects you’ve been meaning to work on!

Post your list to your blog and keep us updated as the year progresses. You are also invited to share your progress photos with our flickr group!

Look for my 12 for 2012 list later this week!

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There and Back Again, The Hobbit Block of the Month (affectionately known as TABABOM) continues throughout 2012 on Fandom In Stitches!

Look for a new block the first Wednesday of each month, with each block being a surprise as we journey with Bilbo!

Fandom In Stitches patterns are designed by fans, for fans and are free of charge.

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Find myself and the other Talk To Me Tuesday vloggers every Tuesday as we share our crafty goodness, ideas and challenges on the TTMT Livejournal Community and on our YouTube Channels.

There are lots of very crafty ladies currently making TTMT videos. The variety of talents is endless and always inspiring!

Each of my videos is posted right here on Sewhooked as well as on the TTMT Community.

Have you ever thought about vlogging about your crafts? We’d love for you to join us!

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Photobucket In November of 2012, I will celebrate my tenth year as a Linus Connection volunteer! I have spent almost all of those years at the Linus webmistress and am now on my second go as a Board Member.

I’m currently in charge of blanket packing and distribution during our monthly meetings, which simply means I make sure each facility gets what they need from the donated blankets we receive. I also write all the blog posts for our group, as well as take care of our Facebook and Twitter pages.

You will hear me talk about “Linus” a lot. When I do, I’m always referring to The Linus Connection of Central Texas, a small non-profit based right here in Austin.

My personal goal is 2 blankets a month, or 24 blankets per year.

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In 2012, I will continue to collect Stars for Linus (see above!). In 2011, we donated 3 Stars for Linus quilts to The Linus Connection. This year, let’s try to make it 4!

Each quilt block needs to be 12″ (12 1/2″ unfinished) and made in bright colors with a light background.

You can use my free pattern or any star pattern of your choice, including Wonky Stars!

You can find my mailing address on the Stars for Linus pattern. For best results, print without scaling. If your pattern scales down, simply make the borders a little bigger and then square up to 12 1/2″!

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We Are The Face of Quilting The Faces of Quilting come in all shapes, sizes, ages and skin tones.

Share your story of quilting on your own blog and post your photo in our flickr group!

Well, I guess that about sums it up! This week I’m planning a look back at 2011 as well as my 12 for 2012 post. I hope you are having a very happy new year!

Don’t forget, now through midnight, get 50% off your total Sewhooked Shop instant download purchase! Use coupon code STITCHEDJAN1 for half-off your entire PDF order!

Happy crafting!

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Even Sweeter Sue

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by Midge

I’ve been what you might call a little busy here lately, and I’m feeling the stress of Too Much To Do. While I love being busy, it can be too much sometimes, even for me.

Enter flickr.

When I saw Midge’s Sweet Sue quilt top over in the Sewhooked flickr grouop, it was a rush of pure happiness! I love that she made the block into a quilt top and used such fun fabrics to do it.

That’s what this post is for today, just to say thank you to everyone that has made projects from my patterns. You give me joy and inspiration and the drive to keep designing.

Sweet Sue Tops The Tree
 Sweet Sue Tops The Tree – a free 12″ paper pieced pattern

For best results, print with scaling set to “none.”

Original Sweet Sue Post

See more wonderful Sweet Sue blocks

Through November 1 you can get Holly Jolly as an instant PDF download pattern for half price using coupon code CELEBRATE or get 10% of your total Sewhooked instant download purchase instead with coupon code QUILTOBER!

And…spiffy and new as of today, use code HAPPYHALLOWEEN for free shipping to anywhere in the United States on any item from my etsy shop.

Why all the coupons? Because I love you all and quilting is always, always more fun together!

Add your Sewhooked-related photos to my flickr group and you might be featured in a future post.

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My Memories Giveaway!

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When I was presented with the opportunity to play with fun new software AND give a copy of that software away to one of my readers, all for free, I thought it might be to good to be true.

Was it?

No, indeed!

Not only do I get to give one of you fabulous people free software, I have a coupon for $10 off of cool crafty, and super-reasonably priced software for every Sewhooked reader!

That’s a win-win situation!

My Memories is scrapbooking software. Now, I’ve never been much of a scrapbooker in real life, but I love digital photo manipulation. I’ved used online solutions through stores with photo processing and such to create cards and photo books, and I have to admit, this is way, way cooler. It’s a crazy versatile software that allows you to do all kinds of cool things with your photos.

I have oodles (and oodles!) of digital photographs. Up until about 2005, I kept them in tidy albums, organized by dates. Then this weird thing happened.

I got my first digital camera. ..

At first, I continued to have my photos printed, but eventually, I realized I was taking way too many pictures to do that. So I began archiving them on a multitude of discs, then eventually on an external hard drive. Have I gone back to dig out those discs and look at those photos? Do I regularly visit my million and one photo files?

Sadly, no. I have thousands of photos that are just sitting, collecting virtual dust instead of being easily accessible. So what the heck, why not try a little digital scrapbooking?

Of course, the first thing I did after downloading my spiffy new software was to download all the FREEBIES! Free paper designs, templates, cards, gift tags and, and, and! What? I like free!

Once the freebies were installed, I started playing. Papers and embellishments and text, oh my…

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My darling daughter’s Sweet 16 Birthday.

Once I started playing with My Memories, I had a really, really hard time stopping.  It’s super easy to use, and after just a little trial and error, I got the hang of where most everything was. There are all kinds of cool embellishments and such built in to the software (note the spiffy pencil and clips in the image below) and the software accesses your font library, so if you have a million and one fonts like I do (DaFont free fonts for the win!), the text options are endless.

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My son with all the awards he won at the end of the last school year.

See, I told you I couldn’t stop! I’m an absolute novice here, but I’m super happy with these results.  There are SO MANY FUN TOYS!

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A Sample of the Free Classic Red Gift Tags with my kitties in the photos!

My ramblings not explaining it? Watch a little video!

Now, the fun part for you! Enter to win a FREE COPY of My Memories right here on Sewhooked! All you have to do to be entered to win is to visit the My Memories website and check out their Album Themes and tell me the name of a theme that you think is really fun or cool or pretty, or crazy, or just plain interesting. Then, leave a comment with the name of the theme so I can check it out, too!  (Note: If you read this on your feed or on Facebook, please visit the original post on Sewhooked in order to be eligible to win.)

On Wednesday, September 21, I will choose a random winner and that person will receive a coupon for a free software download! How cool is that?!

Just can’t wait? Get $10 off your purchase of My Memories with coupon code STMMMS23344!

Learn More about My Memories:

Happy crafting…and don’t forget to enter to win!

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