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TTMT #451 – Feeling Festive!

It’s been a busy, wonderful week full of friends, family, & fun!

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TTMT #388 – Oxford Edition

I met the very lovely Vicky (vickybaggins on ttmt.livejournal.com) and her husband today. They quite generously took time out of their busy lives to show us around Oxford. It was a completely amazing day and this is just a tiny slice of it.

We only have one more day left before we head home. Time really hasflown!




TTMT #367 & Flickr Winner!

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour is happening NOW!

Stop by Sewhooked on Friday, May 6 to see my new block and for a chance to win a free copy of this issue!

April 2016 Sewhooked Prize

We have a fun new prize for April: A Patchwork Journal by Jinny Beyer, “Perfect Ten” by Swirly Girls Design and Moda Juggling Summer Mini Charm Pack!

The April winner is Jodie Tawn!


(Jodie, if you have not received my message, please email sewhooked@gmail.com. Thanks!)

All Flickr winners are chosen via random.org.
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by Susan Pepper

April Block

by Marli Neves

6 " glue block 12 " glue block Signature block, the glue
by Vanda Chittenden

by Jodie Tawn

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Happy stitching and thank you so very much for sharing your photos!


Happy Caturday!

Kitty #selfie!

Rose says hello!

She loves looking at herself, which makes taking a kitty selfie the obvious thing to do! She and I have been busy bonding and I am loving having a kitty that likes to be picked up and snuggled. Merlin and Marie, our other two kitties are sweeties, but being picked up is not part of their contracts. 😉

I bought this super cutie as a welcome home gift for my daughter.  It's custom made by the fabulous duo at Deranged Delightz on Etsy. #mushroom #crochet

Yesterday, I drove up to the University of North Texas to help my daughter move home for the summer. It was a whirlwind day with more traffic than I could have even fathomed. It took me just about three hours to drive there, and five to drive back. Egads, was I tired last night, but so very very glad to have my girl home!

This little guy above is a gift I purchased from a friend’s Etsy shop, Deranged Delightz. He’s a Moshi Mushroom, custom made for my daughter in her two favorite colors as a coming home surprise. She loved him and he will now live with her other favorite stufties!

Feeling totally spoiled! Birthday goodies in the mail from my friend Terry.  ♡

The  very same friend gifted me with a gorgeous pair of socks and a sweet turtle bag for my birthday! I’ve already worn the perfectly fitting, gorgeous socks and the bag carried my snacks for my road trip yesterday.

The owls on my birthday socks from Terry!


And the socks? THEY HAVE OWLS ON THEM!

Not quite where I wanted to be today, but closer than I was before! #projectofdoom #fandominstitches #harrypotter
This is the current state of the Make-A-Wish Project of Doom. I really wanted it to be basted before the weekend, but it just didn’t happen. Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be in the mail for another couple of weeks, so I have time to get it basted, quilted and bound. Time’s ticking, but I’ll get it done! That backing fabric? Jelly beans! As my friend Amber said, Bertie Bott’s for everyone!


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May 2014 Flickr Prize

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group for a chance to win fun prizes all year long.  The May prize includes the bundle of fabric and two Sewhooked-themed pin back buttons above! Winner to be chosen Monday, June 2, 2014!

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Tickety Boo



After yesterday’s Talk To Me Tuesday, and the news that my very own stripey ball of fur and regular TTMT guest, Tackett is very, very sick, you all did some extra-ordinary things.

You spread the word about my TACKETT sale:

Use coupon code TACKETT right here on Sewhooked and in my Etsy Shop for 25% off your total order until August 31. This special coupon has been created as a fundraiser for my beloved and sick kitty, Tackett. Tackett is a regular visitor to Talk To Me Tuesday and even has his own Facebook page. The great majority of the patterns I’ve designed have come into life with Tackett sitting in my lap or on my feet.

Lots of you shopped and didn’t use the coupon at all. Everyone that shopped sent along heartfelt wishes and love for my furbaby.

I received a number of donations from friends and long-time readers to help with Tackett’s medical expenses; totally and completely unexpected. Very much appreciated.

There have been good thoughts, prayers and well wishes from all over the world. I can feel the love heading our way via email, text message, LJ, Facebook and Twitter.

So, here’s where we are today:

So far, he’s had a complete battery of blood tests, urinalysis, an  ultrasounds and some liver cells have been extracted. Tackett has lost about three pounds and he is terribly bony. He has been diagnosed with a serious liver infection, which is most likely hepatitis. There is a possibility that he has lymphoma. There’s a more thorough test for that, which is being done by a specialist. We won’t know the results for a few more days. He’s on three prescription medications for the infection and liver health, as well as a high protein, gluten-free diet to help him gain weight. Tackett is also on meds for hyperthyroidism, which he was diagnosed with last year. That complicates things a bit, too, as it also causes weight loss.

Because Tackett is a very vocal boy and is very clearly stressed by being at the kitty hospital, he returned home to us yesterday for treatment and recovery in the peace and quiet of his comfort zone. I’ll be his nurse and my family will be the support staff. 🙂

Despite everything, he remains his usual, sweet, cuddly and talkative self. He doesn’t have as much energy as he usually does, of course, but it doesn’t stop him from wanting his snuggles and to be petted.

Thank you all for your support in this. Tackett means the absolute world to me and to my family. He’s been part of our lives for 12 and a half years, and anything we can do to help him get healthy again, we absolutely will do.

Love to and gratitude to you all,


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