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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Be Back This Week

Ladies, I expect to be back later this week.   I have the Geek Squad man coming out on Tuesday to set my computer back up.  If all goes well, I'll be able to finally get back to work by the end of the week.

Due circumstances beyond my control, I may not be able to have the Autumn issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazines ready for the August 1st release date.  I promise, we will release it as soon as humanly possible.

Thank you for your patience.  It has been a very stressful couple of months.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Be Back Shortly

Kadies, I apologize for my absence.   I'm taking care of some personal matters.  I will be back very soon.   If you need to reach me, please contact me through my email, Facebook or etsy.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Summer 2018 Now Available

Hi everyone!  The Summer 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available!!!

Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine Summer 2018
Thank you to Shirlee Fassell for her gorgeous cover design!

Available in print and digital at Magcloud:  http://www.magcloud.com/user/kitty-and-me

Available in print at Etsy:  http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ATC SWAP

Hi Everyone, just a quick note to let you know that the ATC's from the swap will be mailed next week.  I have everything ready to go.

Photos of all the ATC's are featured in the Summer 2018 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.  The release date will be May 1st.

Our cover artist for this issue is the talented Shirlee Fassell!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Free Kitty Blog Background

If you're looking for a new blog background and you like the one I'm using, you're welcome to use it on your blog too!

Free Kitty Blog Background for Blogger/Blogspot blogs




Copy and paste the following code into your HTML gadget:

<style type="text/css">
body { background-image : url(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4355/36371948715_1812e87f35_o.jpg); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat;  background-attachment : fixed; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
var div = document.createElement('div');
div.setAttribute('style',"position: absolute; left: 0px; top: 30px; z-index: 50; width: 150px; height: 45px;");
div.innerHTML = '<a target="_blank" href=" "></a>';
document.getElementsByTagName('body').item(0).appendChild(div);
</script>

This will work on Blogger/Blogspot 2 column blogs.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Crazy Quilt Trinket Block - Girl Scouts Of America

One of the happiest times of my childhood is when I was in Brownies and Girl Scouts.  I got to do so many fun things in Girl Scouts.  Crafts, baking, field trips.  So many nice things.  And of course, selling cookies!!!

My most recent crazy quilt trinket block represents those really fun years:

I still have my sash and my pins but I didn't want to take my sash apart.  I bought these little Brownie and Girl Scout pins on Ebay and I bought the patch on Ebay.

For all the years I was a Brownie/Girl Scout, I was the flag bearer for my troop.  I got to carry the American flag for all of my troops functions and all school assemblies.  I was so proud of that and it's I learned my respect for the American flag.

The flag pin in the top righ-hand corner is from the Bicentenial of the United States back in 1976.  I was in 8th grade then.  So that represents me being the flag bearer as well as the 200th birthday of the United States.

The little heart shaped watch is from my mom.  She used to have it hanging on her purse but she can't see it anymore so she gave it to me.  I represents the love I have for being a Girl Scout and the happy time that it was in my life.

Here's a photo of my sash:

Notice my first patch is for needlework!


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Never Ending Sampler Panel 3 Band 9

Before I talk about the next band, I want to make an announcement.  Due to lack of interest, I will be discontinuing the Never Ending Sampler project.  I will finish up Panel 3 so the handful of stitchers who are still working on this project can have a nice sampler.

Many of the stitchers who were working on this project have dropped out, maybe due to the fact that there are quite a few gorgeous stitch alongs available now.

I will keep the patterns available in case anyone wants to use them and on occasion, I will work up some more charted borders for anyone who likes to use them for their crazy quilting or on their own cross stitch projects.

I'm sorry if anyone is disappointed but please look around online for free stitch alongs because there are a ton of them out there.

Okay, so on to Panel 3 Band 9:

This band is worked entirely in cross stitch.  Try working the pansy in one color and the leaves and vines in another.

Here it is with the overlap for placement purposes:

And here is the entire sampler so far:

Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Crazy Quilt Trinket Block - Blue Avon Elephant Pin

Here is the latest finish in my Crazy Quilt Trinket block project:

The blue elephant is pin from Avon from back in the 1970's.  I had quite a few of these since my mom sold Avon back then.

I tried to give this block a "girly", pastel circus look.  I wanted it to feel whimsical.  I'm not sure where I got the little gold crown.  Mary Anne maybe?  I'm really not sure but it's the only one I had and it seemed to work perfectly on this little 6 inch block!

If you're new to my blog, I've collected little do-dads for years.  Saved things from my childhood, saved things that belonged to family members and friends who have since passed, collected things from flea markets and antique shops and garage sales....you know how it goes.  When you like little things, you just collect them and save them.  Well, a few years back I decided to start showcasing them on 6 inch crazy quilt blocks. 

For now, I'm just sewing blocks and stitching blocks and not really worried about putting a quilt together....but it that will happen eventually.  These blocks will at some point be made into several wall quilts.  I'll probably divide them up by season, theme and holiday.  I've done quite a few already, probably 40 or more and you haven't seen them all!!!  But you will!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Easter Blog Background

I just finished up my Easter Blog Background:

Free Easter Blogger/Blogspot Background
You're welcome to you it on your own Blogger/Blogspot 2 column blog.  Here's the code:


<style type="text/css">
body { background-image : url(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/808/39092242590_08005caf30_o.jpg); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat;  background-attachment : fixed; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
var div = document.createElement('div');
div.setAttribute('style',"position: absolute; left: 0px; top: 30px; z-index: 50; width: 150px; height: 45px;");
div.innerHTML = '<a target="_blank" href=" "></a>';
document.getElementsByTagName('body').item(0).appendChild(div);
</script>

Just copy it and past it into your HTML thingy!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Crazy Quilt Trinket Block Boyd's Bear Pin

My latest crazy quilt trinket block features a little Boyd's Bear pin:

Mom found the pin in her jewelry box but she hadn't worn it for awhile so she gave it to me to use on these squares.  It's quite heavy so I have it pinned on but also, I strung 3 small plain buttons with crochet thread and glued them to the back of the pin with E6000 Jewelry glue.  Once dry, I pulled the crochet threads to the back of the foundation and tied them on. That holds the pin in place and will help to keep the bear stable once this is sewn into a quilt.

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