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Monday, November 12, 2018

Something you will find..... the current issue of 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine.  This is the Santa Claus (and tutorial to make your own) that I designed for the magazine and you can get your copy by clicking on the cover picture in the list at the side of my blog.  

- There are a LOT of free patterns available HERE.  Pour yourself a cuppa and have fun!

- If you go HERE you will find a link to the PDF for making an absolutely adorable little fairy door ornament.

- I'm sure the more experienced knitters among you know all THESE little tricks for frogging, but sharing it here just in case you don't!

- THIS is a nice tutorial to make fabric leaves for your fall table (or any time of the year).

- THESE are rather cute little fellows - cheap to make too!  Perhaps perfect for a bazaar item?

- There's a slightly different take on a table runner HERE

- If you have a Star Wars fan on your gift list, how about one of THESE?

This quote from Carl Reiner pretty much sums up my feelings about winter...."A lot of people like snow.  I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water"


  1. Your blue Santa is beautiful. I love non-traditional colors at the holidays. Thank you again for the links - some great ideas there.

  2. Very nice Santa, I like his crazy coat.
    And thanks for the tips, everything from tutorials for fairy doors to Japanese style hobo bags.
    Hope your allergy thing clears up, I think I get something like that once in a while too.

  3. Oh Wow!! Your ol' Saint Nick is fabulous. Love, love, love his blue coat! Gosh, you are one fabulously clever lady!!

  4. How wonderful!! Your Santa is beautiful! Great links! I'm itching to make SOMETHING now that the puppy is getting 'older' but still have my hands full. I HATE winter and love the quote. SO true!

  5. That Santa is beautiful in a blue coat!

    1. Thanks Becki - I love blue so it was sort of a no-brainer!

  6. How lovely your blue Santa looks Mary Anne! I love him! Blue is my favourite colour!! Christine xx

  7. The fabric leaves will make a nice quilt motif. Very nice

  8. I love your Santa. I especially like that you made his crazy quilt coat blue.
    xx, Carol

  9. Santa is cool! Blue, what a welcome change. About the frogging -- that idea of sliding in a needle to frog back to is great. Like a lifeline.

  10. Your blue Santa is beautiful, my friend. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

    Hugs to you!

  11. Wow! That's fantastic. Santa looks awesome. Love him in blue

  12. Beautiful Santa. Blue is a delightful change from the traditional red. Some interesting links as usual. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love this blue CQ Santa you have created. Thank you for sharing him and your tutorial in CQ Quarterly. December is right around the Thanksgiving corner. Yikes. Grateful November Blessings...

  14. Love your Santa Claus :)

  15. Delightful 'blue' santa. Than's for sharing this and the links.


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