Happy 13th Birthday Seams To Be Sew…

Happy Birthday STBS 2015As of today, I’ve owned my domain name for 13 years. I’ve never owned any of my previous domains for as long as this one, so I thought I’d share a bit of it’s history with you.

In 2002, I purchased my domain name simply to have my very own email address, so I set it on a host and never really did a thing with the site. We had moved to Germany and I realized that my email address was always going to change. I wanted something that was more permanent and to my knowledge, the only availability was hotmail. I didn’t like hotmail, so I opted to go with a domain url as my email address. Six years later, it then became a web development site that specialized in adding shopping carts for crafters, artists and embroiderers.

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New Freebie For You Today…

stbs-fireworks 1Coming next week to the USA is the Fourth of July, one of my favorite holidays of the year. One of the biggest things I love about the day is spending it with family, the fireworks, and watching the Boston Pops play the Stars and Stripes one of the songs my mom passed on to me, she loved marching band music and especially liked John Phillip Sousa. As a flute player, I always wanted to play the piccolo part in the Stars and Stripes song.

My father’s birthday is July 3rd, so we go from celebrating that to the next day where we celebrate with fireworks and fun. When I was growing up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, one of the very best things was being at the fireworks display that they held at the Snake River in downtown Idaho Falls. It was so amazing with the fireworks bouncing off the water into the air, so very beautiful.

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More Giveaways for EQ Seasons RAL..

Craftsy will be giving 3 winners a class of their choice.
Sulky will be giving 2 6-packs of their newest cotton threads
Hobbs Batting will be giving us some batting to give away.
DreamWorthy Quilts be giving away a pattern of your choice

and we now know Electric Quilt’s giveaway…

Electric Quilt

Electric Quilt

That’s right, a copy of Electric Quilt 7..

The time is coming very quickly now, it seems like yesterday that I wrote bloggers and invited them to be part of this Row Along and now we are just a little over two months away from getting started.. Rows are being created by the designers, quilts are coming along nicely, it’s going to be an AMAZING 6 weeks.

I can’t wait to see ya’ll,

Marian

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Coming In July to Seams To Be Sew … My 2015 BoW

Coming In July

2015 Block Of The Week
O Holy Night

2015 BoW

Coming July 10th, each and every friday for 12 weeks, I will feature a small part of this wallhanging project.

I’ve always had a little infatuation with nativity scenes. I’ve collected a few of them be it made out of porcelain, wood, and even glass. As a quilter, I’ve wanted to create a nativity scene for years, so now, I’m bringing my creation to you.

I’ve named it O Holy Night because that is my favorite Christmas song of the season.

This nativity scene features the artwork of Angie Wenke.

It has been created in Electric Quilt 7 and Bernina Designer Plus v7

You will not need EQ to create your own, you will receive patterns in pdf format.

This will be limited, each part will be available free for one week only, then made available for sale until the end of the project.

I hope you will follow along and create it with me

Marian

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Another Wonderful Sponsor For EQ Seasons…

KNK USA

Today, we have another great new sponsor, KNKUSA is giving away a Zing Air Cutting System for our EQ Seasons Row Along.

Zing Air

 

I have considered this as the best non die-cutting system on the cutting machine market for over a year now. I will own myself one of these babies someday, but for now, ya’ll are going to have the amazing opportunity to win one of these beautiful cutters.

Once you start using cutters, you never look back, they are amazing machines that making cutting accurately a breeze. I am truly honored that KNKUSA has given us the ability to give away one of these wonderful machines.

Once September comes, you will have the opportunity to follow along in our Row Along while we offer you the ability to win one of these cutters.

Winning this machine will give you free shipping if you are in the 48 contiguous states in the USA. Outside of the 48 states, you will have to agree to pay for shipping by entering to win this cutter.

Thank you KNKUSA,

Marian

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EQ Seasons RAL Has A New Sponsor

.Fat Quarter ShopHi Everyone, Today I’d like to let you know that we have a new sponsor for the Electric Quilt Seasons Row Along.

The Fat Quarter Shop is generously providing each blogger the ability to give a $25.00 gift certificate on their featured day of the Row Along.

In other words, 20 bloggers giving, 20 gifts… Thank you sew much for your generosity Fat Quarter Shop. We appreciate you more than you know.

I can’t wait for you to see the absolutely amazing rows that have been created for this Row Along and I know your really going to enjoy it.

Remember you won’t need Electric Quilt to create the rows, we’ll provide patterns for everyone and even show you how to use Electric Quilt to edit, draw, and create your own blocks. If you don’t own it, we hope you’ll buy it, it’s so worth the money. In a few days I will give you a list of all the participating bloggers to.  I know it seems like your having to wait awhile till it starts, but September is just right around the corner.

Our other sponsors are:

Electric Quilt  and

Northcott Fabrics

Cya Soon!!

Marian

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I found a cute QAL today..

Hillside_QALDo you ever get on the web in your browser to do something and end up spending hours because you saw something else over and over again that interested you?

This happens to me more often than I care to admit. However, once in awhile I come upon something I’d like to share and today I found something I thought I’d like to share.

Those who know me, know I do not use cell phones, so Instagram and Twitter are services I don’t even subscribe to. The Hillside Houses Quilt-A-Long that I found today is via Instagram however, although she is also posting the pdfs on her blog for those who don’t want to use those small smart screens. I happened upon this QAL today quite by accident when I clicked on a blog logo for it at someone else’s site.

I love Quilt Alongs, they are like mini blocks of the month, usually starting and finishing within six to eight weeks. If your not careful, they can come along and start and finish before you ever know they were even posted. I try to visit blogs I like every day, but some people like myself don’t blog every day either. I also don’t always find “subscribe” buttons, or ways to follow some blogs and of course it’s just not possible to follow every single blog. Since I don’t use blogger as my platform for my blog, I also don’t get to see all the cool stuff happening over on those blogger blogs easily without an email and I don’t always get those blogger emails subscribers in my email to read about. This is why I wish other bloggers would use something like blogluvin, or feedly, or even Networked Blogs. I have a feedburner logo on my own site, but I have no idea if it even works or not.

Either or, this post isn’t suppose to be a rant.. :) It’s suppose to be about a cool cute little Quilt Along I happened upon today over at Pretty Little Quilts. She’s already into the first 5 blocks, with two more posted to Craftsy today, but there are still five more blocks to go. She is posting the pdfs to Craftsy, and they are free, so that you’ll always have access to them once the QAL is over. So go on over and show her how much you like this QAL by leaving a comment.

Have a great day!!

Marian

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