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As we close the page to 2020, we are surrounded by an echo of "can't wait to move on to a new year"!!  How many times have you heard that or said that over these past few months!!  2020 indeed has been a year that we will never forget.  It is always SO easy to focus on negative things.  I have never understood why that weighs so much more that positivity.  After all, if we were to choose to spend time with a positive person or a negative person, which one would we choose?  

When looking today for a new quote to share on the website, I come across this.  I felt it was definitely worth sharing with all of you as it offers encouragement and advice that we should all consider in our lives.  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!!

As for 2021, we are creeping along with new ideas of what it will bring for us.  We have two quilt show dates that at this time are set unless Covid and the govenor continue to keep a grip on our economy and outings.   It appears that the quilting industry is remaining strong and positive but also it proceeds with caution.  We will keep you informed as to what is happening with us and in the meantime hope we can continue to be blessed with creative ideas that inspire you as well.  We have new projects that just may make their way into our very first self published book.   We hope to offer a monthly project similar to our popular "Candy Club" there are hexies landing in a cute little sewing jar for future projects and a little stack of wool that is waiting for completion once hockey returns in January!!  

Lacey & I wish you a bright and blessed new year!!

KEEP THE FAITH!!! Keep Stitching!!!!!!


Our Holiday complimentary downloadable pattern - quick to stitch up just in time for the upcoming holiday season!!  Finished size is 8 x 8 inches.

Click Here for the downloadable pattern
Click Here to order a kit
(pillow NOT included)
WOOLY BLOCK ADVENTURE 2020 "INTO THE WOODS"
"CABIN COUNTRY"
Our 2020 wooly block is a reflection of our love for the peace and quite a cozy cabin in the country brings us in the winter season.  Although we have no bear in our neck of the woods in west central Minnesota, we certainly enjoy cardinals feeding in the winter snow!!  We hope you enjoy our block and the blocks designed by various shops across the United States!!

Pattern downloads will begin on October 1st.  Our designated "free download" days will be Novemvber 8th & 9th.  You can purchase the pattern prior to those dates or after those dates for $5.00.  To purchase a kit , click on the link below.  Kits are $16.99 which includes wools, & paper pattern.
Finished block measures 8 x 8 inches.  
We attached our block to a pillow using buttons
(buttons and pillow are NOT included in kit) for display.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN DOWNLOAD
CLICK HERE FOR THE "CABIN COUNTRY KIT"


What's New in Wool


Introducing our newest project  "Cotswald Circle" Pattern includes either the star background (left) or the circle background (right) and six patterns for the inner circles that can be changed for the season or occasion.  Inner circles measure approximately 5 inches in diameter.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE PATTERN

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE KITS

Our Wool Best Sellers

We are SO excited that our "Rays of Hope" Is one of the projects in the December issue of American Patchwork Quilting.  One of our old antique quilts was the inspiration behind the quilt design and can also be seen in the magazine.  We used Jen Kingwell's line "Fine and Sunny" to create a easy to piece together Dresden plate.  This grouping of fabric works very well to give you a "pieced look" by just using the fabric yardage and fussy cutting it.
Quilt finished size is approximately 48 x 48 inches.  


CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE FABRIC BUNDLE FOR THE QUILT TOP
Introducing "Mary Jane" - our latest Candy (mini charm) pattern.
This little Dresdan is sure to become a favorite in your miniature collection!!
Project requires (1) Mini Charm pack and 3/8 yard of fabric.   
Finished project measures 8 x 20 inches

This would be a great project for giving this upcoming Christmas season!!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER 


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