Happy Hollow Designs add Christmas Charm!

I fell in love with these adorable Happy Hollow Designs patterns at Houston Quilt Market…so of course I purchased the available shop samples (below) and ordered patterns.




Click here to check to take a closer look at these patterns at SewThankful.com.

Brighten up any room for the holidays — hang on your wall or dress up a table. It’s wonderful how these vintage/whimsical Santas bring out the child in all of us.

Oodles of Poodles Yo-Yo Poodle Quilt – my favorite quilt pattern/sample at Houston Quilt Market

I was simply smitten with the Oodles of Poodles Yo-Yo Poodle Quilt in the Quilt Country Booth at Quilt Market.

Yes, I am a huge dog lover (though not necessarily the biggest fan of poodles).  Still…this quilt was absolutely adorable. I just wanted to grab it and bring it home with me to curl up in a big comfy recliner with a good book on a chilly day!  I imagine petting the poodles as I read…perfect!

The Oodles of Poodles quilt pattern by Elizabeth Creel for Quilt Country is available at SewThankful.com, but the pattern cover image does not do justice to the quilt.  So, I snapped a couple pictures (with permission) to share with you.



Two more FREE yo-yo projects from Clover-USA!

Check out these two adorable yo-yo projects, FREE from Clover-USA:

  1. Christmas Tree project, click here.
  2. Assorted flowers (make a bouquet), click here.

These projects were made using Clover Quick Yo-Yo Makers, available and ON SALE at SewThankful.

Yo-Yo Ornies appear around the internet!

Imagine my surprise and thrill to find several pictures of yo-yo ornaments (and variations) posted on the HGTV forum board — these pretty ornaments were made using my free Yo-Yo Orny pattern .  I was especially tickled because the poster does provide credit to my pattern.  Click here to take a look at these pretty examples…

Fabric yo-yo ornaments are sew pretty on your tree…but they also make beautiful embellishments to gift wrapping.

Would you like to take a closer look at the free  Yo-Yo Orny project?  Click here.

Spider Invasion…

Yo-Yo Spiders invaded on Halloween! Click image to view larger picture in a new window.



Jeff hung a large web across our entry way and placed several spiders overhead. The web/nest and spiders were a delight to trick-or-treaters!

Click here to access the Spooky Spider project page blog entry to learn how to make your own spooky yo-yo spiders for next Halloween.