Tuesday, November 26, 2013


NW Expo - Portland
There were raffle winners each day.  One of those days an artist named Lulu dashed into my booth waving her winning ticket.
Lulu.  A Winner - in every way.
  I could tell she was an artist by the way she dressed . . and besides . . I'm lucky to know her a bit . . and her artwork.  And her blog Lulu Moon.  She won her choice of three free patterns in my booth.  One of her picks was our Sassy Little Apron pattern . . that did not surprise me.
She didn't waste any time.  Just last week my friend Janet of Art Journey sent me the these pictures taken at their weekly Art Group Gathering.

 You would have to agree that
Every sassy little artist
needs their own hand made apron.
Love that she wore it to Art Group . . 
and i hope that there is a dash or two of paint on it by now don't you?

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Perhaps next week you are over the river and through the woods like we will be.
And maybe you would like to prepare a little Holiday embroidery project for your journey.
Every travel needs a stitch right?
Cat and Mouse from Stitchery Do
Or possibly you will be cozied up at home.  Whereever you may be,
I wanted to
Thank You . . 
for visiting here.
So in honor of Woolycat . . who you may have met in the last post,
I have uploaded a free Cat and Mouse embroidery pattern.
This is one of three designs in an older STITCHERY DO pattern.
Click on the CAPTION below the image to go to our new website Freebie Page.
Follow the instructions for a simple download of the pattern, which you can print,
along with printable instructions.
I will try my best to keep the Freebie Box an ongoing event.
No purchase necessary.
No anything else.
just a Thank You from Woolycat .  .and me . .  to you.

Friday, November 15, 2013


Hi . . it's me Woolbert.   Ok . . i am just a bit jealous of him but i suppose it is time you met my chum Tony The Tiger . . aka . . WoolyCat.
Why jealous?
Well Reets homes me out to this rather chilly ole shed and sure i have my wool coat and wool blankie as well but Tony . . he spends every single night in that warm and cozy house.  Piles of my wool in every nook, corner and cranny.  And he finds each and every mound.  Reets says he listens for that "dryer done" buzzer.  After which she retrieves her warm and wonderful woolens and spreads them about on the couch ready for folding.
But within seconds . . they are HIS!
He thinks he is so sly.  Spoiled thing.
"If I keep one eye closed she'll surely never see me on
her treasured Beauty Berry.  heh heh . . "
"ahhh . . I love to find my wooleys stacked next to the
velvets.  What a life!"
"These are MINE I tell ya . . All MINE!  Don't even think about it!"

"hmmm .  this buffet pennyrug just isn't quite big enough."

"I'm thinkin'"

"Maybe with a 
little twisteroo 
I can stretch it
out a bit aye?"

"That's more like it.
Where there's a
will there's a
WoolyCat way!"

"What's this pile of models doing here on the floor?  Must be for me next snuggy nap."

 "Ah .  I see it's showtime.  She's packin up my wooleys and what's that? . . a little snoozing space at the top?  I'll take it.   Hope she doesn't see me in here 'cause I know the next show is in Portland.   I LOVE Portland.   Don't you know? . . 
Voodoo Donuts is there!"

Ok now . . it's me again, Woolbert . . here to confirm that the following images are actual.  You do see that wool in the bottom of that basket don't you?  Well so did my bud The Tonester . . Ohhh yah . . Sly as ever aren't ya partner?

"Uhh. . I say now. .It surely looked big enuf. "

"Woolbert . . I need some help here . . buddy!"
"I  say WOOLBERT . . .

"Hey yah Tone . . I hear ya.  I'm out here . . in this freezy frosty SHED!
Wish with all my wooley heart that I could get in there to help you out.
In there in that
But here I am  . . way out yonder . .  just chillin' . . sorry pal."

Monday, November 11, 2013


Finally finished with this years shows!  Trying to check things off my list so i can get ready for the holidays AND . . next years shows.  Sew Sew Sew.
I have one more short jaunt to make and then will return here to catch up with overdue posts and best of all . . 
communicating with you once again.   It was long and busy year.
Below is a short slideshow of a small collection featuring our Holiday Patterns.  We have many more on our website so if you would like to go check your list, simply click on . . 
and the sleigh will magically pick you up and deliver you there.
Don your wooly winter cap and enjoy this snowy little slideshow.
Snow makes me want to  SEW!  How about you?
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