Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Sew, A Needle Pulling Thread --- (Pattern Release!)

Yes!  There was even time for stitching!

Hi Folks! I returned home from Germany/Austria somewhere around midnight last night, and even considering it took more than 24 hours to get me home from the time my alarm went off in Salzburg at 2am to have the bags out the door by 2:15 am, and on the bus by 3:15am – and on and on and on through 5 airports and many layovers – I am feeling quite chipper today after a night in my own bed!

I love that in amidst all of the touring, the sightseeing, the eating of marvelous cuisine, there was time for stitching with our new found friends and travel companions.

Our project?

Now ready for you to download and make your own!

Digging right in and stitching!

Some preferred to use a hoop -

Some went hoopless!

And all had a great time!

Everyone loved stitching through the Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch.  And it is so easy to print your image from the pattern right onto the Stick ‘n Stitch overlay, peel the backing and stick it right to the front of your base fabric.

We used Hemming Chenille Needles in size 24 to do our stitching.  I love the larger easy to thread eye.

We all loved the quaint Bavarian décor in our classroom!

I am missing these ladies already!

For the next several days after our evening workshop, quilters could be seen stitching away while on the bus, sitting in the hotel lobby, chatting – enjoying themselves.  I even saw stitching happening in the airport on our way home yesterday.  I can’t wait to see what they do with their borders!

Up to the hotel rooftop garden for a photo op!

Just a skiff of snow!

That morning fog will burn off into a brilliant blue sky day!

Grab your own copy of Warm Hands, Warm Heart and get stitching!

And yes, it looks great in RED too!

I can’t wait to see this one finished!

And while we are it it:

Our 50% off pattern of the month is my Hunter's String Star! You know how much I adore string quilts, and you can be printing, cutting and stitching up this beauty in your favorite colors in minutes! Sale price good through the month of December only.

When you receive your download links email, please read the READ ME file first so you know where your file is saved when you hit download. For best results download to a real computer first saving the file to where you know how to find it. Click the saved file and open to print. Once you have saved your file you may easily transfer it to your iPad, tablet or other mobile device.

And how about another goodie for those on your Christmas list?

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My plans for today?  Massage early this afternoon, and then I’ll be heading up to Virginia to start my TIME OFF!  My travel is done for 2019.  It’s time to settle in to my own stitching projects.  There is much piecing and quilting that has been calling me for weeks, and I can hardly wait to dig in.

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Vintage Thousand Pyramids quilt found in North Carolina.

Do you ever feel like life is too busy for even your mind to quiet down? I'm in search of some of quiet over the next several weeks

There is an awful lot of hustle and bustle out there. I am so happy to be home until I head to Phoenix to teach in late January.



  1. Welcome home, Bonnie. Loved all your posts while you traveled. Amazing journey. You are blessed with a kind heart and good health. Enjoy your time at home. See you in Phoenix in January.

  2. Welcome home, Bonnie! I always look forward to the phrase of the day for inspiration and for some eye candy too.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours (a little early),
    Anna in IL

  3. So glad you get to go sew in your Virginia Cabin! Happy Stitching dear Bonnie. Staying home all I can between Guild meetings this month. Saying Bye for now, heading to Nebraska in January. Sad goodbyes, but I gotta do it.

  4. Welcome home!❤️

  5. Glad to hear that you are back.

  6. Welcome home, Bonnie. Can't wait to get your mitten pattern. It is so cute and will go perfectly with a snowman project I have completed. Enjoy your "me" time and time with your guys.

  7. Welcome back, Bonnie! Thank you for sharing all of your pics and cultural observations of your trip, it was fun to see things thru your eyes. Enjoy Virginia, Merry Christmas!

  8. Yes too busy but NOT too busy for the NEXT Clue {#3}

  9. Thank you, Bonnie for having this pattern available so soon. I just purchased it and can't wait to make it. Enjoy your TIME OFF! Merry Christmas!!

  10. So glad to see that you made it home after a beautiful trip! I know you are looking forward to some much needed rest and time to get your own projects done! Enjoy it! Happy quilting! 💕🧵

  11. Love those cute little mittens, sweet little stitch design. So pleased you had such a lovely time, a fitting end to your busy travels this year. Now time for you to have a rest and focus on yourself and family, hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Was fun seeing the thousand pyramids quilt I made this as one of my first ever projects but never knew the name I use mine every day it on my couch.
    Thank you you for sharing such wonderful pictures with us.
    Love and quilty hugs
    Anne xxx

  12. Glad you're home for the holidays and can enjoy some well deserved time off. I enjoyed your German adventure, reminded me of our years in Germany when my husband was in the Army. We didn't live in Bavaria, but in Hesse, north of Frankfurt. But we enjoyed traveling when his schedule and our finances allowed it. I remember touring Nymphenburg, it is amazing.


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