Moving Sale

So, what would moving be . . .

without a MOVING SALE!

On our Etsy Store for the next 3 weeks, 30% OFF on 3 new fabric group listings.

Enter code: moving2014 at checkout





30% off on ALL of our fabric listings!

On The Move

JoyStudioFBHeaderBbI am excited to let you know that the Joy Studio is expanding. We have just made it official and rented some additional studio and office space. A charming cottage in a convenient and quiet setting. If you’ve ever dreamed of a creative retreat, a visit to our Joy Studio, may be for you.

Follow (Like) studio news, workshop/class offerings & schedule updates on Facebook.


Located near the caves, in Pacific, MO

Contact us for more info – tidings3@aol.com

Blue Berry Beauty



The blueberries are ready to pick in the Midwest so, we had no other choice but to head out early this morning, to Huckleberry Hollow, berry patch extraordinaire.


The report we heard was that the bushes, were loaded! And they were. Row after row of beautiful blue brambles so, we were off, grabbed our pails and picked till our hearts content. Well, until we had picked twenty six quarts anyway, between four of us. Even then, it was difficult to walk away from the blue bounty.


Yum fresh berries!

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Berries for baking . . . this fall?


And some to try now of course.


And maybe, some to paint?

Draw Near Delivers


Second in the Handmaids® series is “Draw Near.” Still creative multitaskers with an emphasis on stitchery and dress making, in this collection the focus swings toward everyone’s childhood past time, coloring. No matter who you are, at one time or another, when you were very small, someone most likely stuck a crayon in your hand and you began to draw.

I did . . . and am still at it.


So, those were the memories that triggered the imagery for this line that I started at least a year ago and conceived of, long, long before that. A favorite verse found in the forth chapter of the book of James, was the inspiration. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. The fabric delivery, is a good & needed, reminder for me.


So, vintage crayons, paint tins and turn of the century patterns are all a part of this art group which translated beautifully into fabric by Quilting Treasures. Hope you like it.


Available in quilt shops now.

A Couple More


I just wanted to share a couple of late entries as we wrap up the She Who Sews Challenge.


And once again thank all, who joined in on the fun. Prizes are being processed and Oh, if you still have She Who Sews fabric left . . . think, pincushions.

Here’s a little hint for the next creative concept. Wanna play?


Projects & Prizes


Yes, more challenge projects . . . . .

. . wonderful projects, amazing projects!




Fabulous projects!



I was not able to personally acknowledge every participant’s email however, please accept my sincere thank you to all of you. Your attention to these challenge projects have been over the top, truly. I was overwhelmed by your creative talents & sewing skills. It sounds like you enjoyed working on them as much (if that’s possible) as I have seeing them.


We agreed to go beyond the thirty limit originally stated, not wanting to turn anyone down, and sent out 40 sets of fat quarters. We received twenty two participant’s entries from those. I am pleased to announce the results of the random drawing from those twenty two. A framed She Who Sews print & panel goes (as they appear in comments) to:

1 – Marilyn Griffin, 2 – Genie Betts & 3- Cheri Holt

& for our kind comments giveaway, She Who Sews panels go to:

1 – Lyn Kaufmann, 2 – Debra Kay Neiman & 3 – Rosemarazzle



And still more awesome projects!RegenaFlorentiRegenaFlorenti2BarbStruveMessengerBagInside

HeidiStoryJulieFaircloth1Announcing giveaway winners tomorrow here at the

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See more challenge projects on our Pinterest PageLethaMcKinnon21LethaMcKinnon20B


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