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CPD #4

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Officially, Create Play Date #3 however, we posted an unofficial 3rd a year ago Feb., that I did as a solo.

None the less, it has been w-a-y too long between creative play dates with friend,

Ann(ie) Regal.

Together, we enjoyed a little play, with applique.

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Designs we’ve had on the table for some time now, finally made it, to the cutting table.

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And, the ironing board.

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Ann showed me the ins and outs on applique building using one of my recent designs from

Letter Stitch, showing next month at the International Quilt Market in Minneapolis.

It was a fun collaborative effort.

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Featured fabrics are from Quilting Treasures Draw Near & Sewing Seeds collections.

More on this pattern and additional designs, coming soon.

Digging It

S P R I N G

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Time to try, taming the terrain.

Following winter our wooded lot is always wild and wooly.

Lots of weeds, invasive vines

and forgotten friendly faces, needed digging up.

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Much mulch to be moved.

Three truck beds so far and more to come.

Ouch.

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After the first couple days,

starting to notice, some surprising sprouts.

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Including . . .

post planting poison ivy rash, picked up in the process!

Ahhh!

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These hands & body, are ready to return to my desk/drawing table job.

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Speaking of wooded lots . . .

Posted This Week,

WOODSY WONDER artist fabric samples on Our Etsy Shop!

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Our first three Handmaids® Collections,

SHE WHO SEWS

DRAW NEAR

& ANGEL BAND

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Are now available in fat quarter bundles!

On our

HANDMAIDS® ETSY SHOP

for a limited time.

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Following our recent Handmaids® Challenge 2015, we decided to offer the extra 11 piece bundles.

Sew, get ’em while they last.

Also:

Tidings Classic Collections

On ETSY

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Without further ado,

here are the Handmaids® Challenge 2015

Fat Quarter Stacks & Panels – Giveaway Recipients

from the drawing:

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1. Melanie

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2. Robin

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3. Letha

&

As for the post cards entered here for the additional SURPRISE prize,

based on creativity, artistry and technique chosen by a panel of three?

We simply, could not choose one.

So, we chose three!

To also receive the Fat Quarter Stacks & Panels!

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2. Terry

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3. Barbara

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& the additional surprise prize to:

1. Rosemary

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There were SO MANY beautiful post card Valentines, we also decided that everyone who participated by sharing their works with us, should have a prize!

Additionally – We are pleased to be sending all of you, 2 fat quarters from one of the three Handmaids® collections.

All day yesterday was spent preparing & packaging your prizes which will be on their way to all of you,

amazingly talented women.

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T H A N K   Y O U

Once again, from the bottom of my heart, for playing in the 2015 challenge.

We are excited to be working on additional Handmaids® images in 2015 for new product so please keep following.

&

Last but not least,

our donation to Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child for 23 signed ups,

Tidings of Great Joy, LLC is nearly, doubling to $200 toward the effort.

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See all of your cards on Handmaids® Challenge Pinterest board,

And the Handmaids® Facebook Album.

Third Charming Group

3rd Group

. . of Handmaids® Challenge Post Cards!

It’s easy to see that everyone put a lot of heart into these charming entries.

And

Clever Creativity,

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Vintage Notions

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Sparkles

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Skill!

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Handwork

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Embroidery

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& Time

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A visual treat!

Although we are still receiving cards I wanted to say, we have enjoyed & appreciated them all.

T H A N K   Y O U !

Giveaway prizes announced here, this weekend!

Post Cards Act II

Here’s the next group of

G O R G E O U S

Handmaids® Challenge Cards:

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The backs are wonderful too!

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Amazingly designed!

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You can view them all together on Handmaids® Facebook Album

& we will be posting them on Pinterest too.

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I’m In Love

With YOUR, Handmaids® Challenge 2015 entries!

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They are truly wonderful. I am so impressed with the talent and skill displayed in each of the post cards we have already received. We are blown away with your spectacular Valentines. It is difficult to believe that many of you expressed, this was your first fabric post card.

Still waiting on eight more to arrive but cards are still coming in. So, if you have not yet sent yours to your assigned partner, please do.

There’s still time!

Winners as stated in the previous blog post will be announced March 15, 2015.

Now, feast your eyes on some of these miniature works of art!

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Posting more here over the next few days so, please stay tuned.

ALSO

You can view the Handmaids® Valentine post card exchange album on the

Handmaids® Facebook Page.

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THANK YOU

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