Catch ups.

Howdy Folks, how are things in your neck of the woods? I hope you and your families are safe wherever you may be.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the Red Boots household. No. 3 daughter has just finished her Uni (College) entry exams and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that they’re done. All we have to do now is sit back and wait to see how she went. She wants to do Biomedical Science, but there are plenty of bridging degrees she can take if she doesn’t get in straight away.

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I’ve been painting the laundry, it’s actually been quite stress-busting. We’ve lived in this house for 22 years and the laundry has always been a dark, scary pit full of plumbing, snakes, and other assorted wildlife. When the boiler blew a few weeks ago we leapt at the opportunity to move everything out and now I have a big open room that I can turn into a real laundry/mud room. Bliss!

On the quilting front, things are coming along nicely. After a few false starts, the dog quilt is under way and I have a free project coming up for the lovelies at Therm-o-Web. Stay tuned for that one, it will be released in October. I’m thinking of making a Quillow for sleepovers.

zig zag borders

Christmas is coming upon us fast. Is there anything you would like me to design/make in time for Christmas? Let me know. No promises, but I’ll try.

Remember I was growing my hair out of it’s very short, cropped style? Well I’m starting to look like something from a Playdoh Fussy Pumper Barber Shop. It’s not quite long enough to look anything but messy at the moment but I’ve resisted the urge to lop it off – which is somewhat of a miracle. I’m the ultimate pick up the sewing scissors and cut my hair at midnight kind of person.

playdoh fuzzy

I’m sad to say that the Birthday Club may have to end. Too many people have signed up who aren’t really interested, people who enter giveaways for the sake of it. Hardly anyone replies to their ‘winning email’ and it’s becoming pointless. Maybe we can do this a different way? Perhaps we can combine it with a Red Boots sewing club? I haven’t forgotten about the sewing club, I’m just not sure of the best way to do it. Link me to any ‘sewing clubs’ you know about so I can see how it’s done (please).

While I think of it, Therm-o-Web are having a flash sale on HeatnBond Stretch this Thursday (US time for US residents only). Pop on over to their website to grab a pack or two at this special price. This fusible webbing is for use on stretch fabrics which makes it’s perfect for t-shirts! It’s really soft and doesn’t make the tee stiff. I’ll do a post about it later this year. Can someone give me the gift of more time? please? LOL.

lfash sales

Well it’s almost midnight and I have a hundred and one emails to reply to before bed. Thank goodness Daughter No. 1 has supplied tonight’s chocolate to keep me going. I swear my children will be the death of my diet. Honeycomb Maltesers… it’s not fair, I can feel my tummy wobbling in anticipation LOL. toni xx

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Day 11 – A Country Christmas

Hi and welcome to Day 11 of our Christmas in July promotion.

Today’s super-specials are the Desert Flowers, The Wild West, High Noon, Boot-N-Skoot, Barn Stars, Campfire Quilts, and Farmhouse Daisies quilt patterns. They are all on special for $4 each in our Etsy store.

 

I have (1) copy of each of the patterns to giveaway to (3) lucky winners today plus (1) $30 gift voucher from my favourite people at Therm-0-Web (HeatnBond, DecoFoil, HeatnBond Stretch). Simply fill out your details below to enter, please remember to let me know where you are from.

Christmas Gift Certificate

Congratulations to Susan, Karla, Anne, Debbie, Joyce, and Sheree who have each won a copy of the Fishy, Fishy Fishy and A Mermaid’s Tale quilt patterns. I’ve emailed/messaged you all.

I hope you have a lovely week, toni xx

Day 1 – Candy Cane Christmas

Today is day one of our Christmas in July promo. For the next 24 hours “Candy Cane Christmas” will be $4 for the PDF pattern. 

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Today we are also giving away (1) roll of HeatnBond Stretch which has been specially formulated to use on t-shirts plus (3) free PDF copies of Candy Cane Christmas. Leave a comment here, on our Instagram account, or on our Facebook page to win.

soft stretch ultra

scrappy happy christmas

Everyone who purchases a pattern between now and the 30 September, 2017 will go in the draw to win The Wild Things quilt from the Happy Quilts book. There will be other ways to enter too, stay tuned for details.

Come back this time tomorrow for Day 2 when we’ll be more organised. Things got a bit hairy with our neighbours in the wee small hours of this morning and we’re all a little wrecked and fed up. xx