Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Monkey Boys Grew And Grew And The Pillow Disappeared

Way back in 2012 I made a Christmas pillow in the Holiday Lane Blog Hop.
It's a free pattern by Jillily Studio that is easy and so adorable.

There were only a few Monkey Boys to rest their heads on the pillow in 2012.

And then the Monkey Boy numbers grew, and grew, and grew until the pillow disappeared
beneath them! Time has flown by and these boys melt my heart no matter what they do.

Monkey Baby obviously doesn't understand the concept of "pretend to sleep."
I'm so grateful my daughter took these photos and sent them to me.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Craftsy's Changes Were Worse Than I Expected

I had tried to stay positive on the changes Craftsy was making, but everyday I saw designer
after designer posting about being deleted or worrying about what patterns would disappear
from their store. Well...Craftsy's changes were worse than I expected. Way worse!

My head is spinning!

Patterns that I thought would stay there are gone. Only three patterns are left in my Craftsy store.
Because of this, I'll be deleting my store from their site. It is no loss for them, but it is a huge loss 
for me. With barely a week's notice, they totally threw chaos into the lives of those who used their
amazing and wonderful site. It was free, but I would have willingly paid a fee to continue to use
them. I have an Etsy store, but I have a ways to go to move patterns over there. At this time, free 
patterns like the ones from our Sew Incredibly Crazy BOM will be moved to Google Docs. 
Hopefully, I can figure out something more permanent when things stop spinning in my head. 
There are links on my blog that are no longer valid and will have to be updated or deleted...ugh! 
That will take a ton of work...I'd rather be sewing! 

I'm really sorry for the inconvenience this has caused the amazing people who
have downloaded patterns from my Craftsy store. Thanks for thinking they were good
enough to add to your "cart." It will be a busy time over the next few weeks for those
of us affected by this crazy mess. I hope you'll hang in there with me and the others!
I'm just a little tadpole in the big pond of amazing designers so I really appreciate your support!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Glance Into What Was Happening In 2018 At Just Let Me Quilt

It's been a busy year here at Just Let Me Quilt with lots and lots of sewing, BOM's, and blog hops.
Sometimes it's eye-opening when I put all my projects in one!
Here's a little round-up of what I did in 2018.

I hosted six blog hops this year.

Wish Upon A Star

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Welcome To My House

Christmas In July

Small, Smaller, Smallest

Put A Little Love In Your Quilt

I sewed a lot of things for blog tours, blog hops, row alongs, and gifts!

Whew! That was a lot of sewing!

I also designed and sewed blocks for Sew Incredibly Crazy's 2018 "It's A Wild Life" BOM
Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy just released her new block.
I need to get busy sewing it and putting all those blocks together into a quilt!

2019 is already rolling with commitments, deadlines, designing, and sewing.
Fun times ahead!

I can't wait to see what you make next year...I love all the inspiration you give me!