Monday, April 26, 2021

New Blog Hops And Cackling Stitches Updates

I have played in blog hops for a long, long time, and now I love hosting and playing in them with my friend, Carla, from Creatin' in the Sticks. She never ceases to amaze me with her creativity and quilt designing! Carla has been a part of my blogging life since around 2012. We've both come a long way!

Then there's my wickedly crazy friend, Joan, from Moosestash Quilting. Joan has also been in my blogging life since 2012. She's funny and amazing with her sewing skills. I love how she makes me laugh on almost a daily basis! We host a Facebook page called "Cackling Stitches" that's totally Halloween related. It's perfect for the witchy part of us! 

I am so lucky to have been able to do lots of quilt things with them for such a long time and it's not over, yet! The three of us are teaming up to share the fun of hosting blog hops and designing for our Cackling Stitches Halloween related Facebook page. Check it out to see the block of the month and spooky, creepy, and Halloween shares. 

Joan, Carla, and I like to keep things relaxed and fun, because if it isn't fun why do it. But we do take our blog hops and designing seriously and love to share it with others. Coming up with challenges for all of you and us keeps the sewing mojo flowing.

The slots for our blog hops fill up fast, but we try to fit everyone in who wants to play. If you sign-up, we hope you're courtesy enough to show up on your assigned day. No one likes a no-show, but we understand life happens and do our best to understand. Comments on the posts are really welcome and appreciated because encouragement keeps us all going. 

Right now we have a blog hop coming in May called "Born to be Wild" that is hosted by me. I can't wait to see the "wild" side of everyone!

Joan will be hosting the June blog hop and she's come up with a great challenge, "Fairy Tales." I love having her talent to inspire me in these blog hops! If you want to sign-up for this hop, visit Joan's blog for details HERE.

I'll be hosting July's blog hop, "It's A Guy Thing", with a challenge to make something for a guy or tomboy, or in manly-man colors of blues, grays, browns, etc. Please don't yell at me about this not being gender's a blog hop not a political statement. If you want to play along, you can email me with your name, email address, blog name, and blog URL. If you've never done a blog hop, don't be afraid to join in. We were new at it once, too!

Carla and Joan have new challenges planned for August and September to share soon. 

I'll have October to challenge your inner Halloween spirit with "Ghastly Ghouls." I think you can figure out that the challenge is anything Halloween. I can hardly contain my excitement to host this one!

Joan, Carla, and I enjoy each other and share the same love of quilting, blog hops, and designing. We're so glad to have all of you in our quilting lives, too!


  1. They all sound fun! I better think up some ideas before I sign up for them. Once I have a plan, I will let you all know. Thanks for doing these fun hops Carol (and Carla and Joan too)!

  2. These will be so much fun! Thanks for inspiring us to keep thinking up new ideas and to keep creating.

  3. Carol you are genius to keep Blog Hops going and recruiting Carla and Joan. I will love to follow along and see all the fabulous creations by everyone. April Showers today.

  4. I echo the first 3 comments! I'm still trying to decide what to make for the "Wild" hop, but I sure enjoy seeing everything the 3 of you make, along with that of all the others who join the hops. Keep those creative juices going! It inspires the rest of us too!

  5. How fun!! I haven't gotten to play as much this year, but hopefully I can the rest of the year! Joan is a great addition to the two of you wonderful hop hosts!!

  6. I'm so excited to join in with you two incredible hostesses and I see a lot of fun quilting trouble the 3 of us can lead everyone into. HAHAHAHA It's always good to have lots of friends when trouble brews! Thanks for including me. :-)

  7. It’s great to have the three of you teamed up like this. You are each amazingly creative and together you make a dynamic team!

  8. Fabulous fun future! Thanks for the little sneak peek. I'm so tempted, but still being careful about scheduling my time because I'm not back to normal yet. I hope to join the Halloween hop, though! How exciting to have two good friends to share all these wonderful things with you.

  9. Some fun themes coming up! WooHoo!

  10. This is so exciting and I can't wait for all!!!


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