Category Archives: Stitches and Kisses

The other half of Stitches and Kisses……

crossing the border

crossing the border

So, the other half of Stitches and Kisses flew home to Texas for a visit.

Brown Eyed Boy LOVES road trips

Brown Eyed Boy LOVES road trips

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Think she’s comfy??

Me and my crew loaded up and headed her way.

These people put stars on EVERYTHING!

These people put stars on EVERYTHING!

It was a LONG trip for a day, but she is SO worth it!!  I miss my Mrs Dot.

Go Fish

Go Fish

Ring Around the Rosie

Ring Around the Rosie

Duck, Duck, GOOSE

Duck, Duck, GOOSE

The kids got along really well.  7 kids, ages 12-2…….I was impressed!  Card games, Duck Duck Goose, and some Xbox.

Mrs Dot, aka Stitches

Mrs Dot, aka Stitches

The Crew

The Crew

I had some nasty traffic coming home though!!  Geesh!   What moron plans to go through Beaumont at Rush hour?!!  oh yeah—that’s me.

rush hour

rush hour

Sure wish we had more time to spend together!!   But it was worth it.   Hubby said he’d take a week of vacation and let me fly to visit her.   This summer is already booked.   But NEXT year……!

peace and pieces,
amy

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Gone Fishin’ Sue

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A tad later in the day than usual, but there she is!!!  Even an embroidered line!!!    I HATE embroidery!  LOL   But hey—sometimes a project just needs it.   IMG_7798

The only tiny button I had on hand was a  heart.   Feel free to use a google eye, or even scraps of flannel or felt. IMG_7799

Being from Louisiana, there is a LOT of fishing going on over here.   And SHRIMPING.  So I gave my girl shrimp boots!   IMG_7792

Unfortunately, I ended up covering them up with the canoe, BUT you could easily forgo the canoe and just have her fishin’ in the bayou!

Feel free to share and down load until July 1st!  Download the PDF file here———->  Gone Fishin

peace and pieces,
amy

Sun Bonnet New Sue

IMG_0350YAY!   Here is your pattern!!   This is a Stitches and Kisses pattern, created by   Dorothy Gauthier and myself.   In general, I do the rough paper piece pattern.   Then she tweaks it and draws the applique.  We make a pretty good team!!

The pattern will have 2 options.   Shown here in our sample is the New Year Ball Dropping.  There is also a clock option, with an embroidered face.  IMG_0352

Because my Gal adores me, she made this for ME, with my Saints colors and fleur de lis.   The fleur is NOT part of the official pattern, but I’m sure you can figure it out on your own!IMG_0349

I am trying to figure out how we can keep track of how many times our file has been downloaded.   I was going to use paypal, but many of you have asked me to reconsider.  For this month, until I can figure something else out, I’m going to ask that you PLEASE leave a comment at the bottom of this post if you download the pattern.

Remember–this is only free until February first.  EDIT: Sue is now available in the Etsy Store.  So download now; tell  your friends; pin it,; etc.  And thanks for joining Stitches and Kisses on our new path!

peace and pieces,
amy and dorothy

Happy Sue Year!!

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Happy Sue Year!  Isn’t that just adorable?  hehe   Ok, so it’s not showing much.  But I want to let you all know that Stitches and Kisses are still on track!!  Sun Bonnet Sue Through the Seasons will start Tuesday as planned.

Here are the details.

1) Each block will be 12 inch finished.
2) Each block is mostly paper pieced.  The other half will be applique.   It IS possible to only do the paper pieced Sues, but they won’t be nearly as cute!!!
3) We are creating samples from each of the blocks (remember Witchy Sue as a pillow?) but next January you will receiving finishing instructions for a KICKBUTT quilt top.
4) The blocks will be released on the 15th of each month.   You will have access to a free download until the end of the month.  There will be 2 ways to get the free download.   First, I will hook it up through paypal so Dorothy and I can keep track of how many have saved the pattern.  If you do NOT have a paypal account, then please leave me a comment or shoot me an email and I will email you the pattern.
5) All back order patterns will be available for a small price here via paypal.

Does all of this make sense??  I sure hope so!!   I am SOOOO excited about this project.   I suspect Stitches and Kisses will take off with our new enterprise!!   In the mean time, Butterfly Angels is trying to figure out a pattern similar to the Skating Sue…..a scene of sorts.  But I have to decide what I want.   Sew Hooked is an amazing designer.  I managed to expand on her main block.   Time to do my own!!

Here is another shot of the sample.   I LOVE my partner!!  IMG_0353

 

She made mine a Saints Sue Year!!!!

peace and pieces,
amy