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Vol. III, No. IX, September, 2003
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City Streets Pre-Cut Fabric/Pattern Kit
"City Streets" Pre-cut Kit

We're offering some kits now on our Misc 4 Sale page!  As of today, August 31, we have the pre-cut kits for two of the Short N Scrappy quilt tops--"City Streets" & "Twinklers".

These are great to "throw" together when you don't have time to cut them out, like for Christmas presents or charity drives.  They contain all 100% cotton "scrappy" fabrics (not pre-washed), reasonably priced and shipped free.

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Twinklers Pre-Cut Fabric/Pattern Kit
"Twinklers" Pre-Cut Kit

In addition to the cut-out kits, we are offering fabric kits for 3 of our most popular patterns:  "Lone Star Basics", "Penguins Play", and "Pretty-Boy Peacocks"--also on the Misc 4 Sale page.

Lone Star Fabric/Pattern Kit
"Lone Star Basics" Fabric Kit

This one contains all the 100% cotton, bright batiks needed to complete the 72" x 72" quilt top as shown on last month's newsletter, complete with a stencil pattern for the corner and side appliques.  These kits are not pre-washed, and do not include lining or batting.  On the Misc 4 Sale page.  Includes pattern.

Penguins Play Fabric/Pattern Kit
"Penguins Play" Fabric Kit

This one includes the deep black Kona Black for the borders, and all necessary fabrics to complete the whimsical wall hanging top.  Not pre-washed, no lining or batting.  Batteries not included.  On the Misc 4 Sale page.  Includes pattern.

Pretty-Boy Peacocks Fabric/Pattern Kit
"Pretty-Boy Peacocks" Fabric Kit

This one contains exquisite fabrics from the Key West line of batiks (a colorful batik with metallic gold designs within).  You can use both sides of these batiks from Key West for a striking effect.  The "front side" of the fabric has the metallic design, and the reverse side is bold and beautiful.  Again, rich Kona Black for the background and borders is included.  On the Misc 4 Sale page.  Includes pattern.

What's New?

Well, let's see.  This month we have the "Twinklers" as the free project on the BOM page.  This is a fun small project and I hope you enjoy it.  Bird Hunting finishes up this month, so be sure to print it out while it's still here.  Granny added a new tip of the month sometime in the last couple of weeks, so don't miss that.

In the works:  I'm HOPING to have a new free project to start next month called "Toy Box".  This is a baby-sized quilt that has pieced toys surrounding a toy box in the middle.  You can add the child's name by writing it on the outside of the toy box for an extra touch.  I still haven't made final decisions as to the final color scheme.  Here's what I'm leaning towards right now.:


Site seeing, anyone?  Something to keep you occupied.
What Kind of Storm are You?   Don't have a kitty of your own?  Allergic to kitties?  Then this is for you.  You can play with her all you want.  Just move your mouse around, and she will play with you, purr, and meow.

Speaking of kitties, this one hitchhiked a ride underneath #3 son's car to our house recently.  (I think he did it on purpose, but he denies it).  She is a teeny-tiny little thing (a tortoiseshell) and looks just like a beloved pet we had for years named Patches.  Patches was with us so long, (at least 12 years), and this one could be her clone, so we had to keep her.  We named her "Scrappy".  Of course, a quilt-related name, just like her predecessor.  Grandson, Blake, calls her "Scrappy-Dooo".  She gets along well with Frosty, being her "older brother" sort of.  Well that's what he acts like.  Very protective and loves to be entertained by her.  And I'm glad she keeps him entertained, believe me.  Buster, the dog, tolerates her.

Scrappy, August '03

Amazing to think we have been online now for 2 full years.  Thanks to all of you for making this possible and enjoyable, too.

May you always have a quilt in the hoop, I try to.   


August 31, 2003


    ARCHIVES:  (Please note that some of the links on past newsletters on the Site-Seeing Categories may have expired and are no longer available--in other words--Its Not My Fault!!)
August, 2001- Premiere Issue:  Explanation of Website Categories, Picture of Author
September, 200l - Eden Mennonite Sewing Society, Oklahoma MCC Relief Sale Link, New House Hunting Pattern, New Ozark Mountain Night Pattern, Call for Guest Gallery
October, 2001 - Plett's Plot, Sewing Society Follow Up, New Quilter's Alphabet Pattern, New My Stars & Bars Pattern, Free Block of the Month Project - House Hunting
November, 2001 - HenryCat, My Stars & Bars Free Block of the Month, New Easy Eights Pattern, Granny's Tip of the Month
December, 2001 - MCC Relief Sale, Enid, Oklahoma; Quilter's Corner, Auction Bay, Featured Quilt, Other Quilts, 10,000 Villages, Twilling, Finished Simply Amish Quilt, Free Block of the Month - Easy 8's, New Heart Trio Pattern - Appliqué 
January, 2002New Year's Resolution;  Website Reviews: Bead Creative, Quilting with a Passion, Webshots, Lancaster Gen. Store, others; Quilters Mall Crawl; Free Block of the Month - Calendar Blocks
February, 2002 - Grandma's Buttons Lap Quilt, weather box, Quilt University.Com, Fran Iverson Gonzalez, Hawaiian Ice Breaker, Paypal Added, Connecting Threads, New Pattern - Proud Mamas, Free Block of the Month - Heart Trio Table Runner
March, 2002 - Twilling Quilt Update, Quilt Car, Worm Song, Alex Anderson's Chat Room, Out with Henry, In with Frosty, Free Block of the Month - Simple Scrappy Pleasures.
April, 2002 - Finished Shadow Quilt Top, Yoyo Site,, Snoopy Dance, What Muppet are You?, Free Block of the Month - Proud Mamas, In the Works - Train Quilt & 9-Patch Wonders
May, 2002 - Nite-Nite Express Quilt & new pattern, Mr. Skunk, Frosty Update, End of the Internet Site, Sewing Genie Review, Ground Zero Quilt Site, Internet Bumper Stickers Site, What Simpson are You?, Crazy Horse Site, 9-Patch Wonders new pattern and free BOM, New Logo
June, 2002 - Eden Mennonite's Broken Star, Stack & Slash Tutorial, Gauge your Age, T-Shirt Quilts, What Storybook Character are You?, Holiday/Birthday List Link, Vacation Notice, Quilt Index. Com Mall Crawl
July, 2002 - Our mention in Quilters' Newsletter Magazine, Diana's 9-Patch Wonder Recipe #3, Diana's Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging, Fractal Quilts Link, What Vegetable R U?, Smiley Reference Link
August, 2002 - Homeland Pride Quilt, Winsome Wildflowers Quilt, Gag Gifts Link, What's Your Inner Flower?, Quilters' Survey, Fireworks Link, WWQP Pattern Search Link, Funny Valentine Link, Kansas Trouble Quilt Pattern
September, 2002 - Simple Scrappy Pleasures Finished Quilt, Sharon Caligan's Simple Scrappy Quilt, Friendship Basket Exchange Block, Nickel Cobblestones New Pattern, Kansas Troubles New free BOM Project, Mini Munchkin land Link, Useful Items Link, Quilt Costs Link, Useless Quiz Link, Jeanne Prue's Guest Gallery Link, The Mom's Dictionary Link
October, 2002 - Book One--the First Collection, Basket Luncheon Set, Friendship Basket Swap, Baby Cobblestone in Progress, Site-seeing, 3 Barns Kansas show
November, 2002 - Cobblestone Finished, Another Nite-Nite Baby Express Finished, Jungle Lone Star Finished, Site-Seeing Links:  Kaleidoscope toy, Funky Chicken, Quilt Lid Boxes, Telephone Game, Which Villain Are You?, Weird Eyeball, Pickup Truck Cover, Quilt Block Design Interactive, Movie Physics;  Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging new Free BOM Project;  Bird Hunting and Pieced Flowers In the Works.
December, 2002 - Thirteen Flowers Finished, 4th Nite-Nite Express Finished, Pat Katnik's Nite-Nite Express, Site-Seeing Links:  Quilts Stolen, Paint by Number, Sarah Mylchreest, Snowmen, Giggles, Mugshots, Canon Cards, Twelve Flowers New Free BOM Project, Snowball Poem
January, 2003 - Bird Hunting Pattern and Quilt done, Site-Seeing Links:  Google View Search & Bill Coleman's Photographs.  Addition of Guest Gallery, Beaded Egg,  Scrap Quilts in the Works
February, 2003 - Nancy Adams' quilt, Juliana Winegarten's quilt, Tulsa Volunteer Blocks, Site-Seeing Links:  71 Reasons to Buy Fabric, FBI Watching You, The Weedeater Quilt
March, 2003 - Just Quilt It! Feature Story; Site-Seeing Links:  12 Flowers Block Swap, Quilt Judges, & Where words come from; Plaid Mad in the Works, & Peacocks in the Works
April, 2003 - Pretty-Boy Peacocks Finished; Site Seeing Links:  Owl Cam, Eagle Cam, Old-Fashioned Living, People/Dogs, Armed Services Banner;  What's New Decisions/Decisions
May, 2003 - Muskogee Quilt Show, 2003; Site Seeing Links:  Leather Thimble, Evil Squirrels, The Weird Chronicles, Iraqi Information Minister, What's New Ducks in a Row, My Stars & Bars free block of the month.
June, 2003 - Penguin Quilt, Site Seeing Links:  QuiltMaker program, Baby crib quilt racks, Quilter signs, Carjacker raccoons, Avoid alien abductions, EQ4/5 Tutorials, What's New Lone Star Basics Pattern
July, 2003 - Darcy Ashton in T-Town, What's New Caddo River, Appliqué Wall Hanging Top, Site-Seeing Links:  Easy Circle Cathedral Window, Falcon's Bird Cam, Snowflakes, Lunch Boxes, Invisible Thread Review
August, 2003 - Lone Star Appliquéd quilt, Site-Seeing Links:  Classic Couches, Digital Clock, Singing Horses, Stress Test;  What's New:  Shopping Cart, ShortnScrappy Pattern, Picture Frame New BoM project, Buster Licking


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