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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo sale - 16% off storewide

So why are we having a 16% off storewide sale on
Cinco de Mayo.

Most people think that May 5th is the Mexican equivalent of July 4th.

Actually Mexican Indepence Day is September 16th.

So why do they celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the first decisive Mexican defeat of the French which led to their independence.

I must tell you that living with my husband is like living with a history book.
He said this morning,
"It's Cinco de Mayo, you should have a 16% off storewide sale!"
Oh, says I.  Why?
So he told me.
Now we all know :)

To get 16% off your purchase, use promo code CINCODEMAYO.

And since he didn't say it until noon, we'll have the sale through the 6th of May too.  

To go to the store, click Here.

Monday, May 4, 2015

And the winner Is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen who said

"Sewing, when it is for me, is how I de-stress"

Karen if you will email Tammie at and give her your snail mail address, she get your precuts to you.

We have lots of ways to destress it seems, and stitching ranks high.
Sorry I'm so late getting this us but I was reading the other designers blogs.
Keep stitching.

Friday, May 1, 2015

And Kitty Makes 3

Hi, My name is Dueces - I'm Pep's cat.  

And this is my sister Wednesday (or Wendy), Jan's cat.

Mom saved the best until last!  :)

Did you see Me and My Sister's post earlier this week - the one with the lady with 8 arms, all moving at once?

That's what it's like around here before Market.  Like today.  On top of blogging (and doing the regular choring) she has to get dinner ready and in the fridge before she leaves to go to Kansas City for two days to help Brian move.  And of course she has to get her sewing ready to take with her.  Then tonight Jake will meet Cullen and Quinn's mom in Liberty and pick them up to bring them home for the weekend (it's their dads week to have them but he had surgery this week) and Jake will pop dinner in the oven.  Mom doesn't like the little kids schedule disrupted any more than usual and  Market will already do that.  Yada, yada, yada.  Sometimes we need a flow chart just to keep track of everything.
At least the quilts are safely at the quilters so she just has to get ready for schoolhouse.  And she always has something to sew.

I sleep at the end of the bed.  Every time Mom uses the facilities she just has to stop and give me a rub.  Petting a kitty slows her down and helps her focus on calm things.
Wendy spends a lot of time on the quilt on the back of Mom's chair - same thing.

You may have noticed a thread in all of our posts - keeping Mom calm and somewhat relaxed before Market!

And we all do our darndest to do a good job.

Mom designed this little quilt for the hop

 It's called "And Kitty Makes 3".  
You can get a free download of the pattern until Monday night by clicking here.
Or you can buy a kit to make it by clicking here
After Monday you can buy the pattern on the website if you missed it.

Now - for the other free part - the fabric part.
We have 3 Lilies of the Field precuts to give away courtesy of Moda.

Make a comment telling us how you manage to de-stress when big deadlines are looming.
Monday morning we'll have the random number generator pick one.

And now, don't forget to hop on over to see

Have fun!

Now I'd better get back to work.  A kitty's work is never done.