Today, I'm simply going to wish you all a happy festive time - well as happy as it can be in this pandemic we are going through. Many of us cannot be with family and friends during this time which is really sad, but let's all hope that changes for next year. I'm personally looking forward to some new quilty adventures so I hope you will join me.
I've been working on a new quilt but the pattern isn't quite ready to release yet however I did send out a little teaser the other day. Did you see it?
Honestly, I have no idea where 2019 went. It was here one minute it seems and gone the next as here we are on the last day of the year again, with each year going faster than the one before. As usual, I never design and make as many new patterns as I'd like throughout the year but today wanted to look back over those I did make for 2019.
If you're like me, this week isn't one for sewing.... a lot of other things yes including two grandchildren's birthdays and 16 people for Christmas dinner.... but it is a lot of fun still. So instead of sewing this week, I thought I'd share 10 free tutorials I have written over the years that are posted on my website. Let's take a look!
Last week I was telling you how I revamped my stained glass poppy quilt to make it better, well that got me thinking about all the poppy quilts I've made - there are several including a free poppy block!
Over on my website at Arbee Designs we are having a mid-year Christmas promotion! If you are like me, I always leave my Christmas projects to the last minute and more often than not, I run out of time to get them complete. Well, not this year. I decided to get started early and to help you, I've put all my Christmas classes and patterns on sale.
A Happy New Year readers! Here it is 2019 already, last year just flew by with all that happened and probably the best was the addition to my family, a new little baby granddaughter. Today I thought I would take a look back and see what progress was made in my quilting world for 2018.
In the first part of this blog post I looked back on all the patterns published on my website for 2018, but a number of other things were published too.
Billy Creek Designs by Marilyn Lee
I have some very exciting news for all of you who have embroidery machines - soon we will have embroidery designs available for you from "Billy Creek Designs by Marilyn Lee". If you know Marilyn Lee, you will know about the beautiful work she creates, both in embroidery and in quilting (see her online quilting classes at academyofquilting.com for more about quilting). Marilyn takes wonderful photos and has plans to turn many of these into embroidery designs which we will have available for you. Recently I asked her what got her started...