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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Our Newest Patterns Out Now! AND A PRIZE GIVE-AWAY!!!



Great New Embroidery Patterns from Prairie Cottage Corner. Win one Free.....

Yes, we've been very quiet out here on the prairie! I've been drawing and drawing and drawing, which is why you haven't heard from me until now. I almost missed our February visit! See below for how to enter the give-away.

Look! Here are the results.....

First....

"Valentine Sunbonnet Sue"



Here's a close-up of one of the block patterns:



And "Prairie Pioneer Girls"......





And a detail from the patterns......




And, third, "Easter Egg Hunt"......




With a detail from the pattern set.......

These patterns are traceable and available on Etsy as physical or digital patterns and on Craftsy as digital. All are $5 each. They're good for embroidery, crewel, applique', fabric painting, needlepoint, tee-shirt art, quilt blocks and all kinds of linens.

To enter and win your choice of one of these patterns, just leave a comment and answer the question: 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT SPRING?

I think my favorite thing is warm days and daffodils....well, that's two things, isn't it? There are more, actually, but I won't bore you with them here. Contest ends Friday, March 4th at 5 PM.

Let's celebrate! I'm kicking up my heels (so to speak....I can't really kick them up anymore, but.....oh well, it's all in the mind, anyway) !!!!


16 comments:

  1. My favorite thing about spring is the tulips. My husband plants new ones in different places in our front and back yards and I never know where they will come up and what colors they will be. It is fun and he does a beautiful job planting while I am quilting!

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  2. How fun that sounds! You're so lucky to have such a sweet, mysterious husband....and so considerate to realize how very important it is for you to quilt....and, later, for you to quilt while gazing upon beautiful blooms outside. Yes, indeed.

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  3. My favorite thing about spring is when all the colors start popping out after the drab of winter's blanket it is always refreshing to see the new life come again.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Yes, green grass is the blanket of springtime! Just as snow is the blanket of winter. Thanks for stopping by and joining in the fun.

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    1. Thank you, Joan! Hope you're mending quickly and satisfactorily. It's all in the wrist, they say! Hugs, Kathie

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  5. warm weather that you can sit out in

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    1. Exactly! And no mosquitos, at first, anyway. I'm looking longingly at my planting boxes. They are needing a covering of tender legumes, I think, to build the nitrogen before I plant them for the summer. Peas, peas, peas......Glad you're visiting. Thank you so much!

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  6. My favorite is the smell as the earth warms up, just like the first crisp days of fall that smell so earthy, and the breeze smells different, in the spring we smell the rain, or here in Colorado, the wet snows as they arrive! No crocus that I've seen yet, but this false spring we're having now may fool the fruit trees again!
    Love the prairie sues! I have two I've drawn but not done yet, a cowgirl sue and an sailor sam.

    Thank you, would love to visit someday
    Sharon in Colorado sharonrose53@comcast.net

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    1. Our spring may be false, too. But usually that happens in January. I've recently learned to draw in EQ7 and am loving it. For pattern production, it eliminates so much work. I used to draw on paper, scan, then refine in Paint Shop Pro. Now, I draw, trace in EQ7 and voila! It's ready to be printed right into the pattern. Yes, we should visit.

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  7. I love all these designs-they make me think of Sunbonnet Sue and I'm always drawn to country themes like the girl with a cow. The smell and colors are my favorite things about Spring. Like a caterpillar and cocoon that eventually becomes a beautiful butterfly, winter is the earth hibernating until the green blanket of spring emerges with all her wonders. Warmer breezes, buds on trees, birds signing their happier songs and so much more.

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    1. I can hear the Yellow-headed Buntings and the Red-Winged Blackbirds in the creek bottom nearby my studio. They don't stay, though. They seem to come through our town and rest a bit, then, move on to swampier areas upstream (Crab Creek, the longest continually running creek in North America). The robins are here, as well. Spring cannot be far off, for real. Thank you for visiting. I do so enjoy hearing from you.

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  8. My favorite part of Spring is the return of the Humming birds and of course there is the warm weather and lots of flowers. Now for the part I hate, Spring cleaning.

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    1. Last night I dreamt I was planting my grandmother's garden again. She's been gone many years, now, but I still dream of her in her little stucco home and the huge garden in back. She loved spring, too. No, we don't enjoy the cleaning so much, but it gets done, gradually. The birds are gradually returning and it's a sure sign spring is on its way. Thank you for coming by. I love hearing from you.

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  9. I live the first crocuses and grape hyacinths. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Me too. I think Grape Hyacinth was the first flower my mother taught me to recognize. That and Lily of the Valley and Bleeding Heart. In the forests of northwestern Montana, in May, came the Lady Slippers, rare and splendid. How we wanted to pick them but our parents forbade us. Too precious to pick! Thank you for visiting!

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Happy Stitching! Prairie Stitcher