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Introducing Laminated Cutting Guides!

Find out how these Laminated Cutting Guides are different from your regular paper cutting templates!

These are reusable Over and Over again!

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Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt item

The item for Sunday, October 20, 2019 is below.
Item: You are hunting for the "Spiderweb Ghost".
Clue: You will find it in the Bookmark patterns!

The instant prize could be either a discount or a download of something that is free for today only.

Featured Pattern

Today’s Featured Pattern!

"Julie's Granny Square"

This was one of the first granny squares I designed for the site, back in 1998. It was also the background of this site for a while. It is fast and easy to make.

Julie's Granny Square

When you get to the current featured Pattern, you will be able to see the whole pattern but you will no longer be able to download the PDF file without either purchasing it or by becoming a member.

Featured Bead Sheet

Bright Spring Flowers

Bright Spring Flowers

Bright Spring Flowers

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Tuesday's Tips

  • Seventeen compartment floss organizers are great for storing so much more than just embroidery floss! Use them for beads, and anything else that is small that you need to keep organized for any type of crafting!
  • When working with black thread or yarn, put a white towel or cloth across your lap so you can see your stitches better.
  • If you cut your paper into strips with a rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler, help keep the ruler in place better and more securely with a 4 or 5 pound weight. A neoprene covered hand weight works great for this! You might also want to put some non skid pads on the back side of your ruler to give it more traction.
  • If you have a favorite pattern you like to make over and over again, slip a copy of it in a page protector and store it in a 3 ring binder.
  • Doing rubbings with crayons on interesting textures is a great way to make bead sheets! Imagine the different color combination possibilities!

Word of the Day


decorate verb 
dec·​o·​rate | \ ˈde-kə-ˌrāt \ 
decorated; decorating 
Definition of decorate 
transitive verb 
1: to add honor to 
decorated commerce with the splendid virtues of honor and loyalty 
— Geoffrey Household 
2: to furnish with something ornamental 
decorate a room with artwork 
decorating the Christmas tree 
3: to award a mark of honor to 
a soldier decorated for valor 
highly decorated war veterans 
intransitive verb 
: to furnish something with ornamentation