Archive for the ‘Day to Day’ Category

Good Bye Cotton Spice

February 18, 2010

I am sad about having to say Good Bye to Cotton Spice. I poured out my heart and soul into this business, but I am not healthy enough to continue working it. The site will only be up a few more weeks, and then it will be taken down. If there was anything you wanted to get there, get it now! 🙂

Copies of Cotton Spice Quilting Magazine can be downloaded at That link will take you directly to my account page, where you can download CS Quilting Magazine, or purchase copies of Ruby, and a few other things I have for sale there.

My new blog is HERE and my new email address is karne144 @ yahoo dot com.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this part of my life, I’ve met some awesome ladies through CS, and become friends with many of them. I feel privileged that I was able to do this for as long as I did.

You can still follow me and my projects at my new blog, but no more business, it’s all about my Needlework projects – sewing, knitting, embroidery and of course, my family.

Hugs to all of you. Karen

You’re invited to celebrate Polka Dot Day with us!

January 15, 2010

Did you know January 22 is Polka Dot Day? Well, it is! To celebrate this awesome holiday (cause what’s more fun than Polka Dots?) we will be having 20% off select patterns. More details to come!

Countdown to Christmas – Day 6

December 6, 2009

“Thee Guiding Light? designed by Margaret Bucklew is  35.5" x 17.5"


This is Margaret’s second new Christmas pattern this year, Isn’t it just beautiful? It’s on sale today only!

Countdown to Christmas – Day 5 (Giveaway)

December 5, 2009

Welcome to Day 5, and yes, the Giveaway is still open!


This set of Printables includes –
• a 6? Christmas card front with Merry Christmas and verses from Luke 2 on the front
• a 6? Christmas card front that is blank
• a 4? Thank You notecard
• a 4? You’re Invited notecard
• a 4? Blank notecard
• a page of (4) slightly smaller than the notecard, blank

Enjoy! (discount shows up in shopping cart)

The Final Issue of Cotton Spice

September 2, 2009

is online HERE – In a way it makes me sad. In another way, I feel so relieved! It was hard work, mainly due to the fact that it never made a dime. I think it was a good idea and I see another quilt magazine starting up online so I like to think of myself as a pioneer 🙂 I learned so much in that 4 years – and I’ve poured everything into the new eZine…Ruby! Ya’ll know that already, and are probably sick and tired of hearing about it 🙂 But it really is an awesome publication. It has turned out to be everything (design-wise) I wanted Cotton Spice to be, but it never went that way.

Kind of weird for the publisher/editor to say that, after all, wasn’t it my fingers working in Illustrator and InDesign? Yes, it was  – but all you creative, designing types know that a project takes on it’s own personality and it’s best to just go with the flow. If you fight it, it turns out baaaad.

Now…the REALLY BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!! The Cotton Spice website will NOT close!!!!! Oh no… I have big plans for that site. In the next week or so, we’ll be renovating the Quilt Shop to carry downloadable patterns for many crafts – quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch…whatever we can get our hands on! The One-Stop Pattern Shop!!!!  So stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted.

Downloadable patterns are really the way to go. I find myself ONLY buying patterns that I can download. I don’t want to wait for the US Mail!!! Takes way too long. When I want to make something, I want to make it NOW!!

Talk to you soon! 🙂

I have a new blog!

August 29, 2009

Come by and visit me 🙂

Great Thread Find!

August 22, 2009

in my own sewing room! Imagine!! Remember my post about the vintage notions I received in the mail? Well, there was this box, which I opened and looked at briefly.


It had some pearle cotton from long ago, which I thought was pretty neat in itself! But I never looked ‘under’ the pearle cotton. Today I DID! Oh My Goodness!!!!! Look at this –


Yeah… the pearle cotton…but can you read the first label, where you see ’20’? Ok, here’s a closeup….


And there are 3 full skeins, 3 partial but not by much and 1 little bit left.

I’m thrilled with my find.

Sew What Guild Blog Tour – Jazzy Jemz!!

May 27, 2009

I’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Miller – creator of Jazzy Jemz and her Artfire Shop

I’m a mom to a wonderful daughter. Army wife. Working on a fruitful business. My blog is about my life, giving tips for the handmade community and parenting.


Splat Mats are a stylish perfect way to prevent splatters, messes and flung food. Use under a high chair to prevent food splatter all over your floor. A must have for any mom with an infant or toddler.


This double layer fleece blanket has a satin trim lining. Perfect for blocking out the cold weather.
Generously sized to keep baby warm into his/her toddler years. Measures approx 36 x36 inches.

Jenn’s shop is full of trendy, pretty things for baby and Mom. Be sure and visit her!

See you tomorrow!

Spring is just around the corner!

March 9, 2009


i have a cold

February 17, 2009

It’s the longest cold in the world, the worst cold ever to hit womankind, it’s the pits. I lost my voice for a couple days, I just can’t shake the darn thing. Now, I’m sharing it with my family 😦

i’ll be back when I feel human again….