Guest poster at Stash Manicure & Free pattern drawing

stash-manicure-banner.jpgIt started with a little comment – Kay Mackenzie (All About Applique) wrote to me and said that someone had posted about Don’t Drink and Fly (my witch quilt pattern). So of course I had to stop on by and see the post. Well, I ended up leaving a little comment and the next thing I knew, Madame Samm, the woman who now runs Stash Manicure contacted me and asked if I’d like to write a post. I said sure!

So the post will “air” Thursday, November 11. Please stop by Stash Manicure and check it out. Madame Samm is a terrific lady! She called me this morning and is absolute hoot with loads of energy and a great sense of humor.

I thought in honor of the post I thought I’d give away some holiday patterns! I’m offering these three…pattern-giveaway.jpg

All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog. The cutoff for comments to be entered into the drawing will be Saturday, November 13 midnight (PST). I’ll use’s random number generator to pick the winner and then announce the person on Sunday, November 14.

And again, please do check out the post – I’d love to hear what you think.


67 Responses to “Guest poster at Stash Manicure & Free pattern drawing”

  1. Peggy S. Says:

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    It is really cool to see some of my favorite rubber stamp characters in quilt form! Kinda makes me want to make one!

  2. Jill Says:

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    Your patterns are adorable and I absolutely understand trying to balance work family and crafting and knowing when to go with it when you are on a roll.
    Loved your guest post.

  3. Leslie S. Says:

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    I’ve loved your designs since I first saw them. I’m a quilter and didn’t know you started out in rubber stamping. I have several of your patterns, but none of the winter ones. They have so much personality. Your post at Stash Manicure was very interesting. I’m amazed at how much you can get accomplished!

  4. Billie K Says:

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    You have such fun patterns and fun of action.


  5. Sharon Vrooman Says:

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    I enjoyed browsing your site – thank you for the Kitty Rnd Rbn block – I’m a quilter with a cat. Loved your post on Stash – yes we women are the managers. I plan on coming back for more visits – your BARK is just too devine as well as the patterns you are offering here – thank you for a lovely time.

  6. Patsy S. Says:

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    I am glad you work so hard to give us patterns, for some of us ( or maybe just me) dont have that talent. good luck in all you want, because you work hard for it.

  7. Craftyheart2 Says:

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    I love how your Christmss patterns are modern
    and fresh. Go all out decorating most years
    and love to add in new pieces.

  8. Sheri V Says:

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    I really enjoyed your blog on Stash Manicure. The pictures of your stash and the ladies with the pictures are a hoot. I’m glad I have discovered you blog.

  9. Maree Says:

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    Fun, fun, fun!!!! That’s what you must be:) Your posting on Stash Manicure was so spot on but in such a fun and lively manner. Yep, we sure do have a lot to manage but if we do it with a bit of fun in our approach it makes it so much more manageable. And looking at your blog and patterns I can see that you must put a sprinkling of fun in all that you do:) Ciao

  10. Martina Says:

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    Thanks for your post over at stash manicure. So I got to know you and your lovely patterns. They are just so cute. It is also very interesting to read how you manage your challenges in life!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win a free pattern!

  11. Laurie Says:

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    Hi Holly!
    You did a fine job over at Stash Manicure – your post was real – easy to read AND to relate to. Your patterns are adorable – I love these guest posts – it gives us a chance to meet new designers :) Thank you for a chance to win – I’m off now to look at your website ~:O

  12. Benta Says:

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    Hi, I hopped over to here from your fab post at Stash Manicure, and am very happy to have found your blog. I was mean to be blog manicuring, but I’ve had to add you :-).

    Congrats on the shout in the magazine too – although I usually only get UK quilt mags, I was in FL two weeks ago and picked up some US mags – and there i saw your quilts – the page is folded as a ‘follow this up when you get a moment’ prompt – lovely serendipity to have found you :-)


  13. Cynde Says:

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    Loved your guest article on Stash Manicure. Loved seeing all the photos of your stash also! Love that people who are very talented always have huge stashes of the things they love! The more talented…The more stashes. Funny how that works. Really enjoyed hearing that it’s always a balance. As my sweet Mom always says ” If you want something done, give it to someone busy”. Love both your rubber stamps and your quilt patterns. Would Love Love Loveto win ther three you show! Thanks for your generosity in the drawing.

  14. Paula Ganyard Says:

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    I enjoyed your post at Stash Manicure. I have just recently gotten into following quilting blogs and you are right there are days when you can spend a lot of time reading them, but I have found that there are so many wonderfully creative people like yourself willing to share their ideas with others.

  15. madame samm Says:

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    OHh look at all the fans who came over from Stash Manicure..I am thrilled..YOU were and ARE an absolute delight…sew thanks glad we share the same world at the same time…..toodles too

  16. Caitlin Says:

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    I am back left a message at Stash Manicure too.I am not sure where that Madam Samm finds all you great guests but I am thrilled she asked you to come and show us your great stuff hahha I would love to win your patterns. thank you for such a kind offering

  17. Colleen Says:

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    Enjoyed the post at StashM – thanks for the wonderful pattern giveaway! love them!

  18. Nancy Says:

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    What a great post you wrote for Stash Manicure! Your patterns are adorable :)

  19. Brita Says:

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    Really cute patterns, especially the December 26th! Good post on Stash Manicure this morning, food for thought. You’re right, tho — some days the ideas race to be heard, other days, total silence!

  20. Bev C Says:

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    I loved your post on Stash Manicure blog. Loved those ladies dancing across the pictures.
    Happy creating.

  21. Jenny Says:

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    Your patterns are soooo nice! I would love to win :-) I read your post at Stach Manicure and found my way to your blog. Thanks! All the best from Jenny in Sweden.

  22. Earlynne Says:

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    Found you at Stash Manicure…Love your stuff. Off to do some window shopping

  23. Earlynne Says:

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    Found you at stash manicure….off to do some window shopping. Love stamps and quilting

  24. Jo Vandermey Says:

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    Enjoyed your post at Stash Manicure.

  25. Andrea Says:

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    Too much fun, great patterns.

  26. LINDA Says:

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    Cute patterns, thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Stash Manicure. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Jocelyn Says:

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    I’ve just popped over from Stash Manicure and your wonderful post. Thanks for such a sweet giveaway. And thanks for entering me :-)

  28. Jill Says:

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    Oh my! I had best figure out appliqué quick! Your patterns are so cute!

  29. Nancy Says:

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    I enjoyed your post on Stash Manicure. You can tell that you have a kinship with a person who loves fabric when just seeing her neatly stacks of fabric makes you happy! I love these patterns you are giving away. I actually like winter a little bit!

  30. Patty Says:

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    I found you at Stash Manicure. I just finished reading a few of your entries and really like your blog.Even if I don’t win one of your patterns, you got a new reader. Thanks.

  31. tammy Says:

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    Loved your post at Stash Manicure, maybe I need to set up some system where I can see all my fabric instead of having it in tubs to be forgotten and I understand the wane and flow of creativity you described. Some days you just want to hit ants with a hammer (from one of my fav movies).
    Going to mark you as a favorite to return.

  32. Brenda Says:

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    Loved your post today over at Stash Manicure.

  33. Meagan Says:

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    I really enjoyed your guest post. It is nice to hear from someone who is managing a “one-woman show.” I occasionally contemplate starting my own business which would (at least for a time) be entirely just me. It’s good to be able to read a bit about someone else who has made that a reality!

    ~ Meagan

  34. Marsha Burwash Says:

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    Life is a balancing act, no matter what stage you are in. I’m now retired and I still don’t have time to do everything I want, but being busy is fun! I love your patterns and would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  35. Ida Lively Says:

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    Thank you for posting on Stash Manicure. I love your site, and wouldn’t have been aware of it had you not agreed to post there.

    Lovely quilts, lovely ideas!

  36. Pauline Says:

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    I’m new to your blog and found I already have some of your patterns. Love them….sew cute!! Would love to see you design fabric. I’ve added you to me follow list. Thanks for sharing on Stash Manicure. Loved your post!!

  37. Kathy h Says:

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    I enjoyed your posting in stash manicure and your patterns are wonderful. I love the kids in the snow.

  38. Patricia R Campion Says:

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    I absolutely love your whimsical designs. I hope to see many many more in the future!

  39. Sequana Says:

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    I LOVE that Don’t Drink and Fly design. *L*

    I’m glad to find you. I need to check around some more.

  40. Janet Says:

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    I never miss a Stash Manicure post. One of the perks is I meet new people there. You are a new blog and designer for me. I love your patterns–so cute. We are cat and dog people, so they really make me smile.
    I’d love to win a pattern.

  41. Kristi Says:

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    You are one busy woman! I enjoyed your post at Stash Manicure and thanks for the chance to win three of your cute patterns.

  42. Jean Burke Says:

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    Thanks for a great post. The world can use more whimsy! Your patterns and designs are precious. I appreciate your generosity. Keep up the good work! Piece….

  43. Shannon Says:

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    Thank you for the chance to win some patterns. They are wonderful. I loved your post on Stash Manicure. It must be rough at times to balance it all but well worth it I am sure. I am still learning to balance.

  44. Julee Says:

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    Hi friend! See? You are rockin’ the quilt world, little by little!!! And you KNOW I know that those patterns of yours will ROCK OUT with FABRIC designed by YOU. Tootles!

  45. Jansie Says:

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    How fun! Thanks for the give aways. :)

  46. Gwen Says:

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    I am delighted to find your pattern site! I see so much fun in your designs. Thanks for blogging today and I will be visiting frequently!

  47. Linda Says:

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    your patterns are totally adorable…and you make me tired just reading about your life!! Keep on keeping on…so to speak!

  48. Rita Says:

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    I enjoyed your post over at Stash Manicure. Your patterns are adorable!

  49. Siobhan Says:

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    Nice post on Stash Manicure…can you believe I pulled fabrics to make up the December 26th Santa last night! (the pattern has been hanging on my design wall for months…still have a chance to have it done by the 26th…

  50. Polly Monica Says:

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    I have loved your whimsical patterns since I first saw them! You are so creative!! I love them! Thanks for posting at Stash Manicure! And thanks for the awesome givaway! My favorite pattern is the Santa dancing on December 26th !! So clever!! Polly

  51. Holly Saveur Says:

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    Hi Holly
    Loved your story and love your work.

  52. Annette Schultz Says:

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    You sure are a busy gal. Love your Patterns, I seem to always be on the look out for cute patterns for my daughter.( she is a elementary school teacher ) I love to make her different quilts to add to the classroom
    thanks for having your unique pattern in a draw.

  53. GmaTerri Says:

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    I like your stash photo. It’s also nice to know that even though you’re self-employed, you still have time for a life with your husband. Lucky man!

  54. Kathy Says:

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    Oh no, Santa is BALD? My heart is broken. Seriously that pattern is too cute. Now I want it and done so I can hang it in my office at work!!!

  55. Tracee Says:

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    I truly love your bright whimsical patterns. You are an inspiration to us all.

  56. Ginny Worden Says:

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    Love your fun,and whimsy, oh, and the quilts too!

  57. Lina Says:

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    I’m new to your blog and your patterns. Thank you Stash Manicure for pointing the way. I love your patterns, especially December 26th. I can certainly sympathize with Santa. Thank you for the giveaway.

  58. Kim P Says:

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    I enjoyed reading your post at Stash Management. I am a stamper and a quilter also. It’s sometimes hard to get them both in. Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns.

  59. carol c Says:

    Visit carol c here, my friend uses stamps for gorgeous work, and I thought, why cant creativeity
    be let loose in a school once a week? But alas, funding. Well moms unite, use your stash to show girls in school how to sew. Budding creations are awaiting. Thank you for this post and giveaway. I am thankful for any thing

  60. Linda P. Says:

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    All I can say is WoW!! What adorable patterns you have. I am new here, read your guest spot at Madame Samm’s- had to venture over. I will definitely be back!!

  61. Deb L Says:

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    I would love to win the patterns! I love your work!

  62. Jennifer Kelly Says:

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    Love the post Holly! I had no idea your fabric stash was so organized! Good for you!

  63. Cara Says:

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    Fantastic post over at Stash Manicure! And I love your blog. I’ll be a regular reader going forward. As for the patterns … adorable! I particularly love the Santa — who doesn’t feel like that when you finally wrap up those projects that consume your life?

  64. christy Says:

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    Way to go Holly.
    You are the bestest!

  65. debbie siltala Says:

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    I found you through stash manicure. great post. your patterns are really cute

  66. Mary on Lake Pulaski Says:

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    Your holiday patterns are so cute – I would love to make one!

  67. SheilaC Says:

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    Just read your post on Stash Manicure….

    LOVE your patterns, they are adorable :)