Wednesday, August 16, 2017

8 Shooters Clue 18: Shooting Cross?

A few notes before we get to the clue:

1) THE WEBSITE has been shut down permanently. It was costing me too much a month and losing money each and every month. My family (with all its changes) simply cannot put money into this right now. I WILL BE OPENING an etsy shop very soon, so stay tuned.

2) I haven't written on the blog about the family in quite some time. I am sorry, I just sort of rely on Fb for that and don't blog about it very often anymore. The short of it is Jerry is for sure doing worse, has spent time in the hospital and we will be traveling back and forth to KU a lot for a while. But, we are quite used to that and have been on an up and down coaster for a long time with him now, and now I don't even worry. I expected him to be gone a long time ago, and we are grateful that he has been given much more time and probably years to go! Modern medicine is amazing. BUT, this also means between work, and schooling and spending time at the doctors and doing all the house work (he used to help some but can't right now), I AM A BUSY BUSY person. So I am slow to respond and such, and I am sorry.

3) With the changes and with me losing a good portion of my business I've been back and forth about closing down for good, but that WILL NOT HAPPEN. I cannot let the last little spark of my dream be squelched. So, I am fanning that tiny, ity bitty spark and I still have ideas and such on the way. Just be patient with me, slow and steady.

4) Give aways. I tried to do a giveaway of supplies in my facebook group but I've not been able to swing the money to ship their winnings yet. I am sorry, money is so super tight and my co-workers and friends have been buying groceries for us even! So until this disability mess gets straightened out, I cannot even host giveaways except PDF files, because I simply cannot afford to mail them out to you.

5) Lets get to the good stuff. PDF files will make a greater comeback and they will be in the ETSY shop, but I'll host random freebies in the facebook group so be sure to join the fun!!!!

THE GROUP IS RIGHT HERE. 


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MYSTERY TIME!!

This week we are going to use your 8 SHOOTERS SET TWO.
You have four of them.
You will also need your matching DOUBLE SHOTS arrows.
You have 16 of them.

Join the "arrows" to the 8 shooters, being sure to join on the square that is the Matching background square, not the Main. (see the photo, you will understand what I mean.)




It looks like a cross of sorts. An 8 Shooter cross.
(and it looks rather cool I think)

Make all four of these up and I'll see you in a week! 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

8 Shooters Clue 17: Let's start putting it all together.

Any good western has a great ending of either the Cowboy riding of in the sunset with his new gal or his buddies off to a new adventure.

So let's get ready for that ride today. It will still take us several weeks, but we prepping for that sunset ride!

Lets start with SET ONE of your EIGHT SHOOTERS and matching 6 SHOOTERS.
(You will have one set ONE eight shooter and 4 matching 6 shooters).
Sew 'em all together like this: 



NOTE: The middle of the 6 shooter L's line up next to the MAIN solid background.

I am SO excited to see how yours look.
So here I go begging again.
PLEASE SHOW THEM IN THE FACEBOOK GROUP. THIS ONE RIGHT HERE!!! 
GO SHARE YOUR SET one's once they are stitched up!

This was a quick sew. See ya Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

8 Shooters Clue 16: Feathers and Friends

 A few weeks ago we had us a little play of
"Cowboys and Indians".

But you know, often cowboys and indians would become friends.
They would team up to fight the rotten government or outlaws. 



So today lets team up with our friends and make some feathers.
You need to baste ALL of your trapeziods.
You will be using your other SOLID MATCHING BACKGROUND set.
Baste half of the trapezoids in the darker color, and half in the lighter color.

Then make little "feathers" by stitching  some of them together in pairs.
You will need ONLY 24 pairs.
Leave the other basted trapezoids as single pieces. 



For those of you that glue baste, this shouldnt take too long, but we need to give the ones that hand baste time to keep us so I'll see you in ten days.
Not this coming Saturday but the one after.

Have fun making feathers and friends this week!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SHARE PROGRESS in Facebook groups.
PLEASE.
Did I say please?
Do I need to dig out my sharp shooter?!
Hi Ho Silver Away!