Thursday, August 24, 2017

8 Shooters Clue 19: Small Town Charm

This was a crazy week! I don't know about you but I was right in the path of Totality, and that created craziness!  

The craziness was from ALL those out of town people coming into our little grocery store and buying it up. The lines were long and it lasted for DAYS!!!

So I never got to sew this week at all. Then I was rushing home from work tonight to at least get this posted, only to find out that tomorrow my husband has to be at KU at 7:30. Awesome. Didn't know that. I am going to get to bed about 1:30 am and have to be up at 6 am.

THEN tomorrow night there is a big sale at work. A six hour sale. Those usually bring people out in droves. I mean, seriously the grapes are 89 cents a pound. Who wouldn't want that?!
So it was going to be my day off, and now I am working overtime. Money is good. Grapes are good.
It's all good.

Except that on Saturday I am going to a sale to try to sell off all my business supplies. So I have to be up at 6 and gone after not getting home til midnight Friday night.
Then right after the sale I head straight to work. So I'll be gone that day from 6 am to midnight. Same as I'll be gone tomorrow from 6 am to midnight.

And I dont have another day off until next Tuesday.
And I gotta school the boy.
This is going to be one tired shooter.

And I am trying to get the new website up for those of you wanting the mystery PDF. I just don't know as it can happen this week. I just don't think it can. Because I wont be home hardly at ever at all, but I'll see how much I can do on the go. Maybe I can get it working via mobile tomorrow.
I might have to give up on the sale on Saturday. I just don't even know at this point.
Anyway let's get to the point.

Clue 19!

Let's work on our western town. 

Mine was just slapped down and the photo shot.
I didn't get to stitch it yet.
But you can stitch it up while I am all over The Wild West of Kansas City this week.
Use your 8 Shooter Set 3 and give it some buildings!
You will have 4 Western Towns to make.
Sort of like this but not just slapped down for a photo shoot.

I think it is rather awesome. Can't wait to sew mine.
See you in ten days for the next clue cuz I just cannot make it back to this one horse town any faster than that. 

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!!!!




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.
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!
Did I say please?
Do I need to dig out my sharp shooter?!
Hi Ho Silver Away!