August at Shiny Happy World

Here’s what’s going on this month at Shiny Happy World.

And here are the links to some of those things I mentioned. . .

Whoops! I misspoke here. The Safari Craft-Along will actually just be running in September, but you’re welcome to get a jump on making now. 🙂

  • I mentioned a bunch of free patterns that could be used with single block patterns – pillow covers and tote bags and placemats and bibs and Christmas stockings and more. You can find all of these here.

Happy stitching! Have a fantastic August!


July at Shiny Happy World

Happy July!

Here’s what’s going on this month at Shiny Happy World!

And here are all the links I mention in the video. . .

Have a fabulous July!


Free August Wallpaper!

Happy August!

August is Farm Animals Month at Shiny Happy World, so I had to make a wallpaper with this llama block from the Noisy Farm quilt pattern. That little mouse peeking into the screen is going to make me smile all month long. 🙂

Want to see what’s coming this month at Shiny Happy World?

Download your wallpaper below – there are options both with and without an August calendar.

Click here to download the one for computers/tablets.

Click here to download the same image with no calendar.

Click here to download the one for phones.

Click here to download the same image with no calendar.

Have a great month! And happy stitching!


April Round-Up

April-collageApril – fun times 🙂

It was quite a month and unless you check in Every Single Day, there’s a good chance you may have missed something. So here’s a quick little round-up! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to see the Show & Tell Collage of Awesomeness for the month. Did you win the gift certificate?


It looks like I had a needle in my hand and a hoop in my lap all month long. Lots of new embroidery stuff!


Fun stuff here too!


There’s a new quilt pattern coming this month, but that doesn’t mean I did no quilting in April. Au contraire!

Everything Else

And of course – I moved my website! More improvements to come on that front. Right now I’m just happy to have the videos back and the forward links working for almost everyone. 🙂 And I LOVE the new format for searching through the kajillion free patterns!

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April Show & Tell

Here are just a few of the fabulous things you made this month with Shiny Happy World patterns! April Show & Tell collage

This month’s winner is. . .

Gabrielle – now 12 years old who stitched the beautiful Rainbow Girl as her very first embroidery!

I also had a special drawing this month for any Monster Show & Tell projects from March and April. The winner is Janice who’s been making the Scary Squares Monster Quilt for her daughter’s monster-themed wedding.

Happy stitching!

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