Sunday, April 28, 2013

moving party... and a giveaway

Big changes are coming soon for my little blog, and today, I'm spilling the beans.

A little over two years ago, when I made my first quilt, I never dreamed that I would ever make more than one quilt, or two. A decision I made out of boredom, turned into an obsession which eventually turned into my favorite creative outlet.

Over the past couple of years, I have been thrilled at the response to several of my quilts and humbled by the many requests I have received for patterns. Now, the first of those patterns, months in the making, are just a week away from being available!

My blog has also undergone several changes over the past couple of years. I originally started my blog as a way to show my craft projects with my friends and family, never even considering that I would have "strangers" following my creative journey or that I would ever want to sell patterns or things that I have made.

As I have considered how to write and publish patterns, I decided to consult a professional (my hubby), and together, we decided that a new "brand" was in order- Sewlio.

And that leads me to the news about my blog.

I'm moving.

There. I said it. I've been putting it off for a while now, but it's time.

My new blog is quite empty right now, but over the next week, I will be moving in. A lot of my content will be moved to my new blog and I'll be adding a lot of links back to posts at  The Brown Needle. I will also be adding Etsy and Craftsy shops, more free tutorials (that many of you have requested) that are already finished and ready to go, and a few other extras.

Now, for the party.... my moving party. I would be delighted if  you all would move with me!

In honor of my big move, I'm giving away a PDF of my first Starburst pattern! All you have to do to enter the giveaway is click on over to , become a follower of Sewlio and leave a comment over there letting me know that you did.

Thank you all for all your support and kind words over the past couple of years. You all mean the world to me.

I hope to see you at my new home!



  1. Congrats! Sounds like an exciting change. :-)

  2. Congratulations!! This is so exciting! Wishing you the best.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!