EQ8 Software and a Little This and That
New Year’s Eve we stayed up to usher in the New Year. I had thought we might be doing some babysitting for a certain young man but the happy family stayed in. Safe and warm – that is a good thing! Since I had time to play online, of course I took a look at Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) software. I had been meaning to purchase it for months and just hadn’t taken the time. They were having a sale! Imagine that – 25% off. So I jumped at the savings and downloaded it.
Now I just have to figure out how to use it. I would like to create the basic pattern for the jigsaw puzzle quilt we have started on the UFO list. I don’t know when I’ll have time to sit down and figure it out, though. It’s not all that intuitive, at least at first glance. ~shrug~ If anyone has any tips, I would be happy to hear them!
300th Post Coming Up
On Monday the 15th, our 300th message will post. I think that’s pretty darn cool, and worth noting. Who knew I was such a blah blah!
New Quilt Bloggersers Blog Hop
I am hoping to join in with the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. Registration opens February 1, and I will sign up then. The hosts include Jennifer of Dizzy Quilter, Beth of Cooking Up Quilts, Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Sandra of MMM! Quilts. I would be honored to be mentored by any of these wonderful ladies. This hop is slightly different as the focus from the mentors is on the blog, and making it better. Constructive criticism is also welcome and I am always happy to improve! My fingers are all crossed – and that it makes it difficult to type (!!) – that I may participate.
Valentine Blog Hop
We are participating in another blog hop soon. Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is hosting the hop called Put A Little Love In Your Quilt.
The hop runs from February 5th through February 8th. Our day is the 8th. I would like to have a small mug rug pattern for you to enjoy, if I can figure out the aforementioned EQ8 software. ~eye roll~ If that doesn’t work out, we will be having another giveaway in February because . . .
One Year Anniversary
Our blog turns one year old on February 11th! We will be having a giveaway of some Amy Bradley patterns, but I will share more information about that later. I want to thank all of you who have read or are following our blog. I know that you have other things to do, like quilting!
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