Monday, May 4, 2015

Doesn't Seem Right

May 1st came and went.
There was no AYOS parade.
I know it felt so wrong to me...
and it might have felt wrong to a lot of you also!


After Carrie moved on to work for Moda...
and we had made a large percentage of her patterns...
it seemed that it would be easy enough to 
transition and include other small quilt patterns into our 
monthly sew along.
There has been a lot of fun new pattern designs to play with 
that were
1, small and
2. made by fun designers

Perfect! That's all we needed!
But somehow, especially after making "Sample"...
I realized that
I  really missed Miss Rosie's patterns.
Bottom line is...
I  am not going to be able to keep up with our group any longer.
I am so sorry to say that!

(our original group  logo)

Back in 2008
Sherri and I came up with the idea of starting a Schnibbles
Sew Along. 

(2008?!? That's the better part of 7 years)!

We have been having a nice long run and 
I am always so inspired by what our AYOS group

Thank you all so much for that! But mostly thank you for your 
bloggy friendship! 
I know you all are always so  supportive... I hate to let you down.

But... there is a light at the end of the tunnel for me.
Carrie has special tins coming out in August with 
new patterns and a new precut size to make
those patterns with.
That's good news, right?

In the meantime... I have a few ideas.

One of them is to go back to my
 Block of the Month Rehab.
(BOM Rehab)
It was a monthly check in kind of thing that was on the same
format as our Schnibbles parade.

I have a lot of BOM's to catch up with still...
and that includes Farm Girl Vintage blocks for
Farm Girl Friday's!
I wanted to go back this week and reminisce over some of our
AYOS blogger's and look at the "photo album" of our
Schnibbles quilts.

Today I would like to share this one with you...
She was one of the first bloggers I  followed and one of our original 
group members. Check out the link to see her quilts from 
2008. I am still in awe of her talent.

I will share another link tomorrow...
and some more newsie news!


Jeanna said...

I'm very interested in the BOM rehab. Do share more.

gailss said...

Will miss the schnibble monthly quilts as I have enjoyed this very much....I do understand that things change and guess it is time to change up too!!! Thanks Sinta for lots of fun monthly parades.

Mary Caldwell said...

Thanks so much to you and Sherri for putting on the parades for so long!! I wasn't able to participate every time, but sure enjoyed seeing everyone's projects thru the years. Thanks again, it was lots of fun!!

Judy said...

Thank You for the opportunity to participate in the Schnibbles parades! I will miss them also, but like you I have lot's of BOM's that need to be done!

Polly said...

Oh, Sinta!! I totally understand and agree 100%!! I have so enjoyed being involved with this lovely group of talented fun ladies!! I am so glad I got to know you! Thank you so much for all the work it took all these years to keep our group going! I know time changes things, but I'm a little sad about his anyway! Please keep in touch with us all on your blog! Oh, and do tell us more about BOM Rehab!

Carol said...

So sad when things end but that's just part of life isn't it. Like a favorite long-running TV show that ends, nooo, say it ain't so. I have loved Another Year of Schnibbles. I made so many Schnibbles quilts and loved every minute of it. Lately I've been falling off the Schnibbles wagon as there are so many things I want to sew, just like you. I too have signed up for the Frivoles club and can't wait, I'm so into Moda tin boxes and pre-cuts. I'm also doing Farm Girl Friday's. I'll be looking what you will be surprising us with next.

Hildy said...

That's really sad,sad news but I understand! Thanks to you and Sherri for hosting these awesome parades each month it was always so much fun:-) But you're right the Schnibbles parade wasn't the same without the Miss Rosie patterns they're always, always great! And there're still some Miss Rosie patterns I didn't made yet so perhaps I'll just do them myself (and send you and Sherri pics). Now I'm all ears for the new projects you have in mind! PS: I'm still not sold to the new precuts. But do you know if the patterns will be available seperate, too?

Lesley said...

Thanks to you and Sheri for all your work in inspiring us with the Schnibbles quilts. It's been a wonderful journey!

Nancy E said...

I got started late in AYOS. Before I joined in the fun, I always enjoyed seeing what fabrics everyone selected for their Schnibbles. Sad to see the club go, but understand. Thanks to both you and Sherri for doing AYOS. I am sure it took lots of time for both of you. Can't wait to see what news things you are planning

Julie said...

I started way back when with you guys.... before the shop and everything. I still have one or two Schnibbles to finish up actually someday I will get to those. You had a great run... thanks for all of the fun!

Needled Mom said...

Like everyone else, I will really miss the monthly fun. I completely understand why it is not possible, but it is sad to see it come to an end. I will look forward to what else you have in mind, Sinta. Thank you for all of the hard work you have done in the past years.

Strlady said...

Kudos to you and Sherri for carrying it this long. It was super fun seeing all the ways the pattern evolved. I have many of my schnibbles decorating my house and love them all.
I LOVE you BOM re-hab. When you first ran it I was able to delve into my old forgotten BOMs. Definitely look forward to some more inspiration. And... I hear a quilt along is in play. looking forward to that too!!!

Michelle said...

I'm sort of a newbie to the AYOS...only participating the last 1.5 years or so, but it was great fun! Thanks for giving us the motivation to make fun quilts! I'll be anxiously awaiting the BOM rehab info!! said...

I am so glad I have been around for a few years, doing some here and there. I have some great mini quilts and some big quilt tops too from AYOS! Thank you both so very much for hosting and keeping it sew much fun for all of us. I vote to bring back BOM Rehab. I need some rehab time!

moosecraft said...

A lot of time and energy goes into these quilt alongs and blogging... I do enjoy seeing what everyone is piecing! And the Schnibbles were so fun! :-) What is the name of the first quilt pictured in this post?

Darlene said...

I only participated for a couple of years and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

You had a great run with huge success.

All good things must come to an end. :-)

Huckleberry stitches said...

Sad, Sad to see this go, but as you know I am sponsoring a Small Quilt Quiltalong on my blog so if anyone is interested in it we are working in the book 101 Small QUilts by That Patchwork place.
Hope to see you there!