Yikes, I forgot to post about this today, and I still have gobs of these, so I'm going to extend the offer through the 4th of July! (unless they run out) Any order of at least $59 will receive one of these gorgeous handmade glass pendants, $20 value! (Thanks to a generous artist who gave them to me 😊) I thought it would be fun to wrap them too, who doesn't like unwrapping presents? 😁 Remember we have new Teresa Ascone panel kits now, but anything counts, kits, patterns, even downloads, as long as it adds up to at least $59. (If you do downloads you will have to email me your mailing address!) The last photo is from That Old Sew and Sew, they've been selling lots of our kits this summer!
Oh my!! Thanks to a very generous Alaskan artist, I have acquired a BUNCH of these amazing handmade fused glass pendants, so I'm passing them on to you 😊 Get one free with any order of at least $59, through the end of the month (Saturday) or while supplies last! (Photo is just a sample, $20 value!) Of course I snitched one for myself first 😁 Ready, set, go!!
One of the interesting things about living in Alaska is the long summer days and short winter ones! Since we are about at our longest day, I decided to make a quick science lesson for anyone who doesn't get why this happens and would like to! It's all about the tilt of the earth... in the summer the north pole is tilted toward the sun, so we get it all the time, it's still light even when it has set for 3 hours during the night. And in the winter it's the opposite, tilted away. And the southern hemisphere gets the opposite, that's why it's winter there when it's summer here. Where do YOU live?
I have been pretty quiet on here lately, too much going on! I'm determined to get better though, and thanks to my youngest going to camp for the summer starting tomorrow, I should have some time... I hate having my kids gone, because they are lots of fun, but I will enjoy having some extra time in my studio! Our middle kid is still home, but working a lot. We have also been just a little busy getting ready for our oldest daughter's wedding, which was two weeks ago. It was all very nice, and the weather even cooperated for the time we needed it to; big rainstorms before and after though! I did lots of wedding sewing... bridesmaid and wedding dress alterations, table decorations, and I made my dress. It was great to have plenty of room, my new studio was perfect for all of that! But I'm still glad to get back to art quilting and pattern designing :-)
In honor of our 31st anniversary last week, we are having a sale! 31% off your total purchase, and free shipping, now through Monday, June 11. No code required, it will be automatically applied! Click the "shop online' tab to see all of our products. Also, please join our On the Trail Creations VIP facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/614962188849895/
I am much better about updating that. And if you post a photo of your project made from one of our designs there, you can get a free PDF version of the pattern of your choice! Happy sewing!
I've been pretty quiet here lately, and this is why... As many of you know, my daughter Brienne, who is also my marketing manager, is getting married this weekend! So from now through Thursday, a three part sale:
*25% off your total purchase with code FLOWERS
* an ADDITIONAL 25% off any pattern or kit with flowers, pictured below
*free shipping for domestic orders
(downloads only included in the first 25%. The second is calculated after the first, so it won't be quite 50% total)
It's very busy around here, but it's a fun time too! Final bridesmaid dress fitting this morning, and still lots to do :-) I'm making my dress too, plus a few other things. I'll be sure to post pictures after! And I'm looking forward to getting back to art quilting, I have lots of new fabric to play with! If you don't know where that came from, join our On the Trail Creations VIP facebook group. That is the media I update the most lately, but hoping to do better with all of them after the wedding :-)
Anniversary sale! Four years ago today, the little dragonfly quilt was born! Little did I know how much my business and my life would change after that day! Not only did the dragonfly quilt get so much attention that it launched our business to an entirely different level, but during the show that I had made the quilt for, I got the call that my Lyme disease test was positive. The last four years have been full of new kits and patterns, and lots of medical treatments. Three years ago I discovered Plexus supplements, which were an enormous help, so now that is another business! I still battle some health issues, but I'm doing so much better and constantly gaining knowledge, and because I have gotten much better, I have been able to grow my quilting business as well. In honor of that day, we are having a quick sale, this weekend only, 35% off of the Summer Dragonfly wall hanging kit, and also the matching table runner kit! If you already have either one, please comment below! If you are in our On the Trail Creations VIP group, post a picture, and I will send you a free downloadable pattern of your choice. (If you are not in it, join it!) Click the photos below to order either kit!
Guess when the Fairbanks snow will melt
Time for another contest! When will our neighbor's snowpile melt? The moose is for scale, I will try to post a new picture each week. The first person to guess the right day will get a kit of their choice. If any other people guess the right day also, they will each get a card kit of their choice. Guesses have to be in by April 15th. Here is some information to help:
1. We may still get more snow 😊
2. The latest I remember this pile lasting is June 6th. I think normally it's more like mid-May. It's not the biggest, but I think the shadiest and usually last to go on our road. And it is bigger than normal!
3. The size isn't the only factor... sometimes it warms up early (a couple of years ago the leaves opened on April 30th, usually second week of May) and sometimes not (a few years ago we had snow on May 20th, and May 27th it was 75 degrees. Spring was on a Wednesday that year! 😂)
Comment below, in our VIP facebook group, or email (email@example.com) to make a guess!
Just in time for spring, although it's not looking much like spring yet here, a Wild Iris greeting card pattern. This would be a great Mother's Day, sympathy, or just because card. I'm still working on good ways to add words to the front of cards, feel free to give me suggestions!
This is available in both printed and download form, it may be a kit eventually too. And we already have a video tutorial to go with it as well, click the tutorials tab on the menu.
Happy spring, and happy sewing! I'll put some of our other springy designs in too!
Beret Nelson's On The Trail Creations Blog Page
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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