Wednesday, January 6, 2016

taking charge of 2016

HAPP NEW YEAR 2016, everyone! Did you have a good holiday? We did! : ) The month of December flew right by. The kids had three weeks off from school and my husband a bit more due to a job change. Needless to say, I didn't get as much done as I wanted to, but that is going to change starting today. : ) I refuse to look back and recap 2015 in terms of sewing, because I just want to keep going forward. If I missed something from last year, then it will be made up sometime in the future. : )

First up, you can find my blog posts now listed on the Thank you so much for listing me, Aleah. I hope to bring some enthusiasm and good sewing practices to the quilting community.


You can find some really great deals and coupons on their site, too. And they have a really awesome search engine to find the fabric you are looking for quicker and easier. I don't know how many times I wished I had known this sooner!? And you?

Quilter's Daily Special

If you are reading this post from the quitlerblogs, thank you AND welcome. May I introduce name is Karen Ackva. I am an American living my dreams in Germany with my bi-national family. I love to design and make patchwork (as it is called here in Germany.) You can find plenty of free patterns and tutorials on my site as well as on Craftsy. I have designed blocks for the Quiltermaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 11 & 12 and a quilt coming out in Spring 2016. I have also designed a few quilts for the Moda Bake Shop using their pre-cut layer cakes, charm packs and jelly rolls. I am commited to bringing out well written patterns at a reasonable price. So, check all of them out. : ) When I am not designing, I like to organize and participate in patchwork swaps on Flickr (Pillow Swap Four Seasons) and various swaps on Instagram.

I don't want to overload you with all of the goodness I have to offer you on my first post, so I will pace myself with my other tidbits and future makes for 2016! Stay tuned! : ) Thanks for dropping by! Have a great year!


  1. Happy new year, Karen! I look forward to seeing your new projects this year!

  2. Ich gratuliere Dir zu Deinem Erfolg! Dein neues Profilbild ist sehr schön, und für 2016 wünsche ich Dir Alles Gute.

  3. Liebe Karen, auch von mir noch alles Gute für den "Rest" des JAhres 2016!
    LG, astrid

  4. Happy New Year, Karen. You're such a cutie! Looking forward to more inspiring posts! Thanks for the intro to the quilter blogs site! I'll go check it out next. XO

  5. Happy 2016! It's a fresh new year and sure to filled with lots of fabulous fabric and fun stitching projects. Thanks for joining in the Let's Bee Social!

  6. So cute! And happy sewing in 2016! I have bookmarked the find my fabric search engine, thanks for sharing it.

  7. Vom herzen geschrieben. Ich freu mich jetzt schon auf deine 2016 Posts

  8. I like the don't look back philosophy. Onward!


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