New Designs AND 60% off ends tonight!

Make sure to read all the way to the bottom for a little Alley Encouragement!

This sale ENDS at midnight TONIGHT (December 31)!!
These designs will also be 60% off during our AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE… ending tonight!
I was blogging on my personal blog last night.
I have been completing a challenge and last night’s post was my favorite so far.
It asked me to choose 25 things I would like to do before my birthday, which is May 23, 2015.
I would like to encourageyou to do the same!  Make sure you choose goals that are actually attainable.  I am so excited to check of my new list!  We all have life long goals of things we hope to do… but what if we could choose things that are just a bit more simple than that…. short term goals, I guess.  I did… and it was fun!
Try it!
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After Christmas SALE at Applique Alley! (and a little encouragement!)

 We hope each and every one of you had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I still can’t believe it’s over and 2015 is on the way!
As I look forward to the new year upon us,  I want to extend a sincere thank you for the past 4 1/2 years of support you have given to my family.
When you purchase an Applique Alley design, you are helping me, Emily, do what I love from home so I can be here for my husband and children.  Even though I work harder at this job than any other job I have ever had, I truthfully enjoy it.
So, again, THANK YOU!
A few years ago, my aunt encouraged me to choose a Bible verse (or verses) to focus on for the new year… I have for the last 3 years and I would like to encourage you to do the same.  I truly believe good will come from it!
My focus verses for 2015:
 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
Proverbs 31:10-13
(My focus verse from last year was from Job 38)
I pray that 2015 will bring love, peace, and prosperity to us all!


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Christmas 2014 is just DAYS away y’all!  I can’t believe it!
I have been checking every list I have at least 5 times … I just feel like I am forgetting something for sure!  I am super excited yet… a little anxious at the same time!  I’m so ready not ready! lol.  I want a few more days and I want Christmas to be tomorrow at the same time!  Anybody with me?
If you haven’t stitched all of your fabulous Christmas goodies yet, all of our Christmas designs are 45% off!  We also listed all 50 states wrapped in Christmas lights along with a few other cuties and freebies!
Go to to see them all!
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All 50 states have been listed!
Introductory Priced for a limited time!

If I stitch one more state…

Hey guys!

As many of you may know, we recently created all the 50 states wrapped in Christmas lights.  The first 20 are listed and we plan to list more tonight.  This has been an extremely time consuming process and I do believe my eyes are starting to cross!  If I stitch one more state, I fear I might develop a nervous tick.  Due to the fact that most of my testers are busy (understandably) this time of year, I am having to stitch about 90% of them myself.  Am I complaining?  No WAY!  I adore my job!  Am I letting you into my crazy world of applique for a few seconds?  Absolutely!

Photo Dec 11, 6 26 24 PM

This is the RARE photo of me that you will see… very little makeup and slightly exasperated.  Don’t you absolutely LOVE the dry wall patches in the unfinished wall behind me?  Fancy huh?  Yep, this is my drafty, unfinished, sewing…. closet.  My fabric is in piles and my blanks are unorganized.  It is what it is.

As I started stitching New York tonight… (or is it New Jersey?)…. I found myself feeling slightly stressed.  Maybe it had to do with the fact that my 7 year old daughter poured out an entire bucket of Halloween candy on the kitchen floor… Maybe it was due to my almost 6 year old son’s distraught voice over the fact that the newest Star Wars Rebels didn’t record…. or JUST MAYBE, it’s the fact that my husband is away on a hunting trip (nah, he travels for a living, I am use to it!)  So, please y’all tell me I am not alone.  I am not the only one with baskets of laundry (clean AND dirty) filling my house.  I am not the only one with a sink full of dirty dishes that I should have washed 2 days ago… ok, the REALLY dirty ones are washed, but I will admit those water glasses may be here next week.

I guess it’s true.  We are AL exhausted.  Thankful and blessed… but utterly exhausted.  Have you ever tried to explain to anyone what you do for work?  I did… and once someone asked me if I ever get bored.  I had no words to respond that that query.  They just don’t get it… but I DO… and YOU DO…  and let me just say, I am thankful for yall.

I think it’s nice to find a little humor in the agony, don’t you?

We are all in this together!  Happy Thursday peeps!

In scraps and threads,