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Monday, November 12, 2018

Just had to share this exciting new for me. I am really excited about it, just because I do like a challenge and this one will be a challenge for sure. This really isn't my type of fabric, but I am working on it and I think I can make something pretty out of it!. So stay tuned, and we will see what happens I have to have it ready by the 30th of this month so I better get stitching!. Actually I do have have cutting and stitching done already!
Happy hands, happy heart, happy life!!
Happy Stitching,
Posted: 12 Nov 2018 12:54 PM PST

Meet the November Challenger for Desire to Inspire, Carol Steffensen. 

Carol hails from Minnesota and is a great example of not giving up! She has tried and tried to enter into the challenge, and was almost ready to give up when this month it happened...and we picked her! 

And not that we do this on purpose... but Carol also has a blog called Chickadee Hollow Designs

She received the fabrics last Wednesday and has gotten right to work. This palette is totally new for her, so she is super excited to step outside her usual zone to make something great for this month's challenge. 

Fresh & Fab collection

Carol Steffensen

Happy Stitching! Carol

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hey everybody,I hope you are all having a beautiful day today, the weather is perfect here today. Just wanted to check in and say Hi, I have been a little scarce lately, but things are finally starting to settle down a bit so I can get back to business. My daughter who has cancer is finally showing some improvement, the cancer is still present but the Immunotherapy that she is receiving seems to have stopped the progression. She is unable to do chemo or radiation anymore because it brought her white count down to 3500, but her last appt. it was back up to 4100, so that is better. My grandson who had a 4 wheeler accident a month ago, is able to use a walker now without putting pressure on his broken leg and they have removed the cast from his arm and just has a splint, so he can get around a little bit by himself. My granddaughter graduated in May and we had her reception at our house last weekend, so that was a bit of work for me and my faithful assistants.It was about 20 years since I pulled something like that together, so it was almost like a new experience, but it went well and everything is back in place and I can finally get back to designing. Thanks everybody for the kindness, prayers, support and just for being there for me. It meant so much to know that my community of quilters and stitchers always have your back! You are all the best!❤️
Watch for a newsletter to come out this weekend with whats going on! By the way if you do not receive the newsletter and would like to, please email us at, or or give us a call at 320-354-2456 or sign up on the first page of our website in the appropriate spot, or also our blog, Chickadee Chatter.


Happy Stitching! Carol

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Chickadee Hollow Designs
Spring Fling Ornament Sale
It is finally Spring and I know everybody is busy with graduations, finishing school, digging in the garden, cleaning your houses and yards, planting your gardens, but we are trying to eliminate some inventory and we have decided to sell all of our ornaments, yes that's right, all ten lines of ornaments for the ridiculous 45% off. Buy as many as you like, mix them up, whatever, get ready for your summer vacation or next winter! They will never be lower than this price!!! Limited to stock on hand, we will not be printing them again until next Winter. Go there now!
                               Use Code: 324T2
Buttons: Buy 3 packs and we will throw a free one in,
buy 6, get two free, etc.

Happy Shopping!!

 Happy Stitching! Carol

Thursday, February 8, 2018

New designs added to the Springtime Stitch Along


 (C) Copyright 2018 Chickadee Hollow Designs

Happy Stitching! Carol

Springtime Stitch Along Update!

This is a picture of a couple of rows I have sewn together from out Springtime Stitch Along, as you can see there is no real setting for the blocks, they are all different sizes, so because it is a Crazy Quilt, I add strips or a pieced quilt block, to fill in to make the rows come out to the same length. It is totally ad lib and now I will sandwich it and then I plan to hand stitch it and embellish it as I choose to. I plan to use Perks Cotton # 12 to do the hand stitching, and I will use several colors. It doesn't look like much yet but it will! So for those of you asking for a setting, sorry it is totally your call. Make it fun!. You can even add some Vintage embroidery to your quilt if you choose. It's a Crazy Quilt. Oh and this is half of the first two rows, I have the other half folded under it. I am also going to quilt it as I go, I plan on 8 rows of blocks, not sure if I will add borders or not at this point. I will keep you updated with pictures!
                                            Our link:  Chickadee Hollow Designs

Happy Stitching! Carol

Friday, January 5, 2018

Quilting Snowladies Block of the Month

We have had so many inquiries for the Snowlady Hand Embroidery for a Block of the Month, so we have decided to start one next week. Here is the deal, you will get the Hand Embroidery Set PLUS the preprints, ( your choice printed on Natural or Teadyed.) for $10.00 a month. This is a good deal. You can sign up by calling us at 320-354-2456 or email us at Or you can sign up on our website under the BOM categories.

Happy Stitching! Carol

The Quilting Snowladies Hand Embroidery Set

Today I had a customer share a picture of the Quilting Snowladies Hand Embroidery Set that she had completed. She said i could share it on facebook. i think she did a great job and I really like her color selection and her setting. Great job, don't you agree? The set is available from our website,
 How beautiful is this!!
Happy Stitching! Carol

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Last Three Days of Ten Days of Christmas

The last three days of our Ten Days of Christmas...everything is 25% off including gift certificates. Those of you who might want to do some snowmen after Christmas, we have the complete set of The Quilting Snowladies Hand Embroidery and we also have them available as pre-printed Red Work. It would be a good time to buy these at 25% off.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Monday, December 4, 2017

Homespun Primitive Pin Keeps

I have been making some Homespun Primitive Pin Keeps for little gifts for Christmas. They are turning out pretty cute, I hope I can part with them when wrapping gifts come. I will be posting a pattern for them on our website later this week.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Thanksgiving Sale!

                      REMINDER  Our Thansgiving Sale goes through Monday 
                                              the 27th @ midnight!
                      AND we fixed the link, had a comma instead of a period.
                       Sorry for any problems that created for our customers.   
                     And we are adding a free pattern to any orders we receive 
                                                 through Monday!! 
                     Also announcing our 10 days of Christmas Anticipation Fun!    
                             A GIVE AWAY EVERY DAY plus online Specials! 
                                                    Starts December 1st                                          

                                                     Chickadee Hollow Designs    

                                                         Thanksgiving Sale
             Today through Monday November 27th @ midnight
                                     Use Code 238CH
                                       20% Site Wide
                       Some items have limited quantities!
             We are thankful for all our wonderful customers!

Happy Stitching! Carol

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Red Work and Blue Work Snowman Posted

Hey everybody, it is the eve before Thanksgiving, and I am just reflecting about Thanksgiving. We will not be celebrating until this Sunday so I have a few days to get ready for it yet, which is good because I always seem to be running behind!
I have so many things to be thankful for, family friends, health, my home, and soooo much more. I do want to mention though that I am also very thankful for all of you, my readers and my customers. It has been such a pleasure to meet all of you either in person, on FB or on the phone. You have made my life for the past 14 years so enjoyable, I can't thank you enough. Next year we will be celebrating 15 years of Chickadee Hollow Designs and what a run it has been. Thank you! Thank You!
Today I wanted to share with you my Wall Hangings. I have both a red and a blue one. I am really pleased with how they turned out.

You can purchase these at
Go to the Shop Now Button, then Click on Seasonal Ornaments. then click on either the Red Work or Blue Work Christmas Keepsake Ornaments. They are posted on both pages.
  You are also the first to know that we are having a 20% OFF Site Wide starting now for the Thanksgiving Holiday through Cyber Monday
                                           No other coupons may be used with this special.
                                                     Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!!
Happy Stitching! Carol

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spool Souffle Quilt Along Fat Quarter Shop

We are so excited to be quilting along with the gals at the Fat Quarter Shop way down there in Texas!
 Where everything is bigger you know, and these spools are , but they sure are easy and fun! Here is a picture of my chosen fabrics when I first laid them all out before I first started sewing. One of the things that I do when I choose fabrics for a quilt like this is count the number of blocks and the number of rows, in this case it is 36 blocks so it 6 blocks by 6 blocks.I chose about 40 fabrics so I can eliminate one  or two when I start putting them together if I don't feel they work with the rest of them.
So I picked 6 color ranges that I wanted to work with, 6 reds, 6 golds, 6 blacks, 6 browns, 6 blues, and 6 greens. I also threw a few surprises in, a couple of pinks, a couple of purples. My fabrics are all reproduction fabrics as those are my favorites from some of my favorite designers, such as Judy Rothermel, Primitive Gatherings, Jo Morton, and Kim Diehl. So here they are, stayed tuned, i will keep you posted as I progress. I also chose a cream and tan small floral for my background fabric.

                                                       Spool Souffle Quilt Along Fabrics

                                           The video gives you a closer look at the fabrics.
                                             Stay tuned as I will be posting as I progress!

Happy Stitching! Carol
Chickadee Hollow Designs
"Where happiness is homemade and any day stitching is a great day"

Red Work Snowman Wall Hanging

Been working on lots of projects, getting things ready for Christmas; it comes so fast! Going to share one of the projects I just finished, it is the Snowman Red Work Wall hanging. We will be posting this on our website this week and it will be in a kit. It will be posted shortly.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Saturday, November 4, 2017


 FLASH SALE !!!   Chickadee Hollow Designs

Hey Ladies, all the guys are out deer hunting,so I think you deserve a little something too. So how about a FLASH SALE for 48 hours on our Jingle Socks. These little stocking are the perfect size for Gift Cards. The pattern is included for making them into little stockings and then you can add a Gift Card to make a really nice gift. You don't really even need to wrap them, just hang them on your tree when you are done with them. You have put their name on them, and they can just pick their gift right from your tree. Don't want to use them for gift cards, just make them up like little stocking ornaments to hang on your tree or use them as a gift tag on their presents.Fill them with little candy canes for the little ones!
We have reduced them to $6.00 each instead of the Regular $7.50. A great fun way to get your Christmas Shopping done fast. You can easily stitch one in a couple evenings.14 different styles! Here are 3 examples.

                                                          Jingle Socks

Happy Stitching! Carol

Monday, October 23, 2017


Reminder: SALE EXTENDED We forgot to put the link into the original note, and several people emailed me to tell me I forgot it, so I am attempting to redeem myself and have extended the sale an extra day to make it possible for anyone who may have missed the sale because of that. Chickadee Hollow Designs has a FLASH SALE going on right NOW through noon tomorrow (10-23-17). All Ornament lines (we have 10 of them) are 22% off. Use code:FLASH22. Christmas will soon be here, it is time to get stitching!
This offer may not be used with other coupons.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Unique Quilt Block Challenge

Thought i would share some pictures of some of the unique blocks we are working on in our Quilt Block Challenge. This is a free club, you can join us at any time. Basically, we are making blocks from 1 1/2" strips and 1 1/2" squares. So far we have 20 new blocks, what's unique about these blocks is they have all been changed mathematically to make them come out to 5.5 x 7.5. As you know, most traditional quilt blocks are built on a square. These are elongated, and offer some new options in designing quilts, which is always fun. If you are interested, you can still sign up, it is a Facebook Group and it is called Unique Quilt Block Challenge. Go there and indicate you would like to join and I will approve you and check out what we have been doing. Here are some pictures of some of the blocks we have done.

Check out the FB page to see others.Happy Stitching!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Additions % Corrections % Reminders

I just wanted to mention that we now have a coupon page, and if you click on the "Coupons" on out home page, a PDF will come up explaining all the coupons that we have available. Our coupons are all automated now, but you must put in the code when you use one in the shopping cart. You better check it out because you may be eligible for one!


We have added lots of buttons to our Clearance Page so check them out!             
 Permanent Price Markdowns
 CDH300 Machine Embroidery Snow ladies…$39.00
 CDH300 Complete Set of Hand Embroidery Snow ladies  $ 49.00  Individual, $6.00ea
 CDH300RW Complete Set of Red Work Snow ladies  $49.00  Pre-printed  
 CDH CSBL  Complete Set of Bag Ladies $96.00, Individual, $8.00ea suppose to be $6.00 each
                                      These are some very good deals! Don’t miss them!
Check out our FB Group, Unique Quilt Block Challenge, it’s free, concentrating on strip blocks, you will be amazed at the blocks you can make with strips!

Reminder: Scrappers: Will officially start on Monday Oct.15th, I will be posting mire pictures of the first project etc this weekend.
Happy Stitching! Carol

Thursday, October 12, 2017


  I have to introduce you to my new puppy. He is named "Scrappy" for obvious reasons! He is 10 months old. We have bonded already, and he has shown us his tenacity, and it is a lot more than this grandma has! He will have to learn my ways as he gets older.
Also sharing a completed pillow that I made from the Pre-printed name that was embroidered in the center. This is not the best picture, but I think you get the idea.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October Newsletter 10-15-2017

                                                   Chickadee Hollow Designs
                                                           Autumn Abundance by Carol L. Steffensen


Hello everybody from Chickadee Hollow Designs!We are so excited to tell you that we have just recently updated our website! It was time for a facelift, and it looks so much better. We have lots of new things to report to you, so sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

First of all I want to say Thank you to all our wonderful customers, so many of you have been with us from Day 1, which by the way will be 15 years next year. The time has gone quickly, but it has been enjoyable as we have met so many fine people across the nation and also some International. For anyone joining our customer list please put in your birth date, because we now have the capability to automatically send you out a Birthday Coupon for 20% off, however if you have not included your birthday in your registration, you will not receive the coupon. If you have been with us for a while, you can go back and add your birth date. So that is good news!
We also have another coupon that we include in every order we ship out. It is called theFriendship CouponActually you receive two coupons in your order, and the second one is for you to share with a friend! That way she/he will also get a coupon! Read the coupon, it has a code you need to put in when you order in order to get your 20% off.
Pre-printed Services: This is a new service we are just starting, To find out about this service go to the middle of our page where it says pre-printed services to find out all about it. When you click on the picture, it will take you to a PDF that explains more about this service. We do not have a lot of samples yet, but we have this one which gives you an idea.  They come printed to you, by your request, and they are ready for Hand embroidery, painting, coloring, embellishing as you desire. Great gift ideas!       

We also have a new program, staring October 15th, it is called the chickadee Hollow Designs Scrappers Club. Sign up is by the 15th of October. The cost is $5.00 a month or if you want a kit they could be up to $15.00. We must have a card on file so that we can automatically deduct the monthly charge. There will be lots of perks in the program, such as access to the scrap bags, scrap exchanges, a members only card that will give you a 10% off any orders placed on our website that is not part of this program. AND other fun things that we have planned for our Scrappers! Be a Chickadee Hollow Scrapper and show off all of your goodies! The little Americana Pillow is an example of the kinds of things we will be making. You need to sign up now if you want to be a part of it, we will start Oct.15th, but we need to have a couple of weeks to get kits together. The Perfect club for someone who wants to make cute little things to decorate your home into a cozy, warm atmosphere! Click on the pillow in the middle of the page on our website and it will open up to a PDF that will explain everything.                                                   
We have added lots of buttons to our Clearance Page so check them out!             
 Permanent Price Markdowns
 CDH300 Machine Embroidery Snow ladies…$39.00
 CDH300 Complete Set of Hand Embroidery Snow ladies  $ 49.00  Individual, $6.00ea
 CDH300RW Complete Set of Red Work Snow ladies  $49.00  Pre-printed  
 CDH CSBL  Complete Set of Bag Ladies $96.00, Individual, $8.00ea 
                                      These are some very good deals! Don’t miss them!
Check out our FB Group, Unique Quilt Block Challenge, it’s free, concentrating on strip blocks, you will be amazed at the blocks you can make with strips!  

 Happy Stitching! Carol