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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

Monday, October 9, 2017

New Service At Chickadee Hollow Designs

 Hello! I hope everybody  is taking advantage of this gray, cloudy day and in their sewing rooms just stitching away! I am excited to tell you about a new service that we are starting at Chickadee Hollow Designs. We are offering Pre-printed Services for items to hand embroider. We haven't got a lot of samples yet but I do have one that I will share with you. These are intended to be Hand Embroidered or painted/colored and quilted. We will have all the details available shortly, but you can give us a call now and ask questions if you like. These will have to be ordered over the phone, so that we can get the information you want printed exactly. 320-354-2456
Also wanted to share with you a pillow that I made using one of the Vintage Basket embroidery design. There are four Vintage Basket designs on our website,Chickadee Hollow Designs on the Hand Embroidery page.
And one last pillow, I was working on this when my sewing partner Ginger passed away, so I dedicated it to her.
I also wanted to mention we have a Quilt block challenge going on that is free and you can join us at any time. If you are interested you can go to FB and search Unique Quilt Block Challenge and sign up if you want to join, like I said it is free and you can download the PDF's after you join for each block. The PDF's are not to be shared with others as I plan to make a book of all of them when we are finished.
And, we are starting a Scrappers Club that you can read all about on our website. Starts Oct. 15th, so check it out.
So what are you all working on, would love to see and hear.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Saturday, February 4, 2017

 Weekend Specials

It's time to think about something for your sweetheart for Valentines Day, we have some Vintage Valentine Ornaments for you to choose from. These are perfect for decorating your Valentine Tree or to use for decor. Check them out on our Seasonal Ornaments Page. They are just as sweet as chocolate, but have no calories!!             

Weekend Special Flash Sale til midnight Sunday night! 02/05/17

Quilting Snow Ladies Complete Hand Embroidery Set  Regular Price: $69.00
Sale Price $50.00  This is a great deal for retail customers only!

Quilting Snow Ladies Machine Embroidery CD  Regular price: $69.00
Sale Price  $50.00  This is a great deal for retail customers only!
                                           BLOCK of the MONTH
Quilting Snow Ladies Redwork Hand Embroidery BOM These are preprinted in red and we are starting a BOM CLUB for these on February 10th. WE will take registrations this week only, as we have to order the pre-prints, and need to know exactly how many we need. This set regularly costs $12.00 each  and club members will get them for $10.00 each and we will pay postage! We will have floss packs available for these.........$7.00 
           !!! REMEMBER  SIGN UP BY NEXT FRIDAY      
                  02/10/17 AS THEY WILL SHIP ON     
                           Call us to register, 320-354-2456

                             Chickadee Hollow Designs
                  'Where happiness is homemade,
            and any day stitching is a great day!'

Happy Stitching! Carol