ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
So today is Labor Day,
which means summer's just about over and its time to think about things
like school, football, and cooler weather, and not a moment to soon for
me! Many of you have inquired about how Jeter and the new kitten are
getting along. Well the first thing you need to know is that we've changed
the kitten's name, from Jinx- to Joba, (pronounced Jobba). We found we
NEVER called him Jinx, I guess it just didn't fit. Anyway, my FAVORITE NY
Yankee this year, is a 21-year old phenom named Joba Chamberlain. I LOVE
to watch him pitch and I dig that name, and it sounds great with Jeter's
name, and well... there ya go. Joba it is. You know with a baby, you get
nine some odd months to figure out a name, but a kitten walks thru the
door, and you have to name them before you get to know them. That's really
hard... But, I digress. If you like, you can click here
to see how little Joba is doing, at learning to be a "Studio Cat".
Then come on back and we'll get started!
Also, especially for the convenience of our friends at Pattern
Review & AOL, all of the hotlinks are listed in order at the bottom of
this letter, and as always, if you prefer, you can go to
www.studiokatdesigns.com/sept07.htm to see the online version of the
Feline Quote for
September- "The smart cat doesn't let on
that he is." H.G. Frommer
New on my Website!-I love it when folks send me stuff, and here's some of
this month's best!
Martha Meyers of Atlanta, GA., sent in a picture of a VERY
cool Apropos Pack.
Mandy Hall of the United Kingdom, sent in a pic of a
beautiful Gadabout she made with scraps passed to her from friends!
and THREE new cat stories w/ pics:
Smokey, from Linda Wheeler of Raleigh, NC.
from Wanda Steffanson of Portland, TN.
from Terry Chew of Ridgecrest, CA.
Here's a super site I think you'll want to book mark. Sewing.Com is a general
information site that's dedicated to all things sewing. How cool is that?
Do you ever get bumfuzzled by some of the sewing terminology used in a
pattern or magazine? Sewing.Com has a terrific
dictionary that's chock loaded with words and terms used in sewing.
download a free project or two, post a question on the message boards or
sign up for the free monthly "Sew 'n Tell newsletter. This months
newsletter is the Back to School issue, featuring lunch box recipes, a
sewing crossword puzzle, and you may even recognize the guest writer this
month! (Hint: It's ME!) You can click
here to read the whole newsletter.
Get your FREE pattern! Roly-Nester Storage units
What in the world are
Roly-Nesters? They're tube-shaped storage units and they're
perfect for makeup, jewelry, small toiletries, you name it! And here's the
REALLY cool part... when you're not using them, they nest inside each other for easy storage. (I just LOVED
those Russian dolls that nest inside each other! They fascinate me!) Make
them up in a fun, colorful print and your school age kids can use 'em in
their bookbags. Change the fabric again, and they're the perfect gift for
teachers, coaches, and even the men on your list! And here's the best
part... All you need is 2 fat quarters, 3 zippers, and less than a yard of
single-fold bias tape. Ready to get started? Just click here to get your instruction sheet, and get "rollin"!
New at StudioKat
Nesting Queen Challenge!
Up for a challenge? My new FREE pattern gives you instructions for 3
Roly-Nesters, however, the measurements can easily be adjusted to make
plenty more Roly's, both smaller and larger. So here's your challenge,
should you decide to accept it.
1) Make more Roly-Nesters, as many as you want to, or are able to.
The only stipulations are, that your Roly's have to nest inside each other,
and they have to maintain their unique tubular shape.
2) Send in digital pictures of you, and your Roly's, both nested
3) If you submit your pictures, and you have made more Roly's than
the reigning "Nesting Queen", (and right now its only THREE), then YOU will
be crowned as the NEW "Nesting Queen", and your pictures will be posted on
the Free Pattern Page until such time as someone knocks YOU
Right now I am the "Nesting Queen" (I've posted a "Simpsonized"
photo of me and Jeter), but i would just love it, if someone would stage a
coup and overthrow me! So start "rollin'" those Roly's out, and be the
Surf HERE for Neat INFO!- LibrarySpot.Com
Since the school year is just beginning, it might be smart to bookmark
this library site for the students in your family. It pulls together
leading reference resources in a single convenient spot, including Wikipedia, WorldCat, The Library
of Congress, and
Britannica. You can also ask
homework questions, find science project ideas, and listen to the two-minute
Daily Almanac Podcast, featuring historical happenings, notable
birthdays, and a word of the day!
Laws Overlooked by
Enjoy these "Workplace Laws" sent in by
Peg Rice of Westport Island, Maine.
Change is inevitable, except from a vending
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your
boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is
LucyBags.Com features unique, one-of-a-kind purses designed & crafted
by fiber artist, and fellow North Carolinian, Linda Cornwall. For a fun,
kicky bag, check out her Ribbon Bags. What a neat way to embellish a purse! Linda
even lets you choose the color and pattern, (stripes or polka dots) of your
ribbons, for a personalized touch!
Did You Know?-
23% of all photocopier problems world-wide, are caused by people
sitting on them and then photocopying their butts? It's true!
"Catsite" of the
I don't know about you, but I'm always up for a new "catsite", and here's
a good one. At
CatClaws.Com, you can find some of the most unique cat toys ,
and the most imaginative cat
furniture on earth! And if you're in the mood for a laugh, they have
cat videos and pictures to pick through!
Surf HERE for FUN!-
I don't know about you, but I can't help but love "The Simpsons". It just
cracks me up when they feature various celebrities in their cartoons, like
Britney Spears and Al Gore. You can tell it's them, but they've got that
crazy look... they've been "Simpsonized". Well now there's a website you
can go to and see how YOU would look if YOU were "Simpsonized"! Simply
click here, upload
your photo, and VOILA!... you'll be ready for your screen debut! For
example, here's the the regular me & Jeter, and now, the
"Simpsonized" me & Jeter. Think that's good? Here's a picture of my
super daughter, Erica, and now the
"Simpsonized Erica". My fabulous son-in-law Steve,
and the "Simpsonized Steve". (He didn't exactly appreciate the
pink hair!) And best of all, my husband, Bubba,
"geekified and Simpsonized Bubba! Ready for some fun of your own? Go
ahead and try it on pictures of you and YOUR family
Question of the
Month-Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
Today is the first Monday in September, so if you're reading this
newsletter in the U.S., today is Labor Day. Labor Day differs from all
other holidays, in that it is devoted to no person, living or dead, and to
no sect, race, or nation. It's just a day to kick back and relax. It also
means the cooler days of autumn are not far away, and after the wickedly
hot summer we've had here in NC, that cool weather can't get here soon
Today is Hollywood badboy, Charlie Sheen's birthday, and if today is your
birthday, here's a great, big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU, from StudioKat
Designs. And if today is not your birthday, you can celebrate the day
anyway by maybe taking the time to check out one of your local independent
fabric stores, since most of them run special discounts and events, because
September is National Sewing
Month. Or what about this? Since the kids are out of school today, why
not pick out a fun, free project and spend the day helping them create
something special, while also passing on the love of sewing? (This little
lunch bag looks cool.)
Well, that's it for now, so until next month,
Sewing Forever, Housework
enjoyed this newsletter, please feel free to share it. As a
of fact, it would actually tickle me to death if you sent it
everyone you know! BUT- Please don't send just paragraphs of
and there, because the authorship info is what usually gets
in the process.
Better still, why not let your friends
they can sign up for the newsletter themselves at http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/newsletter.htm?
to other webmasters:)Authorship credit is the only payment I
for this endeavor, so if you want to use an excerpt from this
newsletter in your publication, please ask me first.
StudioKat Designs September07 Newsletter ONLINE: http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/sept07.htm
New on My Website:
A very cool Apropos
a beautiful Gadabout:
Three New Cat Stories
A Sewing Dictionary:
Download a Free
Post a Question on
Sign up for the Free
Read the September 07
RolyNesters- A FREE pattern:
Units: www.studiokatdesigns.com/sm single
They Nest Inside each
Instruction Sheet: www.studiokatdesigns.com/rolynester-instructions.pdf
The Nesting Queen Challenge:
The Library of
Cat Videos & Pics:
the regular Me &
the Simpsonized Me &
my daughter Erica:
my son-in-law Steve:
my husband, Bubba:
National Sewing Month: www.sewing.org
Fun, Free Projects:
StudioKat Designs *
137 S. Hemingway Ct., * Advance, NC * 27006 *
(336)416-1799 * toll-free at 1-866-409-8634 *
logos,graphics,text, designs & images are copyright
and the property of StudioKat Designs
| Home |
Site Map |
Email Me |
Q & A |
| Download a Color