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Issue #122-                     -September 2015
September is traditionally our busiest month of the entire year and this year, our forward progress has been slowed considerably by a "hired-hand" (at right) that may actually have been more of a distraction that a help! (He sure is a cutie though!)

But right at the wire we got it all done and today is the official release day of our brand new pattern for Fall, the Triple Play   as well as a new zipper print (in FIVE sizes)!
And don't forget to take advantage of the exclusive discount code we've included in this newsletter which you can apply toward your purchase of the Triple Play !
But don't delay, this code will expire at midnight on 9/14/15 when this newsletter becomes PUBLIC!
Can't see the pictures?-- Click HERE
 "Handbag of the Month" Gallery-
Congratulations to Karin de Jong of Australia!
Her "wavy" Wrapsody was a come-from-behind winner in our August handbag of the Month contest! Karin wins a $25.00 SKD virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor in our Handbag Gallery. Click here to see her beautiful entry!

So...are you ready to see this month's entries?
We've got EIGHT more fantastic entries to share with you, so without further delay, check out this month's nominees, then cast a vote for your favorite.

(For BIGGER images: Click on each individual pic)

This engaging Uptown Saddlebag was created by Anna Postova of Nizna, Slovakia. She said she enjoys carrying it very much, especially having all the nice storage areas
This fine Quattro was also created by Anna Postova! Anna is a music teacher by day & started working in patchwork in 2008, and now is branching out in to bag-making! Here's a peek at the back and also at the zippered top.
And finally, here's yet one more Quattro by Anna Psotova! Her stitching is impeccable and I'm just not sure which of her bags is my favorite! And here's a peek at the zippered bag top.
Ooo-la-la! Isn't this Quattro lovely? It was created by Delores Adams of Belle Chasse, LA who says she had a FUN time making this bag for her granddaughter who loves anything Paris! Here's a peek at the zippered bag top.
Cherie Lee Portinga of Port St Lucie, FL  created this Guardian for her sister who will soon be taking an extended trip thru Europe & Asia. She'll be using the special concealed area for her Passpost & Visa's.
And don't these bold prints look amazing on this Quattro!? Jorji Boutte of Beaumont, CA bought this fabulous fabric at Becky's Busy Bee in Calimesa, CA. Jorji said she met us at the Road to California show in January and even though she is primarily a garment and quiltmaker, our Quattro design really caught her eye!
Lynda Epp of Edmonton, AB, Canada fabricated her Carolina CarryAll so that now it's a REAL "Money Bag".   Lynda said she especially enjoys making fun projects that are out of the ordinary!    :)
And finally, this adorable Quattro was created by Birgit Kloth. She attached a tiny knitted sock to hold that Euro that is necessary in Germany to grab a shopping cart at most German Supermarkets.
OK, ready to vote now?
 Only one vote per MONTH, per email address.
New from SKD- The Triple Play is FINALLY here!
Today we are releasing our newest pattern, the Triple Play.
Many of you have been following the development of this design on our Blog, but  here's an interior pic showing its 2 roomy pouch areas AND zipper Core pocket.
The sample at right is shown with a ruched cord trim AND a pieced kaleidoscope front panel, but this bag can also be made with a pleated ruffled edge and a flat front panel (click here).
AND-here's the deal... for this release I wanted to do something xtra-special for YOU, my most faithful newsletter followers. I know many of you have been with us for 5, 7, even 10+ years, so...beginning NOW you may use the coupon code FALL15NEWS to get $2.49 off your choice of either the Triple Play pattern OR the Triple Play pattern + 'Build-a-Notions' Kit. It's our way of saying THANK YOU for your loyalty!
But don't delay!
This offer is exclusive to ONLY our Newsletter subscribers & will expire at midnight (EDT) on 9/14/15.   Sorry, NO exceptions!
ALSO New from SKD!- Check out our new Zebra Zips!
And we're ALSO pleased to announce our new zipper print for 2015 is a way-cool grey & white Zebra-stripe! We've coupled this print with an ultra shiny nickel zipper and matching teeth! It's going to look FANTASTIC with nickel bag hardware!
These new Zebra Zips are now in stock in our onliine shop in the following convenient sizes;
-  10" closed bottom - $3.00
-  20" closed bottom - $3.50
-  12" separating zip - $4.50
-  20" separating zip - $5.50
-  22" Purse zip - $6.00
                Click HERE to start zipper shopping!
Blog with us!-  A Work in Progress
We're in the midst of the ELEVENTH cycle of one of our most popular blog series, Purse Pattern Chronicles. All posts in this series are all preceded with a PPC11 notation. And if you're new here, and you want to catch up or if you missed any of the posts from last month, don't worry, they're all listed below.
Bobbin Around the Web- Renaissance Ribbons
  Edith Minne founded Renaissance Ribbons because she has a passion for French Ribbons; Jacquard, Brocade, Damask, Satin, Velvet, and Taffeta to name a few! I've never seen so many kinds of ribbons! I love the huge Kaffe Fassett selection and where else can you find pug dogs on ribbon?
You can also design your OWN custom ribbon! And don't forget to check out Edith's Blog to get tips and pointers and to stay abreast of what's new! She also has an active FaceBook, Pinterest and Instagram page.
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Material Girl Quilt- If you love sunflowers, (and who doesn't) this fabric would look incredible on a handbag exterior! 
Website Spotlite- Kids Quilts
Looking for a new and interesting pattern to make up a baby or a child's quilt? The design range at Kid's Quilts includes beautiful original babies and children’s patchwork and appliqué quilt patterns for cot/crib, and single/twin bed sizes.
I like this Noah's Ark quilt, and this Love Bugs quilt would be perfect in a little girl's room! And while you're here, don't forget to check out the FaceBook page for Kid's Quilts!
TWO For Your Viewing Pleasure-
Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if your cat was constantly unrolling the tolilet paper if he did you the favr of re-rolling it afterward? 
Think that a soccer match with a turtle as one of the contestants would be boring? Well think again then click HERE to watch.
A Cute 'Tute'- A Money Table
Now here's a table that would be sure to be a conversation starter! It's completely covered with pennies so it would be all that expensive to make but it does seem quite labor-intensive.
Click here for a photo-intensive tutorial!
Quote of the Month- 
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You’d think that the world’s tallest building – a structure that requires amazingly complex engineering and technology to reach its heights – would have an equally impressive sewage system. One of the world’s most advanced buildings relies on an arcane method to transport wastewater to a treatment facility outside of town.

To read more, Click HERE:


Cat Picture of the Month-
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New Word of the Month- "Unkeyboardinated"
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As Funny as Real Life-
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YOU might think Lieutenant Colonel Neil Stace’s medals are the closest he comes to ribbons and decorations but the 46-year-old has an army of television fans thanks to his sewing skills. Father-of-two Neil, who has served in Afghanistan and Bosnia with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, was an early favorite in the Great British Sewing Bee after winning three challenges, including making some dazzling boxing shorts from off-cuts.
Click HERE to read more.
Monthly Trivia-
  Today is Friday, the 11th day of September 2015 and I hope I don't have to remind anyone of the significance of this day in American history. I would surely be remiss if I didn't encourage each of you to take a moment out of your busy day today to remember the 3000+ people who died on that horrible day as well as the countless scores of folks who are still impacted today as a result of what happened and what continues to happen as a result of that day.
Well, that's it for now, so until next month, remember!
It's a GREAT day to be sewing!
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International Fall Quilt Market - October 24-26, 2014,  Houston, TX
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