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Issue #134---September 2016
Ah September! It's quite possibly my favorite month of the year for a variety of reasons!
1) the worst of this horrible summer heat is usually over.
2) it's my birthday month!
3) the leaves are getting ready to get beautiful, and finally.....
4) we are pleased to announce the official release of the Everyday Attache, and even MORE pleased to be able to extend a very special discount offer to YOU, our most loyal of supporters!  (discount coupon code available below, just scroll down)
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 "Handbag of the Month" Gallery-
Congratulations to Jan Strickler of Cypress, TX!
Her "Walkabout Wallet" was the come-from-behind winner in our August "Handbag of the Month" contest. She wins a $25.00 SKD virtual gift certificate PLUS a permanent place of honor in our Handbag Gallery. Click HERE to see her beautiful entry which is actually the very first Walkabout Wallet to win our contest!

BUT...it's a new month and time to reset for a new contest,so just scroll down to see this month's entries!
We've got EIGHT fantastic entries to share with you, so check 'em out then click HERE tocast a vote for your favorite.

(For LARGER images: Click on each individual pic)

This colorful & dramatic Baggalista was created by Kristy Loghry of Conifer, CO who says that this bag is just the right size for her and she LOVES all the pockets!Kristy got this gorgeous panel print at JoAnns.
Phyllis Muscolino said that she made her own Bias tape for this wonderful Walkabout Wallet! I love the contrasting yellow with this print!
Lynne Newberry of Longmont, CO used fabric from Peggy Toole's "Lumina" collection for her HipBag Hybrid. She says she made this versatile bag specifically for a vacation in Chicago!
And this dramatic Baggalista was created by   Louise Landry of       Falls Church, VA. Louise said she wanted a bag that wouldn't clash with her clothing so she chose basic black and this incredible print from Jinny Beyer' Studio!
I met Raelee Russavage (of Lombard, IL) at AQS Quiltweek Paducah this past Spring where she bought our Walkabout Wallet which was brand new at the time. Raelee's Mom was the recipient of this little beauty!
And Annette Macher told me that she totally LOVES her Triple Play bag! This particular bag (at left) is the one she made as a going-away present for a very dear friend! I'll just bet she's crazy about it, right?
Lieve Ongenae of Oostende, Belgium told me that she was quite intimidated when she first looked at her PortaPocketsPLUS pattern, but she took it one step at a time and here's the result. She especially loves that she can separate them and use them as individual units!
And finally, I really like this fun & futuristic Walkabout Wallet by Mandy Mitchell of the UK! This particular bag went to her daughter for her birthday and I'm sure she's really enjoying it!  :)
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From the Website- 
Just in case you missed it, we're in the process of finishing up our thirteenth cycle of our most popular blog series, Purse Pattern Chronicles. All posts in this series are all preceded with a PPC13 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.
And now... Check out thie "Oldie byt Goodie" from our Archives
New from SKD- the Everyday Attache
So... by way of this newsletter, we are formally announcing to the world that our new pattern for Fall 2016, the Everyday Attache is officially & finally released!
The Everyday Attache is a modern-day take on the old-fashioned briefcase. It includes a partitioned interior with a built-in wallet, 2 zippered compartments as well as a Card Caddy, & pen holders. The exterior features a fleece-lined pouch pocket large enough to accommodate ALL smart phones as well as many small tablets!
And here's the deal, we're handling this pattern release just a little different this time. Of course we're extending a coupon discount offer to you,
but this year only those who are actually subscribed to "Kat Bytes" will have access to the coupon code. Don't worry, everyone's been given ample opportunity to subscribe. It's just that this time we wanted to make sure we rewarded YOU... our most loyal of fans!
So here ya go!!! Use this code -- ATTACHE250 -- to get $2.50 off the normal retail price of either the Everyday Attache pattern, OR the Pattern + Build-a-Notions Kit! But please don't delay-- this coupon is only available for a limited time & will expire at 12:01am EDT on 9/15/16. (That's Thursday morning, US EST).
For LOTS more details and information, MANY more pictures, and to order YOUR copy of the Everyday Attache, click HERE!
Bobbin Around the Web- Sweet Season Quilts
  Sue Pritt is the creative mind behind Sweet Season Quilts and I first saw her beautiful quilts at Quilt Market last Fall. Far from traditional, and as her
business name suggests, most of her work follows along with the changing of the seasons. Cleverly pieced and appliqued, some of my favorites include, The Holiday Ladies and The Mud Season. I think you'll enjoy Sue's whimsical and playful designs and while you're on her site, don't forget to read a few posts on her Blog.
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All DunnDesigns- Patty has released a new bag pattern. Click HERE to cvheck itout!
The Material Girl- Like the fabric for our Everyday Attache cover bag? HERE's where we got it!
TWO For Your Viewing Pleasure-
Cats Vs. Cucumbers.... I NEVER tire of these videos!
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Harley the Cockatoo insists on helping with the laundry after a family vacation!
Click image or HERE to watch it.
Quote of the Month- 
                                        Cats are like music--
                                                  Click image or HERE to see why!
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Puff Quilts are all the rage now for babies and small children and here's a fun FREE tutorial that even a beginner can use to make one! Just click HERE to get started!
Look What I Found!- Allen Designs Studios
So the hubster and i recently spent a weekend up at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for our wedding anniversary and I found this adorable clock for my studio. It looks tiny here but its actually a wall clock and the scissors work as a pendulum! it was manufactured and produced by Allen Designs Studio and they have LOTS of other creative stuff you're sure to fall in love with, especially with the gift-giving season upon us. Click HERE to see for yourself!
Techie Tutorial of the Month- Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know
Keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot of time and energy plsu, there are some keyboard shortcuts that are in the must learn category and the most popular ones are included in this post. There's also a cool video you might enjoy! Just click HERE to get started!
New Word of the Month- Mombie
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Cats have been entertaining us and making the news LONG before You Tube. Just check these old stories from the NY Times Archives! Click HERE to enjoy!
As 'Funnie' as Real Life-
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Well, so long for now and until next month, remember...
 It's a GREAT day to be sewing!
Here's Our Upcoming Show Schedule- Let's Meet Up!

The rest of our Show Schedule is as follows:
International Fall Quilt Market- Oct 29-31, 2017 - Houston, TX
International Quilt Festival- Nov 3-6, 2017-  Houston TX
Road to California 2017 - Jan 19-22, 2017  - Ontario, CA
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest - Feb 23-26, 2017 - Hampton, VA
AQS Quiltweek Paducah - Apr 26-29, 2017 - Paducah, KY
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