Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hi Everyone!  Long time since I last posted.  I have been caught up in preparing for classes and helping launch BES 4 and Simply Applique for Brother, so I haven't been posting.  This on top of getting ready to put my house on the market has made life a bit hectic.

However, good news, my newsletter went out last night.   The tip this  time is on how to use the ScanNCut features that were added in the last update.  If you haven't updated your Version 10 software, go do so now!  The new functionality gives you an artwork program for the ScanNCut!   Yeah!  You can arc text, put it on a path, draw stuff and instead of embroidering it, export it to an FCM file and cut out of Vinyl, Heat Transfer Vinyl or whatever you want!  Great update!

If you didn't get the newsletter or need me to forward it to you, as always, email me @

By the way, I am teaching at the Tidewater EQS show and we have an awesome lineup of instructors.  I will be teaching ScanNCut, Applique and Using some of the SNC's upgrade features (stamping and rhinestones) to create a winter apron.  This was a great retreat last year.  I think this year's will be even better.

Ask for your Cindy Hogan discount by calling: Tidewater's Eductaion Department  (757) 321-3952

Have a Sewmazing (my new made up word for you) weekend,

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Knowing in Sewing May 2016

Hi All,
My May newsletter went out a few minutes ago.  If yours didn't arrive, contact me and I will send it to you directly.  I guess I should have added my email here....
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tomorrows treasures

Karis Sew Unique

Sew On Sew Forth

I am way delayed on getting this posted.  I was trying to create a video on the iPhone and it wouldn't upload to the site or Facebook.  I will be adding more from this winter.



Monday, March 7, 2016

National Craft Month Class pick of the day and Princess's dog treats

And today's National Craft month Craftsy pick is Love Your Vegetables. Since I need to eat healthier and I am sure some of you may as well, I watched Anna's class today. Well worth my time...Anna is very engaging and knowledgeable about fresh vegetables. The recipes are easy to follow and sound amazing! Here is my affiliate link

Just for you....Princess's favorite Dog treat recipe.

1/2 lb lean ground beef

1/2 cup Minute rice cooked to package directions (you need 1/2 cup of water)

1 egg

Brown the beef.  Place in a food processor and finely chop.

Add the rice and process some more

Add in the egg and process some more until it is a gooey mix.

Get a microwave safe baking dish and scoop teaspoons of the mix into the bowl.

Place in the microwave for 2min or so.  Look and see if they are firm.  If not, put them back in for another 45 seconds to a min.  Continue until they are firm (not crunchy).

Remove and place on a paper towel to cool.

Place in a plastic baggy and put in the fridge.

This is the only treat she will do anything for!  She loves them :)



Friday, March 4, 2016

national craft month day5

National Craft month Day 5 Craftsy class pick...the perfect finish...How to Bind a Quilt. Wow, the name is falls short in describing this class. It has tons of information packed into it. So much that I have to finish watching it tomorrow. Susan is an amazing instructor. Very, very informative. She talks about binding a quilt, but there is so much more information in the class. I am 2/3rds of the way through it. I was enjoying so much I was rewinding and kept forgetting to take a screenshot for you.  Here is the link for her class. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Hi Everyone,
My newsletter went out tonight.  If you didn't receive it, check your spam.  I will be happy to forward it to you if you need me to do so.  Contact me @

Happy Stitching,

National Craft Month day 3 class recommendation

For day 3, I picked my class to give you a bit more information about.  I may be biased, but I think it is a great resource for you when learning your software.

Below is a 1/2 off link for my class. #affiliate.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

National Craft month day 3 class pick

Today I watched Lisa Shaw's class.  I really think you will enjoy it.  Lisa provides a ton of information and techniques on how to embroider designs larger than your hoop.  Below is a link for the class.  Remember, Craftsy has a money back guarantee if you are dissatisfied with your classes for any reason.  #affiliate