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Let's Go Camping BOM Block Two: Around the Campfire

Welcome to the fifth year of our Exclusive Free Mystery Block of the Month by Pat Sloan! This year Pat's theme is 'Let's Go Camping'. Each month Pat will share an aspect of camping. It might be what you eat or what you see, and we are super excited because we love to go camping!

The Block Download is after Pat's camping discussion down below.

The supply list and blocks during the year will always be found at our landing page for the mystery. You'll find a list of participating shops here. The four prior years are also still available at the ‘Mystery BOM’ tab above.

And you will want to visit Pat’s page for additional TIPS & to enter your block for a chance to win her giveaway each month!

Pat Sloan About Our Year of Celebrating Camping in Her 2018 Mystery

Block #2 is called ‘Around the Campfire’ which can bring up all kinds of memories and future things we can do as we get ready for our next camping trip!

My first thought is a wonderful summer evening, the big pit is fired up with logs all around it where everyone can sit. Our campfire at girl scout camp was just like that, such a great memory of building new friendships.

Another of my campfire memories is about my (not yet) husband. He was always claiming his wilderness training taught him how to start a fire without matches but with ‘things’ he had. I don’t seem to remember any demo of this … mmmm…. But… there might to be some reality to this claim .. I spotted this article at ‘The Art of Manliness.’

What other types of campfires might we have?
• How about at the beach, a big pit with the moon over the ocean? I love that idea!
• Modern day camping stoves replace campfires for cooking. But I think we still need those sparks at night, they are so pretty to watch.
• I’m sort of an urban, don’t-get-the-bugs-&-dirt-near-me kind of girl, myself. So how about a campfire without leaving home? The fire pits let us take a mini vacation any night we want to! Our favorite local garden has a gorgeous fire pit where you can buy a hot chocolate and hang out, it’s so fun!

My second thought about a camp fires is Camp fire songs! Hello more girl scout memories!

I really cannot remember all the things we sang beside the regular girl scout ones. So I did a little searching and came up with a list:

Camp fire Song Sites
Ultimate resource for camp songs with Silly Camp songs… Yes!
Songs for teaching campfire songs.
50 great campfire songs for kids.
• Girl Scout camping songs – 5 five every girl scout should know like the classic ‘Make New Friends’! 

What is YOUR favorite thing about camp fires? Tell me in the comments!

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Shop Feature: Find X Designs
Meet another set of GREAT quilt shops this month! Once you download the block, visit them, it’s so fun to find new quilt shops to visit!

Find X Designs
Established in May 2012, Find X Designs goal from the very beginning has been to provide superior customer service and high-quality fabric, yarn and sewing machines to Lee and surrounding counties. We work hard to provide the highest quality materials and sewing machines at the best prices possible. And we are growing. We have more than doubled our retail floor space. And added a huge, well-lit, well-equipped and comfortable classroom outfitted with top-of-the line Pfaff Sewing and Embroidery machines which are available to rent by the hour or the day. And we have free coffee!

Find X Designs stocks well over 2,500 bolts of high-quality fabric from many of the finest manufacturers and we continue to expand our fabric inventory every chance we can.

But best of all, we are an authorized PFAFF Dealer and Service Center. PFAFF has been making high-quality sewing machine since the mid-1800’s. We firmly believe that there is no finer sewing machine on the market today. In fact, we have personally owned several PFAFF sewing machines since 1976.
Find X Designs also provides training and classes ranging from basic sewing, quilting, knitting and going all the way up to Long Arm quilting machine training. Our classes are small and provide lots of one-on-one instruction.
Find X Designs LLC is owned and operated by my wonderful husband, Steve, and I. We have lived in Lee County for almost 20 years and have every intention of being here to grow with Lee County in the future. We are committed to Lee County. I am a retired math teacher having taught at East Lee Middle School as well as both Lee County High schools and Wake County schools. I have well over 30 years of sewing expertise along with many years of knitting, crochet and weaving experience. Steve is a PFAFF factory trained service technician and all machines are serviced on-site. And both Steve and I are veterans. In fact, we met while stationed in Germany. I served in the United States Army and Steve has over 26 years of active service in the United States Air Force.

"Where artistry and precision create fabulous designs." ~ Suzanne

Owner: Suzanne Christopher

Find X Designs
Address: 719 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC 27330
(across from Medicine Park Pharmacy)

10-6 Monday - Saturday

Shop Feature: Smith-Owen Sewing

Smith-Owen Sewing, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a family owned and operated business which still practices the same Christian principles and philosophies established in 1950 by the founding Smith brothers. The success of Smith-Owen is attributed to our approach in handling each customer with care, honesty and fairness.

Originally, Smith-Owen began as a manufacturer of sewing cabinets. Today, we are one of the top Husqvarna Viking & Pfaff sewing machine dealers in the USA. In addition to sewing machine sales and service, we carry a large selection of high quality cotton fabrics, notions and quilting supplies, as well as offering a variety of sewing and quilting classes taught by highly experienced instructors in a friendly, no-pressure atmosphere.

Owner: Tim Owen

Smith-Owen Sewing
4051 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Phone: (800) 383-3238 Toll Free

Mon - Thurs 9a - 8p
Friday 9a - 5p
Saturday 10a - 4p
Sunday *Closed

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