These days I feel like a very fortunate blogger. Not only have I found myself in the middle of a thriving online sewing community, but I'm also a part of the Mood Sewing Network and I've been able to review (and often give away) a variety of different sewing patterns, notions, books, and classes. I… Continue reading Generosity Abounds
Ladies and Gentlemen, just when you thought you'd seen it all, it's time for one more... ...Pattern Pyramid! Well, actually, there will likely be a lot more considering how many patterns are currently in this stash. This particular Pattern Pyramid has been all over the world and has been gaining more patterns than it's been… Continue reading And the Pattern Pyramid Continues!
Remember when I posted about the photo contest over at the Stitchnerd custom pressing aids shop? The randomly chosen winner of the contest was supposed to receive a custom seam roll, and, well, can you guess who won?! Me, silly! I chose to make my seam roll match my giant ham and giant contoured ham. I'm… Continue reading And then there were three…
I just got back from a crazy, intense work conference that was so much fun. It was like science camp for adults - I was up at 6:30 am so that I could sneak in a run before breakfast and then it was non-stop phenomenal science until I fell asleep, typically around 3 am. I'm… Continue reading My Luck Continues
The generosity of the online sewing community is just amazing. Over the past month I received more than I deserve for simply sewing and sharing and participating online. I feel quite lucky, and I can't thank these wonderful companies and bloggers enough for their generosity. First up is the Sure-Fit Designs Dress Kit and Designing… Continue reading My Lucky Month!
This winter and spring I’m joining a bunch of other talented seamsters in the Stitcher’s Guild’s Sewing with a Plan 2012 challenge. We’re all making eleven garments from tried-and-true patterns. Unfortunately, I don’t have any. My goal is to discover several TNTs over the course of the challenge through proper fitting, and this post continues… Continue reading And the winners are…
In between Mad Men sewing this week (and work - lots and lots of work), I've gotten two lovely notices that suggest my luck is with me these days. First, I was the winner of a book by Abby Slovin called Letters In Cardboard Boxes thanks to a giveaway hosted by Sarah of Rhinestones and Telephones. If you want to… Continue reading Just My Luck
Last week Daughter Fish posed a challenge: guess which patch gave the "New York 'Patch' Blouse" it's name. A correct answer would get your name entered into a drawing for the vintage pattern above. I guessed patch four. And, lucky me, patch four it was. And, even luckier me, my name was drawn out of the… Continue reading My Lucky Day
One of my favorite sewing blogs to read is Tilly and the Buttons. Her excitement about sewing is contagious, and everything she makes is super cute. This week she hosted a contest for Sublime Stitching, in which you could win the transfers for making beach babes, shown above, and a tote bag on which to… Continue reading Cat Love, Tilly, and Sublime Stitching
When I arrived home from work on Thursday evening, I had a wonderful surprise waiting at my door - a package from A Fashionable Stitch. Inside was the pincushion that I won during the Sew Weekly's month of pincushion giveaways. I love it! In the little bit of sewing that I've been able to do… Continue reading Pins, Pins Everywhere