Welcome to old and new friends! I’m really excited to be participating in my first Sew,Mama,Sew! giveaway day. SMS was the first site I read regularly, when I started reading sewing and quilting blogs, and the first site from which I won a prize for commenting. I even started a quilt-along with them in 2011 — go here to see the status of what I am making.
From the SMS blog’s selection of tutorials and patterns, I have made the Amy Butler Blossom bag offered as a free download, and have started the Sew Serendipity lunch bucket bag, which is still in many pieces. And yes, that is our backyard, and I will be sharing more garden photos on this blog.
One of the reasons I started this blog back in March of this year was to give back and join in with the other marvelous people in the creative community on the web. Please take a read through some of my previous posts to see what I’ve been up to in the past two months, and I hope you will come back again, whether you bookmark me or follow me in your favourite reader. I think you’ll especially like what I have to show for the “Say it With Flowers” blog hop with Sew We Quilt during the last week of May.
As much as I would love to make something special for you, I have far too many projects in progress. Therefore, I have dug into my stash for some fabric which should be loved more than it is, and added a 7″ zipper (new) and three vintage buttons from my grandmother’s button box. It’s funny, because I never saw her sewing (just knitting), but my mom had her old Singer cabinet sewing machine, leftover fabric, and two huge containers of buttons. Here’s a picture of me and my sister with our Nana.
To win, leave me a comment with a memory about something you learned (sewing-related or not) from your grandmother or other mentor, and I will use a random number generator to pick the winner. Comments that do not answer this question will not be eligible. I will ship internationally but with no tracking or insurance.
Comments will close on May 10 at 8 pm EDT. Click on the button to go back to Sew,Mama,Sew! and see more fabulous bloggers.
Comments are now closed. The winner is #213, Ashley–congratulations and enjoy!