…… a l e n g t h y p o s t , but please stay!
Yesterday I received a lovely message from Beth at Chic Envelopments who awarded me a Versatile Blogger Award.
Many thanks, Beth!
The rules to abide by when accepting a Versatile Blogger Award are listed below:
1. Add the award to your blog
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Give the award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog .
So, moving on to rules 3 and 5……….
Seven Random Things About Me:
- I once owned an apron business
- I’ve written a book yet to be published
- I have a very cute, but very bad dog
- My favorite music is Classical with Lady Gaga running a close second
- I’m addicted to iPhone Scrabble
- I l o v e French food and British films
- Favorite Quote: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama
Did you really want to know those things?
Versatile Blogger Award Recipients: The rule states to list blogs I’ve recently discovered…….. I’m only six months into blogging so all blogs are recent discoveries, but I’m hoping the list may include new ones for you, although some of the sewing blogs might be known:
LaRoque Annabelle LaRoque (and Amy Butler) inspired me to sew again
Mimi G This girl is downright cool
Sew 4 Fun Lovely shirts and tops among other garments.
My Art Attack Dorcas is just fun. She writes as well as she sews.
A Little Sewing I bet she’s received this before, but I love the blog
Shelia – CTK Check out Shelia’s wrap leather dress!
Peggy’s Closet Peggy makes cute clothes and has great shoes!
Crush Party by Champagne Maker Unbelievable knitting, great taste, creative pursuits
Pretty Stuff Crush party’s daughter – just as creative as her mom
Straight Stitched A brand new sewing blog by Jayme. She sews beautifully
Pretty n Pink A well written satirical view about the runway scene with some sewing mixed in
The Crimson Poppy I adore paper flowers. They are so festive and fun to make for parties. Big impact for a few $$$$
Seamstress Poppykettle Engineer by day – sewing enthusiast by night
In the meantime, I’ve been sewing. I don’t expect anyone to get too excited about my latest project. I made my first pair of pants in over 10 years. My apprehension lay with the fitting, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected.
I used a stretch khaki denim but my inexperience in working with this type of fabric showed as soon as I basted the pieces together. Wide legs and heavy fabric aren’t a great combination ………. So I followed Tim Gunn’s advice and
I MADE IT WORK
by reducing the leg width inch by inch, hour by hour until reaching a desirable look. As you can tell they look nothing like the pattern.
Wishing you a great weekend !