First, after my last post on embellishing, Julie #2 and her boss sent me the following trims! I already have an idea for one of them, which you will see soon!
Then the long awaited pattern and muslin from Debbie Cook arrived! Debbie made this BWOF blouse, reviewed it here on Pattern Review and as she started to work on it, I begged for a copy of the pattern once it was finished. Well actually I started begging when she said she was going to make the blouse and I really wanted one like this! And I didn't want to have to grade up the pattern!!!! Debbie being the generous sewist that she is, sent me not only the pattern but the instructions, her last muslin and a swatch of her fabric! Tres kewl! So I can alter her muslin and the pattern to get my own perfect fit! I am in sewing heaven!!!!
And three new Vogue patterns...I have bought more patterns in the last 4 months (well since joining Club BMV) than I did all of last year! The convenience of picking patterns well in advance of a sale, keeping them in the shopping cart on the site until the next sale, always having my size available and then having them delivered to my mailbox is one of the best $13 investments I've made in a long time!
So in the spirit of "Pay It Forward" I have two new Threads issues that I want to give away. See what happened was...I recently renewed my Threads subscription about 2 years after letting the old one lapse. The newsstand is on my way to work and it is so convenient to pick one up there...however, lately the Threads shows up there about a month after everyone has received it at home! And the conversations surrounding the magazine were wearing me out with anticipation, so to eliminate just one more unnecessary stress in my life - I reupped.
What does this have to do with paying it forward...I am giving the issues away along with free postage to anywhere in the world! The issues are the January 2008 issue with the one easy casual skirt on the front and the March 2008 issue with the little black couture dress on the cover. If you want one or both, just leave a message in the comments section and I will do a random drawing on Saturday...that should give those interested enough time to say something! I will reveal the winners then!
Finally, my friend Summerset (yeah, girl, I think of you as a friend even though I've never met you face to face!) has awarded me the "Excellent Blog" Award!
Thank you so much! It means so much receiving this recognition from such a talented sewist! But I have to admit that I am even more excited that you nominated my girl, Marji, who is a phenomenal yet unsung sewing talent in the online sewing community! I want to do a separate post on my nominations, so look for that tomorrow! Until then...