Almost a year of blogging …

… and I am STILL here!

No you’re not getting rid of me that fast.  Once me and “Dolly” got hooked up, there was no stopping us!  We seem to be enjoying ourselves too much!! Planning, sewing, posting, reading your posts, learning, being inspired, reading and replying to comments … this addiction just goes on and on!

So to celebrate, we have put together a little GIVEAWAY, yes, I said GIVEAWAY!

As I said in last week’s post, I have been sorting through two boxes of sewing patterns given to me by my sister and I have found some vintage ones.  Let’s give some away, shall we?  I have two patterns.  Two patterns means two winners!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

I will pick two random winners for these two patterns.  Please let me know if you would like to be entered in the giveaway by leaving a comment and answering my “skill testing question”…


If you could sit on this bench and chat for 1 hour with anyone from the past or present who would it be…??

To start things off, I’ll answer first.  I think my Aunt Helen.  I have always been curious to know what kind of training/education she received in the 1920’s to become a seamstress who could make garments without sewing patterns.

You’re next!

My Giveaway will close on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at midnight PST and the two random winners will be announced next Saturday, November 15, 2014.

(Giveaway not open to relatives.  Just be patient with me though, as I don’t know how to mail a letter anymore in this techno age.)

Happy Sewing!

21 thoughts on “Almost a year of blogging …

  1. I’ll answer but I don’t think I’d squeeze into your patterns so am happy just to join in but not win.
    I’d sit with my Grandad, aka Paddywack, and tell him all about our son and what we’ve been up to.
    PS happy blogaversary ✂️😀✂️

    1. Thank you! Oh just think of the fitting skills you could practice! 😀 Nice answer! And cute nickname!

      1. I struggle with patterns to fit that already resemble my size, not sure if I’m brave enough!
        Oh what the heck!! Add me to your list! 😳

        1. Think of it as a souvenir from Canada! or an antique! or in my case… “Gee, this is the first time I have ever WON ANYTHING! Yippee!” (you’re on the list!)

          1. Haha…!
            Ive got everything crossed!! 😃

  2. Hello!
    I would love to be able to talk to my Mamie again! She first taught me to sew back when I was in primary school, she helped me sew my first sewing bag. It would be so lovely to talk to her about her experiences of sewing, as she was of the generation that made a lot of their own clothes. Congratulations on your nearly-a-year of blogging, I have enjoyed reading your words! Thanks for the chance to win a pattern 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words! That’s right, isn’t it. I think every time I saw my Aunt Helen, when she was elderly and in photos of her younger, she was wearing a handmade dress

  3. What a great idea! Gosh, who would I sit with…I would love to have more time with my daughters. We see each other on special occasions but I don’t think we see each other enough.

    1. It’s not easy taking care of them, teaching them to be independent, and them seeing them grown-up and on their own! Thanks for playing along!

  4. Happy Anniversary Linda. 🙂 I know I am a newbie :), But I have been enjoying your posts since I started my blog a few months back. 🙂 ( I have got my eye on pattern 9224 🙂

    To answer your question.

    I would sit with my Grandmother. I lost her suddenly a year ago and we didn’t get to chat a lot in the end. I would have loved to have her input now as I grow in my sewing. Earlier on when I first started she provided great tips. 🙂

    1. Thank you! and Thank you for giving a lovely comment!

  5. Linda, this is a great post. I’m enjoying all the heartfelt replies from your followers about who they would sit and talk with. ☺

    1. I agree, although I can’t take credit for the question, it did make me think!

  6. Happy anniversary! 🙂 That’s a great question – so many people come to mind, but I’d love to be able to sit with my great-uncle, Pat, who died when I was a child. He was an expert on everything he tried his hand at whether it was carpentry, beekeeping or poetry. It would be amazing to be able to just sit and talk to him now. I really regret being so shy as a child that I didn’t do that at the time.

    1. Wow, I can just imagine the wealth of knowledge he was! I was the same as a child, just too wrapped up in my own stuff!

  7. Since your post I have been sitting here trying to figure out whose wisdom I could best learn from. I have decided my own. I would sit on this bench and reflect. I have, during my life, been given 2 “do overs” during which I have had months to reflect on “why me” and “what I will do if given another chance” and learned it is not about “I” or “me” it is about what you can give back. Your blog does that, you do that.

    I made both those patterns and felt wonderful in them, but thank you for reminding me of how lucky I have been thanks to friends and family. Love you blog.

    1. Thank you for the kind words! You are too generous with them! Also, thank you for the boxes of patterns! 😀 (And good answer!)

  8. I love vintage patterns! Congrats on a year of blogging it has been a pleasure fellowshipping with you down the crafty sewing adventures you share 🙂

    I think I would sit down on that bench with Jesus Christ and find out about the worlds biggest mysteries and truths of our creator.

    1. It’s been a pleasure blogging along with you too! Thank you for joining in on my post!

  9. What a great question! I’d get in a magical time machine and make myself and my mother both the same age–likely in our early 20s before the kids were born. We’d talk about our hopes and dreams and the world in general. It would be fascinating.

    1. That is a fascinating answer in itself! Thank you for commenting!

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