Just popping in …

to say Thank you to Green Eye Crafts  and Sewing, for Cat People  for thinking about my blog and nominating me for this “Blogger Recognition Award”.  (After posting, I noticed that Confident Beginner also nominated me.  Thank you!)


Like many bloggers, I started “Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!” because I was totally/completely/utterly lacking sewing buddies!  So I started stalking/following all of you, quietly at first.  But I just couldn’t keep quite anymore so I threw in a comment here and there.  Then there was no stopping me.  I was having so much fun!

I started my blog in 2013 and from then on I reached out for more – FaceBook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram.  Is there anything I am missing?  It certainly has turned into an addiction that I cannot stop!

So if you are lacking in sewing buddies like I was, start by stalking/following other bloggers, like I did.  Sign up on a social media site, one or all – it all depends on you!  Comment on a few posts and you will have all the sewing buddies you will ever need.  The sewing community is a friendly place to share and learn!  Don’t worry if it doesn’t come to you right away, like sewing, blogging takes patience and practice … try this, try that … always keep learning!  

I’d like to give this award to some special blogging buddies who rose to the Challenge in December – that is the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER CHALLENGE – and thank them. I know I’m not listing all the blog titles/links here, some just might have the sites where they entered the Challenge:




Creations by Paula




Older Babe Sews Clothes

Seen it Sewn it


I’m also going to add in these bloggers, because they have something unique to offer too:

Seam Racer

J.A.M. Joanna’s Artistic Muse

Emma and her Machine

Pattern and Branch

Curls n Skirls

If those I’ve named choose to participate, the rules for receiving this award are as follows:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.


and Happy Blogging!

27 thoughts on “Just popping in …

  1. Congrats Linda and thank you for the nomination. I couldn’t agree with you more on the reasons for blogging. The online sewing community is fab. The wide and varied people and challenges make it all the more fun and interesting!
    I recently returned to full time work in a different type of sewing environment, so I have less time for the blog now, but loving the world of instagram! Is that another new vintage machine that you’ve got, she’s a beauty! #vintagesewingmachineaddict X

    1. Congratulations to you too! You do fine work whether on your blog or on Instagram @remakeremodelrecycle. I love all the photos and discussion on IG too! This machine is still my Singer 421G that I blogged about previously, way back when. I still have my eyes open for a Rocketeer. Soon I think. Then that will be my last new/old machine! 😂

      1. I have a donated vintage machine at work. I’ll send a picture when I actually get round to lifting the lid. I thought of you when It arrived! If you weren’t so far away you could have it!

        1. Well I’d love to see it when you have the time. Thanks for the offer but, yes, it is a little far! 😄 I’m sure if you don’t want it someone will!

  2. Gratefully received, thanks Linda! X

  3. Thank you, Linda! Really appreciate your thinking of my blog. You’ve got me super curious about “unique.” Huh?!
    Am quite rushed at the mo, so must regretfully decline, but thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me, and hope you are not upset. 💖💞
    I enjoy reading your blog, especially your adventures with older machines in your collection, and admire your sewing for your sister. She’s so fortunate to have you, and so are we readers!

    1. Your welcome! There is always something new and different over at your place! 😄👍 and no I’m not upset, there is no obligation – I just wanted the chance to mention a few sewing buddies! Thank you for the kind words!

  4. Thanks so much for the nominations. You are so right, I don’t know anybody who sews in the human world, it’s so nice to chat online and get inspiration. Off to do my blog post now!! ❤️

    1. 😂 so your sewing friends are in the INHUMAN world, you funny girl!mine too! 😂

  5. Congratulations Linda on the Blogger Recognition Award. Well done kiddo!

  6. https://emmaandhermachine.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/blogger-recognition-award/
    My Completed Blog Post! Thanks so much for the nomination! I really appreciate it.

  7. Congratulations, and thanks so much for linking to my blog!

    1. No problem! Your blog is worthy of the attention! 😃👍

  8. Congratulations, and thanks so much for nominating me. Your blog was one of the ones that made me feel right at home and encouraged me to join in. Thanks for the steady supply of inspiring sewing adventures !

  9. Congrats Linda! Well deserved, and I enjoyed reading the history of your blog. 😀

  10. Thank you for being my blog buddy too! I really appreciate your down-to earth posts, full of common sense sewing tips.

    1. Thank you for participating in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! You’ve got such lovely garments on your blog I was happy to nominate you!

  11. Congratulations Linda! Sewing blogging buddies are just the best, whatever did we do without them! I still can’t believe I’ve not got so many real life friends who sew because of of blogging, and that I’ve even met Jen from your side of the pond. Truly amazing!!
    Thankyou for the nomination, I’ve quite a bit on at the minute but if I can get my brain into gear I will try and join in 😍

    1. Thank you! I had to include my DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER buddies – but I don’t want ANYONE to feel pressured to join in. It’s a choice!

  12. Congrats, Linda, you deserve it…and thank you too, for nominating me in return. I’m tickled, and needed the kindness…my Grandmother suddenly and shockingly died yesterday. Thus, it might take me a few days to put a blog post together, but I will gladly accept. Finding room to think is hard at the moment 🙂 I liked reading your post, sewing is indeed such a happy “addiction”! I’m glad to have you as a blogging/social sewing buddy!

    1. I’m so sorry your Grandmother passed. Take your time, and don’t feel obligated to join in at all! I’m happy to have you as a buddy too! Take care! 💕

      1. Thank you, Linda. Times are hard now but I need to keep going and do the things I always do…take care, too.

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