Something fun? well this isn’t fun but maybe neat. I found your blog looking for a free crochet pattern. Started going post to post amazed that people sew up clothes for themselves and their children. And they look great and modern! so because of you I was inspired to learn to sew. I taught myself to sew using your tutorials. That also opened me up to the world of sewing blogs. Now here I am! The first sewing pattern I bought ever was your Bradley booties and little guy tie! yup! I am your student….
Wow, thanks for all the love. And all of the chat. And playing along like you were sitting right here with me. You all made me smile. Okay and laugh. Many, many, times. We need to do this more often. I seriously loved reading all about you for a change.
Ha…….I don’t know why I got such a kick out of that. But the stories, the recipes, your Christmas wishes, your crazy husbands, your messy houses……..all of it was so fun. So thanks.
And at one point while reading comments, my little 2 year old buddy asked to sit on my lap. I plopped him right up here with me in my lap as he cozied up and watched as I read comments. He asked who each person was, each time he saw the little mini picture next to a name. I told him Lori, or Samantha, or Anne…..whatever your user names were.
(He especially liked the silly names like Monkey Mom or Cookie Cookie.)
But it was like you were all people that I really knew. See? I can pretend you’re right here with me. Ha!
Okay, onto the winners of the craft stash. I’m so glad you’re all happy to take on a new item and put it to good use……the response surprised me. Wow.
**And I couldn’t help but respond to each of the winner’s comments. It was too fun not to.
The winner of the blue flannel scarf?
**I’m seriously going to hold you to that…..you better get yourself to the nearest friendly kangaroo!! Now, I have to ask the post office how tricky it is to ship to Australia. Ha! And enjoy that nice warm weather!
The winner of the red flannel scarf?
**Haha……my little boy was 10 pounds at birth and all the nurses crowded around to see the “huge” baby. They never even put the newborn sized diapers on him, they skipped right to size 1. I was always like, “let me enjoy my newborn, don’t take that away from me!” I would have hated the linebacker comment too…..hmphhfff!!
The winner of the 2 gift card cozies?
**Perfect way to use those cozies. And I wish your sisters the best through their struggles…….it’s a hard time for many. Hope things turn around quickly for them.
The winner of the sweater sling purse?
**Anyone who’s going to cry after seeing something……definitely deserves it.
The winner of the dress form zippered pouch?
**Are you kidding? You can come eat hot tamales with me anytime. Have you ever had Cinnamon Bears dipped in Chocolate? Mmmmm…..
The winner of the charcoal/yellow zippered pouch?
**Oh wow, I can relate. This head of hair needs a serious trim too.
The winner of the snowflake zippered pouch?
**Good for you and all of that hard work with the girl scouts. Love it!
The winner of the completed Darla Purse?
**What a great program! I love every part of it……especially the community pulling together. How perfect.
The 1st winner of a pattern of your choice from my shop?
**Awesome. I love your spunk and determination. And then add the image of your 18 month old in a new tie. SOLD!
The 2nd winner of a pattern of your choice from my shop?
**You know, there are a few things happening in our life right now which I have no control over, and just weren’t in the “plans”. It’s so frustrating. And makes me downright flustered. So any sort of distraction for a few moments is always welcome. So best of luck Amy and happy sewing!
The 3rd winner of a pattern of your choice from my shop?
**I have to say that I peeked over on your blog to check out your boys…….and I could barely handle not squeezing on them. Oh my, they are both such handsome little guys. And if I had more time, I throw some matching ties in the mail for them. How sweet would they look? So maybe you can create some yourself? It’s up to you…
The 4th winner of a pattern of your choice from my shop?
**You wear those curlers with pride, little miss! Even to the doctor! Hope you had fun…
The 5th winner of a pattern of your choice from my shop?
I would love to have the grey scarf or zipper pouch or patterns.
**Awww, I could just eat you right up. And atta girl for figuring everything out on your own. You should feel so proud of yourself. Wahoo!
Congrats to you all!
I will be emailing you soon to figure out where to send your items.
And thanks again to everyone.
Eeeeeeh, how I loved all the tidbits about everyone!