Sewing truly has changed my life, and not in a huge dramatic way. But with a subtle shift, towards that better me. I wish I had this touching amazing story as to why or how I learned to sew but I really don’t have one. I love reading the stories about people learning to sew from their grandmother. I would love to have memories like that. But alas my grandmother didn’t teach me. She was too busy working at an illegal gambling ring and running two steps ahead from the cops (Oh my!). Oy…the stories I have about that chica.
Sewing came to me when I needed it most and I’m glad that I jumped in feet first. I didn’t expect to be so easily accepted and encouraged by such a wonderful off and online community. The women I’ve met have been sweet and so gosh darn talented. They keep me on my toes and make me want to get better and better and better. I wouldn’t think twice about inviting any of you over for some tea (coffee for me) and cake. And that’s saying a lot from this ever-vigilant former New Yorker.
I have never hosted a giveaway but took the nudge from Debi and her fabulous idea to host a one to show thanks to the community that is forever giving: touching comments, notes of encouragement, and often a nice good laugh (looking at you Dibs, Karen and Winnie).
There’s only one rule for my giveaway. I ask that you leave a comment (maybe with your favorite joke? I’m a huge sucker for corny stuff.) by midnight (GMT) on February 15. Let’s keep it easy peasy. It’s open to everyone everywhere.
So what are the goods? Well, I’ll tell ya. Yesterday I left my flat with little direction. I just needed to get the heck out. I was stir-crazy from not having left since it snowed over the weekend. I took the bus to Angel and walked and walked and walked. I finally made it to one of my favorite places to browse.
But this time, instead of browsing I bought a little something.
That buckle would compliment a dress quite nicely.
Another little thing I’d like to add to the pot (one winner gets both!) is a lovely German tea pot I turned into a sweet pincushion treat. It’s upcycled so it’s not in perfect condition but the few wee faults don’t take away from its cuteness.
Sorry I am so overdue with sharing this giveaway. Hope I’m not too late!