Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Playing Catch Up....

That's all I seem to do these days. Life has thrown a few curve balls in the last few weeks, and I am still reeling. Needless to say, my blogging is not the only thing that has suffered. My sewing plans have been on hold for some time now, but I am slowly easing myself back in. I have dozens of ideas roaming around in my head, but have lacked the ambition to put them into play. Sorry to be so cryptic. I will be explaining myself in the next couple of days, I promise! Suffice to say that life doesn't always go as planned. Okay. Needless to say you all have issues (good and bad) in your own lives, and don't want to listen to me complain. So, onto the good stuff!

Ansel, at Allness World, gave me the Stylish Blogger Award!

Wasn't that sweet of her? She really made my day! Ansel talks about her new life in Canada, after moving here with her family just over two years ago. I have to admire the bravery it takes to make such a drastic move. Moving across town is hard enough sometimes, but to a new COUNTRY? I just can't imagine it. In order for me to receive the award, I have to fulfill a couple of requirements. They are,

- Thank and link back to the person giving you the award.
    - Thank you Ansel! I really appreciate it! -

- Share seven things about yourself.
- Award 15 other newly discovered (by you) bloggers.
- Contact these bloggers about their award.

So. Seven things about me?

- I love to sew. (Gee, really?)
- I have four of my own children, and two stepchildren.
- I don't like winter.
- I probably have enough fabric in my stash that I need never buy fabric again in my lifetime, and still not run out.
- I have red hair
- I love double chocolate donuts!
- I don't like talking about myself. (or had you already figured that out?)

Next, I have name 15 bloggers. To be perfectly honest, that's not going to happen any time soon. Not that I don't want too, but I have to decide who to pick.  I'd love to just give the award to all of you, because you all deserve it. In fact, I think I will. Just leave your blog address in the comment section, and take your award! Congratulations!  Now you will all have to work on your acceptance speeches, and pick out a gown to wear.

I have done a little sewing this week. My daughter asked me to make her a gathered clutch, using the tutorial by Anna at Noodlehead.  Thanks Anna!

It is slightly smaller than Anna's, because I had a shorter zipper. Hillary also requested a handle, and little pockets inside.

I think she'll be happy with it, don't you? I am going to a baby shower on Saturday, so I'm working on a few things to show you in the next day or two. Happy Sewing ladies!

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  1. Perfect! I love the fabric, she will DEFINITELY be happy ... now I have to check out that tutorial!
    following now:)
    Hopped over from the Sew Much Ado Party!

  2. Great job! Your clutch came out great.

  3. hi, i really admire women who like to sew and it's my dream! back home i tried to but only pillowcases but my dream is to make a sundress. hopefully in the future i can have a sewing machine.
    and your blog will be a great help and inspiration to sew.

    thanks for a very nice intro in your post, i'm so flattered...
    have a nice day!

  4. WOW! Congrats on your award and that clutch is adorable!!

    Thanks for your sweet comment about my Alie! :)

    Did you know your a no-reply comment blogger?? If you didn't shoot me an email and I will tell you how to fix it! :) amiallison73 at yahoo dot com

  5. I really love the detail on the outside of the pouch!

  6. Really cute! Love the fabric! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!