Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What I'm "sew grateful" for

I thought I would take this opportunity to write about a few things I’m grateful for. Debi from My Happy Sewing Place is hosting a 'Sew Grateful Week'. She has invited people to blog about the sewing related things they are grateful for. In addition to many great posts on her site there are some awesome giveaways. Check it out! 

As a person who is new to the blogging world, I would have to say that I'm "sew grateful" for the online community. I’m grateful for having access to an amazing selection of online sewing and costume-related resources. I started this blog after being inspired by a number of really great blogs created by some very talented individuals. The online community is a wonderful way to share ideas, fabric, patterns, inspiration and much more! 

Here are just a few of the blogs I find inspiring…
American Duchess – This is one of the first blogs I started following. Lauren is a very talented seamstress and has shared a number of her sewing projects on her blog. Lots of great pictures and how tos! 

Sign of the Golden Scissors – I have had the opportunity to take a few workshops with Hallie and I always learn something new. She is a wonderful teacher and a lot of fun to work with. I thank her for her support and encouragement in my sewing adventures.

Chronically Vintage, Tuppence Ha'penny, In the Hey Day, Va-Voom Vintage,  Vixen Vintage, - These lovely ladies find every opportunity to get dresses up! Lots of great inspirational pictures for those of us who want to wear more vintage.

AllThe Pretty Dresses and OMGthat Dress – Something new and pretty everyday! What’s not to like?

The Fashionable Past – I first learned of Katherine through her website. Her attention to detail is outstanding. I don’t know how she finds the time to complete all her projects.

Here are a few more things I’m grateful for…

Online museums with zoom features

Sites like Etsy and Ruby Lane.

Fabric sales! Who doesn’t like those?

Having like-minded friends who are always up for a shopping adventure. Especially when the adventure includes fabric stores, second hand clothing shops or antique stores!

I’m especially grateful for having such a wonderful boyfriend who not only tolerates my sewing and vintage collecting habits, he encourages them too! I know he secretly enjoys fabric shopping, (so long as it’s for him) and dressing up too. He and I have attended reenactments and living history events together for the last several years.

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