February 10, 2009


February 10th is my second blog anniversary! Prior to September '06 when I started to sew again, I didn't know what a blog was; can't say I had ever even heard of one. While searching the net for sewing information/resources I discovered Threads.Com and Artisan's Square and found out that if I posted a sewing question and waited just a little while someone one out there in cyberland either knew the answer or what direction to point me to find out. Then one day I clicked on a link that lead me to Carolyn and that was when the world of blogging was opened to me. I found that there were hundreds, no thousands of women and men who were not only sewing, but sewing and sharing information that could really help me out.

By February 2007 I was really getting reacquainted with the sewing scene and decided I wanted a blog of my own. So I took the plunge... and now I have 2 years of blogging history. It has been wonderful learning exp
erience, and from time to time I find myself sharing information too. I believe that you can't just take and take but that the desire to share is contagious. Sharing even the simple sewing information is appreciated out there by somebody. I've made lots of friends and contacts, and people in blogland are so nice.

So in honor of my 2nd anniversary & 136th BLOGGER POST I am having the first ever......

  • Simplicity 3535, sizes 14-22
  • Simplicity 4047, Sizes 6-14
  • Simplicity 5801, Sizes 8-14
  • McCalls 5142, Sizes 14-20
  • All uncut

To enter: Just post a comment here to let me know you are interested; that's all.

I will hold a drawing on February 17th to determine the winner, and will ship. Enter and help me celebrate starting my third year as a sewing blogger....


  1. Count me in. Love the patterns and you know I'm a pattern hog.

  2. Funny how I have 3 of the 4. We are so much alike Faye! Too funny.

    Giving is good. I decided in honor of our new President and service to our country I gave scholarships to women in distress to my sewing class. (but I think I've told you this already)Pass it on and we can make it a better place to live for all.

    Congrats on 2 years. Thanks for leaving all the comments on my blog. I love to recycle :)and I hate to spend money!

    Enjoy your moments!

  3. Hi there. Yes, I am interested. Thanks for stopping by my blog--it's very encouraging to get feedback from the "pros" :)

  4. Hey Faye - I just want to wish you a Happy Bloganniversary!!! I'm glad you joined the blogging world...and there is no need to enter me into the contest! Just wanted to wish you a happy anniversary and many more wonderful years of blogging!

  5. Congratulations on 2 years! It takes a real commitment to keep a sewing blog going for that long. Thanks for sharing part of your journey with us. :)

  6. Hey Fey,

    Happy 2nd Anniversary!!!!:-) This is also my DD's 19th b-day, I love my "babygirl" so much.

    I have a giveaway too, did you notice? please enter if you think there is anything that interests you, I'd like to enter yours, and what I'm interested mainly in, is the Simplicity Retro 4047, thank you:-)

    Have you tried the Ottobre yet? they have pretty good tee patterns and althoug I've had them for years, I've been too busy to try them but last x-mas I made a present for my sis from one of their tee patterns and I must say that WOW!!! it was sooo good.

  7. Happy blogoversary! Blogging is almost as much fun as sewing...almost. I have the two patterns on the left but am intrigued by the other two.

  8. HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY. be for many years

    hugs, Paco

  9. De-lurking here! Been reading your blog for a long time! You are such an inspiration! Happy Blogiversary! (please enter me in your contest!)

  10. Congratulations on 2 years !

    Carolyn was my first blog too and by the time I worked my way thru all her posts AND her blogroll, I was hooked. :-)

    Isn't the blog world great ?!

  11. I enjoy reading your blog! Happy Blogiversary! I have the project runway pattern and maybe one of the others. Have a great day!

  12. Happy Blogiversary, Girl! It's wonderful isn't it?

  13. Happy Blogiversary Ms. Faye and looking forward to many more posts from you. I have 2 of the 4 patterns and the bottom 2 look interesting.

  14. Hi, yes please enter me too. I visit your blog often, whenever you have a new post, usually from the blogroll on LinsayT. I've also just started back into sewing and have been inspired by the reviews on various blogs & PR to try making my own jeans. The McCalls Palmer & Pletsch pattern in your give-away seems to be the go. Thanks for sharing your sewing experiences and expertise. Happy Blogiversary!

  15. Happy Blogiversary! Me too, just celebrated my first year of blogging too. (No need to enter me in the drawing.)

  16. I am definitely interested in those patterns. Also, you saying that you did not know what blog was at one time made me think about an NCIS episode I recently watched: Gibbs, a character on the shoe, called it a "clog". Also, the first time I ever used a mouse, I held it up in the air.

  17. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. It really is fun. I spend too much time reading blogs though. i need to limit myself. Since I mostly sew for children you don't need to include me in the drawing, but what a generous thing to do.

  18. Hi Faye. Congrats again. Look like I'm late. If no one hasn't nabbed pattern #3535, that would be nice. Thanks for sharing how you came into the world of blogging.

  19. Congratulations! I love visiting your blog!

  20. Happy Blogoversary!! I really enjoy your blog and I look forward to many more posts! Thanks for all you share!
    No need to enter me in the pattern contest.

  21. I really enjoy reading your blog. If you are willing to post OS then count me in!

  22. Happy Anniversary! Beacause of your blog, I found a Hometown Friend/Distant-Distant Cousin!!!!

    No need to enter my name in the drawing.

  23. Congratulations on your 2nd Bloganniversary. I know you are hoping with joy.

    I have not forgotten that we need to meet, but we can keep in touch on that.

    Enter me in for the McCall's 5142. Thanks and have a great day.

  24. Happy Blogiversary. I've enjoyed reading your posts! Count me in on the yummy pattern giveaway.

  25. Happy Blogiversary ! Many you have many more blogging years! Besides, I enjoy learning and being inspired by your work.

  26. Yaaay! Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy every word of your delightful post.You are so warm and down-to- earth.Please don't enter me in the contest.You know we have the same taste in patterns.LOL
    I just wanted to wish you joy.

  27. Happy Anniversary!!! I am so glad I found your blog. Your posts are enjoyable, and I look forward to many more. I don't have any of those patterns, so you can count me in.

  28. yay!!! You have a great blog and I love reading it!
    I have been thinking about doing a give away too... now I'm inspired to!
    you're a sweetheart Faye!
    Don't count me in on the drawing though... I have 3 of these patterns!!!

  29. Happy blogversary. I am a beginner sewist and beginner blogger but your post and comment have been so inspiring , I hope am able to have as much post on my second blogversary too. Count me in for the draw...

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  31. I enjoy reading your blog! Happy Blogiversary! Please enter me in the contest and thanks for a chance to win!

  32. Happy anniversary! I'm interested. I like your blog very much. :-)

  33. Happy blogannivesary Faye. Don't enter me into the contest

  34. Happy Anniversary! I am just getting back into garment sewing and am amazed at the information out there. Thanks for your contribution to my new endeavors!

  35. Congratulations on two years! I'm a regular reader, but not regular commenter. I've enjoyed your blog for a year or more now and you've given me inspiration, even though you don't know it.

  36. Belated congrats on your 2-year blogging anniversary Faye!




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