2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

February 10, 2010

HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY TO ME!!!

Today marks my THIRD BLOG ANNIVERSARY! Having a sewing blog has been a big asset to me, and instrumental in helping me improve my sewing skills over the last three years. Talk about inspirational, challenging and informative all wrapped up in one. Why in just the last year I've stepped out of the box and taken on some projects that I thought I'd never be brave enough to try. Oh, I still have a wadder every now and then; I still know where all my mistakes are - but I'm now less likely to point them out to those who wouldn't know the difference anyway. I've made lots of garments that I am so proud to wear....,

...and I've enjoyed the process along the way. Many THANKS to my fellow bloggers who have answered questions, given me encouragement, and made so many lovely comments about my projects.

ALSO, many THANKS to all who have signed on to follow my blog. It amazes me to think that so many people find my blog interesting, and check in from time to time to see what I'm doing.
I've been saving a copy of my most used sewing resource for an anniversary GIVEAWAY drawing!
The drawing for the book will be next Wednesday (CHANGED TO SATURDAY 2/13/09). Contestants must:
  • be followers of my blog by that time,
  • comment their interest in the drawing on THIS this post,
  • and let me know your favorite pattern (OOP qualifies).
I will ship. In the meantime, HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY TO ME!!!

44 comments:

  1. happy blogiversary!! :)

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  2. Congratulations, Faye! :)

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  3. Happy Blog Anniverary!!! Wishing you many, many, many more!

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  4. Happy Blogiversary! So glad you're blogging because now I have a new friend! Your sewing is awesome, too.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I enjoy your blog. I love how the sewing & craft community is so encouraging and thoughtful. Keep up the good work!

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  6. Congratulations. I have thoroughly enjoyed your sewing progress ever since following your blog when you started the Month of Tops sew-along.

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  7. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    I truly enjoy reading your posts :)

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  8. Hey there. Congratulations for three years!! I never knew that blogging would be so much fun and that I'd meet such encouraging sewing buddies like you! My favorite pattern so far is: Simplicity 2690. :-)

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  9. Happy Anniversary Faye and thank you for doing what you do!

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  10. Faye, don't put me in the drawing. I have the book and love it. Just wanted to say congratulaitons and to wish you many more years of sewing and blogging.

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  11. Congtatulations! Don't enter me in the drawing...I already have and use this resource.

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  12. Happy blogoversary ands wish you many more.

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  13. I would love to be in the running for this book if you are willing to post to Australia. My favorite pattern (of the moment) is New Look 6429.

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  14. Happy Blogaversary. Don't enter me in the contest - I already have the book.

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  15. I'm so happy our path's crossed. You are one special lady. Thank you for taking the time to blog to share your adventures with all of us.
    Who could pick just one pattern? I have a list LOL
    Be good to yourself my friend!

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  16. Congrats Faye!! I've certainly enjoyed seeing your sewing progress throughout the years. I'd love to be in the drawing for the book. Currently my favorite pattern is the jacket for B5336.

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  17. Many congratulations on your third blog birthday! I've so enjoyed reading about what you've been doing - and I'm looking forward to many more posts from you! (Don't include me in the drawing for the book because I already have this wonderful book - someone is going to be a very lucky winner!)

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  18. Congratulations on your third year anniversary! I have been following your journey since the beginning and am sooooo proud of your growth! Please do not enter me in your giveaway...just wanted to offer my congrats too!

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  19. Happy 3rd! I always enjoy your blog, Faye.

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  20. Happy anniversary..I'm also finding that blogging forces me to do better work.
    My favourite pattern is probably the Loes Hinse Hepburn pant. It just fits so beautifully.
    I've had this book out of our library and have always meant it actually buy it. Great resource. I would love to be entered.

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  21. Happy anniversary of blogging! I already have this book so you can leave me out of the drawing. Here's to more sewing and more blogging from you!

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  22. Happy Bloggiversary! I'm a recent follower of your blog, but I love seeing all of the lovely garments you make and wear so well. :)

    Currently, my favorite pattern is the McCalls straight skirt pattern, 3830. I had totally written off RTW straight skirts as they just never fit my child-bearing hips, but since I've started sewing, this pattern totally changed my thoughts on fitted skirts. Really exciting. :)

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  23. Congratulations Faye!And many more wonderful fitting garments!

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  24. Congrats, Faye! It's been so fun reading your posts and I'm excited about the many more to come! I would love to be in the drawing to gain more knowledge and skills for sewing. Currently, my favorite pattern is Simplicity 2603. It gets the most wear and it's so comfy.

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  25. Congratulations! Your clothes always look wonderful. My favorite pattern is the BWOF boat neck top from last year that I use as my TNT for other tops.

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  26. Congratulation Faye. I have enjoyed your blog and I am looking for forward to many more years of blogging. Love the top!

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  27. I thought I'd come back and say the draw is a great idea...don't enter my name though ..I have the book :))

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  28. Yay! I'm so glad you are here. It always makes me happy to read what is going on in your sewing life. (I have this book, so do not enter me please.)

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  29. Happy Blogiversary and many more!

    My favorite pattern usually happens to be the one I am currently sewing. (Depending on how it's going it can also be my least favorite pattern. hee hee.) Today my favorite is Simplicity 2700 Amazing Fit Pants, which seem to be living up to their name.

    Please enter me!

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  30. Happy Blog Anniversary! Wow, you've been blogging for a long time! I'd love to be in the drawing for this book, if you would ship it all the way to Europe. I'm always looking for good sewing books and they are hard to get where I live. My favorite pattern at the moment is the most recent one I made. It's Vogue 9668.

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  31. Happy Blogiversary Faye!! I'm so glad I found your blog, you have been very inspirational to me.

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  32. Happy blogiversary! I enjoy reading your blog (living vicariously, not much sewing going on here lately).

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  33. Happy Bloggiversary! I already have this book but had to shout out my appreciation for your blog.

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  34. Happy Anniversary. I for one am very happy to count you amount my sewing buddies, you're so right I've learned so much from you and other bloggers and I've been sewing for 20+ yrs.

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  35. Congratulations on your blogversary. It's so wonderful to share a hobby like this on the internet. I enjoy your posts.
    (and don't count me in for the draw, I do have this book and it's a great resource)

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  36. Three years! Oh my! I have learned lots from you. Thanks for being such an inspiration. Yours is one blog i never fail to read.
    The book looks great! It would be a wonderful addition to any sewist's library!

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  37. Happy Blogoversary ! I love checking in to see what you've done.

    Right now my favorite pattern is Burda Magazine Tee 04-2009-112. I've made it 3 times. Now if I could only get them all to fit the same ;-) Maybe I need the book...I can use all the help I can get.

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  38. Hi Faye, I enjoy your blog and visit regularly, plus I had fun sewing along with you on the Chanel jacket project - your Chanel suit was such an emphatic success! Hard to choose a fav pattern, so many, but I love the smaller independent designers like Jalie, J Stern and Collette. One day I'd like to be able to draft my own as well. Happy anniversary.

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  39. Happy Blog Anniversary!

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  40. I'm a little late but Happy Blog Anniversary .

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  41. Happy Blogiversary and do not enter me in the contest, I have Power Sewing and its a great book.

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  42. Happy (super late) anniversary Faye! Love your blog and looking forward to many more posts from you.

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  43. I'm super late to comment on this post as I am behind on my commenting in general, but I wanted to say congrats on your anniversary. I always look forward to your posts. :)

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