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November 18, 2012

OH SHEILA!!!!

Who in blogland has not virtually met Sheila?  Well if you haven't happened upon her blog you should really make it a point to do so - you can find her here.  I've been reading her fabulous blog for a number of years now, and find her to be so multi-talented in that she sews, knits, and crochets just like a pro.  There's another thing about Sheila; she ALWAYS thinks enough of my humble sew-a-longs to join up and submit some of her beautiful designs.

For example, here's a picture of a design she submitted on the recent (and still ongoing) Carnival of Skirts Sew-a-long.

Her skirt made from the most interesting embossed faux leather using her favorite TNT (and also mine) pattern - McCalls 3830
When I saw her completed project weeks ago - of course I had to comment, but also made note that her fabric put me on the hunt for it in my local fabric stores to no avail.  To my surprise I received an envelope from Sheila last Thursday that contained 1 1/2 beautiful yards of this same fabric.

Can you hear me shout YAHOO!!!  So I have to send a shout out and a big THANK YOU to Sheila for her generosity! Needless to say, you will soon see me posting Sheila's skirt twin on my blog - so be on the lookout!

Guess what NEW PROJECT SUNDAY finds me working on?  Not a garment, but rather a bunch of infinity scarves for a craft fair called the Reindeer Market Place to be held at my school on December 8th.  I could KICK myself!  And you know that I've been procrastinating on getting them started.
Making one or two of the scarves for wardrobe enhancement is nothing at all.  Try making 25 or 30 of them.  Can you tell that boredom has slowly set in???  I'd much rather be working on Sheila's skirt twin.

I just noticed that today is November 18th - exactly one month from my birthday.  God willing I'll be at another milestone, and I really need to start planning a special outfit for that day.  Any suggestions???

12 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you Faye, not only is Sheila generous, she is so a classy lady and someone who I consider a friend.

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  2. You are very welcome. Also Thank you for the Beautiful Shout Out and looking forward your skirt.

    Those infinity scarves are going to go like hot cakes... You have some fabulous prints.

    Hi Alethia and thank you sewing sister.

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  3. Wow, I can't wait to see what you do with this fabric. Sheila is certainly a talented lady and so very generous, to boot! Funny you should mention a birthday dress as I have a milestone birthday in January and was just last night thinking about my birthday dress. I'm keen to see what you make.

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  4. Sheila is a very generous sewer. I've been following her blog for a few years and she's always very giving. Her wardrobe rocks too.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your skirt too.

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  5. How generous (and talented) Sheila is. And if I am being truthful, I'm SO JEALOUS ... lol ... I loved her skirt too.

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  6. I agree with you all, Sheila is awesome! Congratulations on your fabric gift Faye! That was really sweet of Sheila! WOW 25 to 30 scarfs, you'll be seeing scarfs in your dreams after this is done!! It truly will be worth it though, once you see all you hard work on display and being sold! Remember Victoria's "Labor of love" capes!? This could be yours! Good luck on both your skirt and the scarfs!

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  7. You are so generous too--making all those scarves! and you are one of my main blog cheerleaders!! Thank you!

    Finally added Sheila's blog to my blogroll.

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  8. That means your birthday is the same as my second son, Patrick's! Just borrow my line, and tell everyone you're "Over 25!" Never fret over those milestones again. I hope you get through your scarves soon, so you can make that skirt from Sheila's wonderful fabric.

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  9. I hope your scarf stall goes well. Good luck!
    How kind of Shiela to send you the fabric!

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  10. I hear you about the scarves Faye. Last winter I decided to make a bunch to raise money for our local Food Bank. I only ended up with 15 and made $54. from my Group of Retired Teachers. I can't say I'm tempted to do that again,Lol.

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  11. What a nice post! Sheila...from NYC! I think she's pretty cool too! I know you were TOO thrilled to receive that fabric! It's beautiful!

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  12. I LOVE Sheila's blog! A real talented cutie....and thoughtful too!

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