August 12, 2013

YEP! I QUITE OFTEN THROW MY HAT IN...

 ...I love winning!!! - who doesn't, right?  There are so many sewing blog give-a-ways all the time, and yep, I quite often throw my hat in.  After all, you never win if you don't enter.  I never enter contests if I already have the item being offered, unless it's for fabric (weakness in this area - what can I say). 

 I thought I'd take the time to show my bounty from the past few months and also take the time to formerly thank the give-a-way providers:

I used Far's picture to show this beautiful bordered 6 1/2 yard cut Indian silk saree, the only difference is that mine is green instead of maroon. (too lazy to take a picture of mine).  May I say - IT'S BEAUTIFUL!  I plan on using part of it to make a tunic when I locate just the right pattern.  There will be more than enough yardage left to make some elegant accent pillows for my living room - that way I'll get to look at it everyday and tell the story about the fabric to my guests who come to visit, because I know they'll be asking about my future pillows!  THANK YOU SO MUCH FAR - THE SAREE IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!


This absolutely too CUTE Shabby Apple Hully Gully pencil skirt from Clio at fivemuses.blogspot.com.  WHATTTT, a skirt that I didn't have to make myself!  And it fits!  Has the cutest bow at the front waist that can't been seen in this picture.  It'll rock!, and my students will love the idea of it.  Oh, I haven't mentioned, but I have 46 brand new students, and 20 others who returned for the second year of my pathway - WONDERFUL!!! There are also 7 students from last school term who are registered for fall semester at the college (we call it the big school) to finish the program for licensure - and 5 of my former students are already at the big school slated for graduation in December.  Can you tell how proud I am of MY STUDENTS!   Anyway, back on track.  They love the clothes I wear, and encourage me in my dressing efforts.  They will love Clio's skirt when I wear it to school as well as the story behind it.  "Ms. Lewis always has a story", so say my students.  Hey, if you live to get my age you have lots of stories!  THANK YOU CLIO FOR ADDING ANOTHER STORY TO MY REPERTOIRE WITH YOUR HULLY GULLY SKIRT!  P.S., HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME AT MPB IN NYC THIS WEEKEND!

Lastly, but certainly not least.  This prize arrived in the mail just yesterday and all the way from Australia!  It's the Style Arc Dee Top that I won in Rachel's give-a-way at boodogg.blogspot.com.   Love, love, love a great tshirt pattern, and even more with the unique twist in the front.  I'll be the only one in town with this shirt.  I'd eyed the pattern before, and when Rachel did the give-a-way, well it was just a natural thing to throw my hat in the ring!  THANK YOU RACHEL, FOR THE PATTERN  and for making the give-a-way international.  My kids are gonna love this one too!  I feel another story coming on!
It's certainly time to PAY THIS THING FORWARD!  So be looking for a give-a-way announcement on my blog sometime soon!!!

14 comments:

  1. Lucky Woman!Love All Your Winning, Hehehehe....

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  2. Wow! Lucky Woman is right :) I never win either, but like you said you never win if you don't try so I keep trying :) and look where it got you!!!

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  3. Awesome winnings and the Saree fabric is beautiful. Can't wait to see your green fabric.

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  4. You're welcome! ;-)

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  5. Can you buy me a lottery ticket, Faye?

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    1. Bunny I need to buy two, one for you and one for me!

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  6. I was going to say, it's time to play the lottery! But Bunny beat me to it. :)

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    1. I'll still pick one up for you too Kyle!!!

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  7. Lucky lady!!! I want some of that luck!!

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    1. You are already lucky Diana!

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  8. You have won some excellent prizes. But, really, I love that you talk about your students so often, and how they'll love this or that. I'm quite certain you must be their favorite teacher. Just wait until they return with daughters of their own, named Faye! I hope school is going well this year, and that the new girls soon become just "your" girls, like the others.

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  9. Yes, being able to work with all these fresh young minds is a wonderful experience (as well as challenging at times).

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  10. Congratulations Faye! I really want that pattern too! I guess I'm going to have to fork out that twenty plus something for shipping to get it! Can't wait to see your version and what fabric you select.

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