The perfect birthday card from Sam
A 'scolding' is the collective noun for a group of seamstresses. A 'scolding' - how rude!
And why do I even know this? Because I had cause to look it up. You see, today is my birthday and I received a wonderful surprise in the post from Sam. And I wondered what the best description would be of the sewing bloggers I've encountered, and I found a 'scolding' - rubbish!
I'm only fortunate enough to know Sam because we both started blogs at about the same time and happened upon one another's. We've met once, at the Valentino exhibition. We've won each other's giveaways. She always leaves a supportive comment to my witterings. She's far more skilled than me (she can knit for a start - beautifully) but she's very encouraging and doesn't make me feel like a muppet!
And she sent me a gift - isn't that just awesome?
Thank you so much Sam - it's perfect :)
Sometimes I struggle with my blog, and wonder if I've got anything even remotely interesting to say. Then I think about the marvellous people I've met virtually and I want to be part of that. I've made use of so many tutorials and free patterns, won some giveaways, taken part in swaps and other 'alongs, been inspired by people's blogs and the comments others have left here.
Seamstresses is pretty old fashioned so perhaps we need a collective noun that better reflects today's sewers. Just thinking about the general supportiveness and breadth of advice and tutorials on sewing blogs I think A Generosity of Sewing Bloggers is much better.
And this was my gift from my OH - no excuse for avoiding knits now!
It's our anniversary today too - Happy Anniversary Mr C x
This is not a true reflection of the amount of candles - you might have guessed!