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!
Happy Birthday Jacq! I'm so pleased you like the picture, and that it arrived safely.ReplyDelete
What an awesome birthday pressie from your hubby, I can't wait to hear how you get on with it.
Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm blushing because I don't feel very skilled compared to many sewing and knitting bloggers out there!
Happy anniversary to you and Mr C as well. Hope you're having a lovely day.
p.s. I share your feelings on blogging too!
Thank you. I've been playing with the serger - I'm getting there I think. I have a pile of scraps with beautifully serged edges!Delete
A generosity of sewists is the perfect word! Happy birthday, and what a brilliant present!ReplyDelete
Thank you Lynne. I'm feeling very spoilt today :)ReplyDelete
I'll vote for the Generosity of Sewing Bloggers - sums it all up perfectly! Happy Birthday, and can't wait to see what you whip up on that beautiful new machine - hubby is a keeper ... JReplyDelete
Thank you Judith, he is indeed. Because we got married on my birthday (it's a long story and wasn't intentional!) our anniversary can get overlooked. However he's put in a request for a sock monkey (entirely random) so I'm going to make that my first serger project. Fingers crossed! :)Delete
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Hope you have had a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
I might request an overlocker for my birthday too :-)
Thank you - I should get it on your Wishlist good and early! :)Delete
Happy Birthday.. and I love your new name for sewers.. Just perfect..ReplyDelete
I noticed in the above post, that your anniversary and birthday are on the same day [and not intended]. Well, my hubby and I got married on April Fool's Day [definitely not intended,ha].We still tote teasing because of out anniversary date.
What a wonderful birthday/anniversary present.. A wonderful hubby indeed. And you will be whipping out those knit shirts real soon. And I bet the best sock monkey ever..
Have a great day.. Happy sewing
Thank you, you're right my OH is very good at surprise presents, I count myself very lucky. I'm a bit nervous about tackling knits but I got a good book at Christmas so just need to go for it I think :)Delete
Happy birthday, Jacq! And congrats on your new serger! You are going to love it!ReplyDelete
Thank you Gail. I'm pretty sure that, once I get to grips with it, I'll be a total convert. Apparently I can go back to the shop where it was purchased and have a lesson - sounds like a plan! :)ReplyDelete