Saturday, October 4

Ta Da!!! It's my 100th Post!!!

Wow, blogging has been so much fun and as the saying goes "time passes fast when you're having fun", well it certainly has passed fast since I first started blogging at the end of May. I hadn't paid any attention to the number of posts until one day I noticed that I had made 78 posts. I began to think then of what I would do to celebrate. And here it is.....................

I love fabric, vintage trims, old quilts, doilies, all that stuff. Some of the things I have are family items but I have oodles of trims, rick rack and such that my dad, mother and brother bought at auctions and flea markets for me. I think of them when ever I dig into that old suitcase that holds my treasures. So, here is my little gift that one of you will receive from the mailman if you just leave a comment on this post. If you don't mind, tell me who taught you to sew or share a memory of someone special. People touch our lives in the simplest of ways sometimes and I have been touched by the comments that you have all shared with me. Love to go back and read them as they make me smile and a few have brought a tear to my eye but I enjoy each one.

I found the little basket at my favorite treasure shop - Dollar Tree! :-) I removed the embroidery design from the front of it and stitched these gingham buttons on it and added the bow of rick rack made of lengths of 100% cotton baby rick-rack (all vintage). Then inside the basket I placed a baker's dozen of a variety of trim packs, from bias tape to seam binding, and rick rack to piping. All of the packages are pre-1959 (no zip code on the packages is a good clue although not foolproof) and some have never been opened. If you double click on the photo below, you can see a close-up of what will be in the basket. Oh, and the doily is just a prop so it won't be in the basket although some other little treasure might line the bottom of the basket. I do love surprises!!

So, start commenting now and tell your friends about this little giveaway that comes with a BIG THANK YOU for visiting my blog!! I'll take comments til midnight Monday, Oct. 6th and will announce the winner on Tuesday morning. Good Luck!!

Have a good weekend! I need to get a little of that cleaning and laundry business done again. Notice how it never goes away!! :-)



Mary Grace McNamara said...

Sandi, what a lovely giveaway to celebrate your 100th post. Congratulations! Oh, my grandmother, what a woman. She was my inspiration in learning to sew and crochet. My mother is also quite the crafty lady too and I have a few sisters who do some really nice handwork, so I guess it's in the genes. I'd sure love George the mailman to deliver that nice little basket to me!


peggy said...

Hi Sandy,
The little purse is cute and I LOVE all the rick rack etc...
When I was in 7th grade we had sewing class and when I sat with the fabric in front of the machine it was like a light went on that said "you found your niche". I started right out making a pr. of shorts with a top with a zipper up the back. My mother liked to sew also so she'd run me to the fabric store and we'd make clothes together.
My mom just turned 82 and is finally not sewing on a daily basis. She's only sewing costumes for her great grandchildren and when she needs to fix things.
LOVE your blog...
Peggy in NJ

Pat said...

Congratulations on your 100 th post. A lovely giveaway.

~D Spack~ said...

Oh what fun! I love the bag and trims! .13 and .19 rick rack! Sewing is in my blood, both grammas, aunts, etc. I have just kind of taught myself, compelled by that blood! Thanks, here's hoping to win in Idaho!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Oh wow, what a nice giveaway. I love all the trimmings. I would have to say that I probably learned to sew in a home ec class. My mom did sew a little and that inspired me to sew.

Sue H said...

Congratulations, Sandi, on your 100th post!!! And what a treasure trove of goodies you're giving away. One grandmother taught me how to knit and crochet, the other grandmother taught me to enjoy a spot of tea and a cookie in the afternoon, but my mother taught me how to sew! (Both of my grandmothers were talented seamstresses; I just never had the opportunity to sew with them.)

Cindy Keery said...

My second cousin spent a lot of time with me teaching me to sew when she was dying of breast cancer. Now whenever I sew I think of her with fond memories.

debbie said...

Congrats on your 100th! :o) I learned to sew in high school home Ec class. My teacher was a gem! Two years ago I took a quilting class at my local Joann's and financially it has been downhill ever since!! lol

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

sandi! What a delightful prize! You made the basket nearly as lovely as the delicious contents. Well you know who taught me everything- my mom freda. You know I like to think she is proud of me magnifying what I learned from her. I just wish I could talk to her and sit with her and go through my projects with her . That's why I have mom and dads pictures on the wall right where I sew.

Selina said...

What a cute basket!!
My Mum taught me to sew, we used to make dresses out of scraps of material and stickytape!! I remember when I was finally old enough to use the sewing machine and the dresses would actually stay together!

Marilyn R said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I think I have always enjoyed sewing of some type or another. When I was a child and had ran out of something do to I would ask my Mother to draw a picture on a piece of fabric and I would embroider it. I took Home Ec. sewing classes and learned the basics of garment sewing then with my Mother helping me at home. When I was in my late 20's my Grandmother taught me how to hand quilt. I have one of my Grandmother's quilts, a quilt that my Great Aunt's made and a quilt that my Great Grandmother made. Oh how I treasure them. I guess quilting just runs in my blood! Thanks for entering me in you giveaway. What neat prizes!

Nihal said...

Hi Sandi,
I was thinking your name Sandi is short for Sandra. I will correct it now. My email is welcometocrossroads at gmail dot com

My Congrats and celebrations your 100th post. Wish you more and more.

And count me in please:)

Btw, I'd LOVE to read the memories of your trip in Turkey. Have a blessed Sunday. Lots of love.

Nihal at CrossRoads

craftydiane said...

My mother was the first to teach me handwork. She taught me to embroidery when I was very young. There have been several kind people through the years who have taught me different sewing and handwork techniques. I greatly appreciate them all. Congratulations on your 100th post!
Have a Blessed Day,

Soukies said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Your blog is great and I love looking at the pictures! Heres to the next 100!


quiltmom said...

Hi Sandi,
Congratulations for completing 100 posts- what a cool giveaway to mark your accomplishment.
My mother did embroider but not quilting. I learned to sew because I could make clothes that would fit me better than I could buy off the rack. NOw I am better preportioned- rounder in all places VBG.
I began quilting because I always loved quilts. I thought I could make them for less money than I could buy one--- shows how much I really knew.. However I love quilting and like both old and new fabrics.
I have just started a blog and you can find it here:
Who ever wins your giveaway will be one lucky person.
I shall add your name to my favorites.

Myra said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful giveaway. My mother and I took a quilting class together in 1982 - that is where I learned to sew and quilt. My mother had sewn garments for years, even made my clothes when I was in elementary school but had never made a quilt. After that class, we were both hooked!

Winona said...

Hello Sandi,
I may be too late for your give away, but wanted to congratulate you on 100 posts. I pretty much taught myself to sew, quilt, crochet, and cross stitch. My MIL was right there to help me any time I got stuck, though. She was very patient with me. She only had 2 boys, so I think she enjoyed having a 'daughter' to teach things to.

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