It’s been two years of sewing blogging for me and I want to thank my dear readers!
Two short years ago I started posting sewing related blogs on this ol’ blog. I had been reading sewing blogs for longer than that and I actually had an eclectic anthropology-ish blog with a large following before that. So, I’ve actually been a blogger in other forms (including a short-lived beer and foodie blog and a dating blog) for about eight years now on different blogging platforms, but I’m celebrating my favorite incarnation — THIS BLOG! I believe I truly found my niche and passion when I became a part of the online sewing community and the people whom I’ve met in the SBC both online and IRL are truly some of the nicest and loveliest people I’ve ever encountered. I think sewing people are the BEST PEOPLE and because of that, I’d like to share some treasures from my beloved stash with you. 🙂
Before I get on to my giveaway(s), I wanted to tell y’all a little about the origins of this blog. This blog started out originally as a place where I shared info about our foster dogs. We rescued, rehabilitated and found new homes for 15 abandoned dogs as part of the Border Collie Rescue of Northern California. We decided to stop fostering indefinitely when we adopted our last foster dog (a 13 old named Tansy), which put us with five dogs, which is far more than we ever thought we’d have. Along with showcasing our foster dogs on this blog, I also planned on sharing a lot of things that went on around our ranch as well as sharing DIY and repurposing projects as we renovate things around here. Of course, sewing got in the way…. and I much preferred sharing things I made on here and that is how my blog evolved.
I chose the name “Mrs. Hughes” for my blog as that is not only my surname, but also as I have a love for Mrs. Hughes on Downton Abbey. 🙂 If you have ever pondered about a name for your blog, you know it surely isn’t easy and I definitely took the easy way out by using my name!
Now, for the giveaway!
I want to thank you all for your readership and friendship and found some gifts! These are patterns and fabrics from stash and I want to share. 🙂
I have two parcels that I will be giving away. Pick one and comment below to tell me which one you’d like. I will randomly choose a winner for each parcel via a random generator and announce it on here. Comment before 11:00 pm PST on November 21, 2o14. This giveaway is open worldwide.
McCall’s 6696 — the perfect shirt dress pattern according to many sewists! I have two uncut patterns in each size range — 8-16 and 16-24 (I still have my own pattern on my sewing list to make — this isn’t it). Also included is 4 yards of a navy/lavender/coral floral border print cotton broadcloth that’s enough to make this dress.
Christine Haynes Emery dress — a much-loved pattern! This is uncut and sized 0-16. Included is 2.5 yards of J Crew wine/gold rose print silk/cotton voile. It really isn’t quite enough to make the Emery, but I didn’t have any other suitable fabrics that I was willing to part with. I bought this fabric to make a blouse with and you could do the same or maybe pair it with a matching/contrasting fabric to make the Emery or maybe you could eke one out with it. Whatever your plan, if you win this it’s yours to do what you want!
Don’t forget to comment if you want to enter my giveaway!
Anyway, I’m happy to share some fabrics that I love! M6696 is on my list to make and I cannot wait to make it! I bought the Emery for myself, but decided that I didn’t really need it as it’s very similar to an already TNT pattern that I love to make — Butterick 5982.