Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It's Been 9 Years...

Sew Random was actually birthed as a place to share the frantic costuming journey for the Rock Family Worship Center 2005 production of 'The Gospel According to Scrooge'.  I'd set up the costume shop in October and nearly monopolized the costuming thread on Pattern Review as I described the first projects...

But,as my life was consumed by that massive assignment and I felt compelled to share it with folks who might 'get  it' just a little...two things happened.  First, my older daughter made some comment about something, stating, 'Oh, that's so random!'  and Kathleen Fasanella sent me a PM on Pattern Review rather out of the blue,  encouraging me to start blogging.

Convergence.

'Sew Random' first appeared on Nov. 4, 2005.  I did really, really well at it for a while, blogging nearly every day until I returned to the workforce in early 2009. In 2008, I created a second blog, Beer Lahai Roi, to discuss more in depth topics about faith that I really didn't feel fit well here.

It has been a wonderful journey; I've been challenged, made new friends, found sewing resources, gotten crucial help...and documented the creation of stage costumes, ministry costumes,  special event costumes,  SWAP wardrobes, an epic garment or two, lots and lots of knit tops, and a wadder or two, outfitted myself for church choir...and learned a smattering of HTML and whined about the impermanence of web photo hosting.

My sewing production has dropped dramatically since I started back to work, as has my blog posting, but it's still a wonderful place to connect and share and, while I may hit a point where posts are few and far between, I don't think I'll ever quit blogging entirely.

So now's my opportunity to thank everyone who stops by Sew Random...whether you subscribe or not or comment or not...I really and truly appreciate each and every one who comes by.

So....drumroll...a little reader appreciation.  I dug out 9 patterns that I decided to give away...mostly because I have more patterns that I can reasonably expect to make in my lifetime...and because, you know, patterns should be sewn instead of occupying space in a drawer.

I pulled some oldies but goodies, some indies, some that are nearly duplicates of other patterns I own and some that I just thought would be nice to put in a giveaway.  Last year I put 8 patterns into a bundle and sent them all to one person, this time I've got three  three-packs and I'll draw three names.

So, if you want to be entered in the drawing for a 3 pack, just leave a comment anywhere on the blog in the next week. Since Wednesdays are really, really busy, I'll take any comment that is entered between now and midnight CST on Wednesday the 12th.

You don't have to be in the US, or be on a any kind of list...just say 'hi' and you're in.

Because you took the time to stop by, and I'm grateful.

Here are the three-packs; I'll pick who-gets-what, just to keep things simple. ;-)



17 comments:

  1. Congratulations on all of your years of blogging. I am impressed with all of your efforts.

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  2. Hi! Congratulations on your blogaversary!

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  3. I do enjoy reading your blog when you post. Thanks for keeping it up!

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  4. Congratulations on 9 years! I've enjoyed your journey, the choir outfits and the costumes and just life...thank you for sharing!

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  5. Congratulations on your blogaversary! I know just how busy life gets with family, work and all the rest we try to fit!

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  6. This is Ruthie stopping by to say 'Hi'. I've not been reading the blog that long, but it has been a few years!

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  7. Congratulations - 9 years is a long time. I stop by the last two ones - nice to read what You have done.
    I do try my luck. All the patterns are nice, specially in the middle row.
    Best regards,

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  8. 9 years! I don't want to enter the giveaway ( because I have too many patterns as well ) but just wanted to say I enjoy your blog and to say that really is a massive effort .

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  9. Congrats on a wonderful blog and here to many more years! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  10. Congrats on your blog milestone...and here is to many more. Very talented young lady!

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  11. Congrats on 9 years! I have to admit I'm relieved, at first it sounded like you were about to say goodbye! And I do enjoy reading your posts.

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  12. Congratulations on the milestone and many happy returns! I know we are not supposed to express a preference, but I have been wanting that Butterick pattern with the ruched sleeves for a long time. Just so you know...

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  13. Wow! Nine years is a long time. This is a great place to archive what you have done.

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  14. Not commenting for the pattern giveaway. Just thankful you didn't say you were about to close the blog!!!

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  15. I really didn't mean to pscyhe anyone out here! LOL! Never occurred to me that it sounded like a farewell post... been thinking about the anniversary post for a while...

    Thanks to everyone who's commented so far! So fun to see new and familiar names!

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  16. Congrats Lisa! I think I've been reading since the beginning and enjoy your "keep it real" style of writing and sewing. Here's to 9 more ... at whatever pace keeps you doing it. No pressure. :-)

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  17. Hi Lisa
    Just wanted to finally comment and let you know that I enjoy your blog. You have inspired me to do some sewing for myself.

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