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.
'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. ;-)