Saturday, November 04, 2017

It's been Twelve Years...

Hard to believe that twelve years ago today I launched Sew Random, to blog my way through costuming a production of 'The Gospel According to Scrooge'.

I looked, and, so far as I can tell, the first photos posted to the blog (it took me a bit to figure that out) were these, on 11/10/05:

The 'Google Archives' don't go back that far; I had to search through the early posts  to find the first photos  (and I had to upload them again).   Angel 1 and a in progress.  The white lace on the pink dress came from the wedding dress sleeves...removed to be replaced with the green trim.  And it just fit; I think I had three little lace motifs left.

Since that time...Bible costumes galore, baptism robes, school productions, mother of the bride, SWAP collections, both finished and not finished...not to mention items made in the 'choir wardrobe colors' and the occasional pillow cover or table cloth.

Normally, I'd do some kind of giveaway to celebrate the blogiversary, but this year I'm bailing on that, mostly because the next 6 weeks are going to be absolutely crazy and I'm not going to commit to any more than is necessary for survival at this point (writes and deletes long detailed boring explanation.  Maybe later.).

But I didn't want to let the day get by without a mention; as always, I really appreciate everyone who stops by and takes time to follow along with my ramblings...especially when there's not much sewing happening.   Or blogging, either...I wrote more posts in 2005 (and that was just November and December) than I've done so far in all of 2017.  Sigh.

Thanks so much to all of you!!  Big hugs all around. :-)


  1. Happy Blogoversary! I didn't realize that you started a year before me...blogging sure has changed now hasn't it?! Hope your next six weeks goes well and if you keep writing, I will keep reading!

  2. I think you're one of the original readers! We go back a long we'll have to meet IRL... ;-)

  3. Congratulations on 12 years of blogging. Always interesting to see your projects. Cheers Ruthie

  4. Happy blogversary! I initially found your blog from Pattern Review, searching for sewists who might live near me. At least we’re in the same state, though obviously not near. I enjoy your posts, no matter the frequency. Blogs are still my favorite reading medium when it comes to sewing.

    1. Thanks so much! Alabama is such a big state; I can get to either the Alabama coast or my parents' farm in Central Indiana in about the same amount of time; just depends on which way I turn when I reach I-65... :-)

  5. Happy belated blogiversary! Here's to another 12 years (no pressure, haha).