Thursday, November 4, 2010

New blogger and a giveaway

I read a lot of blogs... really... a LOT of them!  I'm sporadic about it.  I'll go a week or 2 without looking and then I'll make a cup of tea and browse through my blog reading list for a while.  It's like looking at a really good magazine-- only better.

I rarely post about other blogs.  Jeez... I hardly have time to maintain my own!  But this one caught my eye for several reasons. 



I know that I have readers of ALL AGES from all over the world.  But the quilting industry generally caters to quilters who are.... well.... we have a few gray hairs.  Thankfully, that is starting to change.  I'm always thrilled to see fresh, new fabrics and patterns that are aimed to please those who may not yet have found their first gray hair.  :-) I want sewing and quilting to thrive for generations to come, and I want my own business to cater to quilters of all ages, so I love to follow blogs like this one, so I can stay fresh.

Shellie is a new follower of my blog and I just started following hers.  She has designed this cute Swirly Girl skirt.   And guess what?  She's giving the pattern away, along with the fabric to make it!  Check out her blog to enter her first giveaway, but don't delay because it ends on Nov 6th.  Shellie is an amazing seamstress.  She quilts, but she also does a lot of garment sewing.  That's how I started (half a decade ago).


 I just have to show you this.  Can you believe it?  It's a Halloween Poodle Skirt!  I laugh every time I look at it!  Shellie- you're VERY creative!  If you watch the TV show, NCIS.... this looks like something the character, Abbey, would wear.  :-)
 
All photos are from Shellie's blog.... Shellie Sews.  None of it is my work nor are they my photos.

9 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I came over from Sue's blog to see the cute Halloween costumes. Very clever!!! I have granddaughters who would love that twirly skirt. I am making a few skirts today for them.

Good luck with your blog. You will love it.

Needled Mom said...

Oops...wrong post!!! Sorry, Sue. Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway.

Wendy said...

Sue, thank you for the heads up on the new blogger. Very encouraging to see! I'm heading over there now and will let her know you sent me. Cute skirts ... Abbey would love the poodle!! lol

Barb said...

It is always fun to meet new bloggers with fresh ideas...

teresamnj said...

LOL, that poodle skirt is hilarious!

Micki said...

Those are wonderful skirts...so cute!
Micki

Denise :) said...

LOL! I *love* the poodle skirt! Fun, fun stuff! :)

Shellie said...

thank you for such a wonderful and amazing post, Sue! you have made my week!

I appreciate all the wonderful things you've said and for supporting my blog.

have a wonderful and happy day :)

xo

snippetsandyarns said...

Thanks for the info on the new blog & giveaway! Her stuff is great!

~ Meagan