Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sewing Day!

I have been writing articles for the Guild newsletter on our advertisers for over a year and in April I talked to a shop and found out some very exciting news. The shop was sponsoring a fashion show at the Creative Festival in June and the grand prize was a Hello Kitty sewing machine. As soon as I got off the phone and wrote the article, I texted my BFF/frenemy Barb and told her the details and that she MUST enter. She had to make matching aprons from a specific pattern for her and her daughter and they had to model the aprons in a fashion show at the festival.

Well, Barb got the pattern and read over the rules and dates and didn't think that she would be able to make the deadline as she was still teaching and they are trying to sell their house so there was a lot of remodeling and renovations to prep the house. (Barb lives on the West Side of Cincinnati so if anyone is interested, there is a blog with a photo walk through.) I was surprised when she sent me a picture of finished aprons, but she told me that the deadline was extended and she was able to get them done.

The day of the fashion show, I had to work, but Barb texted me and kept me informed of what was going on. Lucy was sooo excited and just so sure that they would win and she would get her machine. I told Barb that if they lost, she was going to need to buy Lucy the Hello Kitty machine!

Here are the winners with their machines! Barb also won a Janome 6600 and she is so excited about it!

Lucy was very happy to get her new prize home!

Today, the winners came to my house with their machines for lessons. Barb showed Lucy how to use her machine and I showed Barb how to use hers.


And here is her first seam!


Barb was able to get part of a quilt cut out and a bunch of seams sewn together and I think she loves her machine as much as Lucy does. Lucy enjoyed time with the pups and sewing - in equal amounts, I think. And I was able to get the top assembled for my Scrap Squad! A very productive day!

I'm sure that we will be having plenty more of these sew in days with just us girls!


Jean(ie) said...

GO Lucy! I think there's another sewist in the family!

Regina said...

Awesome all around!

Kristie said...

Wow! I'm sure they were both just tickled pink! Those are very nice prizes.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

How cool is that!?!? Way to go Lucy!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Awesome prizes!