Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Little Horn Tootin'


I have sat on a surprise for a few days. I am not one for tootin' my own horn. After some prodding, I thought I would share it with you, faithful reader.


It seems I have won the grand prize for this year's Martha Pullen Sewing Awards. I am quite tickled. I entered the Princess' Flower Girl Dress. The prize is an all expense trip to the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion in February. I have always wanted to attend the school but timing and funds never seemed to coincide. I have gone to SAGA Convention every year since 1997, but this is the first time at MP's. I am looking forward to it.

So there you have my little secret. I hope to see many of you there.

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In other events, I have had to add the word verification on comments in an effort to cut down on spam comments. Sorry faithful reader. I hope it won't deter you from leaving comments but the frequency and content of the spam comments were getting out of hand and I was fearful that they would slip through the filter and appear in the published comments. I do so enjoy the comments and questions that you post.

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That's wonderful. I haven't been to the School but I have had the chance to attend licensings. You will be treated fabulously! Enjoy yourself and bring lots of extra "trunk" room for all the fun things you'll find there. Again - Congratulations.
    R Smith

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  2. Congratulations! The dress is absolutely lovely and deserved to win. I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. Someday I hope to attend.

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  3. That is wonderful. So happy for you.

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  4. Congratulations on a well deserved win. The dress is beautiful in an elegant way. Can't wait to see what classes you choose and get the full story of your trip. Susan VH

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  5. Congratulations! That dress was gorgeous and what a wonderful prize. Enjoy!

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  6. Congratulations to a wonderfully deserving mimi. Looking forward to seeing you at MP. What school are you attending?? Only a few weeks away. KarinE

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  7. SO happy for you!!!! Where does one see a picture of the dress?? ENJOY your all-expense paid trip!

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  8. You SHOULD be tootin' that horn! How exciting. I went to her school a couple of times when it was a fairly new enterprise (and when I was sewing for my little girls-now grown up.) Would think it will only be more wonderful by now.

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  9. Congratulations! You deserved it!!

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  10. Congratulations on your prize!! I wish I was going also:) hopefully this summer. Which school are you taking?

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  11. I can not think of anyone who deserves it more! Your sewing is fabulous and you encourage so many of us to take a leap and try, just like Martha does. Mohave a fabulous time. Going to one of her schools for a week is better than any spa especially for toes of us who sew. Give her a Hugh hug for me! Enjoy!
    Auntie Pam of So Calif

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  12. What a wonderful surprise for you!!! I hope you have a wonderful time and learn lots of cool things to share with us. Congratulations to you on your well deserved honor.

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  13. Bravo! The dress is gorgeous!
    PS... you don't have to add this part... but how do you add the word verification?

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  14. Congratulations, Martha! I can think of noone who more deserves it and that was one fabulous flower girl dress! Have fun at SOAF.

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  15. Woohoo Martha!!! Congratulations!!!! Have lots of fun!

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  16. Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! You deserve it! That dress was just beautiful!

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  17. Woohoo! Congratulations! Martha is a terrific instructor with a wonderful sense of humor. :)

    I took an heirloom machine sewing class from her in--ummmm--I think it was the early 90s. Possibly mid-90s. I'm trying to place it on a mental time line--obviously not succeeding!

    Taja

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  18. Hi Martha--LOVE that gorgeous dress, and I'm so glad that you won! Hugs from Michele, your SAGA friend in Durham, NC

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