a few thoughts on faith, family, friends and adventures in stitching!
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.
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.
"Southern Matriarch" that is what my oldest daughter has dubbed me from time to time. What she really said is "You have not lived until you have been raised by a Southern Belle with strong religious principles." Some kids have it tough.
This Southern Matriarch has been married for 37 years and mother of four great kids, three sons in law, one daughter in law and four of the most beautiful grand-babies on the planet. I believe in southern charm, manners and family connections. God has blessed my life.
My passions besides my family and faith are just about anything that involves a needle and thread. Have been sewing almost my whole life. I love heirloom sewing, smocking and hand embroidery. My #1 favorite project to do is a christening gown. There is no greater joy than to create something memorable for a baby's most important day.