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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I'm Speechless!!!

Well, almost speechless anyway ;), but very shocked!!
Late yesterday afternoon, I was putting the finishing touches on my projects for my upcoming classes at the American Sewing Expo when I decided to take a quick break and check my email. Here's what the message said,

 Hello and Congratulations!
The votes are in, and the BurdaStyle community has voted you one of the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts. A winner’s badge is attached. Please feel free to post this on your blog, social media, email signature, etc.! A PDF will be going live shortly on the site announcing the winners, including a brief description of your blog and your URL. We’ll keep you updated so that you can direct your followers to the BurdaStyle blog.

How did this happen????? I had no idea that there was a contest or any type of voting. I'm just overwhelmed, excited, appreciative, shocked and a little speechless ;) So however this happened, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!




There will not be a Wednesday Showcase post today, so sorry. I have been putting all of my energy into getting ready for the expo. A new class has been added for me to teach, The Power of Spandex. The woman who was supposed to teach the class is ill and had to back out at the last minute. Since I have a background in costume designing, I was asked to fill in. I put together a fabulous pair of footed tights to show the class. I'll blog about them next week. I wish, I wish I had this pattern when I was doing costumes. I was very impressed with how it was drafted and especially the fit. Like I said, more next week. 
Tomorrow, I'll share some pictures of my finished dress that I will be teaching tomorrow. As it turns out, the class is quite small, bad for the expo, but great for me and the people taking the class. We will be drafting the great big sleeve that I showed you last week. I also did a sleeve that is much more wearable, but will beautifully translate to costume work. And I have other surprises in store for them, so we'll be hopping tomorrow, but I think it will be a lot of fun. I hope so anyway!!
If by chance you are coming to the expo, I will be in the social media lounge from 10 to 12 on Friday and I think I will be back again later in the day with Sew News. So please look for me, I would love nothing more than to have the opportunity to meet you. 
Come Monday, everything will be back to normal. I will get back to the pant drafting on Tuesday, so stay tuned for that. 
So my day begins with a big bang!! Thank you for coming by the blog and for supporting me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!



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34 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You deserve it! Whoot whoot!

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  2. Congratulations! What a nice surprise.

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  3. Well deserved! A big congratulations!

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  4. Your blog deserves it :) Me voted too LOL

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well deserved award :-) I'm coming to the Expo with a friend on Friday, will look you up, it will be nice to see you again :-)!

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  6. That's awesome, Rhonda! Congratulations!

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  7. Well fancy that Rhonda, no one deserves it more! Congratulations and have fun at the expo.

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  8. Congratulations you deserve this for all your hard work that you have done !
    Thank you for all you do for us out here in Cyberland to be able to see your blog !

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  9. Congratulations to a very worthy winner! Looking forward to posts of your dress. i wish I was closer so I coud take your class. Have fun at the Expo. Xx

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    1. Thanks :) I was thinking about you yesterday while I was putting together a bustier. I really want to learn to make corsets like you make. Hmmm, sounds like we need to figure out how we might be able to sew together. Dreams...but dreams do come true!!

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  10. Rhonda,
    You put a log of effort into your blog, and it's nice to know the effort is appreciated. Congratulations.

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  11. Congratulations!! You really deserve it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

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  12. I'm in the "Power of Spandex" class! WOO HOO!!!! You just made my day!!! See you Friday, Teach!!!

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    1. Great! I have some good costuming stories to tell!!!

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  13. We're not shocked. So deserved. Have fun at the Expo!

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  14. You deserve this award, thank you for all the tutorial and positive and supportive blog posts!

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  15. This is such a lovely award to receive. Congratulations.
    You always share your work with us all.

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  16. So well deserved. Congratulations.

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  17. Well deserved, and congratulations ... J

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  18. I can't imagine anyone deserving it more than you. The time and effort you put into your blog is amazing and so educational for those sewers of us who are lucky enough to be able to log in and see the blog. A BIG congratulations.

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  19. Huge congratulations but it's simply well earned recognition for your generosity here on your blog - your time, your knowledge and your support of others.

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  20. Well deserved! Congratulations!

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  21. Hi Ronda congrats on your Burda Style Blog Award and all the best with your class!

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  22. Very well deserved for such an inspiring person. Now you know for sure that there are a lot of us out here in the blog world that enjoy your contributions. Congratulations.

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  23. I agree you deserve it! Congratulations!

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  24. Yea!!!! Way to go........VERY well deserved!

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  25. Congratulations! You deserve it.

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  26. That's great news! I didn't know there was a contest, either, but I definitely would have voted for you. I wish I could come to the expo, too. I'd love to take your class.

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  27. So happy for you and if anyone deserves it....you do!!!!

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  28. Congratulations! Your blog is a stellar example of a serious sewist and committed teacher for all of us. Thanks so much!

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  29. Congratulations! You/your blog deserves it­čśÇ

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