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Friday, May 1, 2015

A Happy Surprise and a Great Friend

I was working away in my studio yesterday when the mail came. My husband appeared with a magazine in his hand. It was the new issue of Threads Magazine. If you haven't seen it r received it yet, check out the fabulous top that's on the cover. It's a Kenneth King original, but then everything from Kenneth King is original!!! This would be a super fun top to make. In fact, I think it might translate into a few other garments as well.
Nestled back in the Reader's Closet section is my little polka dot skirt that I made last year for Sewing Indie Month. If you are new to the blog, I headed up the pattern hacking category for Sewing Indie Month and had a blast with it, I do like to chop things up!!!
The pattern is the Zlata Skirt Pattern from Stepalica Patterns.
Here's a picture of me in the skirt. I was shocked to receive a message from Threads asking to feature my skirt in the magazine. Honored and shocked! The skirt was sent off back in January, which was great timing since I wouldn't wear it all winter. When it came back home, I pulled it out of the box and wore it the next day. A little like a good friend returning from a long journey. If you would like to see the posts I did on the skirt, you can find them HERE and HERE. 
Thank you Threads!!!!!
I would like to preface this picture by saying that I am greatly blessed to have a friend like Cennetta from The Mahogany Stylist. She has believed in me, listened to me moan, and promoted me every chance she gets. In fact, there's a link on HER blog(not mine)to all the posts I've done for Sew News. My wish is that everyone could have a friend like Cennetta. If you do, count yourself very fortunate.
You may remember the Perfect Travel Dress I did some time ago. Cennetta has made a number of them, she loves them! But check this one out. Talk about VAVAVAVOOM!!! This is her beautiful daughter Lauren, or as I affectionately call her, Miss DeeDee :) The dress was made for our upcoming Haute Couture fashion show this Sunday. You can see more pictures on Cennetta's blog HERE
                                               
In closing, I thought I would share this picture with you. I'm feeling very overwhelmed at the moment, just a lot on my plate. I love this picture because it speaks to me of determination against all odds. When the quest seems insurmountable, it will be, unless you try :)
Happy Friday. I wish for you great friends, happy surprises and something that will make you work hard for the prize!
Rhonda



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24 comments:

  1. Oh Rhonda that's fab. Threads! I love that mag and your skirt is fabulous. You look great in it and I love the fabric combinations. Having good friends really makes life so much better. Cennetta sounds like one of the best and her beautiful daughter is smoking' hot in that fabulous dress. I hope that your show goes well. If all the dresses are like this it will be a given. xxxx

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    1. The fashion was wonderful and Lauren really rocked the dress.
      This is the second time I've been the reader's closet, so I really feel quite fortunate :)

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  2. Wow, that is awesome to get featured in Threads! But I can easily see why, that skirt is to die for :) The dog photo made me laugh, I feel like that sometimes:) Nothing like a challenge to get my determination soaring!

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    1. Thanks Siri :) I just love that picture. Really personifies the idea of if you think you can, you can!

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  3. Great post! Can't wait to get my new Threads!

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  4. That's so awesome Rhonda! Congratulations!

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  5. My Threads arrived and I was thrilled when I saw this article about you and your super cool skirt. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Roni! Looking forward to meeting you in Nashville.

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  6. Congratulations and how wonderful! Now, I can't imagine you moaning at all! And where you get your energy from I'm not sure.

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  7. How exciting and a beautiful skirt.

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  8. I remember that skirt! Congrats on the Threads feature; I will pick up that magazine as soon as I see it on the rack here. AND I have to say how much I LOVE your inspiration picture with the dog and the log! Priceless!

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  9. Congratulations! Such a cool skirt!

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  10. Rhonda, what a GORGEOUS skirt! No wonder they wanted it for the magazine, the only problem is it should've been the Centerfold!
    --Lori

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    1. That's so sweet Lori, thank you :)

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  11. Way to go! Can't wait to see it for myself.

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  12. That is a fabulous skirt and deserves the feature.

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  13. I got my Threads magazine the other day and noticed your skirt when I flipped through. Congratulations! It's beautiful!

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  14. I think I'd like to make a pieced and piped skirt too. ;-)

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