Friday, July 29, 2016

And The Winners Are....

What a great response I had to the Sew News magazine give away. It seems that many of you are especially interested in the "Fitting The Aging Body" article by Joi Mahon.  

A little side story. I had a wonderful friend who sadly passed away a few years ago. She was considerably older than me, but we had so much in common. When she was in her 80's, she one day shared that she wasn't remembering things the way she did when she was in her 20's. My reply was that when she was in her 20's, she didn't have as much to remember :) My comment really made her feel so much better. 

So in the same vein, I don't like the "aging body" label in the article. The thing is, from the moment we're born, we're aging. There's no magical moment when we are not aging and then suddenly we are. What I prefer is simply the ever changing body. And that's all that it is. As long as we are blessed to be alive, we are changing, mind, body, and soul :)

Okay, so get off my soapbox :), and announce the winners!!!

The winners of the Sew News August/September issue are....

Kristine Balinski

Sew Do U Quilt


Be sure to email me at sewbussted@yahoo.com with your mailing info so I can get your magazines off to you.

In case you missed yesterday's post, I'm so fortunate to be able to offer another give away, the Evelyn Handbag and Market Tote pattern from Swoon Patterns. If you would like a chance to win, be sure to pop over to THIS post and leave a comment. 

Have a wonderful day! I'm off to give a sewing lesson to our student that we are hosting this week.She's super excited :) I'm so happy!

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  1. Your words in today's post were better than winning the magazine! I'm printing them out and putting them on my bulletin board. You are SO RIGHT! In spite of having grown up with a grandma who was an extreme sewist (she even did my wedding gown and my uncle's equestrian outfits), I've never quite known how to dress my body (growing up, we had enough for necessities, but Grandma always provided the extra-special clothes for Christmas, Easter, first day of school, etc.). She bought me a sewing machine one Christmas, and I started learning how to sew right away (I know the basics but always wish I had more time to learn more). Now that I'm past middle age, it's an even greater challenge to know how to dress an ever-changing body, but I'm determined to start learning (it's not too late unless I'm in the grave, right?). I'm in the midst of purging a closet full of old, incorrect-fitting clothing (due to some health issues). Your words have been a breath of fresh air to me today. Thank you for sharing your wisdom!!

    1. Not only is this an incredible compliment, it's a wonderful gift. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and to share your story. It has truly touched my heart to know that someone has been blessed by something I have written :)

  2. Congratulations to the winners.
    Rhonda, I love your reply to your friend and your thoughts of changing bodies.

  3. Congrats to the winners. Your words are perfect timing for me and what I needed to hear for what I feel these days.