Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Thank You, Paco's Top, and A Winner!

A very heartfelt THANK YOU to so many of you who sent the warmest wishes for my birthday. I was actually a little overwhelmed. Good overwhelmed though :) There were emails, ecards, and messages left on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram... WOW!!! 

My day was a quiet one. When I left you yesterday, I said that I was headed out for a massage. Typically, I can't get in at the last minute, but my body was hurting, so I thought, give it a shot. Low and behold, there was an opening! I told my therapist that she was my birthday blessing :) So, I had the massage, and then came home and soaked in a hot bath. My husband brought dinner home for us. I then crawled into bed and continued reading a very interesting book. I'll share more about the book when I finish. It's one of those that's so good that you can't wait to see what happens next. So, all in all, I had a very relaxing, peaceful day. 

Last Saturday evening, my husband and I attended the American Opera Society's Holiday Gala. Such a lovely evening. I thought I would share a picture,

The top I am wearing is from Paco Peralta's new Vogue pattern, 1567. I purchased the pattern for the skirt as I like the lines and thought it would be fun to make. I was pleasantly surprised by the top. It's a simple to make piece. Only took me about an hour from cut to finish. Take note that the shoulders are quite wide. To keep the top from falling off my shoulders, I added bra loops. Did the trick and I wasn't pulling at my top all evening. It's a great pattern and one that will easily translate into a dress. Now to get the skirt finished!

So, for the business at hand...

The 2nd winner of my little sewing caddy is...

Marie Barrase

Congratulations Marie!!! Be sure to email me, sewbussted@yahoo.com, with your address so I can pop this in the mail. 

I heard from Kathy E., and she was so very happy. Always fun to spread a little cheer around :)

Have a lovely day!

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  1. Beautiful photo of you two! Outfit is so pretty an very flattering!!

    1. Thanks Linda. I made the skirt a number of years ago. Still have the top I made to wear with it, but wanted something new. Was going to do something else, but picked up the Paco pattern and thought, hmmm. Super easy and something I could do quickly, a great combination. I need to take another picture as the back has a slight v-shaped neckline. Want to do it again as a dress.

  2. Love the outfit, Rhonda. You look beautiful! Do you remember what pattern you used for the skirt? Thanks so much for your posts! I really enjoy reading them!

  3. Yes, lovely photo of you and your husband. Your outfit is all sparkle and shine :)

  4. Lovely photo. New hairstyle? you look terrific.

  5. Darling,

    You both look fabulous. The best Christmas Present I have this year is learning of your story and knowing that you are with a truly exceptional soul mate. May God Bless you both this Christmas and all the years that follow.
    Much love. Marysia.xx

  6. Happy Birthday a bit late! I have been very busy preparing for my Mom's 90th next Monday, Dec. 18. Lots of birthdays in December. I have several employees with December birthdays. Hope your aches are gone by now.
    Hugs, Joy

  7. I too think Paco's pattern is stunning, but I haven't purchased it yet. I will do that because I want to make it for a friend. She is taller than I. As I am only 5'2", the skirt is probably not going to be right for me, although I think the top is. MAB and I should go shopping for an interesting fabric. Your sparkly top looks great on you. You and your husband clean up real nice.

  8. Beautiful photo of you and your husband.

  9. What a handsome man - he's almost gorgeous enough for you...

    Belated birthday hugs,

  10. Lovely picture - I love this gorgeous top & also the idea of making separates that put together make a dress .