Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Progress and MORE Give Aways!!!!!!!!

Our Labor Day wound down last night as the last ACC football game (til Thursday) was playing on ESPN in the background. It was a good weekend. Lazy and music filled.  Hope yours was too!

Have I mentioned that I have a Futie? That's a Singer Futura. It's an okay sewing machine. My friend, Terry The Decorator, for whom I sew, and I went halfsies on it so we could monogram pillows for her customers and friends, etc. I leave it in embroidery mode and do my regular sewing on my much older and sturdier machines. Anyway, I do like to add designs to "stuff."

I'm (very) slowly making progress on Jordan's shirt. Took me days to get the design I wanted to machine embroider downloaded and in the proper format. Partly User Error and partly I think the Futie is overly complex. Too many steps to get from A to B.

But I managed to get the yokes of his western shirt embroidered last night.

The band's logo includes a Bomber plane. Jordan and Rajesh (friends since 6th grade and original band members) decided on a Bomber for no apparent reason. But hey it's rock'n'roll, right?

I've been hand sewing too. How's about this cute little box/bag? The design is from Mai at mairuru! She does incredible handwork. She does ALL of her sewing by hand!! Please check out her blog filled with delightful designs, tutorials and stories. Then go to  + + Siesta + +,  her etsy shopIt's delightful!

Here's the bottom.  I went nuts with embroidery!  I think I'll thread some ribbons through the top so that I can close it.

I was gonna make another little Mai inspired bag but it turned into a block for my new niece. Tried a little reverse applique on the "M" for Madison.  Gotta make a few more so she'll have a set.
(Sorry my pictures are so yellow.)

I spent most of yesterday and today reading everyone else's blogs. There are a bunch of Give-aways I want to bring to your attention!

women-prenuers galore has an interview with and give-away from Johanna Draper from Joyoustreasure shops. There are more give-aways listed on the left hand side of this page.

The Blog formerly known as

Is now

They are having an Open House celebration.  There are lots of pages and Give-Aways to this endeavor. I am currently a little overwhelmed but here goes:

From the Home Sweet Home page: 2 giveaways from Louann, the Shop Keeper of Folkart Gatherings - One winner will receive a $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE! and another LUCKY reader will win an ADORABLE Pumpkin Man with a Crow.  He is so very cute!

Be sure to check out the Paper & Cake Printable Partyware GIVE AWAY, also at Home Sweet Home.

On the Needle Little Inspiration page there are 4, four, FOUR!!!!!! different fabric give-aways!

If you enter the Gobble Gobble Give-away be sure to mention my name Becky S at Sew in Stitches so we both get a chance to win!

Last but not least at Pleasant Home Photography: a give-away from Design Chicky. Deanna, Amanda, Casey and Darcy are fabulous blog and bloggy stuff designers!

Deanna is GIVING AWAY: 1 Blinkie Button OR 1 Ad set ( 3 buttons, 3 sizes) (each a $25 value)

Over at Dorothy Baker Designs, the lovely lady from Ontario is having a "Sweet Nostalgia" Giveaway in honor of her new BOM. darling embroidrey. There's a button over there to the left. Isn't it cute!?!

The Handmaden is giving away an adorable Milly doll!!! Ya just wanna pinch her cheeks ;)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment on my giveaway!  I'll be using the old random generator to pick 2 - that's TWO - winners on Thursday!


  1. Becky,
    Your new look is 'sew' pretty! Sorry...couldn't help myself! :)
    Stop by Thursday, I'll be sharing a vintage sewing machine. Too cute!
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  2. Love the new look!
    I like the bomber on the shirt and the hand embroidery you did is great!

  3. oh dear now i want a futie...that looks so cool! how fun...and the result looks very nice...and nice job on the blog design update. ;-)


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