Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hangin' in the Sister-hood

It's not every day that you get nominated for an award.

However, the day that Susan of 2BSewing nominated me for the Sisterhood Award, I happened to be in Spain with only sporadic internet. That is my excuse for not posting about it sooner. Plus I'm not sure I know ten other bloggers to nominate. However, since there is no specified deadline for nominations, I am going to give myself a ten year timeline for the project.

Anyway, I am tremendously flattered to receive this award. Sisterhood is an important theme of my blog and informs everything I do in life. Here are the rights and responsibilities that come with the Award:
  • Place the award logo on your blog
  • Nominate 10 other blogs which show "Attitude and/or Gratitude"
  • Link to the nominee on your blog post
  • Comment on their blog that you have nominated them
  • Share the love and link to the person who nominated you
First and foremost, a shout out to 2BSewing: Susan has so much artistic mojo, from sewing to knitting to photography to jewelry making to sketching (did I miss anything?)... that, to me, it seems like there must be extra hours in the day where she lives. However, I think her greatest talent is that she has a gift for sharing her knowledge and inspiring others. She has been a great mentor and resource for me over the last year.

So, without further ado, the Sisterhood goes to:
Magenta Sequins - The first blogger in my life, Magenta turns anything she touches into art. From her beautiful, award-winning photography, her interior design (seriously, her home is a work of art), to her jewelry, knits and and fashion sense, this girl has style... and attitude.

Dr Kiang - A scientist at heart (and in reality, too!), Dr K is a consummate tinkerer. I think this is why making jewelry appeals to both her artistic spirit and scientific intellect. She is also one of the most generous and thoughtful gift givers on the planet - she has a knack for picking out or making exactly what you always wanted but never knew it.

Eight more to follow, over the next ten years...

1 comment:

2BSewing: said...

Hi Clio! Thank you for your kind words. (blush, blush). I'm glad I'm able to help and enable when I can. :)

In regards to your question on the combo serger/coverstitch machines...some folks love it, some folks hate it. Apparently, it takes some time and parts to convert from serger to coverstitch and vice versa. It involves needles, blades, and other parts depending on the model. Folks love it mostly because they have no space for two machines and also a combo may be priced better. So they live with the conversion pain.

Others prefer two separate machines (they must have a large sewing area). Nothing to needles or thread to change out. Two separate machines are always ready to go for their specific tasks.

I'm rearranging my sewing room and will have space for a CS machine. I plan on using it to finish (and refinish) my knit tops, topstitching some jackets and future jeans, and use it for my future sewing business. The CS machine (along with a serger) saves a lot of sewing time. Plus, garments look more RTW.

Thanks for the link to Debbie's CS FAQ. She's a top notch sewist.