18 August 2013

Gracious Giveaway from Down Under

I don't enter many blog giveaways and have only held one of my own.  When BeaJay of On the Road to Sew Wear asked readers to guess which of seven statements was not true, I thought it would be fun to guess.  I didn't expect to win anything - especially since my guess was not exactly the correct answer!  BeaJay was kind enough to enter the names of those who selected the 'sort of not true' statement and mine was picked.  I was totally excited because, like I said, I hardly respond to blog giveaways and thus never win! When I came home from being out and about on Monday, I was happy to see a package from Australia in my mailbox.

I use thread snips ALL OF THE TIME!  I have one by my sewing machine, one by my serger (both machines sit on the same table) and one on my cutting table.  Despite having three snips within close proximity of each other, I can't find one when I need it.  Thank you!


Tweezers are necessary to thread my serger and coverstitch machine.  I just can't do it without them.  My tweezers have learned how to walk and regularly take short trips in and out of the sewing room.  How cute are these?


I've never seen pins like this before.  I am anxious to use them to see how they hold fabric when sewing and serging - especially when sewing knits.  I think this would be great in easing sleeve caps without the double row of ease-stitching.



There have been a couple of reviews of this pattern on PR.  I love how it looks and am happy that I have the chance to try it!  I can see this in a nice navy wool suiting. 

OMGosh!  What a tremendous help these fabric cards will be!  Now I don't have to guess how much fabric I need to make certain patterns - especially if they're out of print.  The cards give information about standard pattern sizes, body measurements, as well as how much extra fabric to purchase if your garment length/volume is mini, average, or maxi.   What a great idea!

I have fabric very close in color to both the peach and sky blue buttons in this package.  This could not have been more perfectly timed!


I don't think BeaJay knew this, but the bubble wrap is a gift in itself.  If bubble wrap ends up in my hands, it will certainly be rendered useless.  I don't buy bubble wrap just for the sake of popping it.  But if I get it in a package, I won't be reusing it.  Must.  Pop.  Bubbles.

Aww shucks BeaJay!  Thank you so much for this wonderful package of goodies.  I will put everything to good use.  Thank you!

L

12 comments:

  1. How sweet!!! I love that tweezers. Congratulations, L!

    I think those pins can also be used for making pleats..

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    1. What a great idea! The close proximity of the sharps will help keep the pleats in place more accurately.

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  2. The tweezers are interesting. And the "how Much Fabric" cards are a staple in my purse. They are the best sewing notion I have!

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    1. I will definitely same time with the fabric cards!

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    1. Thanks Ruthie! I am over the moon. =)

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  4. WOW!!! what a nice surprise, Enjoy :-)

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    1. I know, right?! I will certainly enjoy these awesome gifts!

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  5. My pleasure - and I pop bubbles too. Love to walk on the big ones - is that too much information.... :-)

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    1. Bubble wrap is soooo therapeutic. =)

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  6. Such a lovely package!!! Bubble wrap doesn't get reused in my house either between me and the girls.

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    1. There is no shame in my bubble wrap popping game. =)

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