I love this time of year. The music, the colors, the lights – it’s all so inspiring and uplifting. I have the best time decorating our house and planning holiday meals for the Christmas season – and I also love any excuse to sew something fancy and get dressed up. If ever you needed a reason to wear an enormous tulle skirt and a glitzy sequin top without people wondering what costume party you were headed to, this season is it.
I’ve had more fun sewing Christmas projects this year than I ever have before. This is partly because that’s just where my mind is right now (sequins! red! Christmas plaid! green!) and partly because – as some of you know – we’re remodeling the entire first floor of the house we bought in August so there will be no Christmas tree or decorations or big holiday meal here this year. (We have no walls or cabinets or floors – it’s wild.) It’s a bummer, but I’ve poured all of the energy that I would have used decorating our house into another project – and I think you’re really going to like it.
2017 was my first full year blogging. As with most things, it took some time to find my voice in the sewing community and figure out what my contributions could be. It’s been the best kind of challenge, and I have loved every minute (and I can’t wait for next year!). I cannot put into words how rewarding this journey has been so far, and I am truly humbled by the opportunities that came my way this year – the biggest one being a brand ambassador for HUSQVARNA VIKING®. (You can read about how that came about in this post from February.)
We’ve had so much fun this year, and we wanted to celebrate the holiday season with you. So, HUSQVARNA VIKING® and I have partnered to bring you a huge giveaway event. And if HUSQVARNA VIKING® is involved, you know what that means: notions, supplies, embroidery goodies, and yes, machines! And, in addition to everything from HUSQVARNA VIKING®, we’ve got loads of other goodies from some of my favorite brands, including McCall Pattern Company, Threads Magazine, Promenade Fabrics, M&J Trimming, Online Fabrics Store, and Fashion Fabrics Club – and that’s in addition to books and supplies and software and tools and other accessories. There’s tons of good stuff, you guys.
This is a six-day event, and the fun gets going on Wednesday, the 13th. Each day will feature a new project to inspire your holiday sewing, and there will be a daily giveaway package for one, randomly selected, US-based winner. (I’m so sorry to all you cute Aussies and Canadians – silly legal things keep this one on American soil. Fingers crossed for an international giveaway in the future.) Look for a new post at noon (central time) each day, and enter to win the giveaway right here on the blog. There’s no messing about on a bunch of different websites or social media accounts. Just come here and enter. You have until midnight each day to submit your entry, and we’ll announce the winner the following day.
Here’s the schedule:
Wednesday, December 13th: ‘Tis the Season
Thursday, December 14th: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Friday, December 15th: Jingle Bells
Monday, December 18th: Holiday Gala
Tuesday, December 19th: A Merry Little Christmas
Wednesday, December 20th: Presents Under the Tree
I’m so excited about this, and I can’t wait to watch you guys win some truly incredible prizes. See you Wednesday!