You are not going to believe what I found out today! No, it's not that I won the contest - I haven't heard a thing from Hancock. I went by there yesterday to casually saunter around and see if they had a display of Fleece Contest winners, but it's like the dang thing never happened at all. (You know, I thought I should wear my sunglasses and a scarf in case I was mobbed when I walked in - "It's her! It's her! She's the one who made that fabulous jacket!" Yeah, um...to borrow a word from Sheila...nerp!)
No, what I found out today is.....take a big breath.....sit down.....get ahold of yourself: Sandra Betzina is coming to town!!!!! I'll wait till you regain consciousness, or stop screaming, which is what I almost did when I saw that. I'm still giddy with excitement, and you better believe I've already taken May 4 off!
I get monthly emails from my locally-owned store, All About Sewing, and she's coming Wednesday, May 4, for "Let's Make a Shirt," and on May 5 she's doing "Power Sewing Toolbox Lecture and Demo." Are you screaming again? Now how did she know I've been researching her shirt pattern and getting ready to make it?! I knew God had a hotline, but I didn't there was an extension to San Francisco! This is just unbelievable to me. Now I don't have firm details like price and times because Sue was out today, but I'll be checking in again tomorrow and I'll let you know (because I know you want to start looking at plane tickets and reserving a hotel).
So now I'm free to save the shirt till May and I can work on the Mardi Gras dress without guilt....once I settle on a pattern. Alright, back upstairs to finish cutting out Drew's fleece jacket. I'll leave you with a little ray of sunshine:
Because you can never have too many pictures with Sandra.
And isn't the woman patient to let me get my face straightened out!