Thursday, January 20, 2011

Big News!

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, 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!


KID, MD said...


Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I'm really really jealous over here.
No one ever comes our way :(
(Great pictures of you and Sandra.)

Take lots more pictures and take lots of notes pleeeease! I'll be watching for a post May 6th :))))

Pammie said...

That is exciting - you must have a one way tele with the big one:)

BTW, those pictures are adorable!

RobbieK said...

I can't wait!!!!!

sewistafashionista said...

Ooohh, you will have to tell us all about it! It is like meeting a celebrity.

Junior said...

she's like a rock star in the sewing world

gwensews said...

What fun!! Something to look forward to! Oh, an interesting verification word below: "fruckin"!!

Sister said...

Mercy Gwen! Your computer's PG-13!