the party continues...

a few of my favorite things...
Welcome my dear readers to day two of my blogiversay celebration!

I am loving those comments. Keep them coming. Today we are talking about homemaking skills specifically sewing. I learned to sew in high school and then refined my skills under my my mother-in-law tutelage in 1989 when I was pregnant with Jonathan and could not find a darn thing to wear. So I made my maternity wardrobe and then continued to sew for my children and extended family. I learned to do English Smocking and quilt. I have made pillows and curtains for my home. I love the the creative process of choosing the fabric and then creating a completely unique garment or home accessory. It's really quite fun.

Today's prize package is really cool. I am a huge fan of the oliver & s patterns for children's clothing. The directions are clear and the final product is always top notch. So I have included one of my favorite patterns the Swingset Tunic and Skirt. I know it's a girls pattern but most everyone I know has a daughter and I think girls clothes are easier to sew. Then there is a brand new copy of Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching by the fabulously talented Heather Ross. It contains some wonderful projects for all levels of seamstresses.

Now if your not a sewer don't worry. This would be a great gift for someone in your life who does. So please do leave a comment and enter to win.

Here are the questions:
1. What is the first thing you ever made or remember being made for you?
2. If you could describe yourself as a fabric would you be velvet, cotton, wool or silk and why?
3. What sewing skill/technique would you like to learn?

The rules are the same as yesterday. One comment = one entry for the prize package. Comments open until 6 a.m. Monday, Novemebr 1, 2010.

If you have not entered yesterdays giveaway...there is still time. So pop on over and comment!

Happy Stitches,