Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Birthday Giveaway

Today is my birthday and wedding anniversary and in true blogger style,I'm giving away a gift to one of my lucky readers. More on that a little further in this post. My DH and I have been married for 25 years and in all those years he has never cut paper with my sewing scissors,complained about me buying fabric or criticized my sewing creations. He bought my first sewing machine. He has sat in many fabric stores with a bored look on his face but never complained. I never get tired of his one response to my newest creation,"Yeah baby,that looks nice". That's just a few of the many thing I love about him.

I got a new camera for my birthday and my DD was happy to take some picture. This blouse is from Butterick 5284 and the fabric was given to me by friend Ebony.


This pattern is great. Beside my usual FBA,I made one little change.I did a rolled edge(on my serger) on my ruffles instead of the narrow hem the pattern features in it's instructions. I will definitely make it again.

Here is my birthday giveaway.

This is a good book to aid in creating harmony in your wardrobe world. I hope you'll like it. Simply post a reply stating you want to be entered in this drawing.I'll post the winner in 5 days.The winner should then email me her mailing address to receive the gift. Good luck and thank you for reading my blog.

30 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! 25 years is an outstanding accomplishment!!!

No need to enter me in the drawing just wanted to share some birthday love!

Julia said...

I'm so glad I found your blog recently. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!! It sounds like you found a winner 25 years ago. Congratulations to him, because I believe he did too. I love the blouse. Aren't friends the best? Yours did a great job choosing fabric for you.

CarlaF said...

Happy Bir-wed-niversary :)

CarlaF-in Atlanta

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday and wedding anniversary!! I want to be entered in the drawing.

Joyce in NC

Me! said...

Happy birthday and anniversary, Lisa! I hope you've had a grand day. Love your haircut.
Please enter me into the drawing.
Tyna

Terri said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!Please, please, please enter me in your drawing, and please send good sewing vibes my way! I'm making curtains! :)

Mary said...

that book looks great.. Lord only knows how bad my wardrobe could use some "therapy"

Tanya said...

Your blouse looks great, nice hair cut. I'm a sucker for a contest so throw my name in the hat lol.

Anonymous said...

You should see my closet! I want to enter the drawing, you bet...
Carol

Omega said...

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary!
I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

I would love to be in the drawing, it sounds like a must have, I need help in my closet, HA!

Have a great day!

Omega said...

Oh, I forgot, I love your blouse it looks great on you nice color for you!

Sherril said...

Happy Birthday Lisa. I hope you are enjoying your day. The camera sounds like a great gift. I like to see pictures. That blouse is gorgeous. I especially love the color on you. Luckily, I think I own this one.

Please enter me into your book contest.

~Sherril~

knitmachinequeen said...

Happy anniversary. It sounds like my fiance' might already be married to you except that he didn't buy my first sewing machine! My guy is great and is very supportive of my sewing and knitting. You and I are both extremely blessed. BTW please enter me into your giveaway!

Charlene McGill said...

Belated Happy Birtday! You look nice in your new blouse. I like your hair cut also.

LoverofWords said...

Happy Birthday.
I would love to win that book or even purchase it if I am not the lucky winner. I like that shirt and it next on my sewing list

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday! I always check your blog to view your latest creations. You look very nice in your blouse! Cute fabric! I'd like to enter the drawing!

Joyce Plunkett said...

Another Joyce here... Happy Birthday - and what a great guy you've got. But you know that ;-) Please do enter me in the book drawing!

ebbyj said...

I love that blouse. I knew you would come up with something sharp to make with that fabric. As much as I love giving fabric to the Goodwill - you just never get a chance to see what the person who purchases it makes. But with a friend you can almost see step by step. I LOVe love the haircut too.

Faye Lewis said...

Man, I didn't know it was your anniversary too! Happy Wedding Anniversary. Love, love, love the blouse - you look great in it!

Katrina said...

Wow, it must be nice to celebrate a wedding anniversary on your birthday! I know 2/17 has to be your favorite day of the year. Wishing many more wonderful, sewing filled years ahead. I'm needing to replinish my closet, as I'm dumping out maternity clothes and trying to transition out of sweats. I'm currently attempting to make my very 1st outfit for myself. Wish me luck. Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks.

Pamela Erny said...

Lisa....LOVE that blouse..the color looks great on you!

(...belated Happy Birthday...)

Pam ~Off The Cuff~

ddsworldofsewing said...

Happy B-day and Anniversary!! I got married (15 yrs ago) 2 days before my B-day. The blouse and fabric looks great. Please enter me in the drawing I am forever saying I dont have anything to wear.

Kelroc said...

Happy Belated B'day. I hope you had a blessed and wonderful day. Please enter me into your contest. Thanks!

Melodye said...

Happy birthday and happy wedding anniversary. Wishing you many more happy years! You look wonderful and so happy. Love the blouse and hair. Please enter me in your contest.

JC said...

Sorry for the delay, but just wanted to congratulate you on your birthday and anniverasry celebration. It is indeed a blessing to have a husband that supports you the way that you described. Take care, and yes, I do need to visit Atlanta for some warmer weather (lived there for more years than I care to mention here) and came back home in '99.

:-)

JC said...

Sorry for the delay, but just wanted to congratulate you on your birthday and anniverasry celebration. It is indeed a blessing to have a husband that supports you the way that you described. Take care, and yes, I do need to visit Atlanta for some warmer weather (lived there for more years than I care to mention here) and came back home in '99.

:-)

Lesalicious said...

Happy bday and congrats on your 25 years with your DH how exciting. :) Loving that shirt wtg.
Love to entry your contest. :)

Cennetta said...

I'm so late, but I had to wish you a Happy Birthday and congratulation on your 25 of marital bliss. The blouse is pretty and I love the sassy new hair cut.

I hope you enjoyed yourself and God Bless!
C

Sew Wilde said...

Happy Birthday and Anniversary! It is so wonderful to hear you have been married 25 years! Please enter in the drawing. I really enjoy your blog, too.

Lisa H. said...

Thank you all,for the well wishes and sweet comments.