Monday, October 7, 2013

SNOW and One Year Anniversary Giveaway

Well I'm back!! Apparently when you lose electricity your phone and internet are run by batteries which run out and leave you completely cut off from the world wide web for over 24 hours until the storm stops and the telephone men can slip and slide their way to the hubs and hook up generators!
(if this is boring you feel free to skip down to the bottom of the post)
Sunday dawned bright and clear and sunny letting us go out and inspect the damage.
Worst October Snowstorm in 100 years. 10 inches to 2 feet. 
In 15 miles of road we counted 100 downed power poles. Thank God for the generator!
So many damaged trees and dead cattle, sheep and horses.

Tiramisu braves the outdoors for the first time in three days.
 Anyways, on to the giveaway. September marked my first year of blogging. I've learned so much, made so many new friends and connections and got to participate in a ton of amazing sewalongs. I also have gotten to run the Stashbusting Sewalong and am so happy to see how it has been helping all of us sew up the fabrics we love.
I wanted to give something back to all of you and I didn't want to have to choose one so I thought I'd share a sneak peek at a project I'm working on. TaDa!

Simply embroidery on the left, heat set crayon on the right.
I really want to see what some applique would look like.

If there's ever a time I could be could be called a nerd it's with words. I love words and don't think good words are used often enough. I've been collecting kawaii images on Pinterest for awhile in hopes of putting together a quilt sometime. Six inch squares alternating between a kawaii shape and solid fabric blocks. When I thought of words my idea was set! What do we want children to BE? I'm working on my drawing skills and coming up with a whole set of Be Kawaii embroidery patterns.
This is my first one. Be Patient

Patience: Waiting without complaining 
Patient : able to remain calm and not become annoyed when waiting for a long time or when dealing with problems or difficult people
*done in a careful way over a long period of time without hurrying  
*bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint
* manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain 
* not hasty or impetuous
* steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity (according to Websters)

If there's one thing I've learned this year is to be patient. Starting a business, starting a blog, living life, it all takes patience and what's more patient than a seed? So as thanks for following along with my crazy adventures this past year I'd like to share this with all of you who are interested. If you'd like a copy of my patient kawaii seed embroidery pattern leave me a comment with your email or email me at emsewcrazy (at) yahoo (dot) com.  I'll send you a PDF of my six inch embroidery pattern.  If you do make it up I'd love to see a photo though!

Well the generator is going to get turned off pretty soon so I better get some other things done. I'll see ya all around!


Unknown said...

Oh my gosh oh my gosh I cannot believe you got this much snow in October!!!!! I'm stunned. I am NOT looking forward to the snow that will be here soon enough. Although there is something very calming right after a huge snowstorm when everything is covered and sounds are very muffled. Happy Blogiversary!

niddetissus said...

Glad to hear you are out from under the snow!

The Hojnackes said...

Happy blogiversary! I am not jealous of the snow, as I love heat and sunshine. October is way too early for cold weather. I'm glad you have generators!

Cation Designs said...

Wow, it's like something out of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book! Minus the wild goose chase for wheat, of course. Here's to hoping things get fixed soon so you can get back to a normal routine, and congratulations on your blogiversary!

EmSewCrazy said...

We can't either. It surprised us too. Like I said it's the worst storm we've had in October for 100 years! The night sky was super amazing with absolutely no lights on for miles!

EmSewCrazy said...

We're getting there! It is quickly melting away.

EmSewCrazy said...

Thank you! I enjoy the winter but not when it surprises us like this and knocks all our power out. :) I don't know what we'd do without generators!

EmSewCrazy said...

Yes, it definitely has that feeling sometimes. Especially since some of her descendents/cousins? actually live in this community and go to our church.
Thanks for the congratulations and thanks for all the help and support you've given me this year!