On Monday, as I lay on the bed, legs stretched out (my customary position these days as I am kinda restricted in the mobility side of things), I came across this give away post by Ginger Makes. Ginger was expressing her gratitude to the sewing community and how lucky she was feeling because she had just won two give aways, one of which was this dress from Pattern Runway.
I have been coveting this pattern for some time, and had spent all of Sunday in an epic fight with myself...to buy or not to buy......that, folks, was the question. I decided to hold on and revisit the question at a later date. So I left this comment on Ginger's blog:
"oh I’m so jealous. Yesterday I was trying to convince myself not to buy that Pattern runway pattern. I know I will succumb at some point. I can’t wait to see how yours turns out. Please count me in for the rayon fabric."
Next thing I know ( I thought this only happened in films), I'm reading this email come Tuesday morning:
This is a gift from your lovely friend Sonja,
Please find attached a sewing pattern and instructions, and printing and tiling instructions, in this email.
Patterns and instructions are prepared for both Letter and A4 paper sizes.
We recommend opening and printing files using PDF viewer: Adobe Reader (free downloadable Pdf reader, free download at http://get.adobe.com/reader/ ) or Adobe Acrobat on either MAC or PC for best results.
Please contact me if you need any help...
I hope you enjoy this project and wearing your lovely new garment hand crafted by you.
Now what can possibly top that?
I was so shocked, I started shaking....if I could, I would have jumped for joy, but as any unwise and unplanned quick movements on my part currently ends with me screaming like a banshee and reaching for my painkillers, I resorted to repeating " oh my God" over and over again. A natural reaction with me when I am positively shocked.
I managed to calm myself enough to download my precious pattern. I am still in some kinda shock. A pleasant one mind you. Thank you so much Ginger.
What about you, what pleasant surprises have you received from the sewing community or in the absence of that, in another part of your life?