Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Miscellany


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Star Blogger

I've heard from a number of folks who have received their Dec 2014/Jan 2015 issue of Vogue Pattern Magazine (VPM).

Yes, I was thrilled when I learned I was going to be featured in the Star Blogger column!

If you subscribe, the Star Blogger feature is on pages 12 and 13.

I was very touched by the piece that Kathy Marrone, the editor in chief, wrote about me.

If you don't subscribe, you might want to. This issue includes an article by Marcy Tilton on the perfect patch pocket, another on fabric-related shopping in Portland (I'm hoping to take a trip there next Spring), a profile on the Curvy Sewing Collective (written by Carolyn Norman!), and an article on irons and ironing boards.

I want to thank my photographer: Mary "mem" Campione! I still sometimes take my own photos in the alley behind my house using my tripod and remote, but the more fun and interesting photos at work are taken by mem. We usually do our little photo shoots on Monday mornings—we both get to work early. mem has a great eye and makes the process a lot of fun. For this feature, she took the photos of the grommet coat and those taken in the giant Adirondack chair.

Photo by mem

You can also buy a single issue of VPM, either on the newsstand, or a digital version for an iPad or other tablet device through the App store.

(And welcome to the new readers who found me through VPM!)

Check Out This Blog: Domestic Deb

I am always on the lookout for new blogs that excite me, and I was definitely excited to find Domestic Deb and, in particular, her fabulous version of Katherine Tilton's jacket!

Check it out!

Thread Cult

Be honest with me, have I been hiding under a rock?

When I read back through every post on Domestic Deb's site (it's a pretty new blog, so it wasn't hard to do), I learned about the Thread Cult. This site has interviews of all sorts of interesting sewing luminaries, such as Claire Shaeffer, Susan Khalje, and Natalie Chanin. (Seriously, what rock was I under to have missed this?!)

You can also subscribe to Thread Cult in iTunes and listen on your phone or tablet.

Grim Ripper

I no longer quilt, but I just loved this little wall hanging of the Grim Ripper!!! It's a free download on the Fons and Porter website. (And I just might make an exception, as this would be so cute on the wall of my sewing room.)

40 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the feature, it is a well-deserved honor.

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  2. Congratulations, Shams! Great article and photos!! love the Halloween pic too :)

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  3. Congratulations! It is a lovely article. And I love the Grim Ripper--had to print that out and put it on my project pile!

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    1. Thanks, Marcy! I just love that Grim Ripper. :D

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  4. Congrats! You certainly qualify and deserve the honor! Love the ghost fashions!

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  5. Big congrats, Shams! You deserve to be featured.
    There's also a relatively new podcast you might like: The Sewing Affair.

    Now I'm still imagining more Ghost Fashions and giggling...

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    1. Thanks, Louisa! I will look up the Sewing Affair! (I agree, I've been wishing there was a Ghost with an FBA. ;) )

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  6. What a nice piece -- congratulations, it is certainly well deserved.

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  7. WOW shams -- what a terrific article and fab photos way to go. And I love the shots of you on the giant chair. You and your pal make a great team. Love your clothes!

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  8. Congrats Shams! I enjoyed the article and photos.

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  9. Congratulations! I'll have to pick up a copy of this issue of Vogue Patterns!

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  10. Congrats on being featured in VPM! I enjoy every issue of VPM, lots of inspiration and interesting articles.

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    1. Thanks, Shari! I love that VPM goes beyond their pattern offerings to give real content.

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  11. Congratulations! It's a great blog and worthy of being featured.

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  12. COngrats!!! How exciting is that?!?! Your work and blog definitely are top notch and NEEDED to be in this feature.

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  13. How about that!...You are truly a super star, and you wear the star very well, congrats!

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  14. The whole post is great. Congratulations! Love the pics on the big chair.

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  15. Good grief...my Vogue pattern magazine is right here and I hadn't opened it yet. Congrats...that is pretty cool!!!

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  16. Congrats... also love the Grim Ripper... also under a rock.

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  17. How exciting!!! I bought the magazine last weekend, but I haven't had a chance to take a look. I will now :)

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  18. congratulations Sharon!! I really enjoyed that issue overall, but especially enjoyed the article about you and the article written by Carolyn!!

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  19. I loved seeing you in the magazine, Shams (or may I call you Sharon?) Of course, I knew your distinctive style, but it was terrific to see an overview on two pages. May your fame continue!

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  20. Love the ghost fashions pic!

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  21. That is so exciting. You deserve to be featured as the Star blogger. Great accomplishment. Love the ghost fashions!

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  22. Congratulations on being featured as the Star Blogger! It is most definitely well deserved. I knew I would see you in those pages eventually. :)

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  23. I think my earlier comment got lost?? Anyway, congratulations! What a great article. Well deserved. You are an inspiration (even to those who are not your shape or style). Love it when you have a new post :)

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  24. Oh wonderful . I love it when my favorite bloggers are featured in Van. Very deserving! I look forward to my copy so I can devour It!

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