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On friendship and blogging

I would like to thank Pauline and L for giving met the ‘one lovely blog award’. I’m honored and thankful for this. I have been blogging for almost 6 years now (can’t believe it is that long) and I have been fortunate to meet so many new sewing friends through this. I had the pleasure of meeting both Pauline and L in real life and enjoyed meeting with others as well, but feel that I have a lot of sewing friends too that I have never met in person. It is such a pleasure to know you are there and occassionally commenting.
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Now I am to tell you 7 things about me that you don’t know and pass the nomination. I’ll do it a bit different: I had already written a post in draft to thank all my readers and sewing friends for being there, supporting me  in what has been a very difficult year (to most of you unknown, so that’s one thing you didn’t know).
My sewing, blogging about it and reading your comments has helped me enormously, though sometimes a few weeks passed without much activity or commenting on other blogs. It has been a period of life in which you get to know your real friends and those who let you down when things are not so good. I’m not going into details, my blog has never been about the details of my personal life, and in the past 12-18 months I didn’t talk about it at all.
I wouldn’t mention this if I would not feel that things are better now, I’m happy to see 2012 go and look forward to a happier 2013. My sewing inspiration is coming back, I have a lot of plans for next year and I look forward to sharing my sewing adventures with you. I enjoy reading all the other sewing blogs. I’m not going to mention anyone in particular now, let’s keep up the sewing, enjoy it and learn from each other by the inspiring garments and techniques we use.
If I get some sewing done, I’ll be blogging, but the year-end is busy as always, so I might not get a lot done.
Seasons greetings to all of you, have a wonderful time!


  1. Dear Sigrid, I wish You a very nice and happy 2013. All the best for You!

  2. All the very best Sigrid! May 2013 be a fab year with plenty of sewing and happy times. Seasons greetings from Oz :)

  3. Dear Sigrid, Sorry to hear that 2012 was not so good. I hope 2013 will be wonderful!

  4. Dear Sigrid, I love your blog and your excellent tutorials. You are a sewing inspiration. I wish you all good things for the last weeks of 2012 and or 2013. Best wishes from the other side of the world for a happy Christmas and a well and happy New Year.

  5. Glad you are looking forward to 2013 - it's only a breath away! Sew when you can, post when you can, and keep in touch...All the best for a great 2013...J

  6. Things are looking up!
    Hope 2013 is the best year ever!

  7. I hope you do keep sewing and blogging. Happy 2013.

  8. I had ups and downs in 2012 as well. You definitely know who your friends are in a time of need. I hope we all have a wonderful 2013.

  9. Congrats on six years of blogging. Your projects have always inspired me and I am glad that you are anticipating a renewed year ahead. Best wishes for a lovely Christmas and terrific New Year.

  10. I am so glad things are going better. You are a generous giving person and I hope you stick around in the blogosphere. Here's to a fabulous 2013! After the zombie apocalypse this Friday, of course.

  11. I am sorry your 2012 has not been such a great year and that it is improving. You sound very positive about the future and so glad your sewing is picking up. I enjoy reading your blog and your tutorials and comments regarding projects are very helpful to me and so many others. Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2013.

  12. Oh Sigrid, I am sad to hear you have been having a tough time. Alas things happen to us all and we have to go through them to get to the other side. Wishing 2013 to be a happy year for you....and me :)

  13. Also wishing you a wonderful and miraculous 2013. I have read your blog for about two years but congrats on six years of blogging! It takes a lot of tenacity to keep a blog going, I know. Thanks for inspiring and taking the time to share.

  14. Sigrid, I am sorry to hear things have been difficult and hope that 2013 is a good year. I have enjoyed your blog for many years now and I am so glad you make the effort and share all that you do.

  15. I am sorry to hear that you have had a difficult year. It's a good reminder that we never know what challenges are facing the people around us and that kindness is never misplace. Here's to a happier 2013!

  16. Sterkte met alles wat er gebeurd en ik hoop dat 2013 in alle opzichten een mooi jaar voor je wordt!


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