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Well, it's about time you properly introduced yourself!!!  Many welcomes to you Elena. The no-new-clothes pledge is such a sensible and potentially fun challenge. Glad you got back in touch with all here :-) Cheers

I know right? It's amazing how much reconnecting you can do with a bit of time off haha! Thanks muchly for the welcome :) 

Hi Elena, I also joined some time ago but a full time contract (for IT audit) has stopped me getting in front of the sewing machine for weeks.  I loved your blog and have already signed up to your Seamless challenge!  I am hoping that along with the Sew Weekly challenges it will motivate me to get off my *** and get sewing.

I have a new phone <3 which means I can actually keep up with the world outside work even when I'm doing 12 hour days!  Look forward to speaking with you all over the coming months.

Woo! Love a new pledger or two :) that was my hope with the challenge as well, though actually sitting down to get some sewing done has been a bit of a challenge in itself! Something to rectify in the new year methinks :)

Ohhh it's amazing what a good smartphone can do to help you stay connected. Although my Blackberry is a bit useless on most fronts, but it's better than nothing! Looking forward to seeing your stuff :) 

HI Elena,

   Welcome to sew weekly..  Look forward to seeing what you make 2012..  I agree the internet sure

has opened up the world of sewing. I love it.Happy sewing.

Hi, I'm a year late in finding you, but got here at last!

I'm trying to commit myself to spending some time sewing special garments this year as a counter balance to too much work. So far my skills are limited, but I have just signed up for Gerties Bombshell dress tutorial as a starting point to honing skills and then I discovered this place and wow... what inspiration.

Hi all, I'm in Berkeley, California and am also a bit late to the party. I've been doing professional theatrical costumes and really want to start rediscovering couture details as opposed to speedy mass-production. Like the previous poster, I'm signed up for Gertie's Bombshell Dress class.

Hello all! I've been reading The Sew Weekly for nearly a year and I just love it!

I started sewing when my mother had a woman come to our house to teach her to sew. I was hooked instantly and soon began cutting up everything in sight to sew little clothes for my dolls. She didn't like that, let me tell you! I stopped sewing in teens but soon picked it up again when I needed to sew my prom dress. After that, I began sewing all my Halloween costumes cause I hate the fabric they make store costumes out of. I feel like a walking wick! Then about 4 years ago, I discovered the wonderful world of sewing patterns and bought myself a sewing machine. There was no going back after that! Ever since then I've been sewing a good portion of own clothes. I always tell people most women have a closet full of shoes...I have a closet full of fabric and patterns! 

I hope to join The Sew Weekly Sewing Circle this year to motivate me to sew more regularly so can finally have the closet full of handmade clothes made by me!

Hi I'm Becci from South Australia. I've recently joined Sew Weekly, but I've been reading along for a while. I'm hoping to get more sewing completed in 2012. I've been sewing for 20 years (OMG that makes me sound old) and love it but find life often gets in the way. I'm looking forward to joining some challenges next year to keep me motivated. And like some of the recent posters I've joined Gertie's Bombshell Dress Class.

Thanks, Mena!  I found you through a reference in "Threads", and as a sewing blog addict, I immediately fell in love with your community.  I've been sewing forever, but am trying to rebuild my skills after going blind in 1999.  Vision is back, but wonky, and so I have to use all kinds of tricks to keep me on track.  My resolution for 2012 is to sew with a purpose, so tapping into the Sew Weekly circle will ramp up my enthusiasm for sure!

Congratulations on your anniversary--I look forward to the discussions and challenges!

Hi!  Mountain Thyme here.  From Evergreen, Colorado.  I love to sew.  Until recently, I would say that I was a beginning or intermediate sewer with more failures than successes.  Now, I think I am getting better.

Actually, sewing and trying to garden at 8,200 feet are my favorite things to do.  Well, I also love knitting, walking, sewing, talking with friends, travel, sewing, reading, writing, sewing, photography, and sewing.  Did I mention sewing?  I sewed a lot when my kids were young and then they and a career took over my time and I moved around a lot and finally got back to the things I love to do just within the last couple of years.

As I said, I am not great at it and perhaps by joining this group I can get some ideas and solve some problems and get more creative with designs and fabrics.  Right now, I am looking for fabric with musical notes or a music score imprinted in order to make my daughter a table runner for the dining room which is also the room where she has her piano.  Ideas?

Ahoi hoi!

I have recently gotten back into the whole sewing thing after time off again. It seems every six months or so I attempt to make an A-line skirt and then, with that cobbled together, forget about sewing for another half year. I am super excited to find this site and am super impressed by all the ideas, tips and community that is here :D In 2012 I want to start developing my own sense of style and achieve that through sewing most of my own wardrobe.

Anyhoo, happy sewing everyone and I shall see if I can keep up on my own unofficial weekly sew that I tally in my head :D

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