Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Break

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Hello, readers! I'm writing to you from Virginia, where Jeff and I are visiting his family. I'm engaging in very important activities like eating cookies and taking naps. I've decided to declare a blogging break until the New Year to more effectively engage in these activities.

(When I'm back, I think I need to make a big red circle skirt and polka dot top, like in the adorable vintage card above. Isn't it the best Christmas outfit ever?)

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

28 comments:

  1. Oh, it is THE MOST adorable outfit!
    Cheers to relaxing over the holidays - see you next year :)

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  2. You would look adorbs in that polka dot top and red skirt!!
    Merry Christmas Gertie!!

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  3. I had a bright red circular skirt when I was 17 and wore it with red point stilletos and a deep black belt. Despite growing up in the 70s and 80s I always wore 50s style clothes. They are so feminine and pretty. It is still in my top ten favourite garments (if only my waist was still 22 inches and I could still wear it!!) Have a lovely holiday. Lily. xxx

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  4. Have a great holiday break and thank you for all your witty, informative, happy, useful, funny posts in 2012.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy & Successful 2013.

    Linda xx

    PS 2013 is the year I make the Wiggly Dress :-)

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  5. Enjoy your break! I too think the lady on the card is just darling! I made a red circle skirt for Xmas this year but my polka dots are on the skirt: http://star-spangledheart.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-part-1.html

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  6. Merry Christmas Gertie! Welcome to Virginia! (I'm a VA resident).

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  7. Gretchen,
    Welcome to VA! I live in Charlottesville, with my two kids. Taking a break is a very good thing.

    The polka dot top and red skirt are a winning combo! Can't wait to see them made up!

    Happy Holidays!!! See you in 2013!

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  8. Hallo,
    wünsche dir schöne und besinnliche Feiertage und einen guten Rutsch in`s nächste Jahr!

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
    Valentina

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  9. Merry Christmas to you and your hubby Gertie! I'm so tickled I finally got your book as one of my presents! Can't wait to put it to use!

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  10. Just had to stop by and say I was so happy to find your book in my Christmas presents this morning!!! Can't wait to start making stuff!!! Merry Christmas!

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  11. i actually made a big red circle skirt to wear today! I felt so festive, I paired it with a pearl embroidered white mohair jumper! Merry christmas xxx

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  12. Merry Christmas and welcome to my neck of the woods. I also received y our book for Christmas and I'm so excited to dive into the projects. its just what I needed to get my sewing machine humming again. I've already read the first few chapters and I love that it reads like your blog- so friendly and personal and honest!

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  13. Merry Christmas <3. The card is so pretty, it would be a perfect Christmas outfit for you

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  14. make the skirt and top and redo the pose, then send it out next year :)

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  15. Where are you in Virginia? I'm in Charlottesville too!

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  16. I love the card! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I live in Richmond.

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  17. That outfit on that vintage card is adorable!
    I would love to see you recreate that.

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  18. What a cute outfit.

    Happy holidays to you and your family.

    ~Sewjourner

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  19. Love your blog! Happy New Year wishes.

    Frannie

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  20. Hope your blogging break has gone well, Happy New Year! Becca- www.spunkyDIY.com

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  21. I got your book for Christmas! Whoot whoot! I'm so excited...and terrified at the same time!

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  22. Like many others here, I got your book for Christmas as well, and have been reading it in bed every night. For some reason, though, my husband isn't as interested in all the different methods for finishing buttonholes as I am. His loss! Thanks for all you do for women and the sewing community in general!

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  23. Estelle estellita_3@yahoo.comJanuary 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Hi, I juste discovered your blog and LOVE it. Is your book going to be translate in french? I wish you a Happy New Year, all the best for you.

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  24. My friend flew 8000´ish km´s to States and back another 8000´ish km´s. She brought with her your new book and an enthusiasm to start sewing again. On her behalf, thank you!

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Thanks for your comments; I read each and every one! xo Gertie

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