Wednesday, April 24, 2013

raise yo bloggers up



well hello there.  i want to thank everyone who left a comment on my last post-- i actually typed your last post, because the thoughtful comments were truly posts in themselves.  wonderful stuff.  thank you.

high time we got something happy up in here, and i don't know what says happy more than this shot of my girl meg the grand unexpectedly hoisting me up in the air at mood during her NY visit.

MEG IS QUITE TALL.

it's been said many times, and bears repeating many times again, the sewing blogisphere rocks the world.  our corner of the internet is the most supportive, encouraging place on the web.  we're fairly left of center when you consider the environment.  i think it's because we know how long it takes to create a garment, and how long it takes to get good.  let's face it, we're always good, just by the virtue of what we choose to learn, and the wonderful thing is, we can always get better.  gooder, if you will, and i will.  there is no ceiling to how good you can get.  maybe that's why there's no ceiling to how supportive we can be-- for the most part, of course, there's always a little salt to go around, it's what makes the sugar sweet.

so can i admit i was a wee bit salty when i saw maddie's shout out about a new huffington post article  giving props to their top seven sewing blogs?  YOU KNOW I'M A BRAT DON'T BE SURPRISED.  some of my very favorite ladies are there... did you make that, lucky lucille, tilly and the buttons, madalynne, lazy stitching, seamless, and new-to-me gorgeous murmur (love finding a new-to-me blog, it's like a prize).  and what's cool, and completely indicative of our community, is that we know most of these ladies by name: karen, rochelle, tilly.... and we call them friends.  friends that will hoist you up in the air, on the web, and in real life.

go check them out at huff post, my sugary, elevating cohorts!

(ps: just in case my tone isn't clear, i'm thrilled for the gang.  you know that right?  okay. good.)

36 comments:

  1. i am still sad that i was away when meg was here. glad you had so much fun!!

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    1. girl, we're making her come back. oh yes, we are.

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    2. Seriously, she needs to come back. (You hear that, Meg??)

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    3. *sniffle* I love you guys like whoa.

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  2. This post is just a testament to how strong our community is. Two years ago, I would have laughed if you told me I'd be a sewing blogger with lots of Internet friends but today, I couldn't imagine my life without them/it. I know I don't work as fast as the other seamstresses but I have so many things that I have in store for you (yes, the jumper pattern is coming!). Thanks Marci :)

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  3. What?? You were not mentioned as a top sewing blogger?? Someone did not do their homework! Your right up there Oona, I think everyone would agree, love reading about your hilarious hijinks!

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    1. naaaaaah... i do too much drinking and meandering between the sewing!!!

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  4. I love you, Oona!! You're so right, the online sewing community is truly the best and I feel so thankful when reading tweets from lifestyle bloggers complaining of some online drama... and I'm not finding any of it amongst us crafty ladies! We're so much gooder than all that. (No, not when I say it?) Most people probably think I'm a nerd, but I'm proud to say that most of my friends live inside my computer haha!

    p.s. You're on the home page of Craftsy and a Mood Sewing Network blogger (and dude you're on TV!!!) so you can just keep some of that salt ;) ;)

    xo

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    1. damn am i STILL on that homepage?!! good lord. i would be sick of my mug if i saw it every day. oh wait...

      :)) you are most certainly gooder, and a goody in the best sense of the word!

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  5. Oona, you are one of a kind!!!! Our online sewing community is the best.
    I can not wait till I get to meet everyone of you wonderful ladies.

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  6. What a beautiful picture of you both...

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  7. Wow! Another lovely post! I'm not quite sure why, but that picture made me well up! And then your words - everything I ever had a desire to know and learn is from the online sewing community! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    1. you are very most welcome, welcome, welcome!

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  8. I really love that photo of you and Meg! Really captures your fun-loving spirits, which I can say with 100% confidence since I had the pleasure of meeting you both! And I agree about the online sewing community - just so supportive and motivating. I can be pretty introverted so the idea of posting images of myself and writing posts that I send out into the mysterious beyond of the internet is something I'm still getting used to, but I have to say that meeting sewing bloggers in real life has really helped (as well as the nice comments I receive on my blog). Also, as if this comment wasn't already long enough, I enjoyed reading your post from last week. It was beautifully written. :)

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  9. Lovely picture and great post! I too like to think of the bloggers out there as my friends and am glad to hear that's not weird or sad (although did take some explaining to non-sewers, when I said I knew Tilly, when she was on the Great British Sewing Bee, but that no, I'd not actually *met* her)!

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  10. That is a brilliant photo! Sums up your spirit totally. Thanks for the shout out. I agree with everything you say about the sewing community. That's what it's all about for me.

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  11. I love this picture!!!! I am amazed DAILY by how awesome it is to count so many of you as friends!!!

    PS- Meg is not tall, you are a shorty ;o)
    PPS- Watching you on TV was awesomely weird. In the best way! I spotted the curls on your head first.

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    1. WHAT. EVER.

      (my curls were so tall the other day, a friend thought i had grown.)

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  12. Love the photo and I love the positive spirit behind it and your post. The online sewing community truly is amazing. It's a unique thing to be able to call people you don't actually know "friends" but, when said people are as positive and encouraging as this group, what else would you call them?

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  13. Looks like you two had a fun time!! And I agree-- I love the online sewing community. I've never seen an online community that is so diverse, and yet so supportive of each other and our sometimes admittedly crazy projects. (For the record, I'm talking about 9-month wedding sewing projects by moi, not you and your crazy prints, because I LOVE your crazy prints!) And even though I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting any sewing bloggers in real life, I do consider you all friends!

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  14. YOU'RE THE BEST! Such a beautiful fun photo too guys!

    We're a bit offbeat and fun! (2 weeks until I become a faux resident of your country!) xoxoxo

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  15. It's a great picture! Thank you for sharing this post, this picture, and everything you say. Your smile is always one of my best favorites in the world. I'm super glad that the people have invented this boxes with which I can meet my friends.

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  16. Love that photo! And love you best - you totes saved my Christmas with your jazz loving ways xxxx

    Also thanks for the link to the huff - there are some sewing blogs there not on my list? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!?!

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  17. You will always be one of the top sewing bloggers of my heart, Oona! lol

    Won't lie, I was surprised you weren't up there.

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  18. Not in the top 7? Some people just don't recognize poetry when they read it. And I have to admit that I didn't get your poetry until about the third post and then I was HOOKED. I love your little colorful corner of the sewing world!

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  19. Awwwww....MEG!!!! Methinks we need a super fabulous meet up in Chicago!!

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  20. This picture is adorable. I was really happy to see those lady bloggers (some new to me) getting props on HuffPo:) But I agree, Oona shoulda been on that list!

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  21. Ahhhh, Meg! Come back! What an awesome article-- it's so fun to see people getting excited about sewing!

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  22. Lists are for the makers of lists.

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  23. So good to see you, my dear Oona, back in such fine form! Having newly discovered the sewing/blogging universe up here in Toronto, I'm delighted to find such amazing and supportive people.

    Too bad men don't have such blessings as we...

    Off to read the article, and shop for drink fixin's - me glass is lookin' a little dry lately...*lol*

    Love,
    Mugsy

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  24. Oona, saw you on an old episode of Nurse Jackie last night. You were great!!!! Isn't it funny how thru the blog world we feel like we know each other. Last night watching Nurse Jackie and all of a sudden I tell my husband, hey I know that lady. My husband answers which one, the pretty nurse or the older one, I go no the pretty one and to my surprise it is the great Oona. Great to see you on TV and thanks again for such an inspirational blog.. Lori Whitley

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    1. oh, thanks lori!! they're all pretty so i'm blushing to be called as such :)

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  25. And I just adore you. And that picture of us. I am going to blow that up and put it in my new apartment.

    Love you so much, pretty girl :)

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied if not always written!