Monday, December 31, 2012

The Countdown Begins!!

If you've visited the website -- you know we posted the goal date for online registration. January 3. See -- we improve EVERY YEAR!! And the truth is -- with the timing of Christmas (which I understand cannot be changed) -- this is really the best we can do.

As soon as it is official -- I WILL POST IT HERE AND ON FACEBOOK...

I AM GETTING SO EXCITED about the 2013 Sewing & Stitchery Expo. I look forward to seeing some of my sewing-sister-friends...Charlotte and I met for the first time many years ago in Michigan -- right? I ran into her last year at the Yahoo dinner -- it was a cold and miserable night...but we were so excited about the show -- the weather didn't matter!

Charlotte found a verb tense problem on the website -- (did we correct that yet?)And I got a GREAT picture of you with Sandra Betzina, too...
She was reading the page about the Pillowcase Patrol -- and YES -- the Mary Bridge Children's Hospital is the official charity for the 2013 Sewing & Stitchery Expo.
Linda B. is one of our avid fans. She posts regularly on Facebook -- and ALWAYS brings a smile to her sewing, whether it's sock monkey's, aprons or pillowcases...
AND WHAT A NICE SURPRISE! Claire made a jewelry case for me -- and I have used it SO MANY TIMES. I don't know if Claire and Jolene will be coming to the show this year -- will you be there?
Last year was such a special year for me -- with my actual very own sewing sisters -- Deborah, Ronda and Barb. (she is adopted, not biological)..
They're not coming this year and I miss them already...thank goodness there are nearly 30,000 other fun-loving sewing sisters coming to Puyallup!! I am sure you will keep me busy, inspired and entertained.

It's going to be a GREAT SHOW this year...


  1. Question - the website says Wednesday, Jan 3. But Wednesday is Jan 2. Thursday is January 3. I'm confused! Which is the real date? Just excited and want to get my order in!

  2. THANKS, are right -- we made a mistake. January 3 is THURSDAY -- and that's the date we're shooting for. We love that you are excited..!!

  3. I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the starting gun to put my order in for my sister and me! It is sooooo hard to be patient!!

  4. You are correct, Rita--we first met in Michigan, at the annual convention for the Michigan Bishop Sewing Council; you gave a presentation based on your then-new book, Life Is Not a Dress Size. Both June and I figured we wouldn't get much out of it because we are both so petite, but we were Wrong! I finally woke up to the fact that no amount of vertical stripes and one-color dressing is going to add one single inch to my height! I am what I am. It really freed me to dress however I wanted (well, within reason, of course! LOL), and I thank you for that!
    I'm really looking forward to Expo this year--for a while, I wasn't sure I'd be able to come, as my husband was very ill in May and ended up with a colostomy, which I had to care for from time to time. However, on Nov. 21, he had his colostomy reversed, and we have our lives back once again!! Soooo thankful!!
    Hope to see you again this Expo, Rita. I'll be at the dinner at Old Country Buffet the night before Expo starts, as always-hope you can join us!!

  5. I sent for my tickets the second it came up on the site that you can mail in for them...just got them today. I am SEW excited!