I wanted to blog so many times this week, but I’m just heading into the last two weeks of my first semester of graduate school and things have been mighty crazy! I can not believe how fast it’s gone – it feels like I’ll be a full-fledged librarian in no time! In the next two weeks however, I have two papers, a synopsis, a (ridiculous) tutorial write-up, and a giant presentation (which somehow involves me embroidering a data flow diagram) to do; here’s to hoping I make it through! *The winner of the Hazel Hipster giveaway is named at the end of this post*
Last Friday I went to a certain local fabric store to check out a college textile studio sale. I picked up a set of handmade coasters and a hand-printed set of fabric napkins, and I also bought a couple of fat quarters from the new Rouenneries collection by French General for Moda. The napkins are for me, but the coasters will be part of a Christmas present.
I don’t know if I’ll ever be going to this fabric store again (I don’t want to mention the name because I think that would be mean). They have beautiful fabrics and a lovely space, but I have been completely ignored every time I’ve gone in. I’ve tried saying hello to the staff and the owner, and have not even received a grunt of acknowledgement in return. No one offers any sort of help, or asks what project you’re working on, or even tries to appear pleasant. I have friends who feel the same and as such have not returned or only go when they really need something specific and can’t wait for it to be shipped if they order online. Apparently they’re really nice to certain Torontonians, but evidently I do not qualify for that category. It really is a shame, because it is a beautiful space, but considering how expensive it is to buy fabrics, etc there I would most definitely expect a higher level of service, or service in any form.
So, I know this is going to sound a little odd since I just finished a giveaway, but I’ll be taking part in Sew, Mama, Sew!’s annual giveaway day on December 2nd (yes, that’s Wednesday). I hadn’t realized it was coming up so fast or else I would have closed the Hazel Hipster giveaway a few days earlier. Oh well! This giveaway day is awesome – basically hundreds of people post giveaways to their blogs (have to be handmade items or supplies) and then Sew, Mama, Sew! compiles a list of them and posts the list on their blog. It’s a huge thing! If you’ve never taken part in giveaway day, I encourage everyone to check it out and enter as many giveaways as possible!
I’m sorry that this week has not been a very exciting one in my life! Genevieve and I have been sewing up some Christmas presents, but I can’t show them to you because some of the recipients read my blog, oh well!The winner of The Hazel Hipster pattern from Two Peas in a Pod Designs is Meg (Megara) of Curls & Coffee who is both a follower and a fellow Canadian, yay Meg! Send me an email and I’ll mail the pattern out to you!