I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Not including the Christmas we were all stuck at home nursing the flu, this was the first time our family celebrated Christmas alone. It may sound a little sad, but with the loss of our beloved mother this summer we kind of needed to do things differently this year and thoroughly enjoyed a quiet and restful Christmas. I have always enjoyed the week between Christmas and New Year; the quiet lull between the holidays lends itself well to reflecting on the past year and dreaming about the next. Like every year, my hopes and expectations were often interrupted by life… excitement, disappointment, tears, and laughter. Nothing is quite as I expected it to be this time last year, but it really isn’t about what you have accomplished as much as it is about what you have learned in the process. I am heading into 2017 with a whole new set of goals, expectations, and even some apprehensions; I can’t help but wonder what I will be reflecting on this time next year!
Although we are still technically on vacation this week, I wanted to take a little time to send out a newsletter for this month to let everyone know about a couple of exciting events that are coming up.
12 days of Christmas
Every year, Pixie Faire has a special 12 Days of Christmas promotion with a new contest or giveaway each day. Today (December 28, 2017) is Day 5 of that promotion, and the cover dresses from our Side Laced Kirtle pattern are going to be the featured item. Be sure to check out the contest at Pixie Faire and follow the instructions to enter! Don’t delay, you need to enter by midnight (Pacific Time), 12/29/2016.
Thimbles and Acorns 6th Annual Anniversary Celebration!
As I plan my goals for the coming year, I always enjoy starting off by celebrating my business anniversary. I really love what I do and appreciate the encouragement I get from all of you! This year marks Thimbles and Acorns 6th anniversary and this year we will be offering our newest Renaissance Gown pattern for FREE on January 13th at Pixie Faire. Be sure to mark your calendar so you don’t miss it! In the meantime, I am in a bit of a quandary – I can’t seem to come up with a fitting name for this Tudor styled Gown. Leave a comment below with your idea for a fitting title. If one of you comes up with a fitting title, I will put together a sewing kit for the pattern that will include the beautiful embroidered red silk fabric featured on the cover dress!
Help us support Sew Powerful as we celebrate! The four piece cover ensemble will be up for auction at the Liberty Jane Clothing Store on Ebay from January 12th through January 15th, 2017. All proceeds will go to Sew Powerful.