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Sunday, September 8, 2013

TWO YEARS!

Two years ago, I hesitantly stuck my toe into the blogging world, not sure if I had much to talk about or to "show and tell"...I didn't realize that the best thing about blogging would be the wonderful people I would "meet"... and get to know, both virtually and IRL.

This was in my first post, on September 8, 2011...later, I learned (from Shams
at Communing with Fabric) how to take pictures of myself in the clothes I sewed.

This morning, my blog views for the last two years passed the 300,000 mark; I'm not particularly a stats junkie, but I do find that number amazing!

I have enjoyed planning and sharing my various travel wardrobes, to Ethiopia, Sicily and Iran, and setting up a separate travel blog, which has had some problems due to internet service in other countries!

I am now coming down to the wire in planning and getting ready for DD's wedding, 4 weeks from yesterday...and while I DID finish the MOB jacket yesterday, (YaY me!) I'm not going to share it until the actual day!

So here's a picture of me in my silver vest so that I have a picture to share
with Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style...another lovely site where I 

have "met" so many more wonderful bloggers.

Thank you for coming to visit me...I treasure your friendship and love your comments!

TTYL

Margy 




85 comments:

  1. Great outfit...I am wearing more silver and grey lately! You look great. Please stop by and register to win the fabulous necklace I am giving away...it would look stunning on you!

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    1. Thanks, Pam...I have registered for the giveaway...and LOVE your blog!

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  2. You look fabulous in your silver vest, with your wonderful silvery hair. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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    1. Thanks Patti...and thanks for all the work you do for VM!

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  3. I was telling a fellow sewer (in person) that you are the most elegant looking lady I know and look spectacular in your clothes. Can't wait to see the MOB ensemble!

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  4. I am so glad you started blogging, Margy. You are a tremendous role model and example of how amazing a woman of any age can be. Congratulations on 2 years. It has been so wonderful to get to know you! I aspire to your style and look forward to many more years of posts, and garments, from you.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon...you are so much a part of why I blog and love it!

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  5. Margy I am so happy to have found your blog via Patti's Visible Monday. I adore not only your chic style...but your creativity, lifestyle and passion for life! Looking forward to seeing more of the wedding prep and event on your beautiful property!

    So happy you share your wonderful life with the rest of us! You are always the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, Tamera...it's so nice to see when you visit!

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  6. You are my sewing idol!! Great outfit, and of course the fabric is to die for. XXOO

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  7. Happy 2 years -- to all of us! Thank you for sharing so freely, with such a joyful, fun and friendly voice! You've definitely inspired me, and can't wait to watch you grow through your "Terrible Two's" in the coming year...starting with that MOB jacket. Congratulations on a huge accomplishment and terrific success!

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    1. Thanks, Robyn...hahaha "terrible twos"! I hope we can get together after all this wedding stuff is over!

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  8. Congrats on your 300,000th view! That's pretty impressive. I am so glad I found your blog and really enjoy the work you do. You inspire me with your amazing style and zest for life. Keep on bloggin'.

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  9. We are all richer because you jumped in :-)

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  10. Happy Blogoversary! I haven't been reading you from the beginning but since finding you through Shams blog, have been enthralled with your sewing choices and travel wardrobes.

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn...I have been following YOU for a long time!

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  12. You look smashing as usual in that outfit,Margy.I'm so happy to ave discovered your blog!I enjoy it so much!

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    1. Thank you, Diana...I love following YOUR blog, as well!

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  13. Stunning! So glad that you decided to share you wonderful creations with us out here in cyberspace, you are a true blessing to watch and a great contributor to the sewing community.
    Love the jacket, so chic, and yo absolutely glow.

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    1. Thank you, Becki-c, for the lovely compliment!

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  14. Happy Anniversary, Margy! Two years of great posts on beautiful clothing!

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    1. Thank you for being a part of it, KC!

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  15. Thankyou for posting for 2 years! You have one of my favourite blogs. Always look forward to a post from you.

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    1. Thank you, Vicki...I'm so glad when you come to call!

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  16. Happy Blogiversary! You're an inspiration, enabler, and fashion icon!!! Congratulations! (Also, the silver vest . . it's fabulous!)

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  17. Well done - it takes dedication to keep going for 2 years.

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    1. Thanks, SLSS...dedication or insanity!

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  18. congratulations on your impressive stats - can't wait to see the outfit you plan to wear for the wedding - hope all goes well.

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    1. Thanks, Pauline...I'm so glad I'm not making outfits for everyone, as you did!

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  19. A very Happy Blog Birthday! I look forward to your posts, and read them all with great pleasure and interest - even if I don't always comment :)

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    1. Thank you, material lady...I appreciate that!

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  20. Happy Anniversary, Margy! I couldn't agree more about the true benefit of blogging. I just met Julie Starr, one of my favorite PR friends who so generously provided the ribbon skirt tutorial for my blog last week . We both marveled over your sense of style and fun blog. Here's to year three!

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  21. As a returner to sewing since retirement three years ago, you have helped me stretch and grow as a sewist more than you can possibly realize. I don't know how to take photos of myself in garments...I did finish your inspired crushed travel vest. Everyone who sees it loves it.
    Thanks again for your outreach to all of us!

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    1. What a nice comment, belle...I would sure like to see your travel vest!

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  22. I also found your lovely blog through Shams (Communing w/ fabric). You have such great style to which I aspire and love seeing all your garment creations! Thank you for blogging.

    Karen

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  23. We are all greatful to Shams for 'introducing us.' I'm even more lucky as I actually got to spend a lovely day with you. Congrats on your blog-iversary and your fab silver vest. You know you could just share that with me - we do have 'matching hair.' And I really want your pants!!!

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    1. Thanks, ReAnn...but that would leave me without anything to wear!

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  24. Happy Blogversary! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and I hope that we can meet in real life someday...perhaps when we are next camping at Refugio Beach?

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    1. Thank you, Mary...I feel the same! Yes, be sure to let me know when you are in my neighborhood!

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  25. Happy Blogiversary; congrats on the impressive stats, and you GO girl with your fun and elegant looks - love that vest, still :)

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    1. Thank you, Jilly! It's been fun seeing you when I've gone to the Bay Area...

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  26. Congrats on two years, Margy! I found you last year through my sweet friend (Goodbye Valentino) and have so enjoyed your posts! You have an amazing sense of style and fabric combinations. Between the two of you, you've inspired me to start sewing clothing again!

    Thanks for your inspiring posts, and here's to many more years sharing your experiences!

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    1. Thanks, carolinascallin...what a nice comment. I'm delighted to hear you're sewing clothing again!

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  27. Happy blog anniversary. Love the outfit, silver and greys are such lovely colours. I have only just found your blog, love the outfits you put together.

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    1. Thank you, Louise...I hope you come back!

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  28. Congrats on your blog success. I know I always look forward to your new posts. The garments you make are always beautiful, and I very much admire your style!

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  29. I'm thrilled that I found your blog fairly recently. I haven't gone back and read the whole thing yet, but it's on my list. You and your clothes are so inspiring! Helping me get my sewing mojo back!

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    1. Thank you, Meredithp! I love to hear that you are going back to sewing for yourself!

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  30. Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging! I love reading your posts and seeing your creations and admiring your style. Although I haven't met you IRL, it's clear that you know exactly who you are, what you like to wear, and what is flattering on you. You are an inspiration to the rest of us who are still trying to figure those things out :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Meigan!

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  31. I'm a long time fan, Margy, and I thank you for so much inspiration! I have established a blog, but never blogged. My big "bug-a-boo" is taking and posting pictures. You said you learned how to do that from Shams. Is there a tutorial or a post that I can refer to in order to learn how to take and post pictures?

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    1. Thanks, Rhodeanie...I sent you a post, hope you got it!

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  32. Congratulations, Margy! It's my first anniversary on the 6th ... and I am so happy to have met you. Your skills and taste are top notch, and I look forward to seeing what you are up to each week.
    Lovely lady, at any age!

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    1. Thank you, Jan...I'm so happy we've connected!

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  33. Happy Blogiversary Margy! So happy to have found you! I love seeing what you create, on the sewing machine, and in the kitchen! Between you and me, there seems to be a lot of blogs focusing on Indie patterns, and I love coming here and seeing more familiar patterns. And speaking of patterns...the fabrics you choose are such eye candy for me!!! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I'm so glad you "found " me .

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  34. Congratulations on your anniversary! I've enjoyed reading your descriptions of your sewing and traveling adventures! Thank you for sharing!

    Rose in SV

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  35. Congratulations on your two-year marker. Awesome! You have inspired close to HALF A MILLION viewers. Yes, it's true. Thank you for sharing your visions and talent. I'm so glad we get to see you in your creations. I love your silver vest. Swish.

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    1. Ah, Melanie, YOU are one of the treasures of blogging! Your style and sass are a big inspiration to me...

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  36. You look fantastic and congratulations on your 2 years of blogging!

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  37. Congratulations on your fabulous makes, your style, your energy and endless inspiration. Thank you

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    1. Thank you, Ruth...I so enjoy YOUR blog!

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  38. I openly covet that vest! So cool...

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  39. I've loved your style and your fashion sewing projects ever since you started. Happy anniversary! I look forward to seeing your next wonderful creations.

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    1. Thank you, Jane...I like your style, too!

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  40. fabulous vest, I so love reading your blog

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  42. I also enjoy the community of bloggers. Funny a work colleague complimented me on an outfit and I replied that it was one of my own designs. Another male colleague overheard and said I didn't think anyone did that anymore. Yes, Howard, we do and we are all over the world!!!

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  43. Congratulations on two years! I'm so happy to have found you and remember that feeling of 'the first post.' It takes courage, but such wonderful discoveries as a result.

    You are gorgeous in your silver vest!

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  44. Just coming back to say I am thinking of you .... as the big day approaches!

    Sending much love to you and yours!!

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