We Love Nancy and Nancy Loves Us!


One of the bloggers that I follow is my sewing mentor from afar:  Nancy Zieman

The other day, I found out about a “Tablet Keeper Blog Tour” that she is doing during the month of January.  This is what I read:

“Twenty bloggers have been selected to participate in this fun and creative Blog Tour. Clover sent each blogger a Tablet Keeper template set, plus all the findings (shaperscreate-a-straphardware, stabilizer, etc.) For 20 days in January, a different guest blogger will showcase their Tablet Keeper creation. With the impressive lineup of bloggers, I know the creative options will be noteworthy!”

Day Dreaming Leads to Action

As I scrolled down the list of featured participants, I found myself wishing that I could someday have my name included in this list of Nancy’s go-to bloggers.  With a little encouragement from a friend, I decided to go ahead and write a short note to Nancy.

Dear Nancy:

I started the note by mentioning that I had met her back in April of 2011 at the Love of Sewing event that SewVac hosted.  No, I didn’t send her the photo!

Knowing that she’s a very busy person, I tried to keep it really short and get to the point.

In a nutshell, I let her know about my contributions to this blog and how I often feature clips from her video demos here….

And then I mentioned that I’d love to participate the next time she does a blog tour.  There!  I officially tossed my “hat into the ring”.

Yours Truly, Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

Didn’t really think anything would ever come of it but….

Today I received an email from Deanna Springer, a member of Nancy’s amazing team of ladies that help her do what she does.

Nancy read my note!  She’s excited to hear about our blog and has invited me to participate in the blog tour that is happening right now!  After a short phone conversation with Deanna, all the details are set and our magical date is January 18th!  That is the day that I will be showcasing my efforts in making one of the sizes of the Tablet Keeper.  Yay!

My creative juices are already warming up.  I can’t wait to make this!

Wanna make one with me?  Nancy has a great online tutorial with instructions and details.

You should be able to get your supplies at Humble Sewing Center soon, or online via: Nancy’s Notions

Send me pictures of your projects so I can post them on the 18th!  We’re all in this together!  Contact Jenny

Need some inspiration?  Here’s a link to a free project sheet of some variations of Tablet Keepers

Let’s Get Sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

5 thoughts on “We Love Nancy and Nancy Loves Us!

  1. Sandy

    Jenny, I am so excited for you, this is a dream that came true. I have always felt your classes were the best I had ever taken. Your teaching style is outstanding and you always have wonderful ideals.
    Humble Sewing and their customers are very fortunate to have you as a teacher/mentor.
    CONGRAULATIONS
    You Go Girl!!!

    Reply
    1. sewvacoutletblog

      Sarah, thanks! And thanks for inspiring me in so many ways.

      I went to welcome to the jiggle yesterday and I love what you are doing! Your blog is so pretty and well done. Your goals are helping me set some, too. (I rejoined my dance class last night. I had pretty much dropped out.)

      I have questions for you about some blog how-to’s and other creative stuff. Hopefully we can talk more while we sit down and do a craft together at the upcoming, still pending, Sew Crafty meet-up….

      Miss you! Have a beautiful day! Jenny

      Reply
  2. Jenny Gabriel Post author

    Thanks!
    Sandie, I’m really thankful and feeling very excited about getting to participate in the blog tour.
    Stacie, you are so funny! I’m not all famous and I could never forget you!
    Sarah, thanks! And thanks for inspiring me in so many ways.

    Reply

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