Sewing Buddy Project 2011 Sign-Ups… CLOSED

It’s time!!  Today, we open up the list to add names to the Sewing Buddy Project for 2011.  I had SUCH fun hearing all the stories from last year and seeing what all you got up to with your buddies–it’s so cool to think about what two people can encourage one another to achieve in the space of just a few months.  For background on the Project, see the original post here.

Just this past weekend, I heard stories of international sewing cooperation!  bi-coastal inspiration!  photographic motivation! and way more, all from Sewing Buddies who had used the project as a way to light a fire under their behinds and get moving on some plans and hopes and dreams they’d been nursing along for…who knows how long.  Like a pen pal, but for sewing, a Sewing Buddy can be part drill sergeant and part bestest friend, cheering you along as you tackle each sewing challenge in your path.  It doesn’t matter if you’re still learning or if you’re an old hand–sometimes the best pairs are the ones who seem to have so little skill in common!

This year, I’m hoping for even greater things from the Sewing Buddy pairs.  My one disappointment from 2010 was hearing that some of the Buddies had gone AWOL part way through, and hadn’t been following through.  Obviously, that was the exception rather than the rule, but I wanted to bring it up because it really did bum me out and spoil some of the fun for others who were all set to ascend to new sewing heights with their Buddies.  This year, then, I’d like to ask that each of us really go into the Sewing Buddy Project as a way to connect to another stitcher, to reach out further than our immediate sphere of influence, to build relationships beyond the local, and to find a like-minded soul with whom we can share ideas and inspiration.  It’s not a huge time commitment, and it can have a giant impact, if you let it.

There are no real rules for the Sewing Buddy Project.  It’s a pretty free-form gig, a way to introduce you to someone else who shares your passion for fabric and sewing, regardless of your skill level or nationality.  Beginners welcome!  International may apply!  Last year’s participants: come get another Buddy!  I’d love to see lots and lots and lots of folks matched up and stitching happily with one another, no matter where they start or where they’re going.  I did develop a handful of guidelines this year, though, so that no one ends up disappointed.

Guidelines for 2011 Sewing Buddy Project participation:

  • Agree that you’ll commit for eight weeks.  If, after eight weeks, you find that you and your Buddy aren’t a match, we’ll re-match you with a NEW Buddy.  A year might sound like a long time, but anyone can do eight weeks.  If you put some heart into it, I just know we can find you Your People.
  • Agree that you will leave no email from your Sewing Buddy un-answered.  Simply replying to each message as they go back and forth will build your commitment and resolve.  If your Sewing Buddy-ness goes no further than encouraging emails once a week, that’s awesome!  It will keep you on-track to meet some goals or to challenge yourself in a way you might not have otherwise.  If you both decide to start your own Flickr group or joint blog or do some mail exchanges, even better.  At a minimum, though, resolve to always answer your Buddy’s emails.
  • Be on the lookout for contests, challenges, secret passwords, and even (gasp!) meet-ups designed just for Sewing Buddies!  I’m working on scheduling one or more of these each month in 2011, and hope that you and your Buddy will participate in ALL of them–they’re golden chances to really ignite the fire of sewing in new ways.

That’s it!  I’ll begin matching names in the magic whirly-bin of Sewing Buddy Science on January 21, 2011.

To participate in the 2011 Sewing Buddy Project:

  • To add your name to the list to be matched with a Buddy, simply leave a comment below–that’s it!  Include a working email address that you check.
  • You’ll receive an email from me asking you to (1) confirm your participation and (2) name a favorite color and a number between 1 and 10.
  • I’ll use the responses to the emails I receive along with a super-scientific system here at the Whipstitch Labs to match you to the PERFECT Sewing Buddy based on a four-fold formula that’s much too complicated to write about here but that is really awesome and space-y
  • I’ll send an email to the both of you giving introductions in proper Victorian style (a lady never spends time with someone to whom she has not been properly introduced), and then like a mother whose chicks are leaving the nest, I’ll step back and watch as the friendship flourishes.
  • You and your buddy will make the initial contact and see where it leads you!

Happy New Year, y’all, and welcome to the Sewing Buddy party!

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  • Elaine
    January 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I’m so glad to see you are organizing this again. I would love to join the project!

  • Mary
    January 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I’ve been waiting for this for months! Thanks for continuing to organize sewing buddies!

  • Jaclyn
    January 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Oh I’d love a sewing buddy. I am a new quilted so this would be great.

  • holly | bijou lovely
    January 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I would love a sewing buddy!

  • Caryn
    January 3, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Oh count me in, sounds like fun 🙂

  • Katie R
    January 3, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Yay! Super happy this is starting up. Ready to begin a new year with a new buddy!

  • Milica
    January 3, 2011 at 11:50 am

    My resolution this year is to actually sew a lot! (not just think about sewing and read sewing blogs) I could really use a buddy to keep me on track!

  • Andrea
    January 3, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Sounds like fun! I will have to go back and read last year’s post.

    I would like a Sewing Buddy. I am not very disciplined by myself, but if I had someone keeping me accountable, maybe I might get something accomplished!

  • Jessica J.
    January 3, 2011 at 11:56 am

    What a great idea! Count me in!

  • Jennifer Can Quilt
    January 3, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Count me in. I hope my buddy is laid back.

  • Whitney
    January 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    My buddy and I never made it past the introductory email. I’d love to give it another try.

  • TammyR
    January 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    This will help me keep one of my resolutions to sew more! I’d love to have someone to keep me motivated and vice versa.


  • Janimal
    January 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Who knew you were so scientific and space-y like with your formula using ways?! Count me in and I’ll start trying to pick a color.
    jandayatl at yahoo dot com

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  • Molly
    January 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Yes – can’t wait to try again! Thanks for organizing again 🙂

  • Krista
    January 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    This sounds so awesome–count me in!

  • Kelly
    January 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Count me in! I regret not signing up last year.

  • Lesly
    January 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Me too! So excited!

  • Jennifer
    January 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Count me in! I think this would be great and I missed the last one!

  • Camille
    January 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I would love to add a buddy for 2011!

  • Stephanie
    January 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Hoping that 2011 brings me a super awesome sewing buddy. 🙂 thanks for organizing this Deborah.

  • Emily
    January 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I missed the deadline last year but would love to be involved this year. Count me in!

  • Judith McQuaig
    January 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    A sewing buddy sounds wonderful!!

  • Jodie
    January 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I missed this last year and would love to join this year! Thanks for organizing it.

  • Donya
    January 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I would love to have a sewing buddy in 2011. Got a new baby on the way, due in June, and need some motivation to get all the baby stuff made!

  • Rashida
    January 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Sounds like fun! Sign me up! ^_^

  • Megan
    January 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    This sounds like fun, and I would love a sewing buddy! I need someone to whip me into shape, I’m slacking on my projects.

  • Melany
    January 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Whoohoo! I’m excited to join in. This year has a lot in store for me…and I think sewing will keep me sane. Can’t wait to meet my buddy. 🙂

  • Emilie Ahern
    January 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Giving it a go again and HOPING my new buddy won’t bail!
    I am very excited and can’t wait to get started!

    Thanks for doing this Deborah…it’s a wonderful way to bring us together!

  • Eliza
    January 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    This sounds like a great idea. Can my buddy also offer motivation on other fronts? I might need a whole team of buddies!

  • Sara
    January 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for organizing this! I would love to meet a sewing buddy this year!

  • Sara
    January 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I’d like to join! So excited I found this before it was too late.

  • Jessie Keating
    January 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Sounds like fun!

  • Sarah
    January 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I want to make more time to sew this year and this may be just the ticket! I’m in. 🙂

  • Pam R.
    January 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I really want a sewing buddy! I hope we can inspire each other to review the basics and explore new terrain. Woohoo!

  • susan
    January 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I would love to have a buddy
    iamchickenfoot at yahoo dot com
    red, 6

  • susan
    January 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Well apparently i dont know how to read because i gave you a number and color already!!!! Oops. Sorry. Ignore that last bit of my email

  • Jessica Abbott
    January 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Let’s go for it! I would love to get some new ideas and inspirations! Thanks so much 🙂

  • Kristy K
    January 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I’d love to play along again! Thanks!

  • Diana
    January 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Sign me up, buttercup!

  • Shannon
    January 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I would LOVE a sewing buddy! I kicked myself for not signing up last year.

  • DeAnna
    January 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I would love to hook up with a Sewing Buddy! What an fabulous idea!

  • charlotte
    January 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    what a great way to start off the new year… i plan to be more intentional and organized with my sewing and could really use a sewing buddy to keep me motivated/positive/on track!!!

  • grace garland
    January 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    i would love to join the sewing project buddy group. need some accountability to finish sewing projects for the year. great idea!

  • Hannah
    January 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I’d love a buddy to help keep me motivated! Thanks so much for organizing this!

  • Louise
    January 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    This is sooo exciting, I used to have a woman in America that I emailed regularly about quilting etc. But she went AWOL. He emails just bounce back now, would be nice to have someone new.

    Thanks for being a great organiser

  • Amanda
    January 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Looking foward to it!

  • Tiphaine
    January 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I’m very curious to participate, so I’m in too !!!

  • gigi
    January 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    count me in!! i’d love a sewing buddy pen pal. what a grand idea! thanks for putting this all together 🙂

  • Tiffany
    January 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    oooh , count me in!

  • Sarah @ PingsAndNeedles
    January 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Yay! I’m totally up for this – I’m in the UK and would really love an International Buddy – fantastic idea 🙂

  • Softly
    January 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Oh yes please! My sewing table is a mess, so many unfinished projects!

  • Marci Girl
    January 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Let’s do this! I’m in – all the way baby!

  • Angel Funk
    January 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Oh, I am excited and a little nervous!

  • Margie
    January 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I would love to have a sewing buddy! I am an extreme newbie! My sister has lent me the machine she inherited and I just purchased a ton of supplies to get me started! I hope to start stitching my first project, a handbag, tomorrow 🙂
    Thanks for putting this together! I am looking forward to meeting my bud!
    hugs, margie

  • amy
    January 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I love the idea of this! It’s just what my stack of sewing projects and I need to jump start the year.

  • Alexandra
    January 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I would love a sewing buddy! Thanks for setting this up!

  • Alyson
    January 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I’m so excited! Please send me a sewing buddy!

  • Lotte
    January 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Yay! I’m in! Super beginner, but very eager!

  • Maria Marshall
    January 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Sounds like a great way to get motivated. I’m excited to join in this year. Thank you for organzing this!

  • Lissy
    January 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Great idea, please count me in!

  • Rachel
    January 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Oooh, I’m in. Nervous (am a total beginner) but in!

  • Kristi
    January 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Count me in!!! How fun!

  • Mika
    January 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Sign me up! I’d love to have a buddy!

  • Deborah G
    January 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Okay, I am going to give this a whirl again. I know that the second time is the charm! I am based in Atlanta but I travel a lot. I am open to a local buddy *and* an international buddy!

  • Jessica H
    January 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    This will be so much fun! I’m in!

  • Jodi B.
    January 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Met a an awesome sewing buddy through the sewing buddy program last year. Can’t have too many sewing buddies though- count me in! Thanks for organizing!

  • MJ
    January 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I am SEW In!!! and i’m a local so i’m def looking forward to meetups!

  • Sewing Princess
    January 3, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Hi Deborah, thanks for organizing this again. Last year I didn’t get lucky despite your great efforts. But I want to give it another chance. I would love to share sewing projects. International buddies are great.

  • Sue
    January 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Please sign me up! I would love to have a sewing buddy. Thank you!!

  • Brittany
    January 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I would love to have a sewing buddy! I have a lot of projects on my to-do list and it would be fun to have some encouragement as I tick them off 🙂

  • Diane
    January 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Sign me up, pretty please!

  • Mary
    January 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I’m IN!! I missed the deadline last year and have been waiting to see if you were going to do this again. Yea!! I am so excited. This is just the motivation I need to keep sewing!
    Can’t wait to meet you Buddy!

  • Kori
    January 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Very excited to be a part of the Sewing Buddy Project – can’t wait!

  • Ami
    January 3, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Yippee! Count me in, too! I’m a beginner, too, and think this sounds like great fun!

  • Welmoed
    January 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    This sounds like the perfect way to re-energize my sewing. Count me in!

  • Towanda
    January 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I’m in, this sounds like fun. Just the push that I need to get busy.

  • Karen
    January 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I would love to have a buddy. Please be laid back and patient, I have two young kids at home so I can only sew for a few minutes at a time!!

  • Lollie
    January 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Looking forward to not working “alone.” Hoping to inspire and be inspired.

  • Tammy
    January 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Sounds like fun! Count me in.

  • Clover@farrbetterlife
    January 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I wold love to try this. I am still a novice though!!! But I have a long list of projects I hope to get to this year. Would love a buddy.

    [email protected]

  • Leslie
    January 3, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    This sounds like so much fun……count me in!!!! With a two year old and another little one due in February, hopefully a sewing buddy will give me the motivation and focus I need to keep up with all the sewing projects I have on my dream to do list!

  • Jocelyn
    January 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Yay! I was so bummed I missed this last year. Can’t wait to knock out my “to-sew” list!

  • Kayleigh
    January 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    This is such a good idea! I wavered for a little bit, but I want to get better at fitting sewing into my days, and a buddy sounds like the perfect way to get excited about things again. Thanks so much for setting this up!

  • April Forshee
    January 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Yay! Looking forward to getting an additional buddy!

  • Angie
    January 3, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    This sounds like fun, I’m in!

  • Marci Milus
    January 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    This sounds like fun – count me in.

  • Kendel
    January 4, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I would love a sewing buddy.

  • Megan
    January 4, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Ah !!! I am so happy I caught this ! -dances around excitedly- Would these meet up be at your place in atlanta? If so EEP! Count me in! I have been dieing to come to your store … sad to say I live an hour away and have yet to come. Sign me up!!!

  • Sandra
    January 4, 2011 at 5:34 am

    It seams funny!!!!I like to participate:-D

  • moira
    January 4, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Count me in!

  • Zoe B
    January 4, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Please sign me up! 🙂

  • Tricia
    January 4, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Count me in!

  • Dusty
    January 4, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Oh, me please! My buddy and I didn’t end up accomplishing much together last time, but it was sure fun!

  • Jasmine
    January 4, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Yay sewing buddies 🙂

  • Connie Horne
    January 4, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I’d love to have a sewing bud! Sign me up =)

    January 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

    What a fun Idea! Count me in – I would love to have a sewing buddy!

  • Jennifer O.
    January 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I missed out on this last year and am intrigued to try it for 2011.

  • Nichole L.
    January 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    This sounds like something that would be fun.

  • Rosemary
    January 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    This may be the kick in the pants I need!

  • Patty B.
    January 4, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Yes please! Sign me up! Can’t wait to “meet” my buddy.

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  • Ladonna
    January 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I’m in! Accountability to sew–what could be better?

  • Jennifer
    January 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Sign me up! I am ordering a new machine this week after sewing on a straight/zigzag only one! Maybe I’ll get some great ideas for using it! So excited me meet my buddy!

  • Nicole
    January 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I think I would love a buddy. Count me in!

  • Sabrina
    January 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I would love to participate in this! How exciting…count me in please.

  • Becky
    January 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    This idea intrigues me. I would love to participate.

  • Pat Block
    January 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I am up for a challenge. I would love to join you all in a new adventure…Thanks for the opportunity…..waiting to hear the outcome…

  • Elisabeth
    January 4, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Would love to get a sewing buddy, please!

  • Andi
    January 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Yes, I would definitely love a sewing buddy! I missed out on it last year, so bring it on!

  • hillary
    January 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I’m in!

  • Leah
    January 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    i’m in too. very excited to be part of this!

  • Kimee
    January 4, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Good thing I double checked. I signed up for last years instead of this one. 🙂 Can’t wait to start.

  • Catherine
    January 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    HOORAY! I am looking forward to participating this year.

  • Kate
    January 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I am a true beginner–still haven’t plugged in my new machine!

  • Glenna
    January 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I would love to have a sewing buddy.

  • Lacey
    January 5, 2011 at 4:22 am

    I’ve been waiting for you to open the sign-ups! I can’t wait to be paired with a sewing buddy for the new year.

  • Casey July
    January 5, 2011 at 8:27 am

    OMG, crazy awesome!

  • Debbie
    January 5, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Sounds great, I would love this! .

  • Jodi
    January 5, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Great new thing to try for the new year! I can’t wait.

  • Karen
    January 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I am excited about this adventure!

  • Tami
    January 5, 2011 at 10:59 am

    This sounds like a wonderful idea. I’d like to be a part of it.

  • Gail
    January 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I have been sewing for several years and have a couple of contest wins under my belt…however I still feel like a beginner a lot of the time! This looks like fun and I could certainly use the incentive to finish projects (or start ones I’ve had planned forever!)

  • Sara
    January 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    [DEEP BREATH] I’m in.

    [quick hit “submit” before you chicken out!]

    This is a great idea!

  • Julia
    January 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I’d like one, too, please, so that I can put my Whipstitch classes to good use!

  • dee hayes
    January 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I would love to have a sewing buddy, i am high beginner, simple and easy. I have few stubbling blocks like Zippers, and following directions to the letter, see i start getting creative then everything goes to…well you know. I live near Columbus GA so if the meets are in Atlanta I might be able to make 1 or 2.

  • jenclair
    January 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Please include me, too. I haven’t done that much sewing lately, and I do need some motivation!

    I’d love to “see” some of the stories from last year’s buddies and learn a bit more about the encouragement, conversations, etc.

    Thanks for organizing this!

  • Katie H.
    January 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I’ve been looking forward to this for a while. Can’t wait!

  • Karissa Ferguson
    January 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I’d love to have a sewing buddy. Thanks for doing this, such a great idea 🙂

  • amber
    January 6, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I think this is just what I need.

  • Marj
    January 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I’d love to participate.

  • Danielle
    January 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I am a little new to sewing but I would love to join too.

  • Blair
    January 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    This sounds like just what I need this year!

  • Sarah
    January 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    YES! I’m excited to be in… This fits with my New Year’s resolution.

  • Kathleen
    January 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Great idea! Sign me up.

  • Nicole
    January 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    This sounds GREAT!

  • Shari
    January 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    What a great idea! Count me in.

  • CK
    January 7, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Time to buddy up!

  • Flora
    January 7, 2011 at 11:49 am

    How exciting! I’m in.

  • Kate
    January 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I love this idea, sign me up!

  • jill
    January 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    what a great idea! i love your store.

  • Jane
    January 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I love inspiring, sharing and being inspired by others…..this sounds great.

  • Sewmodest
    January 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Sign me up please. This sounds nice.

  • Sue
    January 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Would love to join in.

  • Amanda
    January 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Sounds like fun, count me in!

  • Kristy
    January 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    This sounds like fun! Can’t wait!

  • Kristin Stanfill
    January 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    So happy I came across this! Sounds like a good time waiting to happen!

  • Narelle @ CookCleanCraft
    January 8, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Yes please – I’d love to give this a go again!

  • Kristin
    January 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Yes please! Count me in!

  • Amy
    January 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I had fun the first time, count me in again. Thanks!

  • Karen Chatters
    January 8, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    This is exactly what I need!!

  • Kim
    January 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I Should have done this last year! Sign me up!

  • Emily
    January 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    sign me up, please!

  • Stacy
    January 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    This sounds like a good motivator for me. Sign me up!

  • Mari
    January 10, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Sign me up! I miss sewing and will be taking classes soon to get back into it – a buddy would be icing on the cake!

  • Pam
    January 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I’d like to give it a whirl. I’m sitting around on our big SNOW day thinking about all the sewing I’ll be doing! I’m excited!
    Green. 10

  • Amber
    January 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I’d love to try this again!

  • Tiffany
    January 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    What a GREAT idea!! I’d love to have a sewing buddy!

  • Kayla
    January 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    This looks like fun and I can always use extra motivation to get my sewing projects done. I don’t have a blog but I really appreciate all of you that do and are so willing to share with the rest of us.

  • Meghan
    January 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I would love a sewing buddy! I’m new to the craft and would love to bounce ideas off someone! Great idea! Thank you!

  • Jan
    January 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Can’t wait to get started!

  • Tammy
    January 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Great Idea! I picked up a sewing buddy on facebook….she had never sewn before, admired some of my work, and now has a sewing machine, serger, and is doing some beautiful work 🙂 I would love to participate.

  • Michelle S.
    January 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Sign me up! This sounds like just the motivation I need to complete all the projects I have floating around in my head.

  • Debra
    January 12, 2011 at 3:00 am

    I want in ! Can I get in? Please let me in ! I have so much I want to sew, you should see my Bookmarks ! Loaded with so much COOL stuff I want to sew ! Having a Sewing Buddy would just totally ROCK ! My Sewing Buddy could Kick my Butt into Sewing Gear !
    I WOULD LOVE IT ! I’ll just die if I don’t get in !!!!!!
    (Are you gettin’ the idea that I seriously need a Sewing Buddy? !)

  • Brenda
    January 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Sounds like a great project, count me in.

  • Jenn
    January 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I would love a sewing buddy. It would be nice to have someone to be accountable to and share ideas with. Thank you so much for organizing this fantastic idea!

  • Edwina Shwedyk
    January 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    With 14 projects to complete in 2011 staring at me and another 3 or 4 that I’d like to add to the pile, I definitely need a sewing buddy!

  • Beverly
    January 12, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I’ll try this again … was so looking forward to it last time. Hoping for success with a sewing buddy in 2011! Thanks!

  • Meg
    January 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    This sounds Wonderful! A Sewing Buddy is just what I’ve been wishing for. How lovely of you to organize!!

  • Dee
    January 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Count me in.

  • Barbara
    January 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    This sounds like just what I need. Count me in!

  • Nicole
    January 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    This sounds fantastic! Please drop my name into that spacey mix!

  • Ania B
    January 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I would LOVE to be a part of this – soooo excited =) – nothing better than sharing projects with someone with the same hobby.

  • Faith
    January 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I’d love to have a sewing buddy!

  • Mimi
    January 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Please can I have a sewing buddy? There’s a definite lack of people I can talk to about sewing who actually want to listen and aren’t being forced! I’m a beginner but am adventurous. Very excited. Thanks for organising this.

  • Erin Rankin
    January 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Great idea! Count me in!

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  • Amanda
    January 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Sounds like fun!

  • Trish
    January 17, 2011 at 4:16 am

    I would like to try! I’ve been sewing for 2 years now and make a lot of stuff for my 2.5 year old little girl.

  • Andrea
    January 17, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I love this idea, can’t wait to meet my new buddy!

  • michele
    January 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    sounds fun – thanks!

  • Lindsay Olson
    January 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I’m in! Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Kristen
    January 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Yay! Sign me up pelase 🙂

  • Rose K
    January 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I’d love to do this!

  • MaLora
    January 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I am interested in a sewing buddy!

  • Wendy
    January 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I hope I am not too late. This sounds cool! Please match me up with a sewing buddy :).


  • Aimee
    January 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Count me in. I would love to connect with a sewing buddy.

  • Kendall
    January 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Fun! I’m in.

  • Michelle
    January 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I’ll bite! Sounds like a great way to get this novice motivated and learn something new!

  • Danielle H.
    January 19, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I think I’m down for this. I always wanted a sewing buddy. (Sadly none of my friends are as sewing oriented as me)

  • Chelsie N.
    January 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I can’t wait to meet my buddy!

  • Chelsie N.
    January 20, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I’m so glad you’re doing this! I can’t wait to meet my buddy!

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  • Karie
    January 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    This is exciting! Thanks…

  • Laura
    January 21, 2011 at 10:05 am

    What a wonderful idea! I can’t wait to connect with some sewing inspiration.

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  • Lorene
    January 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I’m in! Thanks for sending out the reminder!

  • Kara
    January 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Sounds like fun!

  • Sequana
    January 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Ok…….I’ll give it a try. Seems like it could be a good thing all the way around.

  • Jessie
    January 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    So glad I stumbled upon this on the last day! Count me in!

  • Melissa E
    January 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    This is so cool! I would love to have a sewing buddy!

  • Darcy
    January 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Sounds like fun! Thanks for organizing!

  • Sherrie
    January 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I need to step away from the inspiration everywhere on the internet and get busy sewing! A buddy would help.

  • Kristin
    January 21, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Should I have already gotten an email about the color/number matching system, seeing as how matching begins today? I haven’t gotten an email yet and I’m just curious because I’m so excited about this and don’t want to miss out!

  • Sara
    January 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I think I need to join in this!

  • Jennifer F
    January 21, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    This sounds great!

  • Emma
    January 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    This is such a great idea! Thanks so much for organising, I’d love a sewing buddy 🙂

  • Kate
    January 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Hi! What a fabulous idea! I’d love to be a part of this please! :o)

  • Laura
    January 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I just stumbled on this blog and this is a really cool idea! Sign me up!

  • Lori
    January 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I’d love to join!

  • Karen Marie
    January 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I’d love a buddy so that I do more sewing than reading books and blogs!

  • Jeni
    January 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I think this sounds super fun! Count me in!

  • jessica m
    January 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I am excited about trying something new! Just getting reaquainyed with sewing again and consider myself a beginner. I could totally use some encouragement!

  • Diana
    January 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I think this sounds fun! Would love to be a part of it!

  • Jody
    January 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I’m in. One more try, fingers crossed.

  • Dawn S
    January 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I just found out today I’m going to be a grandma…time to get sewing!I’ve sewn since I was little,my grandma taught me!

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