Seattle Bound

Happy Monday, friends!! 
I am so happy to share some pretty exciting news with you guys!
So a couple of weeks ago, I sent out a pretty vague tweet about an exciting email I had received & it probably had you wondering.. what the heck is she screaming about?
Well, today I get to tell you!
Lets back it up about 6 weeks.
About 6 weeks ago, I saw someone tweet about a Sewing TV show on PBS having a casting call. Not having any idea or any clue what it was/what it entailed/what I was doing.. I clicked on the link, answered a few general questions, sifted through my old DIYs, picked one, uploaded a sorry excuse of a headshot, and submitted my work. I have NEVER done anything like this. Never submitted my work for a contest, that is.
So, 6 weeks passed, I had completely forgot about submitting my Chevron + Ombre tote DIY, when I received an email from Ellen March, the host of Sew It All TV.
The email said I had been selected as one of the top five finalist to be on an episode of her show. 
She said I needed to let her know my travel arrangements to the Puyallup Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA within the week & then she would give me some more information.
SO, YOU GUYS… I am going to Washington on March 2nd to appear at the Coats & Clark charity event and present a 5 minute demo on my Chevron + Ombre tote. There will be four other bloggers demo-ing their tutorials & after the event, the audience will vote on their favorite two. Once they are chosen, the top two will go on an Internet vote and the winner will get to go be on an episode of Sew It All that will air next February. 
WHEW.
As you can imagine, I am shocked.
Honored. And SO EXCITED.
If I am chosen by the audience as one of the top two… I’m going to be asking you guys for votes!!!
Thank you so much for supporting this little blog for the past three years. Your encouragement & loyalty has truly helped build my confidence + find my passion. I love each and every one of you and wouldn’t be able to have this opportunity if it weren’t for YOU!
THANK YOU!
On that note… I’ll be in Seattle for a couple of days and WOULD LOVE your suggestions on things to see, restaurants to eat at, etc. etc.
I’ve never been to that area of the country and I am SO EXCITED!

Comments

  1. Girl you owe me an email!! :) and puyallup is about an hour south of Seattle. It’s pronounced pue-all-up if you wanted to know :)

  2. Do the Puyallup! That’s a real saying. Just so ya know. :) So excited for you to visit my home state.

  3. that is soooooo exciting!!! :) congrats!! will vote for u!!

  4. Congratulations! That’s awesome! You totally deserve it. I will definitely vote for you.

    chevrons&anchors.com

  5. You should have a blogger meet up! I’m just up in Vancouver, Canada (a couple hours north) but I’d totally drive down! Even if it’s just a restaurant dinner or something. So fun. THIS IS SO EXCITING BTW!!!!!!

  6. YAY!! :) That’s AWESOME news! You totally deserve it, and I can’t wait to be able to vote for you! ;)

  7. So rad!!! You my friend are a rock star!!! xoxo ~E

  8. AHHHHHH SO AMAZING!!!!!! I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  9. How crazy-exciting for you. Also, IN LOVE with that tutorial!!!!! Can’t wait to hear how it goes.

  10. Congratulations! That is just sooo exciting! You definitely deserve it! :)

    I live in Vancouver, BC, which is 2.5 hours away from Seattle. I went there for the first time this past summer for my 21st birthday and had a blast.

    You should definitely check out the Pike Place Market! The first Starbucks is there (always a line up) but it’s worth the wait :)

    xo
    Nicole

  11. girl…so excited for you!! that is amazing! can’ wait to VOTE! :)

  12. How exciting!!!! Seattle will be so fun to visit and such a neat experience for you to get to present!!!

  13. Congrats on this amazing opportunity! You should definitely check out Pike’s Place Market and the first Starbucks!

    Jamie
    greyskysaturday.wordpress.com

  14. So amazing! Btw, you will be about 2 hours from me :) I went to the Expo last year…maybe I will see you there this year!

  15. Some one already said Do the Puyallup and it made me laugh! I am from Washington, a few hours north of there! Congrats and good luck!

  16. Wow, Caroline, SO exciting!! Proud of you. :) I hope it’s an awesome experience & you deserve it!

  17. Yay! Congrats! Seattle is awesome (I work downtown). Definitely hit up Pike Place Market if you get a chance. The BEST restaurant, if you’re into Indian Food, is Gateway to India in Tacoma, which is about 20 minutes west of Puyallup. Have fun a good luck!

  18. And feel free to email me if you have any more specific questions :)

  19. Yes I live in seattle too go to pike place or alki beach and spuds or luna park cafe

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