“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth,” wrote William W. Purkey.
Writing is either something you hate or you love. I definitely fall into the latter category. For me, the process of finding catchy yet real-world words is a halcyon time of creativity and peace. And when sentences just spill out like I’ve connected my mind to the computer via USB cable, I feel energized mentality. Refreshed. Both can be a good thing and a bad thing. Good because I do exactly as Purkey asserts – I pursue my passion of writing void of trends and neglect what everyone else is doing or saying. Bad because when I advocate people to do something, I forget they actually might do it!
Ten weeks ago, I started an Instagram series with the hashtag #thewaysewingusedtobe. Meant as a way to document the impeccable design, color and packaging of vintage sewing notions, I initially thought I would be the only participant. Two weeks later, I checked the album and what’d ya know, other people were posting! I was moved as well as touched. Moved because people actually became involved and touched because I now knew that I’m not the only one who gets the munchies for great design, vintage notions and pretty little doodads.
Can you believe it, but the album has almost 80 images! No, that’s not triple digits, but anything more that 1 is a towering number. So, as a thank you, I’m giving away a lot of vintage sewing notions. Just some sewing gismos, thingamabobs and whatchamacallit a that I picked up on Ebay and compiled into diverse assortment. It’s not worth a lot in dollars, but it’s worth a lot in value.
To enter, like Madalynne on Facebook and follow Madalynne on Bloglovin. Then, in the comments below, specify your method of entry and where I can contact you (email, Facebook). If you’re already a follower, don’t worry, just tell me so. Contest opens immediately and closes Wednesday, September 10th, when a winner will be chosen, notified and featured on this blog. Last, contest is open internationally. Good luck!
And in the meantime, check out all the photos below and don’t forget to add your own images – #thewaysewingusedtobe