By now, your beloved Christmas cards have been sent. Hopefully. Whether routed via email or snail mail, those yearly cards bring everyone up to speed on both soft and hard news – summer vacations, switches in significant others, career changes, etc. But just like social media, I question if reminders like these do any good. Do I really need to know how super your life was so that I can compare it to mine? If I wanted to delight others this time of year, I’d send a letter on how my brother James spent the whole 12 months figuring out the best way to jump from the roof to the trampoline and then into pool, how my brother Gerrit was inspired by Ralphie and broke the world record for shooting the most crabs with his BB gun and how I finally found the.right.outfit, which will change tomorrow. Oh wait, my family did send a card out just like this, circa 1999. Props to my kin for their humor.
My point? Tis not the season to only say Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and I can remember your street/email address. Tis also the season for thank you. So while I wish you the best yuletide tidings, I would also like to say thank you for the people who lit up my life this year – Marce for hosting Oonapallooza, Sarai for launching Wardrobe Architect, Amy for releasing the Watson Bra, Norma for releasing the Malborough Bra, Heather for kicking ass, Sallie for showing her ass, Lauren for conquering her first bra, Carolina for being my traveling fabric sister, the Sewing Party for featuring me, Julie for pushing my skills, Anne for being my sewing muse, Natasha for always telling me straight, Sunni for her Fabric Fridays, Melissa for her well thought out patterns, Leisa for documenting her trip to Paris, Renee being an outcast just like me (only she knows what I’m talking about), Tasia for releasing the best maxi skirt, Kelly for releasing the best slouchy pants pattern, Sarah for rocking it as the Mother of the Bride, Katy and Laney for supporting me, Beth for sending me the vintage trim featured above and every one seamstress out there who spiffed up my year. Thank you and thank you.