Thank You

I woke up with butterflies in my stomach this morning. I impatiently waited for the week 1 results on Project Run & Play to be published. Who would have the top design? (That gorgeous butterfly, of course!) Who would be eliminated?

I found out this morning that I was eliminated from Project Run & Play. I was so afraid of this. No one ever wants to be the first one gone. I was so looking forward to sharing my week 2 outfit. I was working hard on my week 3 look. And just yesterday, I’d bought my final supplies for the last week. It isn’t to be and I’m sad and disappointed. It’s quite the blow to the ego.

But I’m going to pick myself up, dust myself off, and go enjoy a weekend with friends at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival. I’m looking forward to just relaxing rather than thinking about all the work that I still need to do to finish that candy inspired look. After two very late nights, I’ll be happy to go to bed at a reasonable time. I’ll be more available for school trips and the racial justice activism that I jumped into almost a year ago.

I’m going to keep watching and encourage my fellow contestants who are a group of absolutely lovely women. I hope to keep in touch with them after the competition is over. I’m very grateful to have been given the opportunity to compete. As stressful as it is to sew under pressure and get beautiful pictures, it’s also so much fun! It’s been a while since my creative brain has been used so much. As tiring as it has been, as single minded as I’ve had to be, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I’ve finally managed to draft a hood I’m happy with! And I’ve pushed myself to conquer some of my sewing fears. It has been a wonderful experience.

So there it is. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the ladies of Project Run & Play, the remaining contestants, and all the voters, whether you voted for me or not. And prepare to see my Buffalo plaid look in the sew along!

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PS: And thank you to my darling E who gave me a long hug this morning when I told her I’d lost.

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Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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13 comments on “Thank You
  1. Bryony says:

    Oh, so hard! I’m so impressed that you put yourself out there, and made such beautiful things! I hope you share your week 2 creation with us, anyway!

    • It is indeed hard but I’m happy I did it. I will definitely be blogging the week 2 outfit. After all, the pictures are already taken and Valérie gave me some awesomely cute faces. I will probably share week 3 as well. I just finished the first part today and I already have the fabric cut out for the second so I may as well finish it. I’ll just relax the pace a little.

  2. I absolutely adored your look! We are so sad to see you go. You did a fabulous job!

  3. Joanna says:

    I voted for Your look, absolutely loved it! So sorry to see you go. The results for PR&P shock me some weeks but hey ho everyone has different tastes. Thanks for showing your first look and I’m excited to see your others, keep smiling 😊

    • Thank you! I will. I probably won’t finish my signature style look before the end of the competition because it involves a lot of hand sewing but I will finish it too and blog it.

  4. Ann says:

    Bless you for this honest and thankful post. I haven’t ever seen anyone else do this when they were eliminated and have often wondered how they coped with the event. I think your look was very clever and was pleased that you started the shirt based on the building block dress…my favourite pattern. 🙂

    • Thank you so much. I was worried about seeming bitter (which I’m not at all) but I did want to be honest and open. I’m happy it came through right. I love the Building Block Dress too! I use the concepts a lot with other patterns and I use the bodice as a starting point for tops.

  5. Tracy King says:

    I really loved your look and am sorry to see you go. I was surprised honestly because your look is so awesome. Please do share and blog the rest of your looks for us anyhow. You have my vote and I will be stopping by again to see what you are up to. Having a nice arelaxing weekend without having to worry about sewing will be a bonus!!

  6. Charity says:

    I’m so sorry that you were the first one out- your look was my favorite, and I voted for you! I’ll admit that it irks me every time when a well-sewn, well-thought-out design loses out while something that looks a bit slapdash stays in the running… and it seems to happen every season! I’m happy that you are able to be so gracious about it though, and I’m still looking forward to seeing the other things you’ve made!

    • It’s easy to be gracious when you aren’t angry. The rules and the voting system are as fair as possible, I think.

      There’s no way I wouldn’t publish what I’ve made! I’m so proud of my buffalo plaid outfit. It just can’t stay hidden!

      • Charity says:

        That’s true, the rules and voting are as fair as possible- I just can’t seem to understand why everyone doesn’t automatically vote for the same thing as I do! 😉

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