Friday, July 9, 2010

It's Time!

Wow!  Thanks for all the interest!  Finally!   Let's do a Rewind Week!  Thanks again to Karen and fellow Sorority Sisters!  Here is the plan:

A little backstory first.  So you know I do the Flea Market thing most ever Friday right?  Well, last Friday I saw so many cool things that got me reminiscing about my childhood and teen years.   I decided to plan a project that might inspire others to pull out old photos, get in touch with friends and relatives, or just make something "new" that's "old."  So, I decided to host a Rewind Week (I'm tiring of the word: vintage).  Actually, I plan to host several Rewind Weeks where anyone can participate by crafting something..anything..from that week's chosen era.  Over the next several months, I will host Rewind Weeks that will cover the 1930s-1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s!  Here are the "rules" for the first Sew Loquacious Rewind Week:  1970s:

  1. Craft something actually from the 1970s or inspired by the 1970s.  Your project can be anything and any sort of craft is welcome...sewn, beaded, macrame, knit, crochet, paper, whatever!  (Please nothing obscene). 

  2. Along with your project, write a paragraph about the 1970s and you.  What do you remember about this time in your life...that is, if you are old enough to remember, or if not, what are your perceptions of this time period.  For example, that picture I posted last night was taken when I was 6 or 7.  Besides my sister and me, the others are my cousins who I have recently reconnected with after not seeing each other for many many years.  This is extra special to me.  Get the idea? 

  3. Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post telling me you will participate.  I will then email you with details on how to electronically send me your project.

  4. All entries must be submitted between now (July 9,2010) and August 6, 2010.

  5. Everyone who participates will have their project posted here during the Rewind Week, which will start on August 9, 2010.

  6. Every participant's project posted here on Sew Loquacious will be linked back to the participant's blog so other participants and viewers can and should visit the origin site and crafter.

  7. Every participant will be given this button to put on their blog.  Isn't it cute?
So that's it.  Oh wait, what about prizes?  Well, besides the great fun it will be to share in this project with everyone, one winner will recieve a great hardback Better Homes and Gardens book from 1970, plus a few other special items.  This winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced at the end of the week!


If anyone has questions, please email me.  If you want to participate, but don't have a blog, email me.  I really hope everyone participates.  I think it's going to be great fun and I can't wait to see the projects!  I can't wait to start on my project!  Fire up your sewing machine, sharpen your knitting needles, line up your crochet hooks and insert your Bee Gees 8 track and get busy!!

One last thing.  Which one am I in the photo?  I am actually the brunette sitting directly in front of the doll house.  Yeah, that's me with the Ringo Starr haircut (thanks Sissy) and my mouth hanging open!  Still, I'm pretty cute!

Toodles for now!

19 comments:

Cyndi said...

Angela, I do want to participate. I just hope my feeble mind can come up with something fun and cool...I was a teenager in the 70's, so I have lots of great memories...just have to figure out what I can make!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Dianna said...

I remember well the 70's. That was my growing up period. I also have just the project to enter in this event. My camera batteries are charging and soon as they are ready I will photograph the project and post the story about it.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Oh My Oh My OH MY ~ such fun!!

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

I of course was very young in the 70's - or at least in my mind I was very young - so I can't wait to pull out the old photo's and see what memories they bring up!

Dianna said...

One question. Does it need to be something made now, or can it be something I made in the 70's that I just got back.

BLISS angels said...
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BLISS angels said...

oh YES I'm in....now let see if I can find some photos of the bay city rollers.....and if you don't know who they are just wait and see. Wendy @blissangels,

Penny said...

Angela,
Count me in. As a young single mom in the 70's - I did lots of crafting of gifts and thing. It was the only way to spread the tight budget I was on work.

Hugs,
Penny

Fabric Art said...

This sounds really fun, I'm will participate, hope I can come up with something.
Anni

Angela said...

Thanks gals! I've responded to each by email (I hope...I was using my phone)! This is going to be fun! Let's keep it going!
Angela

Cortney Lyon said...

I'd love to join in...although I will admit, I wasnt born until 1983, so it'll be my fantasy of the 1970's! Can't wait to get started.

http://livingandlovingincalifornia.blogspot.com

porter place cottage said...

Sounds like a good time, count me in...Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Terrie

Caleen said...

I would also like to participate sounds like lots of fun. I remember the 70's well. Hope I can come up with something "cool"! Let me know
Caleen@aol.com

Beth A. from Songbird Hill said...

Say girl. You have a great website! I'm not much of a sewer, but I love all your stuff! Nice to meet you...

skoots1mom said...

I'm new here...jumped over from Sassy Granny.
Think I'crochet this pattern I found...a houndstooth tote...:) 11 x 13"

BelleSouth said...

Yes, me, me! I was an original hippie child in the 70's! Well, in the early 70's when I was in college anyway (so I'm way older than most of my sorority sisters, just call me the fount of wisdom-hahahaa)

Don't think I will do anything hippie-ish, but I do remember those days!

debbie said...

OKAY ANGELA,
I'M IN. I WAS A SOPHMORE IN HIGHSCHOOL IN 1970...THE PLATFORM SHOES, THE LONG HAIR WE ROLLED ON JUICE CANS, WHITE LIPSTICK, MY MR. SIMPLY AND I WERE HIGHSCHOOL SWEETHEARTS AND BREAD WAS OUR GROUP WE LOVED TO LISTEN TO...THEY DID AWAY WITH THE DRAFT IN 1973...I CAN'T SEW...SOOOOO IT WON'T BE A SEWING PROJECT FOR ME...I WOULD LOVE TO LEARN BUT I DON'T EVEN OWN A SEWING MACHINE BUT IT WILL BE FUN I KNOW.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Sally-Anne Russell said...

Hi, I was a teenager in the 70's and those times were very special to me, I still have a beautiful Red Velour top I have never been able to give away. Anyway I am excited to complete this challenge and will send to you soon. Bye for now.
Sally

BelleSouth said...

Hi again,

I forgot to leave an email addy so you can email me to tell me how to send you my submission - oops!

pr31ov@yahoo.com


thanks!!! and thanks for visiting my blog so many times- I love to have you!

Rebecca

Cortney Lyon said...

Quick question...do we post our project on our site in addition to e-mailing it to you or just e-mail it to you?

PS. I just grabbed the button but it was being a little tempermental, so I had to copy and paste it instead of using the html code thingy...is that okay?