Today is our five-year anniversary.  (It’s fitting that it’s Mama’s Day weekend, isn’t it?)  It seems like just yesterday I started Sew,Mama,Sew!. I had one shelf in my basement with partial collections of Amy Butler’s Charm and Jennifer Paganelli’s Girlfriends. That’s it–about 20 prints. I won’t go on about it, except to say how much I appreciate Beth, Rebecca, Dena and Irene.   Hiring good people is the best business decision I ever made. And I also have to thank my husband who has accepted my affair with my laptop.  Finally, I’d like to give a big virtual hug to all our customers and readers.  Thank you so much for your business and your participation in our little sewing community!  It has been an amazing five years and we’re looking forward to many more.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it and will continue to hang out with us.

We had a lot of fabric arrive in April, but were too busy with Quilting Month II to tell you about it.  Check out these fabulous collections!

Beyond the Sea ORGANIC from Cloud 9

Gypsy Garden by Genevieve Gail

Freebird by Momo

Hedgehog and The Big E from Michael Miller

1933 by Chloe’s Closet

Tweet Tweet by Keiki

Happy Daisy by Chloe’s Closet

Before the juicy part about the giveaway, I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly say how proud I am of my very dear friends, Cindy and Lisa, who are spreading the word about organ donation by telling their story.  You can learn about their amazing kidney transplant here.  And if you aren’t already a registered donor, you can find out how to become one here and learn the facts about living donation here.  Love you, girls!

In honor of our 5-year anniversary, on Monday we’ll randomly select 5 people from the comments to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop.  You have to answer one of these questions.  1)  What sewing skill would you most like to learn in the next year?  or 2) What is the most fabulous sewn item you’ve seen on a blog or Flickr recently? (Include a link, please.)

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

PS–Don’t forget to sign up for GIVEAWAY DAY!