Merry Christmas from the Team at So Sew Easy

happy holidaysWow!  It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by so quickly.  I really wanted to thank all our readers and supporters who have followed and contributed to So Sew Easy over the year and wish you all the happiest of holidays from our family to yours.

As many of our readers know, I live in Singapore which is pretty much on the equator.  It's always hot and usually very humid.  I made the Christmas picture very “winter”-themed just to remind us of the cold and snow many parts of the world experience this time of year.

Singapore is a modern and a very commercial city.  Much of Christmas is dedicated to shopping.  I've included a couple of pictures of Singapore during Christmas below so you can get the idea of what it's like here.  Thankfully, we've done all the shopping we're going to do so I can avoid the last-minute crowds and the rush this Christmas Eve.

In any case, this year, I've made most of my Christmas gifts already from many of the projects we've shared with you over the last several months such as the small fur tote (don't tell my daughter…), the Stella coin purse,  and the men's pajamas for the two men in my life (husband and son of course..).

We also wanted to wish Maureen and her family in San Diego a happy holiday.  As I'm sure most of you know, Maureen was the winner of the our Huge Janome Sewing Machine Giveaway that just concluded a couple days ago.  The shipping company tells me the new Janome was delivered on the 23rd, so hopefully you've already had a chance to fire it up and take it for a sew.  Please do let us know how you go!

For those that missed out, we have some other great giveaways starting early in the new year so please stay tuned.

Last, but certainly not least, I also wanted to reach out and wish a special Merry Christmas to our friend and collaborator Deby who is currently recovering from a recent operation.  We wish her a speedy recovery and festive holiday wishes to her and her husband Nigel.

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54 Responses to Merry Christmas from the Team at So Sew Easy

  1. Myra Schoenfeld says:

    What a beautiful family!

  2. karen says:

    Deby and Mayra, Merry Christmas to you and your families! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is enjoying the holiday. I hope you recover quickly Deby, the holidys are a crappy time to be out of commission. But at least you are warm ,even if at opposite ends of the world!. I am in Central Ontario (Canada) and while it is somewhat warmer today, last week was -21% Celcius. Enjoy your balmy weather. One consolation with my geographical location is that we do not get hurricanes, just severe storms and deep freeze.
    Best wishes for the coming year.

  3. Kerry D says:

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. We too are celebrating in the heat here in NSW Australia. I love your pics of Singapore and will be there some time late next year. My sister and I did a stopover there on our last big trip, and want to come back again. As somebody else asked, any suggestions for where to buy fabric – we’re stopping over on the way home, so I should be able to fit in something.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      HI Kerry Merry Christmas! Hand in there I am writing an article on where to buy fabric in Singapore. I had the pleasure to go shopping with 2 readers of the blog and got some pictures. In any event I will be happy to show you around just drop me a line and I will make the time to meet. Cheers!

  4. twemyss says:

    Merry Xmas and a very happy New Year from your friend in New Zealand

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      From New Zealand? Ha! love at first site, beautiful spectacular mountain, friendly people and AMAZING WOOL. Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017.

  5. Merry Christmas Mayra and Deby. Wishing you both a joyous festive season, and a happy, healthy 2017. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Deby.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Merry Christmas Pam! and a prosperous 2017, wishing you the best for you and your family and of course your wonderful blog.

  6. Nuria Ortega-Margarit says:

    Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing all your projects.
    Happy New Year from Barcelona in Spain and from Brussels in Belgium (I am currently living in Brussels but spending my holidays in Barcelona where I was born).
    Feliz Navidad – Bon Nadal – Joyeux Noël

  7. Kimberly says:

    Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year to you and your family, Mayra, and to Deby and hers. Thinking of Deby while she recovers and wishing her speedy and complete healing. Deby, I miss your wonderful video tutorials so much! Thanks to both you and Mayra for this wonderful website with varied and lovely sewing projects, it’s my favorite spot on the web! XO Kimberly from sunny Southern California, USA

  8. Linda L. says:

    Thanks, Mayra, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    It’s great to see how celebrations roll out in other parts of the world – another reminder that, even with all our differences, we are alike as we come together with family and friends to celebrate the things that are important to us no matter what our nationality, beliefs, languages or traditions.
    Happy holidays to everyone as you enjoy the season. 🙂

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Indeed Linda, family is what makes this holidays special. Thank you for your wishes! Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017!

  9. Wanda Barefoot says:

    Singapore is so beautiful at Christmas Time! I missed every Christmas celebration because of a very nasty virus. But I’m So glad to be here to see it. Merry Christmas to all of you!!

  10. Carla says:

    Merry Christmas, Mayra and Deby. I’ll say a hello in passing to you when I’m in Singapore the first week of February. Thank you both fur an informative and readable sewing blog.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      It will be and honor to show you around, drop me a line and will go fabric hunting. Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017

  11. itsjusttoni says:

    Merry Christmas, Mayra! Thank you for your wonderful website! Your ideas are so wonderful. Thanks too for posting about Singapore. I will be visiting your lovely city for the first time in March, and I am so looking forward to shopping for some fabric there! Do you have any suggestions for shops for me?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Merry Christmas! I will be writing an article about shopping for fabric there as soon as I can. Please stay tuned. You can always drop me a line and I will be happy to take you around. Happy 2017!.

  12. Madelyn says:

    Merry Christmas Mayra! Thank you for everything you post. I didn’t know you were in Singapore, I live in Greece. Blessings to you and your family in 2017!

  13. Dorothy Thiessen says:

    Keep up the great work.

  14. Dorothy Thiessen says:

    Merry Christmas from Canada!! I enjoy your web site and had no idea that this was done in Singapore. WOW, what a small world. I will go to my globe to put this into perspective. I have travelled some but not to Singapore. Blessings to you and your family and all the best in the New Year!!! Dorothy

  15. Maureen says:

    Merry Christmas Mayra from cold, wet England. Lovely photo of you and your family. Many thanks for all your sewing projects and ideas. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017. Maureen

  16. Mila Kette says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the lovely picture and the video. May Jesus bless you and your loved ones on His birthday and throughout 2017. And thank you also for this wonderful website with so much great information and beautiful, useful projects.

  17. Patricia says:

    Merry Christmas

  18. Deby Coles says:

    Thank you for your thoughts Mayra. Have a peaceful and joyful Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year, from us both. Deby & Nige

  19. cedar51 says:

    Merry Christmas to you all as well, I’m in another country that is in the season of summer but I’m just awake on Xmas morn and the sun-god is not up yet – although I do see blue sky…hoping for a fine day as today’s celebration is to be outdoors…

  20. Samone says:

    Merry Christmas! You have blessed us with many fun projects this year! They will keep us busy for a long time. Thank you for keeping sewing “cheap” (with free patterns) and fun! 🙂 Also, thank you for taking into consideration us curvy women. It is such a blessing! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  21. Migdalia Garcia says:

    Felices Fiestas. un abrazo desde el Mar Caribe.
    Merry Christmas. a hug from Caribbean Sea

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Mil gracias Migdalia, espero que algun dia nos podamos conocer en persona, Feliz Navidad y mucho amor para el próximo año.

  22. Gerri Fiets says:

    Merry Christmas to the team. Enjoy this Blessed Holiday.

  23. Niomi trujillo says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for all you do .

  24. Marcia Gilbreath says:

    You have a beautiful family! Have a great holiday season, and thanks for all you do!

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Thank you Marcia, my family is my biggest treasure and source of inspiration, Merry christmas and a lovely 2017.

  25. Louise McClain says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.Thanks for all that you do for us. It’s very much appreciated

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      You are very welcome, it is my pleasure even more to know that you appreciated it. Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017.

  26. Judy Bowser says:

    Merrry Christnasto all

  27. SANDRA GEARING says:

    Happy Christmas from the U.K. and thanks for your lovely downloads, have a good New Year

  28. cheri.gee says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for including the pictures of Singapore at Christmas. It’s always fun to share holidays around the world. From Cheri and family in New Mexico USA

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Thank you Cheri, You have a lovely corner of the world. I love New Mexico. Merry Christmas to you and your family, I wish you all the best life has to offer in the New Year.

  29. Stephanie Miller says:

    Merry Christmas Mayra and thanks for all the lovely and free patterns this year. Looking forward to see what you come up with next year.

  30. Janet says:

    Merry Christmas, have a wonderful holiday time and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all the hard work this year greatly appreciated =)

    • So Sew Easy says:

      Thanks Janet. Happy hols to you too!

      • Maria M Palmer says:

        Thanks so much for all the wonderful things you have posted. I didn’t know that you live in Singapore. It is so exciting and the pictures are wonderful. I am from Puerto Rico and is quite similar down here.

        Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you and continue posting beautiful things.

        • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

          Thank you Maria, I do live here but I am originally from Panama. I was in your country long ago, I went into some very interesting caves and danced some wonderful salsa! Feliz Navidad y un prospero año nuevo.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Ahhh! janet you warm my heart, it is so nice to read you comment your appreciation means the world to me. Merry Christmas and a super 2017.

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