Thursday, October 2, 2008

More 1974 ~ Groovy Giveaway Winner Chosen

UPDATE: Rebecca, #35 wins. Contact me with your mailing address and let me know which 1974 fabric or if you want a charm pack. Congrats! See you next time!
Stroll with us AGAIN down this 1974 lane........This was around the time, my dad told me Des was adopted from the Indian Reservation. What? ?
That explains everything, except pictures of you at the hospital with Mom. Des had a knack for getting a tan back then. No more -- pale face. (I'm probably not being politically correct. Blame my dad.) We're laughing at the hairnets we're wearing on our 70's couch with that stunning orange corduroy pillow.
Back to 2008... my daughter made this skirt up out of the 1974 fabric.
(Des edits: my niece gets her designing genes from the Indian side of the family:)

Get your groove on and comment on this post to win a yard of 1974 fabric or 1974 charm pack.
Tell us what you were doing in 1974. If you weren't born then, (that's depressing) then tell us how old you are. You're younger than us, so it shouldn't matter. :)
Random Drawing later tonight.
International entries can choose a pattern up to $9 value

70 comments:

  1. I was 1 in 1974

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  2. I am only 26, so I wasn't around for 1974. I would like to think that I was however a hope or a dream or at least a twinkle in someone's eye back then.

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  3. I was 2 in 1974, my sister was born that year. Oh, and once I became a big sister, my dad told me, that I have to give up my pacifier. That turned out to be quite a deal. He lighted the barbeque grill and we ceremoniously burned the pacifier.

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  4. I was waiting to be born in 1974, I was born in '75. Your dad and my dad must have gone to the same school of "how to tease and torture children". There was 6 of us kids in my family, all of us with brown hair and brown eyes except 2 -- they both had blond hair and blue eyes. It's really funny when your sister asks your mom who the milkman is *LOL*

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  5. Please count me in

    daldak01@yahoo.ca

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  6. Boy do I feel old. I graduated from High School in 1974 and started college.
    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  7. Ooohhh, I love that fabric!!
    In 1974 I was being grown in my mother's belly (wasn't born until 1975), but I have pictures very similar to that one!
    Heather

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  8. 3 and I guess I was probably telling my Mother, what my brother wanted. I talked for him. She hated that. he was 13months younger.
    Also I was in daycare and I remember during nap time, I needed to pee. I was potty trained well before 2 mind you, the daycare worker said "No talking". I was trying to tell her I had to go. Well, the BIG 3 year old was stripped down to nothing and put in a diaper only the rest of the day, how humiliating.
    My Dad was so sweet, when he picked me up he felt so bad for me and he got me a pack of Twinkies!!I LOVE him!!

    Oh and the comment about the Pacifier...
    When I was 2 my Mom just tossed mine into the woods and that was it, how mean...

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  9. cute pics! I'm 28...wasn't born until the 80's...just barely. :)

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  10. Love the floral skirt fabric. At the end of 1974, I turned 7 in Dec., so I must have been in 1st grade for the latter half and kindergarten for the first half. I remember school, piano lessons and a pesky little brother.

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  11. I was 1 in '74. I still remember the house I grew up in, which was built in the '70's. We had that same paneling in the living room (as in your picture), ORANGE and white SHAG carpeting and a brown naugahyde (sp?) couch. Man I loved that house and that carpet!

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  12. In 1974, I was a young wife, DH in the Navy, stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC and we had our first child. I was a very young 22 (married at 19!) We are still married and this December it will be 37 years....

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  13. In 1974 I was -18 years old. Yep, that was 18 years before I was born. That skirt is really cute by the way, did she use a pattern?

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  14. Well I was born in 73 so if my math is right, I was one in 74. Love the 70's! My sister was the NZ/Oz disco dancing champion in the 70's lol!! I remember taking a photo of her in the newspaper to school for show and tell and the teacher making me do some disco moves for the class. Talk about embarrassing!

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  15. Geez, you got a bunch of babies reading your blog! Wait, is that jealousy I hear in my voice? May-be. Anyhow, I was a freshman in high school in 1974, thinking I was all big, bad and grown-up. I remember wearing bell bottom jeans, embroidered gauze peasant tops and desert boots (anyone remember those?) on my first kind-of date with . . . wait for it . . . The CAPTAIN of the JV football team!!! Boy, did I think I was all that and a bag of chips! Fortunately, I grew up and I know better now.

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  16. First I have to tell you that my 17 year old daughter is very dark complected with dark hair and eyes. She says people are always asking her if she is part Mexican. She is not, but we do have French and Indian blood in us so maybe that is where she gets it. I was 14 in 1974, living in the same small town I am living in now. I was very involved in our church youth group and loved to crochet and embroidery at that time. I love the fabric you niece made the skirt out of! I would love some fabric from 1974. Would remind me of my youth!
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Diane

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  17. Sorry to depress you, but I wasn't born in 74...I was born in 1985. :/
    That fabric is adorable! I like the bird also.

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  18. I didn't make my arrival until
    1977, but my huband woud have been 3 that year!

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  19. In 1974 I had three kids. We lived in Louisville, Kentucky. I was a stay at home mom and that was my life. Linda Gerig

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  20. I wasn't born in 1974, but that was the year my parents got married. We had a couch similar to the one you had.

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  21. Sorry, I was not born yet....I am 23. The fabric in the charm pack is adorable and I would love it!!

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  22. In 1974, I was a new mother of a one-year-old precious girl who now is married and has a one-year-old of her own! I dreamed, even "way back then", to someday learn to quilt. It took me thirty years, but now I'm addicted! I LOVE Quilt Taffy's selection of scrumptious fabrics-can't get enough of them!
    Nancy Swann

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  23. In 1974 I was 8 years old! I actually had just started my first sewing...embroidery with my "Bluebirds" group in Campfire girls!

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  24. Love the photos! The skirt turned out very nice!!! hmmmm....1974...I was only 2, so I really don't remember anything.
    Kristie

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  25. Gee in 1974, I was 12... awkward... stringy hair, braces, glasses, just trying to fit in with the cool kids in a small school. UGH. don't miss it a bit but wow were those clothes groovy!!!!

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  26. In 1974 I was 6 years old and life was grand....mood rings, bell bottoms, Sugar Loaf bubble gum, and crazy combs. I had the coolest turquoise cordoroy pants suit that my Mother made for me and I was IT! She also made me a blue blouse that had strawberries on it and it had big wing-type sleeves (think Stevie Nicks) that was also a hit LOL. Those were the days :-)

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  27. Ah 1974 it was a very good year. I was a junior in high school and my parents moved from Pennsylvania to Utah. Luckily I had spent summers here so I had lots of friends. It was a fun carefree time for me. I consider my childhood as an absolutely fabulous time. Yeah, I'm old. What of it!?!?

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  28. In 1974 I was 3 and living in Oregon. Can't say I remember it well, but my sister and I did have some pretty wild sheets (matching of course) from about that year. They were hot pink, orange, yellow and avocado green, With giant funky flowers all over. We used them until there were holes in the fitted sheets. The flat sheet then became tablecloths on campouts!

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  29. Well I gestated the first 9 mos of '74 then was born on 9/19 ;) It was a great year LOLOL xoxo melzie

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  30. A friend of mine has been looking for a graphic of a cute little bird for an art piece she's working on, and I'll be sending her this! Too funny!

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  31. Oh, my - I was 2 years out of college and living in Colorado - groovin' to the Doobie Brothers, Michael McGinnis (does anyone even know who he is anymore?), America (the band) and having a blast hiking the mountains with my friends! Far-out, man!

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  32. Along with Nanette, I was a junior in High School. I had some pretty groovy clothes back then (although my hubby doesn't agree). Loved my music back then - Chicago, Barbra Streisand,Carpenters, Donny & Marie, Elton John....the list could go on and on.
    LOVE that fabric (I think you knew that already) and CUTE SKIRT!! Did she use that My Favorite Things pattern?? She is a talented seamstress and looks so cute :D

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  33. I was a junior in high school at good ol' North Fremont in Ashton Idaho. I was pretty much lovin' life and the boys! Your daughter's skirt is the best! Great giveaway!
    Thanks!

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  34. Yes I was alive in '74 and raising two children. So do I really have to tell you how old I am now? Do the math. I'm definitely an autumn chicken.

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  35. I was six years away from being born in 1974. My parents were married that year.

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  36. In '74 I was raising my 4 & 6 yr. old daughters. Sewing clothes and home dec projects. I did make a machine appliqued quilt for one of the girls around that time. Red apple appliqued blocks with green sashing. Still have it, too!

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  37. I was a toddler, chasing after my two older sisters and older brother.

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  38. I was 2 in 1974, so I imagine I was messing my pants and crying a lot. Probably chasing my big brother as well.
    That skirt is very cool!

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  39. Good grief - I'm beginning to wonder if anyone over 50 (besides me!) reads your blog - - - - I remember 1974 very well! I was married, had two children (aged 3 and 4) and worked full-time as a legal secretary. Now that 3 years old has 4 children of her own - 2 of which are in high school - so where have those years gone! I think I had a very, very short skirt out of similar material as your niece is wearing - ha ha!

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  40. 1974? I was 11 years old and started high school in the September. I remember the summer holidays and I think Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the sun" was playing on the radio. My nan died that year and my mom passed her driving test just in time to go back and forth to visit her in hospital. It was a year to remember for me in many many ways xxx

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  41. That skirt is adorable! I was born in 1979, so I'm 29. My grandma still has a lime couch from the
    70's though. :)

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  42. I wasn't born yet in 1974. That was the year my parents got married though! I am 29 and will be 30 next month.

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  43. boy do I feel old...thanks for the great laugh:) you guys make me laugh so much...thanks for everything you share...:)

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  44. I was not born in 1974- I'm 26! Beautiful fabric, though
    maumauisginger at gmail dot com

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  45. I'm almost 28, so wasn't around for 1974, but I would hope that if I had been around I would have found some of that fabulous fabric and made a gorgeous skirt or something out of it! My mom was in high school, so possibly she would have some good memories of those years.

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  46. Hmmmm... I was born in '76. But I LOVE me some "vintage" fabric...

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  47. I wasn't even thought of in 1974, but I was born 10 years later in 1984. As a matter of fact I was born on INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! 24 years old now I'm a wife & a mommy.

    Leslie Keithley

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  48. LOVE that skirt!!! Great job! And I was born in 1974. :)

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  49. LOL....I wasn't born yet. I just turned the ripe age of 29 and so that makes my birth year 1979. But, I am the youngest of 7 so, I have brothers and sisters that make me fell like I lived more of the 70's that I really did. I really am so familiar with so much of the 70's that I laugh at all of my friends that don't.

    On a side note, I think I was looking at this fabric today. I wanted it but didn't have a reason to buy it and as a starving grad student LOL. I really have to have a reason these days to by fabric or anything. It is really cute.

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  50. I want to win! It has been fun to read the camments. I wasn't born until 1977, so I'm 31.

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  51. I grew up on and Indian reservation, and I still find your joke quite amusing :) My blonde, whitish sister was the accused adopted one in our family ;)
    Your daughter's skirt is adorable fabric.
    In 1974 I wasn't born yet. I turn 25 this Sunday!

    p.s... I just found your blog through someone else's... but I'm not sure whose, because I open about 10 new windows at once before checking them all out! Sorry- but I am enjoying yours :)

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  52. I was there! Just a year old, but I was there! How fun that you are adding 'old' photos! Great idea!
    Wonderful fabrics!! I've been eyeing them for some time on the internet!

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  53. I was a bun in the oven in 1974! I was born in 1975...so I am 33

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  54. I can't believe what little girls these readers are--not mature women like me!! I had been married already 3 years in 1974, and I think we had that same couch. I may be an "autumn chicken" like one of your other readers, but there is still a little "spring" left!!

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  55. Love it....I have been admiring that fabric....guess cause I was born at the end of 1974!!!!!

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  56. In 1974 I was graduating from high school and wondering what I was going to do with the rest of my life.

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  57. I wasn't even born yet, but I love this fabric. I am 27. If I win and don't reply, it's because I just moved, but I will write back hopefully soon (if I win...I'm being hopeful).

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  58. I was working on Mackinac Island for the summer at the Island House Hotel. Was a great experience but the pay was lousy!

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  59. In 1974 I was a junior in high school at Glendora High School, Glendora, CA. Love the paneling! We had the same. But did you have a black and white kitchen with a lucite kitchen table? We were the first family to have a microwave and a push button phone. Thanks for the give away!

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  60. enjoying a cool & amazing life as a military kid in England having to attend an American high school some distance away from all parents. luv that skirt fabric. & we really did say "groovy" all the time.

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  61. I was 30 in 1974. Also I love the PC you did from a pattern by Kim Diehl. I went to her website but could not find it. Do you know how I could get the pattern.

    Thanks
    Janie in MO

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  62. Caitty!
    We lived in Glendora, CA -- that's where that picture was taken. That's too weird. We had a rambling house with a pool. Loved it. Then we moved to Idaho. No more pool parties.

    To answer another question - my daughter made up the pattern. She looked at one of her other skirts, measured & started cutting.

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  63. I was a twinkle in my mother's eye in 1974 :)!

    Mostly I just wanted to stop in and say a big HELLO!!! Sorry I've been such a slacker lately. Life has been getting in the way of blogging and/or blog cruising. Darn life ;)! Nice to hear from you though!

    ~Jennifer

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  64. lets see in 1974 I was in the 6th grade at Edgemont Elementary with Mr Regan as my teacher I loved him! My brother was a sophmore and my parents had just bought him a camero to drive . so when he took me places I thought I was so cool loved it!!! and love the 1974 line your daughter is so cute and I love the skirt.

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  65. well the drawing is over but we laughed out loud when we read this post Corrie....
    and in 1974
    it was 8 tracks, best friends, haltertops, jeans, a cap and gown, a green pinto!
    and Ken (best part)

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  66. She made up the pattern??? She can sew AND draft patterns?? I tell ya, send the girl over here. I can keep her busy with projects to sew. She can do some homeschooling if she wants to. ;)

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  67. Love the skirt and the entire outfit is very stylish. Yikes...You have some young readers according to their comments. I was a freshman in HS in 1974. YIKES!!! Love the 1974 fabrics.

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  68. I was 12 just started junior high and getting into sewing ...wrap skirts, leotards, earth shoes ohh yes I was comfy gal.
    I too grew up in CA Van Nuys then moved to Fruitland ID my Jr yr of high school what a shock from sounthern CA.
    Love the skirt !!!

    Lori

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  69. I turned the charms into a sweet litte skirt for my daughter - thanks again!

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