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...The ASDP conference is now in full swing. Classes are going well and last night was the awards banquet. Carla Mathis was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award as planned. The audience loved it and they are loving her for bringing them the personal design tools to stretch themselves in new directions or more accurately recognizing the fact that they are already stretching on their own and now taking it further with Carla's guidance and encouragement.It is magic to watch this progression unfold.Last night was a night filled with magic for me personally as the ASDP board chose to honor me with an award for outstanding service. I'm encouraged to continue stretching the limitations we place on ourselves beginning with my own desire to stretch and grow as I enter this stage in life some call elder-hood. Elder-hood is those years following adulthood that society is in the throes of redefining as us "baby boomers" age. Retirement sounds good but I'm not quite there yet. I'm in a time and place that allows me the opportunity to contribute to society. I am compelled to do what I can but I can't do it alone.By presenting me with the first ever Outstanding Service Award through ASDP, you are sending a message that you are with me. I don't have to stretch and grow alone. I have my ASDP family and you have me.This is a power filled message of hope for the future. I'd love to see this award carried forth as an annual event. The element of surprise added to the magic. Way to go ASDP board members for pulling this off! I am indeed honored.P.S. Only those ASDP members who are on SCCandA email list will receive direct email messages from me. Here's the link specifically set up for ASDP members to join in. https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/77389Another way to join my list is to use the pop-up window on my website at SCCandA.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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Being a charter member of ASDP, I know the members stand for quality.
13 hours ago ·
the unexpected: There were 2 awards presented last night at the ASDP banquet. The second one was for outstanding service and it totally blew me away when our president Linda Stewart began listing the recipient's attributes and then she announced my name! I sincerely appreciate the recognition and send my thanks to the board and the members who cheered me on - my ASDP family. ... See MoreSee Less
Joyce Simons Murphy accepting her award
22 hours ago ·
The expected: @ Carla Mathis received The Lifetime Achievement Award last night at the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals annual banquet according to the plan. ASDP members in attendance embraced Carla Mathis with open arms. She returned the favor. New connections are in the making. It was an evening filled with joy. ... See MoreSee Less
Carla Mathis accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award
The ASDP.Conference begins in 2 days! I can't believe it! I leave home Tuesday the 17th around noon to arrive in Orlando on Wednesday. If you are planning to enroll in the Fitting Pants 4U Master Course while attending the conference and would like me to fit you let me know asap by messenger or email with your waist and hip measurement included so I am sure to bring the right size JSM Pant for your fitting. I only have time for a few fittings. It will be first come first served.Go to Courses.SCCandA.com and click on the course title to learn more about the pants course that begins with a demo at the vendor marketplace and starts in with the online portion at the most convenient time for students. Schedules get crazy in the fall and we need time to plan ahead so I'm considering taking enrollments now for a January start date. Class size will be limitedSoon the adventure begins!Joyce ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago ·
Just goes to show you there is more than one way to fly! Favorite quote from Peter H. Reynolds: [If classrooms were allowed to go "off-script" more often, students would get practice thinking for themselves--and rather than be perplexed by being thrown into unfamiliar situations--they would be: delighted. This goes for adult learners as well as children. My classes cater to those who already know how to think for themselves. I treasure the independent learner and the insights they bring to Pants making. I often fly by the seat of my pants. Gets me in trouble sometimes but I thrive on the adventure. Come fly with me!http://stellarcafe.blogspot.com/2015/03/flying-by-seat-of-his-pants.html ... See MoreSee Less
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants
I found this little looped animation in my archives created using Animation-ish. I had forgotten all about it, but I was d...
6 days ago ·