Saturday, September 24, 2022

September is National What Month? by Pat Simmons

Every month our country recognizes a worthy cause, reflects on a moment in time, or celebrates the little things.

I opened my email to learn that I almost missed out. September is National Sewing Month. Who knew??? My reason to go fabric shopping. I can do that. :)

Of course, we can't celebrate without prizes. The sewing pattern companies are sponsoring some great giveaways. I entered. As a seamstress, it's all about support. Plus, now I have an excuse to step away from my writing desk for my sewing table.

I've been sewing for many, many years and the price patterns have skyrocketed. It's not uncommon for Vogue patterns to be $25 off sale. But the celebration includes downloading a free digital pattern. Something I have never done. It's free--they say--until I have to print it out. Now, I wonder if I have enough ink and paper. 
If I had known about this big-to-do, I would have challenged myself to sew a certain number of garments by the end of the month. But then I wouldn't have finished my puppies for Christmas story for readers to enjoy. Nine novellas and short stories for you to enjoy every week beginning in October through December for only .99 cents. If October is Shoe Buying Month, then I'll have to hide my credit cards. :)


Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author of more than thirty titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth and a five-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and has worked in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. Visit her at

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