The Traveling Sweater – Virginia Beach

While taking a walk my Mom found a sweater sitting on the side of the road.  Knowing my love for all things thrifty, she picked it up and saved it for me. After all, wouldn’t my girls love something this sparkley-riffic?

Of course they would. But something happened. The more I stared at this sweater sitting in my upcycle bin, the more I realized just how fantastic it actually was. A gem like this needed to be seen, to be shared.

After all, we could all use more smiles and laughter in our life.

So I wore it around one day, just for giggles. And between you and me, I haven’t received that many stares since my early twenties. Ha!  My girls told me it was their favorite outfit I have ever worn.

But I couldn’t keep something this fantastic all to myself. I mean, that poor sweater. Left all alone on the side of the road like that. It needed to travel, to see the world.

I just knew that this masterpiece in modern day apparel would be loved the world wide over.

So I wore it faithfully to the Boardwalk here in Virginia Beach, snapped a picture, and said my good byes. Sending it on to the next blogger so that it could be seen somewhere fabulous.

Letting your trash (person who left it on the side of the road), become our treasure (because us bloggers are kinda silly like that).

The Traveling Sweater.  Coming to a blog near you.

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    This is awesome. I love this idea, not only because it will be a link between everyone, but that I will get to see so many people’s way of styling something.
    Also, this made me laugh when I saw what was on the front of the sweater. I had a group of friends who nicknamed me “cupcake”. That cute sweater took me back a few years, in a good way. Thanks!

  2. says

    Love it!!! If only it could make a trip to Australia too! Perhaps, once it’s travelled the States, it could make it’s way down under to go site seeing! By the time it gets here the weather should be cooler… it’s absolutely scorching here right now!

  3. says

    Well who knew that little sweater, which I (I being the Mom sweater finder), would make such a comeback? I even gave the lonesome sweater a chance to be reunited with it’s long lost by hanging it on a bush the day prior to me finally bringing it home. Oh well, their loss. I even remember the reaction my daughter, the me sew crazy, sewing rabbit, sew set mastermind gave me. It was one of……..of……huh, how does one describe the look of disbelief and active head shaking back and forth? But being the dutiful daughter she was, and knowing it was free, rapidly folded the sweater, sparkley-riffic side in, and hid it deep inside her luggage. I’m so glad it’s being given new life!!

  4. says

    It’s even more awesome in pictures. That poor discarded sweater is going to see more than any of us, I just love you and your fun ideas!

  5. says

    How funny. I live about 45 minutes from there, on the peninsula. I love finding blogs close to home! Cute sweater, too. My older daughter really loves sparkly stuff, too, and cupcakes. Fun!

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