So who’s Lucille? Well, the obvious answer would be this: Lucille is one lucky pup who was rescued from a no-kill shelter in 2009. She’s the mascot of this blog and Rochelle’s trusty sidekick (more like a daughter with four legs actually). The lesser known “Lucky Lucille” is a WWII B-24 Liberator which just so happens to fit right in with the hefty wartime 40′s obsession that Rochelle has been incubating since adolescence. That obsession recently came full circle when Rochelle developed a deep interest in 1940s sewing and women’s roles on the homefront.
Rochelle lives in Western NY (previously Vermont) with Lucille, 5 rescued cats, and Preancé: William. Rochelle is an advocate for the rescue and responsible ownership of Pit Bulls, and making quilting cotton an acceptable fabric for fashionable women to wear. Her shy charisma and sarcastic sense of humor, mixed with her Vulcan logic, makes her the funniest person you know who can’t take a joke. Rochelle was born with a rare skin disorder called Lamellar Ichthyosis, which became a blessing when leading to a volunteer job at a special summer camp for children with similar conditions. Aside from vintage sewing, Rochelle dabbles in knitting, bowling, snowboarding, and finding new period piece mini series’ to fall in love with.
1st Place in the 2013 Craftsy Blogger Awards – Best Photography on a Sewing Blog
Vintage Sewing Trendology feature in the 2013 Nov/Dec issue of Generation Q magazine
Six Of The Best Sewing Blogs – Seven Reasons Why Sewing Is A Big Deal on MyDaily.co.uk
Top Tutorial – What’s On The Web in the April 2013 issue of Making Magazine
Guest Judge – Sew Mama Sew’s Super Online Sewing Match
Guest Judge – Colette Patterns’ Laurel Sewing Contest