Sunday, May 12, 2013

"W" is for WINNER of the WEEKENDER

Well, it's a good thing that SMS Giveaway Day lasts a whole week, or I would be in a pickle, wouldn't I?  When I got up last Monday morning, I had no idea what I was going to do for a giveaway prize, and being that I hadn't yet started sewing on Monday morning, I'm glad I had a few days to finish it.

Overall it was a really fun project and not at all the nightmare I had been led to expect.  I pretty much followed Elizabeth Hartmann's suggestions and took it slow and easy, and used a large (size 18) needle.  Since WH was out of town, I had lots of time to play on the sewing machine, so when I got bogged down with it, I worked on another project.  Consequently, I have made progress on several other projects in the process of making the bag that undoubtedly will become topics of future blog posts.

I really enjoyed reading everyone's comments.  If I didn't respond to your comment, it was because I was something of a ditz - I got so excited reading them that I forgot to respond, and once they were read, I couldn't figure out who I had responded to and who I had missed.   Thank you all for the kind words, for following the blog, and for following me on FB and Pinterest.  I hope that we can become good online friends.  Maybe I'll even get to meet some of you in person one day.

But now it's time to choose a winner.  I have to admit that I'm having a little trouble letting go of this bag.  This is the third or fourth time I have sat down to write this post, and each time I have gotten interrupted sidetracked.

But this time, I am going to succeed in posting a winner.  I asked Mr. Random, and he chose

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2013-05-12 20:09:29 UTC

Who is my friend and former swap partner, Mary,  and who writes one of the very first blogs I ever started following.

I "like" you on Facebook.

Again, thanks to everyone who entered.  Mary, I'm off to email you right now.


  1. Lucky Mary! the back came out beautiful. I'm gonna have to break down & make one of these I guess, keep seeing gorgeous ones online!

  2. Ah gee, now I have to try to figure out the pattern and make one ;)

  3. Lucky Mary!! The bag is beautiful. I'll just have to wait for another heavy hitting giveaway:)

  4. Wonderful result! A person can't even be jealous of that.

  5. Drat, my positivity didn't work LOL Congrats to Mary!

  6. Congratulations to Mary, the bag is stunning

  7. Congratulations to Mary! She is a very lucky lady and I know she is going to love this. So--ummm-do you think there is another giveaway in the near future?LOL

  8. Omigosh! That means I might get to see this beauty in-person. I know Mary!!!

  9. Congrats to Mary, it's a beautiful bag.

  10. I agree, Lucky Mary! Congrats......Judith, Texas


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