I want to thank everyone for tuning in these past few weeks, participating in my blog tour, and leaving so many comments. I’ve truly enjoyed reading all your sewing stories. One thing in the comments that stood out over and over is how much sewing connects us to the people in our lives — especially mothers and grandmothers — and how many memories it triggers for all of us. Just another reason why crafting is awesome.
And now, without further ado, I’m pleased to announce the Sewing in a Straight Line Blog Tour Giveaway WINNERS!
(All winners have been notified by email)
August 10: book & set of Coats thread: Lela
August 9: Amy Butler Organic Soul fabric: Jessica
August 8: Simplicity Sidewinder: Jody
July 29: Simplicity Bias Tape Maker: Ryan
July 28: book & set of Coats thread: Margaret
July 26: Amy Butler Corduroy: Carmen
July 25: book & set of Coats thread: Mariana
July 22: Simplicity Deluxe Rotary Cutter and kitty caption contest: Mia, with the winning caption: “Oh hellll to the no. Just because you moved me to Brooklyn doesn’t mean you can convince me skinny jeans are a good idea.” (Hahahaa… just the thought of my cat wearing skinny jeans cracks me up!)
July 21: book & set of Coats thread: Haley, Tracie and Brandy (uh, somehow I messed up and accidentally notified three winners for this giveaway. My flakiness is your gain! Congrats to all!)
And now for the Grand Prize!
The super-duper luckiest girl in all the land, the winner of the Singer sewing machine and serger is… drumroll please…. AMBER!
In her comment, Amber mentioned that her sewing machine had recently broken and that she had lots of projects waiting to be sewn, and that she’s had a serger on her wish list for a long time. So even though the winner was chosen by random number generator, Amber sounds like the perfect person for this giveaway. I know she will really put these machines to good use, and that makes me very happy. Yay, Amber!
Once again, a big thank you to everyone for playing – I wish I really could pull an Oprah and start shouting, “YOU get a sewing machine, and YOU get a sewing machine, and YOU get a sewing machine — everybody gets a sewing machine!!!!!” Maybe someday. For now, all you get is my undying love. Thanks for making my book launch so much fun, and please stick around because there are more book and fabric giveaways, as well as book-related sewing posts, coming in the next few weeks. Plus Jello and cat photos. Because that’s just how I roll.
One last shout-out to all the awesome bloggers who participated in my blog tour (links to all the posts are in the sidebar at the right – be sure to check them out if you haven’t already) – thanks to all of you for being part of my tour!