Have I mentioned it's great to be back home? With an expanding roster of help around the studio, we're starting to get caught up, even ahead, on some projects. Rachel and Lindsay spent a day or two just putting together a plump stock of Strawberry Pincushion Kits, after finishing up the Flutterby Flip-Book Kits. Emily has kept everything else plugging along. Being ahead is great. I highly recommend it.
So, back to The Giveaway. What a variety of first sewing projects! I've been reading comments all day.
1. Congratulations Lindsay Brown! Random picked you for the big giveaway. Lindsay won a Freshcut scrap bag, a HB sewing pattern of her choice, and a Flutterby Flip-Book Kit. Here's what Lindsay wrote.
"Hi Heather!!! Let me start out by saying I am an ENORMOUS fan!! I just completed 2 projects for my girls. I made a pillowcase dress with the Lime Paisley and I made my youngest daughter the matching capris. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your fabrics!! Thanks for posting this!!"
"Holy cow! 975 comments already! ... My first sewing project was a tiered skirt for my then 3-year-old daughter. I was so proud of myself! I wanted to sew for years and years and finally broke down and tried. I've been addicted ever since. I can't wait to see your new fabrics!!!"
3. Then, for AndieBee, who apparently barely survived her first sewing experience, I'm sending a Strawberry Pincushion Kit, along with a copy of my Fresh Picked Pincushions sewing pattern. AndieBee wins just for surviving -- and for calling me "cupcake." Here's what AndieBee wrote.
"Hi cupcake! My very first sewing project EVER in life: I was three and hangin' out with my Momma while she was making something-probably a dress or short set for me. She got up from her incredibly snazzy Singer machine in the wood cabinet to do "something", so I climbed up on her chair for a better view. Momma always held the pretty colorful straight pins in her mouth as she took them out to sew. I decided to help take them out while she was away...of COURSE I put them in my mouth just like her. And OF COURSE I swallowed one of those bad boys!! LOL
"All I remember of the rest of that day was having to drink something icky and Momma monitoring my potties! Apparently it all came out okay, since I don't remember having to go to the hospital. ;O) I picked sewing back up again when I was about 8 or 9, when Momma got tired of making Barbie clothes, and I've been sewing since."
Ladies, send me your addresses.
Thanks everyone for participating -- and for the blogiversary hoopla. I'm loving being back home and back to blogging, tweeting, etc. Thanks for sticking around while I was away through May.
...which reminds me, there's something special posted for @TrashTies followers over on Twitter : )
And, speaking of plumpness, check out this blog, with it's cheeky background image. Bacon-infused waffles? I'll be taking my camera with me next we go out to the fair.