Sunday 17 January 2010

Announcing the Winners

The giveaway is closed and it is time to announce the winners. From December 1st to January 16th there were 193 comments with contact details to my posts, and all these names were printed on paper, cut, and folded. Mr. Kotkarankki then put his hand in this vase where I usually keep the selvedges and my quilting gloves:

He picked up four names, the last one just in case I would find the rose bag I promised to give away. The winners are:

This means that the apron will go to Melanie, one of my most faithful commentors (she happened to have 28 tickets in the draw).

The next two will get a little bag with Marimekko scraps, and the first one to contact me back will get to choose between the blue and green set. So Roslyn and Heckety, I will send you an email immediately after I publish the post to get your mailing addresses.

After the draw I just remembered where I had not yet looked for the rose bag and so I went to my paper and colour cupboard, where textiles have no business, and there it was:

Merete will get the bag, because her name was the last one picked.

Congratulations to the winners! This giveaway has helped me to reduce my stash and finish a project marinated at my mother's attic for decades and then some months in my sewing room. I have put together a new button for my sidebar, to remind me of all the fabric I have in the house waiting for a new life. There will be no challenge, no list, it is just for fun. If you want to, you can copy and paste it to your blog or make your own button with your own fabrics. It feels very rewarding to finish a project with no money spent on the materials. It makes me feel less guilty when I go fabric shopping the next time.


  1. O Ulla thank you so much- I love the apron! Congratulations to the other winners too.

    What a lovely button you have created. Thank you I will copy it onto my blog as I am trying hard (have fallen off the wagon already though this year) to make from stash and not buy more.

  2. Oh thank you so much! What a lovely thing to win! I've answered your email with the info too. I laughed about the rose bag, that would be me too, finding things where they don't belong!

    I also think the 'use your stash' idea is a very good one, and I am already trying to stick to it...when the weather stopped me from driving it was easy but now all the ice has melted...well...I WILL be strong....

  3. Congratulations to all the winners.

  4. Congratulations to the winners. I need to use up more of my stash too. I will try to be good and not buy more fabric.... :)

  5. Congratulations to all the winners! I like your button and the idea, let's see how much I can done from my stash!

  6. Congratulations to all the winners. I love to read your posts and don't always comment (shame on me). I too need to use up my stash.

  7. I'm puting the button on my blog. It should remind me, because instead of using my stash, I buy more and more. Thank you.


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