Tuesday this past week was my birthday, and I don’t like to mention birthdays out of a wish they’d go away, but since the most wonderful birthday present every showed up in my e-inbox as I was blearily getting everyone ready for school, I thought I’d share my excitement at the news and pass it around in the form of my own birthday giveaway.
Tj, of The Perfect Nose, hosts monthly giveaways, a catalogue of which can be found here. For the month of November she was offering a Knipmode winter supplement on one of my favourite items of clothing: coats. Now, never having ever beheld a Knipmode anything in the flesh, and dearly loving all things wintery and coat-ish, I threw my hat into the draw. And won! What a perfect birthday present to wake up to on Tuesday! Woo hoo! I’ve never won anything in a giveaway before, so this was doubly exciting!
I’d also like to say thank you to the lovely and inspiring Carolyn, Zoe and CherryPix for passing along the One Lovely Blog badge to me. I’m honoured! Since this blog is mostly about me and my sewing life, I shan’t bore you with more trivia than you’ve already come to know about myself, but I most definitely will pass along my appreciation of a host of blogs that I read and enjoy. Do you find it difficult to nominate blogs for awards? I do. How do I choose? So I’ll mention several that I’ve just started reading over the last few weeks, as I need to update my blog roll and you won’t find the links there as of today… yet!
Karin from Sew Here we Go Again
Anne from Petty Grievances
Mrs. Mole from Fit for a Queen
Mad for Mod – in German, but worth the translation effort!
And since it’s my birthday, I’d like to pass around the giveaway cheer and offer up a choice of the following lengths of fabric (because I cannot choose what to give away).
First, 1.4 metres (150 cm wide) of a poly-lycra knit. I’m sorry I don’t really know the difference between ITY and a plain poly knit, but the edges of this do not curl, it’s got a medium weight and it’s stable. The background is an espresso shade of brown.
Last, 2.5 metres (115 wide) of silk chiffon, which would look really pretty made up as a floaty dress for spring or blouse, perhaps?
- Leave a comment telling me a) what book you’re reading now and b) what fabric you’d like. If you’d like a chance at more than one, please state that!
- I am quite happy to ship internationally, so please include yourself, wherever you may sew!
- I’ll make the draw one week from today on Saturday, December 15th.
Thank you all for playing along, and spread the word!