Sorry for the delay …. the draw did take place at the allotted time but I didn’t get a chance to make an announcement straightaway!
Instead of a hat for the draw I used the voluminous pocket of my lovely new apron from The Stitch Society in Yorkshire. I heard about them through an Instagram post by Claire Montgomerie, a yarn guru and Editor of Inside Crochet magazine, who I met when she taught at West Dean College. I was lucky enough to be able to buy a sample apron named Doris which my Doris is modelling here! The fabric is a very sturdy pinstriped denim which I think will last forever. The Stitch Society guarantees its products and will carry out repairs if they are ever needed. They even shortened the apron for me – and it came in its own bag with a little badge and a needle case. I’ve decided this purchase definitely doesn’t breach my unwritten pledge to limit the purchase of new RTW!
Anyhoo, back to the important business. There was quite a lot of interest in this giveaway and I always wish there was something for everyone but the winner this time is ……. Sheila from Sewchet. Sheila is the organiser of #stitchingsanta which was a great success so I’m pleased to be able to send her something, although the shirt is destined for her daughter. Sheila – you already have my email address so let me have your home address and the shirt will be on its way to you. Otherwise DM me on Instagram.
It was a busy weekend as we’ve been celebrating my parents’ diamond wedding anniversary. I think they looked gorgeous in their wedding photographs! It was a freezing day with a smattering of snow on the ground and my mother eventually had to resort to a coat! Her outfit looks like a suit but was actually a dress in a pink textured fabric. I’m pretty sure she still has the little sparkly bag somewhere.
All this is helping to distract me from the fact that for some reason I seem to be without my sew-jo at the moment. Not sure why but I hope it returns soon!