Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm a lucky duck!


First, this. Lynz does a pity giveaway, just for women who live in Arkansas, have little cute white kittens AND are named Susan. Whew, lucky for ME, I qualified. ;)

And guess WHAT? I won! Can you believe it, I couldn't, I was shocked. And of course, THRILLED! I can't wait to see what Wilson, Lynz and the Chook have come up for me. I know it's going to be something great and that I'll treasure forever! Thank you, Lynz, for taking pity on me. :) You're such a pal. *smooch*

Then as if THAT wasn't enough to send me over the moon, I find out that I won a giveaway at Hawthorne Threads! This is a wonderful new company owned by a married couple who seem to be very sweet together, so it'll be good to help keep them in business and bliss! Their prices seem to be very fair, too, so I'm placing an order today. My win is for an e-pattern and kit to make a Monterey Market Bag using Dolce fabrics. We all know I LOVE to make bags, so this is a perfect win for me! I'm excited.

One reason I've been bloggy-absent is that I've spent about a million hours stocking up my Etsy shop. I've been sewing like crazy- making cell phone purses, condiment wallets, sewing organizers and coffee cup caddies. (I've got almost 60 things in my shop. I think that's my record.)

I thought that the Sew,Mama,Sew Giveaway for the coffee cup caddy would generate some interest in them. Um. I thought wrong! lol I guess I won't be making any anytime soon, now that I have about 9 of 'em made. The giveaway was a lot of fun, though, and I'm really glad I did it. The lady who won seems to be very sweet.

I'm going to make an e-pattern for coffee cup caddy, though, since it seems like most of the people who wanted one were perfectly capable of making one themselves and in fact, would prefer to, rather than to buy one. I'm exactly the same way, so I have no complaint about that. I've spent some time figuring out how to draw up the pattern on the computer so that it looks professional, and then, even trickier- how to save it to a pdf. file so I can email it to anyone who purchases one. I may need to call on one or two of my loyal followers to be my guinea pigs and perhaps even pattern tester for this project. Any volunteers?

*disclaimer- this is not actually Nosey Parker, but it should be* roflmao

10 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

Congrats on your wins!

Re: .pdf, I know I can save a publisher file as a pdf, and I probably could open a word file in publisher, then save? OR, I have a relatively new scanner and could just scan & save as pdf? (just have to be careful with margins/sizing) Let me know if you need help...

Caryn said...

I'd love to be a guinea pig! PS - I finished the 4 sewing organizers and gifted them - they loved them! I will post pics on flickr and my blog soon!

Lara said...

Congratulations Susan! So happy you won two giveaways :) I'll happily be a guinea pig if you need me! xx

Tricia said...

I was going to say poor Nosey Parker....but it is a cute picture still!

Congrats on your wins! I'd love to test your pattern for the coffee cup if you need some help. Feel free to email me! tlandes1004(at)gmail(dot)com

Lynz said...

I totally knew that wasn't Parker - she is WAY cuter. Congrats on your wins, too, I see a lucky streak a-comin'!!!

P.S. Parcel is going to postie tomorrow - today was a comedy of errors on the organisation front!

Catherine said...

Congratulations Susan!! Your luck has changed. the Hawthorne Threads win sounds like a great prize too.

Rafael's Mum said...

Aaaaaah.... love the pic even though it isn't nosey... Congrats on your win!

Love the coffee caddy too so if you are short on guinea pigs give me a shout.. Genius to think of it though! I am sure you'd sell lots of patterns!

Don't forget to keep checkin giveaways you have entered... ahum.....

DeeRoo said...

That's funny....I was kinda wondering about the kitty and then I get down to the bottom of your post and see it isn't NP!!

That's fantastic about all the sewing you have done for your shop...good for you.

I see you have a lot of volunteers for the pattern but if you need another I would love to give it a go!:)

Marianne said...

Flossie,

I just saw you won something over at Rafael's Mom blog too!

http://adventuresinquiltingandsailing.blogspot.com/

Sew It Up! said...

I love all the items you have in your shop!