As the Little Things to Sew Cover to Cover Challenge was drawing to a close this weekend I received this lovely email from Wagyu Burger:
That letter made me happy in so many ways. Firstly she used the phrase "busting my balls" which cracked me up, and then when I thought about how she was making stuff she didn't really need, and then having fun with it, and with her little kid, and that I was somehow a part of that....
Well, I got a bit choked up, to be honest.
You see it's you guys who have made this Challenge such fun for me. I love seeing new pictures popping into the Flickr pool, and I love seeing the "Want to go all the way with me" button on your blogs.
For those of you who are still making projects from the book, and perhaps thinking you will finish them all one day, here's a new blog button for you to indicate that, while I've rolled over and gone to sleep, you're still trying to reach your goal!
There was a great flurry of last minute photos added to the Flickr Pool and special mention has to be made of Fork and Needle who got 5 more projects thrown in at the last minute (check out her blog post). Knowing she's in New Zealand, I really appreciated her honesty in respecting her own personal time zone deadline!
So, here's the updated, final version of the PDF scorecard. (link here)
I've printed off everyone's names to go into a hat (Bucket Hat, project number 5, of course!) to draw the gift voucher from our awesome sponsor The Fabric Stash.
Your name will be in the hat as many times as you have unique, completed projects assigned to you on the scoreboard. I'll try and draw the prize in the next day or two when I can wrangle the kids into helping me, so stay tuned. The winner will be contacted by Flickrmail.
If it's feeling a bit anticlimactic for you, I can only offer a very warm virtual hug, and the reassurance that I will always be interested and enthusiastic about every project you make.
Please keep submitting projects to the Flickr Pool and keep your own tally of which projects you have left to go. I would be delighted to continue to interview anyone who completes the whole set, or to host anyone on the blog who figures out a clever twist to one of the patterns, or just wants a platform for anything related to Little Things To Sew.
Thanks everyone, it was great!
xx Lightning McStitch