Earlier this year, I came second in a sewing contest. You may remember me posting about the Sewing With a Plan challenge at Stitchers' Guild.
The week after I came back from my trip overseas, I received my prize. This was originally a $US 50 cash prize from Sewn Magazine. (Thanks kind SWAP sponsor), but Lisette graciously arranged for me to take it as a gift certificate from Colette Patterns at my request. I gleefully tried to buy my 2 patterns with overseas postage as soon as I recieved the gift certificate, but unfortunately managed to reveal a website bug (Computers do not like me). The bug delayed my purchase for a while, but customer service at Colette Patterns was very helpful, and generous, so I ended up with 3 patterns posted to Australia for my prize. Howzat! ** (Excuse me, junior cricket season starts today, and my son has infected me.)
The patterns arrived today just in time for a tracing session this weekend.
I was very pleased that other members of the Stitcher's Guild site, fellow seamstresses and sewists, found my sewn garments sufficiently appealing to be worth a vote. Thank you.
** Wiki has let me down - in local slang, Howzat! roughly translates as "I have done extremely well, wouldn't you agree?" when applied to non-cricketing events