Friday, 1 October 2010

Thanks to the sponsors and Stitchers' Guild

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.

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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

6 comments:

RuthieK said...

Very nice. And I knew what Howzat! was even if its not that widespread. I see you have also gone for the Lady Grey coat.

kbenco said...

Ruthie, Ruthie, you have the advantage of living in a cricketing country. Due to cultural conditioning (or possibly interest in the game) the mysterious terms of cricket are an open book to you. I expect this to be the case even if, like myself, you consider the cricket mainly an excuse to get lots of knitting done.....

Vicki said...

And who could forget Sherbert's hit Howzat back in the '70's! Nice patterns too!

Gail said...

I don't share your love of cricket - watching paint dry would be more enjoyable - but your taste in Collette patterns is impeccable - Howzat!

306k said...

Sounds like a job for Urban Dictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Howzat

Congrats on the swap win :D

Mary Nanna said...

I am SO jealous of you pattern win but you absolutely deserved it, most of all for seeing a SWAP through to the end! I'm sure you'll be able to whip up those Collette patterns in no time. They are so very pretty.