The funny part was when Wendy (the owner) walked in to see the outcome. She asked how it went. I replied, "Great! I suggested making scarecrows. They don't listen very well, but they sure are creative!" haha - the burst of laughter in the room was pretty funny. It's really a redundant thing to say isn't it!? lol Seriously though - I never actually told anyone what to make. I never do. The theme was autumn and when I pulled out some plaid scraps and raffia in the color of straw, I immediately envisioned scarecrows. : ) The autumn scenes they did create are really sweet - including that lone scarecrow! : ) I look forward to the next days of hand embroidery and free machine threadpainting with them.
Thanks also to Vicki Welsh for the great fabric prize! Are you wondering who won it? I picked # 17, but oh oh! There's no email information attached! Vini, could you please contact me?
My thoughts go immediately to a project I've had in mind for a long time...based on a lovely photo of my nephews in Thailand. They are fully silhouetted against a brilliant sunset, while playing on a massive rock on the beach, with friends! Hands outstretched, great poses.....and the color of the sky definitely requires a hand- dyed gradient!
Thank you for the opportunity to win such lovely fabric. Love your blog, Monika!
September 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Congratulations Vini! If I don't hear back soon, I will need to pick a new winner though. I hope you read this in time! Monika@MySweetPrairie.ca No one was selected because of what they worte. It was totally random, but WOW - I for one can't wait to see the finished product from Vini. That sounds stunning. : )
For those of you that didn't win free fabric, you can get 15% off at Vicki's Etsy shop (linked) until the end of September 2013 by using the coupon code MONIKA15 at the checkout. She's in Virginia USA but does ship worldwide.
Have a great day! I'm off & sewing...