In Stitches 2007: Winners!

December 7th


Finny and I have split up the booty (hee hee!) and are each announcing one of the winners of our In Stitches 2007 sew-along. Ms. Amy Butler, the sewing maven herself, perused our Flickr pool to select two grand prize winners. She emailed us how difficult it was! There were so many great submissions.


Jan’s patchwork bag blew us away. The sewing is great, the fabric selection is stellar and she just has such a friendly nature. Apparently she wowed Amy too because she is one of our grand prize winners.She is a sweetheart and her son is in the Peace Corps in Moldova — so their entire family has a special place in my heart. Congrats Jan! Amy is sending you loot! You’ll have to let us all know what you received, you lucky dog. (We’ve already sent them your mailing address. I hope you receive some of these awesome clothing patterns. I would truly love to make this. And this. And, yep, this too.)

The other great winner is being announced here — at Casa de Finny — along with the poll for next year’s project. If you want to play along, and we certainly hope you’ll fire up the Singers and join in the Kumbaya chorus around this crafty campfire, the time to vote is now!

As a reminder, we’re still working on our November/December project. Safe to say I’m ripping off this awesome idea. Meg is so darn crafty and the men in my life don’t read this blog. I’m pretty sure my dad still calls this my blob, actually. So, patchwork bags transformed into dopp kits it is. When we announce the winner(s) for this month’s entry, we’ll post our 2008 project too. Thanks again for playing along and man, I can’t wait to see what Amy sends our winners! Thanks to Amy and her awesome staff too for their generosity.


P.S. If you didn’t win, and you are crying yourself to sleep on your big pillah, (name that movie!) check out Funky Finds this week for an awesome giveaway! Jess has some great stuff out there too.

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14 Responses

  1. So I Married An Ax Murderer! One of my favorite crafting movies…

    That bag is lovely!

  2. Never in a million years did I think I would win this, and I can’t tell you how excited I am. This sew along fuels creativity as well as generosity. I noticed when I first joined the group that most of the participants give their projects away to others which is sewing at it’s best. Thanks again and I will be sure to post pictures of Amy Butler box when it arrives. Pinch me now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congrats to Jan and our other winner, too! I can’t wait to see what Amy sends you two!


  4. Congratulations Jan! Can’t wait to see what sort of stuff Amy sends you!

  5. Congratulations to Jan!!!
    What a beautiful bag!

  6. Hey, Kelli. You don’t know me, and the reverse is true. But I saw your comment on Adam’s blog and thought you’d like this:

    They are Russians, not Japanese, and it’s a dorm room. But it’s still really cool.

  7. Oh my gosh! That bag is too pretty. Love the shape, love the colors, love the patchwork. Hooray for her!
    Lucky dog.

  8. Gotta be so I Married an Axe Murderer, unforgettable. =)

    And that bag stands out in my mind, too. Congrats to the lucky winner!

  9. I am so tickled for Jan–what a wonderful recognition of her beautiful work.

    Now I will pop over to Finny’s blog and see what she has to share with us.

  10. That bag is awesome! I can see why she won! Great job at facilitating the sew along. Next year I will join in too.

  11. I LOVE So I Married An Axe Murderer! I can recite the whole thing from memory…

  12. Aw, shucks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Such deserving winners! Such a fun year of sewing-along! So much to look forward to next year! (Kumbaya!)

  13. Congratulations Jan. Thank you Kelli, and Finny, and Amy!

  14. Congrats Jan, it really is a beautiful bag. Can’t wait for the new year sew-a-long, should be fun. I have several of Amy’s patterns I would love to try.