Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cheers for Number Fifteen!

Really I don't dislike to cook, but what you cook
is eaten so quickly. When you sew, you have
something that will last to show for your efforts.
~ Elizabeth Travis Johnson


Wow! When I decided to take part in the Fall into Fall Quilters Blog Giveaway, I had no idea of the number of entries I'd receive! There were over 135 submissions, although only 129 actually answered the required, "what I love about quilts" question.

I just transferred all qualifying entries into Excel, so I could number each one. Then I did a random number generator, and got the following...


So who, you may ask, is lucky number 15?


The winner is Sunny from Seam 2 B Sewing!


Here's what Sunny said she loves about quilts:

I love this book. Please enter my name in your giveaway! I love the wrinkly drapey feel of a quilt and all the beautiful designs. I have a blanket addiction anyway and quilts fit the bill nicely!

I can't argue with that! Sunny, if you'll email me your mailing address, I'll put your prize in the mail right away. Here's the Thimbleberries book she won:



I loved reading everyone's comments on what they love about quilts. For many, it brought back fond memories of mothers and grandmothers who have passed on. So let's remember that when we create and give a quilt -- or any hand-made gift, for that matter -- we're actually giving a piece of ourselves by which we'll one day be remembered.

I don't know about you, but I take comfort in that thought.

Thank you to all who entered!



Until next time...

14 comments:

RunningNan said...

I must've been the one that didn't leave a comment about what I love about quilts. I'm dumb like that! lol. congrats!

Wendy said...

I loved your quote today. As a newlywed, I had a lot to learn -- especially about cooking! I remember feeling chagrined when my 4 hour preparation of homemade lasagna was gone in 10 minutes!

I'm a little bit better with making meals now, but I still wish all that cooking work wouldn't disappear in people's tummies so fast! :-)

Susie said...

Hi Pattie,
Congratulations to Sunny on winning your giveaway.
I know she'll enjoy her prize!
xo

Sunny said...

Terrific! I have never won anything in my life. This is now my 3 time winning something on a blog! Woo hoo! Thank you *sew* much. I have sent you my mailing address.

new*me said...

congrats Sunny! I think homemade gifts are the best Pattie........and you are right. It's a little piece of yourself. I make cookies for everyone at the holidays and it makes me happy to feed them :)

JC said...

I know Sunny will love her book. I still have a quilt made by my Great-Grandmother. It is tattered in places but that just makes it more special.

wonderwoman said...

sunny is one lucky girl - what a great giveaway!

xx

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations, Sunny. You are so right, Pattie, that these are all memories that will be passed on through generations.

grammy said...

How fun. So now you will get hooked on give aways. So many bloogers seem to do it and have fun.

grammy said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you about a quilt give away @ www.pigtailsand snails.blogspot.com It end at 7 pm this Friday night.

Deborah said...

Congratulations to Sunny!!

I love what you said about giving something that we made becoming memories of ourselves later. How true.

nmburleson said...

What fun!

tas said...

So... i'm just bettin' that Elizabeth Travis Johnson had a teenage son or two or three. Those boys can eat... or should i say INHALE... a lot of food in a short period of time and then be hungry in a half-hour! i know because i've seen it! Amazing!!! :)

prashant said...

I loved your quote today
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