Saturday, 30 August 2008

And the winner is...

'The lines are closed, the votes have been counted' this is not strictly come dancing, but the draw for the brooch. Thank you for all your comments. Its very nice to know that over 40 people wanted to be in the draw. (Although I just had a look at yarnstorm and she has over 2000 entries for her giveaway)

I wrote all the names on paper and cut them up.

Then I put them in my knitting wool holder

and put the lid on.

There they are.

Can you see yours?

I shook it up with my hand over the hole

then I shook it till one fell out.

And this is it.

Its going all the way to Australia to
paddys daughter
And sorry to all those lovely people who didn't win. Thank you for taking the time. And keep commenting.

Now for a confession.
If you have a look at this first, and read how half the pieces were missing. I got in touch with the people I bought it from and they gave me a full refund. Even though it was a year ago. Even though they knew they were right.

Then I thought I'd just have another look at it and discovered that the only pieces that were missing were in my brain and that they were all there (unlike me). So I re-refunded them (thank goodness for paypal!) with profuse and abject apologies and made the dress.

I haven't done any dressmaking for years so it was a struggle. I was making it a size larger for a particular person, but I needn't have. You have to factor in that in 1954 dresses were roomy

I had a job matching the stripes, and the pocket/side zip combo was a nightmare.

But the lovely Rachael looks gorgeous in it and loves it.

These pictures are not meant to be in soft focus,

But we had been out for a family meal and it was late. And I am excited about going to Symi.
I wish you could see how beautiful she is.


Genie said...

Congratulations to the winner of your beautiful brooch, the dress does look good on Rachel. Have a good weekend

Maureen said...

Lucky Sue winning the Brooch, and yes the dress looks lovely on Rachel.

Gina said...

Congratulations Paddy's Daughter! That dress is beautiful and looks lovely on Rachel.

Daisie said...

The dress is beautiful, well done you! I know what you mean about stripes! Nightmare!!
Am sad not to be expecting a brooch in the post but will try again next time......
And I am very envious of your beautiful wool holder, so sweet, and a genius idea for random selection!

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

*boo hoo sob* Well done Paddys Daughter. I'll just have to steer my family in the direction of your etsy shop for my birthday :o)

The dress is gorgeous. Is there no end to your talents Mrs C?

btw I meant to ask - is there something you're not telling us?.. Why were there 2 boxes of Pampers in your bedroom in the previous post?... ;o)

Kayla coo said...

A lovely style of dress.
It looks lovely.
m x

Mary said...

The dress looks beautiful! I love that pattern! She looks great.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I think you did a marvelous job on the dress. Very impressive! I can only imagine how lop-sided my effort would have been!

hens teeth said...

Jackie ~ the dress is wonderful ~ clever you x

'fancypicnic' said...

Congratulations, Paddy's daughter, you lucky thing! Great dress xx

dottycookie said...

Congrats to Paddy's Daughter - and also to Rachel for being the proud owner of such a beautiful new dress!

Chris' Greetings from the Shady Grove said...

Congratulations to Paddys Daughter, you lucky gal..That dress is so lovely! Nice work Jackie.

Lorie M. said...

wow, the dress is so pretty and feminine! Great job.

MargaretR said...

Congratulations to Paddy's Daughter. She is so lucky to get that lovely brooch.
That dress is lovely too.

Victoria said...

Yay!! The dress turned out beautiful! Good job!
And congrats to the lucky winner!

Tricks said...

I have only just found your blog and that was because we have both been given the blog awards, there are so many blogs out there.

I'm so glad to have found you. We have similar interests, we both like Celtic things, by the way I love your brooch. I have some similar Celtic brooches on my sites, flickr and etsy aswell as my blog.

I thought it might be nice anyway to introduce myself. I live in Kent. Anyway, congratulations in winning your awards too. Tricia

silverpebble said...

Ooh I love that dress - two very lucky ladies in this post. BTW I really like your string holder - so sweet!


Fab dress looks very cute. I can see there are a lot of broken hearted bloggers out there. Well done Paddy's daughter :)

Julie said...

Congratulations to Paddy's Daughter. I agree the dress is beautiful and Rachel does look lovely.

maggik1 said...

At last - I've finally done it! I've passed on the award you gave me. I've lost the post twice before but finally managed it. How did you know that I was going to post about making a dress? Yours looks so much nicer than mine and Rachel looks lovely in it. I only did mine because I can't finish my felting at the moment - big block! But I think I've forgotten how to sew as well! Forgot all about 'grain lines' and made a mess of the facing. Hoh hum!

Jude said...

Congratulations to the winner. Where did you get that wool holder, it's wonderful.
Sad you're not coming to Crete, but have great time on Symi. Got your bags packed already???
Can't believe it was 8 degrees in Manchester today..........

Wabbit said...

Congrats to Paddy's Daughter. And to you as well, Jackie. The dress looks wonderful on Rachel, who is a lovely girl. And I'm so pleased for you in finally having made your holiday arrangements. Have a marvelous time!

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