'The lines are closed, the votes have been counted'...no 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
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.