First of all, some good news! We have a winner!
Last night I drew the name of the winner of the $20 Sew Lux gift certificate:
Congrats to Alyce! I have sent you an e-mail.
I also discovered that Alyce is a fellow designer over on Craftsy.
Some of you might know just how much I love Studio Ghibli films, and especially Totoro, : ) so I just had to share this with you (I hope that's ok Alyce)!
I picked up a copy of Alyce's paper piecing pattern for this cute little guy in her Craftsy store. : )
Lastly, on a personal note:
Almost everyone can relate to that sense of excitement and elation that comes with the prospect of winning. I admit that I recently got caught up in that excitement with a contest that just finished in a rather disappointing end. I am not worried at all about my own feelings in regards to this, but I am concerned for yours--especially those who chose to participate after first reading about it here on the blog.
I am very sorry that the contest fell through and that most of you who were on track to win, won't be receiving your intended prizes. When I wrote my initial blog post announcing my own participation, I didn't anticipate that the contest would end in this way. I have since decided to delete my blog post discussing the contest and to remove all of the related pins from my Pinterest boards. Thanks for understanding and I am very sorry once again for any disappointment!