Monday, January 4, 2010

Joy in the New Year Winners

An amazing number of finishes folks...there are some totally empty closets and lots of us made a good dent in our projects. That's a nice way to start a new year.

In case you're interested, here's how I did this. I went through the comments and recorded your entries. If you finished all you declared you received double entries. If you had 5 finishes, you were assigned 5 numbers. For example, you might have been 300-304. I assigned the prizes in the order they were listed on yesterday's post.
Here are the winners and their comments. If you're a winner drop me an email. I'll try to get everyone contacted by the end of the day, but that would sure save me some time. Then I'll get you matched up with your prize!
Thanks for be a part of the challenge!

160 wins the quilt - Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales
'Happy New Year!! Well, I said that I had 10 UFO's to complete and ended up only finishing 2. I was sewing until 10:30 p.m. last night, but the vest for the doll just needed too much alteration to fit. (It's a patchwork one too!) It wasn't a failure though because this really inspired me to make a list and work hard on those UFO's. I wouldn't be this close to completing my Miss Molly cloth doll if it weren't for your challenge. Thanks!

261 wins a $20 gift certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics - amylouwho
'I noted 14 and finished 5. Not as many as I'd hoped, but something is better than nothing! I'm keeping my list up to work on...'

276 wins a $20 gift certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics - meg
'Morning Jacquie, and Happy New Year! I set my bar low and said I'd finish 4. I managed to finish all 4 staying up late on the last night of the year to finish the binding on #4! Thanks!

236 wins a $20 gift certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics - quiltaholic
'I had 8 UFO's and was able to finish all 8 of them!!! Man that feels good!

257 wins a $20 gift certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics - rachel
'Hello Jacquie. Happy New Year! I said I had 3 quilting UFO's and 3 knitting UFO's to finish. Well, I finished only one of the quilts, but all three of the knitting projects. Unfortunately, I kept starting new projects (and finishing them) and my poor quilts languished in the to do pile.'

373 wins a $20 gift certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics - rachel
'Well, I am quite happy with myself, and grateful to you for this challenge! I had 12 on my list. I had completed 10 by the deadline. I am happy to report that my actual list of completed items/projects for the time period of the challenge is 18, which means (to me) that while the list was not complete, I was highly motivated and able to produce without an real major changes...Therefore, I am thinking of adding to the challenge (for myself) and keeping the list on a personal level for every month this year. Just a thought so far...
At any rate, thank you SO much for hosting this event. I enjoyed it, and I enjoy reading your blog on a regular basis!

311 wins a $25 gift certificate from Sew Fresh Fabrics - sarah
'I listed 5 dresses and yesterday I finished the fifth dress. I still have a number of UFO's, but I am pleased with the dent I made.'

647 wins the silk fabric bundle and thread from Valerie - sequana
'Wow, I almost missed this! I didn't see your blog in my reader today...I said I'd finish up 5 UFO's and I finished those five. Then I ran out of batting.'

206 wins the ring from Dominic and Adrienne - bearcreekquilter
'I said I was in for finishing or getting rid of 15 flimsies. I am happy to report that I sold 12 tops and managed to finish 5 more...'

3 wins the pincushion/threadcatcher from Krista - flossybossy
'had 12 to finish and I finished 4. i think 12 was a little unrealistic as i started late, so i am thrilled to have 4 quilts finished - yay!!'

54 wins the Summer in the City tin and fat quarters from Penny - colleen
'I committed to 9 UFO's and I finished 9 and even squeezed in two charity quilts - thanks for pushing me on to 2010 with much less guilt. I can't believe I did this in the busiest time of the year.'

272 wins the fabric packs and templates from Jodi - Stephanie
'I declared 8 and finished 5! That's so exciting to me. This was a wonderful challenge!!'

325 wins the journal cover from Em - whatcomesnext
'said 7 and finished 3. Feels good!'

381 wins the fat quarter set from Anina - lisa
'I said I would finish 4 (1 Christmas quilt, 1 flannel squirrel quilt, 1 crazy placemat, 1 star quilt). I finished the Christmas quilt and the thing that was originally going to be a placemat, but became a cover for a rice-stuffed warmer thing. I also finished several projects that were NOT on that list...

110 wins the pillow cover from Michele - crystal
'I started with 8 UFO's and I was able to finish them all! :D Thanks so much for helping me along the wa!'

300 wins Vicki's friendship bag - leah
'I said I would do 4 and I finished 4. Yay! That feels good!'


Kelly O. said...

congrats to all the winners! Everyone deserves a little pat on the back!

Lynn said...

This was so much fun, despite my sorry turnout at just 2. But the main reason I finished was because I joined the challenge. So thanks! How generous of you and the others who donated.

Brioni Greenberg said...

Whooooo hooooo - i won a prize!!! I never usually win anything but maybe 2010 is gonna be a lucky year for me - i better get my lottery ticket!
Thank you!!

elle said...

This was great! Thanks so much for the motivation. Congrats to the winners but perhaps we are all winners if we made any kind of a leap forward! 8^)

Sequana said...

YEA!!! I won, I won. I KNEW I was gonna win something cause I got up at 1:30am and turned on my puter for something else entirely and ended up seeing the blog about reporting my finishes. I would have never met that deadline if something hadn't propelled me to come back online then.

AND I almost bought some Dupioni the other day! Thank goodness I didn't.....*S* and matching wonderful.

Congrats to the other winners too; you know we are all winners cause we finished up some UFOs.

grendelskin said...

Congratulations to all for doing such a fabulous job on your UFOs/WIPs, and to the winners!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Yay! I can't believe that I'm one of the winners. What a fantastic way to ring in 2010! Thank you so much! This challenge provided a nice push to get things rolling.

Andy said...

wow - that's a lot of great finishes-it's very inspiring. It's fun to read all of their comments and see how productive everyone was! Congrats to the winners, and thanks Jacquie for a fun challenge/giveaway!

Quilt Rat said...

Impressive.....well done to all!

Rose said...

Congrats to all the winners! Looks like I really missed out! I'll have to get my butt in gear for next time!

sarah, rsm said...

hooray for all the winners!!

amylouwhosews said...

Yay!! More fabric! I really need some! ;) Thanks so much for motivating us and for offering some great prizes to boot!

WendyLou said...

Congrats to all the winners!!

Adina said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Deb said...

Way to go everyone!

Vicki said...

congrats to the winners!

patty a. said...

as ususal, I am a day late and a dollar short! I declared 15 and finished 19. I am just glad I now have a stash of baby quilts for those last minute gifts. Congratualtions to all the participants who won and to anyone who finished up any of their pesky UFOs.

sewtakeahike said...

congrats to all the winners! thanks for hosting the challenge Jacquie!

Lara said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you so much for setting the challenge :) I've set myself a challenge to finish everything I start this year before December!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

congrats to all the winners!! thanks again for giving us the kick in the butt we all needed to get some projects done!

Busy Little Quilter said...

Congratulations to the winners! I wish I could have participated, but I was gone from my sewing machine part of December. Maybe next time!