I know that we’re already into the month of August, but I’m making a self-imposed challenge – how many garments can I sew from my stash? I am feeling a strong urge to fabric shop (i.e. I check every day some of my favorite online stores to see what’s new) although I have numerous projects lined up (at least in my mind). With a new house being built, the lure of upgrades (carpet, flat top stoves, ceiling fans, etc.) is winning over fabrics at the moment! I figure if I ‘announce’ that I’m spending the entire month stash sewing, I’m more likely to stick to it, plus I think that your encouragement will really help! So here’s where the prize comes in:
I will be sewing from August 5 – September 5 completely from my stash of fabrics (including the pair of shorts that I am currently working on). Leave a comment as to how many items you think that I will sew up during this time in this thread. You have until August 10 (midnight or there abouts) to leave your guess before comments are shut off.
Definition of a finished project:
Any sewn project that is completed and posted on this blog. Unfinished projects (those that become a UFO and sit on my desk) will not be included in the finished item count, however, ‘wadders’ – a project that is finished but winds up going into the trash will count as done. Multiples of the same item will each count as a new item (for example, if I sew 6 pairs of undies, the completed item count would be 6).
The Prize, How to Enter, & Determination of Winner:
To enter this contest, leave a comment in this thread as to how many items you think I will be sewing from the August 5 – September 6 time period. You have until August 10 to enter your guess before the comments close. Please be sure to leave your email address when entering (it will not show in comments, only to me) so that I can contact you if you are a winner. One entry per person – multiple entries will not be accepted and the highest guess will be that person’s entry.
On September 6 I will count the number of projects that have been sewn during the August 5 – September 5 time period and compare those to the number left in comments – the person with the correct number will be the winner. In the event there is a tie, the names of those with the correct number will be ‘put into a hat’ and the winner will then be drawn at random. If there is not a person with the correct number then the person with the closest guess will then declared the winner. If there are multiple people with the same guess, or are the same ‘number away’ (for example I sew 5 items in a month and one person guesses 4 and another guesses 6) then those names will be ‘put into a hat’ and the winner will then be drawn at random.
The prize is a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com.