Sunday, August 31, 2008


Oh my goodness!!
I can't believe how many people participated
in the little giveaway event I threw! Thanks a lot
for total 115 people (wow!) who took their time to
look through all my Japanese fabric pictures
and gave a shot for it.

My school started this last Monday, and I went to
some crazy classes where literally 50 people
were standing in class trying to add the class.
I was one of those 50. A instructor did a lottery
and only 20% of those people actually got to
enroll in the class. Other 80%, sorry, take it
next semester. I was one of those 80%.

I felt really bad to have to say sorry for 98%
of you who are all excited for possible winning
of Japanese fabric which isn't attainable.

One day, if I ever become super rich, I'll spend
an entire month in Japan just for fabric shopping
and do a huge giveaway on this blog. One day...!!

Ok, so here are all the entrees in the bag.
I let Joe shake the bag and pick 3 winners.

The first winner is....

Dawn! Congratulations!

The second winner Joe picked is..

loves2experiment! Congratulations!

The third winner is......??

Joanna! Woo hoo! Congratulations to the 3 winners!
Please e-mail me your mailing address so that I can
mail the Japanese fabric package right away!

Thanks again for all of you who participated again!
And thanks a million for those of you who gave me
sweet comments on my jetlug and homesick issue.
Some of you really almost made me teary.
I sure love who come to visit my blog!!!!!!!
I'm feeling a lot better now that I'm over the jetlug!

Time to look at what others are making?

heartFabric Baskets by Darlene

heartFabric Basket by Jamie

heartFabric Basket by Susan

heartFabric Basket by Lorraine

heartFabric Basket by "T"

heartFabric Basket by Passionate Quilter

heartFabric Basket by Sandra

heartFabric Basket by Mar

heartFabric Basket by Michelle

heartFabric Basket by Deb

heartFabric Basket by Maree

heartFabric Basket by Kristi

heartFabric Basket by Indigo Blue

heartFabric Basket by Molly

heartFabric Basket by Rachel

heartFabric Basket by Erika

Thanks so much for creating beautiful baskets and
sharing them online. So much fun looking what you've made!

So, I created this flickr group:
Made it Based on Pink Penguin's Tutes!
Feel free to join this group, if you have a
flickr account and send your creation to the
pool. This way, it's easy for all of us to
find what others are making using my tutes!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm one of the 98% who didn't win but I don't care... I love your blog! :)

  2. Congratulations to the winners! And thank you for posting a link to one of my baskets ... I uploaded pictures to your flickr group, and I'm looking forward to seeing other pictures that get posted :)

  3. I'm another one of the 98%, but I am stoked for the winners!

  4. Glad you are feeling a little better.....I love to go on holiday but sometimes it takes a while to ease back into the real world when you get back....I am always unsettled when I get back to work, but it doesn't take long for things to settle down again...I really enjoy your tutorials...thank you so much for sharing...congratulations to the winners from your last posting...what was the class that was so popular?

  5. Wow!!
    Congratulations to the winnders!
    I would be happy to see what they create out of those fabrics!

    Thanks for making a Flickr group for your tutorial!!
    I will join Flickr and post my fabric basket soon!!

    Good luck with your school work and look forward to see what you will create from your Japanese fabrics(^u^)

  6. thanks so much for putting a link to my basket.its fantastic to see very ones baskets and a great idea. love the idea of a pic group i don't have flickr i have picasso but i will be checking out everyones pics have made lots of people happy with your tutorial you must be beaming...

  7. Thanks again for having the give-away! I love the pictures of the whole process. Especially the blurred-on-purpose one of Joe opening the last pick!!

    I'm trying to get back into the blog-swing myself. I've been selling my wares at a local (Boulder, CO) Farmer's Market and have just been swamped with almost more sewing than I can handle. I found some ADORABLE imported Japanese fabric at a local specialty store and made two really cute aprons from it. I'll try to have them posted on my site in the next couple of days.

    Again..just love your blog and your insight's on life. Pink Penguin is my daily read as I drink my morning coffee!

  8. Congratulations to the winners!! Looks like you had a great time fabric shopping in Japan! It's always nice to have new fabric!

  9. Congratulations to the winners....and thank you thank you thank you for the mini tote tutorial. I made one and love it...and intend making a LOT more! I've got a pic of it on my blog if you would like a peek...and a link to your blog too.

  10. Even the name cards are lovely!

  11. Congratulations to the winners! Glad to hear you are feeling better.

  12. Sad I didn't win, but still think you are so sweet for doing it at all :) Thanks for being awesome.

  13. I am happy you had a good trip. But now that you are back home say *HI* to San Jose for me. I miss the mountains, and the trees.

  14. Congratulations to all the winners..hope we can see what the outcome with the fabrics will be. Great idea Ayumi to place the flick group in we can see all the awesome projects in one place!

  15. Wow! they are very lucky winners! but everyone is a winner who reads your blog those fabrics are DELICIOUS!
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, It was the first time I'd done embroidery so I am very flattered you liked it.
    Thank you also for the link to that book, its made me smile all day. : )

  16. Hello,
    Many thanks for highlighting me on this post. Say Hi next time and take the award that I have featured. It was given to me by Nan in the USA so it would be great if it got to New Zealand too. 115 entries Wow that is alot.

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