Tuesday, February 15, 2011


So I woke up this morning to the best news ever. I was lying in bed and heard Hendrix stirring. This is the time I usually grab my phone just for a few minutes so the electric light can cure my initial grogginess. Of course, on this morning, I checked PB first, since I had thought the winners of the sewing machine contest would be posted yesterday and they were not. I'll admit, although I wasn't holding out much hope any more (there were almost 900 entries!), I was anxious to see who had won. As I scrolled through the ten finalists, I was thinking, "Oh my word, these are all so gorgeous, I totally didn't win." Then I got to the bottom, and there was my little blackbird. 

I immediately leapt up on my knees and shouted, "I won a sewing machine!"

Nick was pulled out of a deep slumber and immediately yelled, "Holy Sh#%! *$@!!" with a very wide-eyed look of terror on his face. It took him about 4 full minutes to recover. 

I just wanted to tell you that story because it makes me laugh. I love him.

Anyway, I guess I am gettting a new Brother PC-420 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine in the mail sometime. It looks really awesome, and definitely better than my Singer. 

Congrats to Vanessa, the winner of the other machine, as well as all of the other ten finalists. Seriously, go look at all of them because they are amazing. I don't know how the judges made their decision, but any one of them could have won. 

These double potholders were my other two entries. I love actually using these in the kitchen (no, the bird will not get used). So come back tomorrow and I will share my easy tutorial for how to make these 2-handers, modified from Prudent Baby's basic potholder of course.

I can't believe it- thank you so so much PB ladies!!!!


  1. That is awesome. Good for you! Say hi to Nick.

  2. wha?!?!?!? so, i checked yesterday too and never saw winners announced. just logged onto blogger and saw your post and stopped over to congratulate you. and if the "vanessa" you mentioned is me. . . then "Holy Sh#%! *$@!! are my thoughts exactly! oh wow. Congrats!

  3. Ok, I saw these double pot holders and didn't know they were yours.
    I'm so excited for you. You're practically famous.

  4. Awesome! Congrats! I have an older version of the Project Runway sewing machine from Brothers and love it. It's so easy to use, although mine has a couple less buttons than that one I think!! You'll love it :)

  5. Omg!! Congrats...that's SO awesome!! LOVE the blackbird potholder...so glad it won!

  6. That's so awesome! Congrats Jessica!

  7. Congratulations my dear pregnant daughter! I'm so proud of you. I've never entered anything with my sewing but just maybe you have inspired me to put my quilts in the county fair this year, finally.

  8. Congrats Jessica! I'm so excited for you!!! Having a new sewing machine is the bestest :) You're potholder was totally awesome!

  9. haha the whole waking the hubby up thing made me quite literally laugh out loud. Odd isn't it that people say LOL a lot but never actually LOL. hmmm anyway congrats! I am sure you will put that machine to good use!


Thanks so much for your comments-I LOVE to hear from you, so speak up! And I usually reply in email to your questions, so make sure your profile has your email.