Saturday, December 17, 2011

The SMS Gift Certificate Winner and My Favorite Gift

Wow!  Almost six hundred entries for the Sew Mama Sew gift certificate!!!  Crazy! 

(FYI, I'm giving away a One Yard Wonders book HERE)

I loved reading allll the entries for the contest and I'm going to try and comment on all of them, but not before Christmas!  There were a LOT of quilts as favorite gifts.  Another theme was gathering someone's collection of (insert type of collection) and putting it together in some way. That type of gift was my favorite gift I've ever given. 

My mom made my brother and me sit on Santa FAR  Far far past what is socially acceptable and she hung these pictures somewhere in the house every Christmas.  By the time I was in my 20s, they didn't really get hung.  They were in a closet somewhere and (thankfully) we hadn't sat on Santa in a few years. 

Well, I decided to gather up the pictures and put them into a book for her.  My brilliant idea was to ask (coerce) my brother to sit on Santa one last time and add that to the end of the book.  We went to a mall where we knew we wouldn't know anyone! 

The cover

The first entry

The first entry with my brother
When she opened the book she went from laughing to CRYING to LAUGHING (at the newest picture) to crying again in just a few short minutes.  Never will I ever get another reaction like that out of a gift!  She's still pretty fond of it!
I LOVED that dress.  It had a bell sewn inside of it!

The last forced entry

The surprise end to the book.

I added this one later.  This is Josh and me with the Macy's Santa the Christmas before we got married.
Ah, the bad thing is that I will NEVER outdo that present!!

And now the winner:
It is #165 according to and that was Brevistraex who said:
My sisters and I are making a queen-sized quilt for my parents. Their old quilt that my grandma made for them was retired because it was so beat up.
Congratulations!  I'll be contacting you to work out the details!

Thank you to ALL who entered!


  1. That's a great gift - definitely hard to top that one. Congrats to the winner.

  2. Congratulations to the lucky winner!

  3. What a fun gift, Keri! Super special!

  4. Nice Christmas card. I think if I send them to anyone they gonna love these cards. They'll keep it for sure. It'll be a Personalised Gift from me. Thanks for sharing !



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