I love craft sites, sewing sites..especially the open source ones. I love the generosity of the EXTREMELY creative people in them who happily share their talents & teach their skills with all of us. They're a constant source of inspiration, fascination & awe.
One of these sites is...
I've been a member for a few months now...mostly as a lurker. I don't have a lot of online time like I would want to..but what I do, I spend part of it there. It's a lot of fun & chockful of ideas..not to mention..FREE patterns!
They have contests all the time & each one is as interesting as the one before. They have giveaways, too. This Christmas, they had a Singer Curvy sewing machine giveaway. Coincidentally, I was reading about this particular machine the week before, as I was debating on getting a new machine. All you had to do was post a comment..and voila, you're entered.
So, I did, along with hundreds of other hopefuls. On the 29th of December, I opened my email, cup of tea in hand..to "You wont the Singer Curvy giveaway..." *gasp* Sounded too good to be true..and being the skeptic that I am, I emailed Alden Davis, the marketing/PR diva. And sure 'nuff, I won!! Only then did I allow myself a belated scream!
Thank you to the wonderful crew at Burdastyle for this awesome Christmas prezzie..and thank you, Singer! I can't wait for the machine to get here..and caress it for a while..before actually using it. We have to have "our" time before I put her to work!