And the Winner of Pattern Pyramid and Sew Grateful Giveaway Is……

Oooooh, excitement has been palpable, here at Pattern Pyramid central.  As most of you know, this original idea was started by Karen at Did you Make That? and has been kept going by other wonderful sewing bloggers around the world starting their own Pyramid!  Here is the information about this Pattern Pyramid that I was lucky enough to win and to it, I also added a Sew Grateful Giveaway gift, consisting of a book titled “I Made It Myself“.

So, we began with printing out all the entrants, like so:Pattern Pyramid EntrantsThen, Kitty donned his track suit, and began warming up for the official officiating ceremony.Kitty in TracksuitKitty likes to pace himself and start out slow.Kitty Beginning Warm-UpKitty Beginning Warm-Up 2  Okay, VERY slow, but he did not want to get ahead of himself.  Before you know it, since Kitty is quite an impressive athlete, his warm-up turns into a frenzy of herculean feats.  So much so, that it is often difficult to capture his powerful and agile qualities on film.  Kitty tends to leap right out of camera view!!Kitty Warming Up

Kitty Jumping Right out of Camera View!!

Kitty Warming Up 2Afterwards, when kitty was all limber, the entrants names were attached to the official Olympic Kitty Torch, like so:  Names Attached to Kitty ToyKitty took his job very seriously, staked out the Torch carefully looking for his best port of entry.Kitty Staking out TorchKitty Staking out Torch 2Kitty Staking out Torch 3

Kitty approached from different vantage points, meticulously stalking the Torch, trying to mentally out-wit it.  Approaching From Differnt AnglesBegging the question, “Will Kitty actually pounce on Torch, thereby selecting a winning name???”  Kitty “tests” the Torch, sizing up his opponent’s strength and skill.  Testing the Torch Just when you thought it was all only a mind game, Kitty GOES FOR IT!!Kitty Goes For It 2  Kitty Goes For ItAMAZING!!!  Will these feats of unbelievable artistic athleticism result in a name being revealed??? Or will we have to do this all over again??  A tense yet exciting moment!  Let’s wait and see….A Name Comes DownAnd, a name comes down!!!!  Torn valiantly from the Olympic Torch by our very own brave Kitty.  Well done Sir!!!  Kitty investigates the winning name.Kitty Investigates the NameAnd the winner is Kaitui Kiwi!!!!The Winning NameCongratulations to Kaitui Kiwi from The Curious Kiwi.  We are all so Happy for you!!  And Pattern Pyramid gets to travel, yet again, to the area of the land down under, all the way to Wellington, New Zealand!  It is getting out its sunscreen now.  Kitty is Very Happy For You

Kitty is Very Happy For You!!

Kitty is Very Happy For You!!

I will contact you, Kaitui Kiwi for your snail mail and then send off the Pattern Pyramid and the “I Made it Myself” book to you.

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Kitty Picks a Winner!!!! (Eventually…)

So, the draw has taken place and Kitty has selected a winner!  Here is a rundown of how it happened:

  1. Cards were made with the names and favourite sewing/crafting magazines of all 20 participants.Entrant Cards
  2. Cards were gathered together and shuffled, supervised by Kitty.gathering the cardsShuffling the Cards
  3. Cards were randomly placed around a bench in a circle, also supervised by Kitty.laying out the cardskitty looking ridiculously cute
  4. Kitty’s job is now to leap off of the bench and land on a card, thereby selecting the winner!  Go Kitty!!!
    Kitty takes his time, thinking of the best plan of attack

    Kitty takes his time, deliberating the best plan of attack

    delicately stepping around cards

  5. Kitty leaps off the bench, delicately stepping around all cards, not so much as even brushing gently against one.  Nice footwork Kitty.  Sadly, not the point of the exercise.
  6. Excitement is palpable when Kitty looks like he is going to pick a winner!!!!excitement is palpable
  7. Nope, false alarm, Kitty is back up on the bench to peruse life from a higher vantage point.  nope, back on bench
  8. Kitty ponders where to go next.  For many, many, many minutes.  Aren’t you glad we didn’t videotape this??looking to get ready
  9. Then, like the skies opening up and letting out the glorious sunshine, Kitty prepares to leap once again!
  10. And then….BAM!!!!  Kitty goes for it!!  We are fairly confident that this WILL BE an Olympic event at the next Olympics.  You heard it here first.  BAMM kitty goes for itKitty Nails it
  11. KITTY NAILS IT!!!! He lands with a paw smack down on a card!!
  12. Kitty’s assistant turns over the winning card.Who is the Winner  Who will it be??  The anticipation is absolutely nerve wracking ……
  13. And the winner is…………………….And the winner is
  14. Congratulations Lori Harris!!!  You are the winning entrant!
  15. Kitty’s work here is done…..kitty's work here is doneNice work Kitty!Winner
    Congratulations Winner

    “Big day. Must nap now”

    Thank you to everybody who participated!  We’ve enjoyed meeting you.  There will be more giveaways in the near future, so please be sure to sign up and try your luck again!  Kitty looks forward to it.

‘Giveaway’ Participants and A Sensational Sewing Magazine List!

The Sew it All Magazine Giveaway is now closed.  There was a total of 20 entrants.  They are listed below (in no particular order) along with their favourite sewing / crafting magazine and I included a link to the magazine’s website.

Have a look and see if your favourite magazine is on the list.  If not, please add it to the comments section.  I would like an inventory of a variety of sewing and crafting magazines that perhaps some of us have never heard of, but that come highly recommended.

The results of the draw will be posted Tuesday, January 15, 2013. The draw will also be performed in a unique and, likely, highly amusing fashion, so you’ll want to check back for the pictures and play-by-play, and, of course, for the winner.  It should be fun!  I will also message the winner directly.  Thank you to everybody for participating!

Sew it All Magazine Giveaway Entrants and Magazine List:

  1. Toni (Threads)
  2. Alice Goins (Sew it All)
  3. ThingsForBoys (Burdastyle)
  4. Sew Exhausted (Burdastyle; The Quilter Magazine)
  5. Belinda (has not read one yet)
  6. Debbie Lauzon (Sew it All)
  7. Linda S (Just Cross Stitch)
  8. Pillows A-La-Mode (Quick Stuff to Sew)
  9. Laura (Vogue Knitting)
  10. Lori Harris (Sew Beautiful)
  11. Cheryl (Quilting Arts; Cloth Paper Scissors)
  12. Johanna (Allt om Handarbete somnad – Swedish; Burdastyle; Ottobre – Swedish)
  13. Inna (Threads; Ottobre for Kids – European)
  14. Carmencitabs (Marie Claire Idées- French)
  15. Fiona (Sew Magazine – UK; Threads; Homemaker – UK)
  16. Judith (Australian Stitches; Threads; Burdastyle)
  17. Chadha (Vogue Magazine; Sewing Today’s Vogue Patterns; Cloth Paper Scissors; Tilda – Norway; Melly and Me – New Zealand)
  18. VivJm (Quilting Arts; Quiltmania)
  19. Lisa A (Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting; The Quilter Magazine)
  20. Helena (Burdastyle)

Good Luck to Everybody!!

Gjeometry’s Picks:  Sew News; Stitch Craft Create; Sew Stylish; Stitch; Where Women Create

Readers’ Picks:  Knitscene; Love of Knitting

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