I've really enjoyed following the challenge on Flickr and through some of the blogs but when it came to voting I was stumped...who to vote for? How to choose from all the fabulous things they made? So I decided that when it came to tricky decisions there was only one thing to do...
|What's that you say? A tricky decision? I'm the dog you need!|
So Archie carefully looked at all the entries. In the interests of fairness I didn't say anything about any of them as I didn't want to sway his decision. He looked at them all but so you don't get bored I'll just show you looking at his favourite four....(I feel a bit bad that Archie's vote isn't going to be secret and I really hope that no one gets upset that they didn't get chosen by him but the photos are so appealing that I just had to share them!)
|Yes they're nice but no, I wouldn't look good wearing one of those...I'm a dog not a suitcase!|
|To carry my biscuits in? That's a good idea - would I be able to eat them when I wanted?|
|I don't care how fabulous they are, you won't get me wearing those...not on your nelly...|
|A game that turns into a jigsaw? Now that's a clever idea!|
Once Archie had chosen his favourite four it was time for him to chose first place so I shut him in the front room while I assembled his ballot station...
|I'm sorry for the two that didn't make it to the final judging round but Archie had final say so please address any complaints to him!|
...and then he was allowed in. At this point I thought he was only allowed one vote but when I went to register his vote I realised he was allowed to choose three. Although I only have a photo of his first vote I can remember the next two he chose so no one will miss out on a vote from Archie!
|So I go to my favourite one first? And you'll get the photo as proof?|
|I really like this one...really, really like it, look how much my tail is wagging!|
|I know you said I have to consider all of them but this one is still my favourite, I think it should win!|
|Steady...Are you sure you've got the camera ready?|
So there you go, Archie's favourite project in the Japanese Scrap Bag Challenge at Pings and Needles was....
|Sarah, Hadley and Ali - I hope you don't mind me using your photos in the mosaic, if you do please let me know!|
closely followed by...
Hadley with the tags to identify her children's belongings
Ali with the booties.
Archie would like to congratulate all three of you on a job well done and he's flicking his ears and wagging his tail as a salute to your skills!
Good luck to all the entrants in the challenge - it was so hard to choose a favourite. Thank you, Archie, for doing the honours! You did a terrific job!
Before I go I also want to remind you that the marvellous Lynne has posted the fourth post in her Christmas Gifts for Quilters series and trust me, you really don't want to miss your chance to win this week's giveaway! Click on the button to take you to the post and giveaway - good luck!!