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Could it be you?

At long last (sorry about the wait!), I've got everything sorted and can share who won my not-so-recent giveaway.

Archie loves choosing numbers and I can't decide if it's the biscuits or the showing off that he likes the most.  Who am I trying to kid?!  It's the biscuits!

He was very keen to get started:

And then it was a case of 'Archie, ready!' (just like in 'Gladiators' but with less noise from the audience!) and off he went to choose the 'tens' digit:

Yes, I have a squeaky kitchen door! 

And then (after I'd rearranged the pieces of paper) he chose the 'ones' digit:

And declared that the winner is comment number 54, Annabella!  Congratulations, Annabella!

As requested, I made this for you - I hope you like it!  (If not, shout!)

EPP pincushion
EPP pin cushion made with a selection of Japanese import fabrics.  I do wish I'd put the bear on the front, though. *sigh*

Archie really, really enjoyed the experience.  I took this photo fifteen minutes after the choosing had finished:

That was fun, can we do it again?!

I relented and let him have another go.  Here he is choosing the 'tens' digit for the second winner:

And the 'ones' digit:

Which means the second winner is comment number 9, Tina!  Congratulations, Tina!

I made this for you:

Union flag thread catcher
Union flag thread catcher, pieced and top stitched with Aurifil (50wt)

I tried to take a photo showing the scale of the pin cushion and thread catcher, the best I could manage was this:

Pin cushion and thread catcher
Pin cushion and thread catcher with a spool of Aurifil for scale.  Sort of!

I'll be back on Monday with a Fresh Sewing Day post - I haven't managed much as I've been unwell but I have managed to finish my final FAL Q1 item and I've also been spending quite a lot of time with my Summersville squares.  Oh, and buying embroidery thread!

Finally, just in case you haven't seen enough of him in the rest of the post, this is what Archie is doing right now:

It's a dog's life...

Have a lovely Easter weekend!


  1. Yay to two very deserving winners. Didn't Archie do well!! Love what you have made. The pin cushion is darling.

  2. Oh thank you!!!! I love my beautiful pin cushion. Archie has such a 'manly' bark - I'm even more in love with him now :)

  3. What a clever doggy! Beautiful makes H! I hope you are feeling better and can manage some chocolate eating this w/e! Jxo

  4. Oooh lucky winners. Does Archie pick your lotto numbers too ;-)

  5. First aplods to Archie for a wonderful job! You were really focused on your work! Congratulations to lucky winners! Happy Easter! x Teje & Nero

  6. I am completely mesmerized by Archie. What a dog! I was so charmed by him that I even forgot to be sorry about the fact I am not a winner.

    Better luck next time. I so love your English flag, so much character in comparison with ours.

    Happy Easter!

  7. Congratulations to the winners. Well done Archie, bless him no wonder he is sleeping that was hard work!! hugs xxx

  8. Congratulations to the winner! Archie deserves a snooze in the sunbeams after all that work!

  9. All that filming as worn him out - what a star!!
    Well done winners, adorable pincushion.x

  10. I was expecting you to be giving instructions, like "Archie go pick the tens number!" but he knew what it was all about .... that dog could run the country!

    Separated at birth: Archie and Mystic Meg.

  11. Congrats to the winners but tell Archie to pick my number next time! Doggy treats for bribes? Enjoy Easter. Di x

  12. Aww, sorry you haven't been well, but well done to you and Archie for delivering great goodies to the winners :o)

  13. So gorgeous! Congrats to the winners! They really get lovelys

  14. What lucky and lovely winners!
    Hope you feel more perky soon xxx

  15. Well done Helen, Archie, Annabella and Tina!

    Cute wee pin cushion and thread catcher - I'd be envious if I didn't have my own!

  16. Congrats to the winners, and well done to Archie, he is just super-cute!
    Happy Easter to you both xx

  17. Happy Easter Helen! Archie is so cute picking the winners. :) The pin cushion and thread catcher are adorable! xo

  18. So do you let him have the rest of the treats too or will he politely wait for the next turn? The winners are getting lovely prizes. I am looking forward to seeing your FAL finishes and I sure hope you feel better.

  19. Love what you have made for the lucky winners. Sorry to hear you have been poorly, hope you are feeling better now

  20. Congratulations to the very lucky winners :) I hope you are feeling better soon, bunnyhugs, Elly

  21. Congrats to the winners and yea to Archie just for being extra cute! :)

  22. Archie is such a champ! I'm so sorry you've been under the weather!! Congratulations to the winners of your fabulous gifts!

  23. That Archie is one talented pup. We need to get him a spot on Britain's Got Talent.

  24. Oh... such divine gifties. Lucky recipients.....I am glad Archie is "earning" his Hot Cross bun allocation.
    And you think your door is squeaky???? You should hear my jaw ...chocolate lubricant is possibly needed.

  25. What a sweet blog you have! Your projects are lovely. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  26. Great pressies! Love the cube! Need to make some...


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