Thursday 8 September 2011

"OMG, it's actually me"

Do you ever have that reaction when you enter a giveaway on a quilt blog, along with a vast number of other people and then a few days later up pops the results blog post in your Reader and you open it up and there is your name?

Admittedly it doesn't happen that often...or as often as I would like it to ;-)

But it did happen last month on the Sewmamasew blog. 

I won this.

Well actually that's not strictly true.

What I won was the chance to choose two co-ordinating fabrics which would be made up into my very own, made especially for me, iPad cover.

Not only is it a cover but it is also a stand.

I really genuinely do think this is such a good idea.

Going slightly off-topic on this one, when you first get an iPad you have to 'sync' it on iTunes. My husband has an iTunes account but I don't so we 'synced' it on his iMac. Unfortunately, what that has meant is that my email account on my iPad appears to have his name on it as the sender of the emails.

'I can live with that' I thought. Until that is I posted about the beautiful Japanese fabrics I bought. Leila
asked me what my plans were for the fabric. 'Heavy petting' I replied.
I think maybe getting an email from my husband mentioning heavy petting is perhaps something that I need to change.

If you think you'd like one too, Leah offers both the option of either having an iPad cover custom made, or you can purchase the pattern and make one yourself.

Thank you Leah, it's been a really great prize to win and I think you have done a wonderful job.

Oh, and she's also got a really informative blog chock full of useful information.


  1. Congratulations on your win - great fabric choice! I've won a couple of giveaways and got so excited I danced in the kitchen (and nearly tripped over Archie!) - it's always nice to win (and even nicer when your winnings actually arrive!)

  2. Ha ha that is a funny story - but nothing funny about that ipad cover - just beauty.

  3. Oooh congrats. I rarely win anything. Certainly not for a very long time. Mr Randon Number thingy doesn't like me. Oh and what's the white pointy thing in your header?

  4. Great win. Same reaction here when I won the Go! Baby.

  5. That is too funny! Great I-pad cover too. :)

  6. So funny!! He'll be emailing people now for a laugh and blaming you!
    Love the iPad cover and also your new photo x

  7. Congrats on your win - it's such a lovely feeling when one wins something, even more so when it's some handmade loveliness!
    The iPad cover looks wonderful. Thanks for introducing me to Leah's blog and shop. I don't have an iPad but have been thinking about trying to make a cover for a gift and this one looks perfect. I just have to wait for the pattern to be back in stock.
    I wouldn't bother changing your email - we all need a few extra smirks wherever possible!

  8. Beautiful cover and a fabulous choice of fabric.

  9. Ohh I am so jealous, I entered this one too (but happy it went to you of course!). Have bookmarked it for future purchasing! (I did wonder why your husband kept emailing me about fabric. . . . )

  10. Congratulations. It has happened to me more than once and it is a wonderful feeling!


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