A few days ago, I was horizontal on the sofa, thoughts swirling around in a fog of festive Baileys drinking inertia. Sewing resolutions … jar … blog post? That’s about as far as my muddled thinking got and it’s a stroke of luck that I even managed to write something and press ‘Publish’.
I could never have imagined that by midnight GMT on 2 January we would have no less than 187 names to go into the Sewlutions jar! As I watched comment after comment come in, a classic line from Jaws kept springing to mind:
You’re gonna need a bigger boat. I mean, ahem, jar.
Of course, we actually have more names than that by now, and I’m not going to stop anyone from joining in the Sewlutions fun during 2013! But I shall stick to my original rule that only the people who left a comment before the deadline will have a chance of winning a prize in a year’s time. Fair’s fair. So if you left a comment any time after Claire of Errant Pear announced she’d sew a pair of jeans, I’m afraid you’re too late for a chance of the prize – but you’re still in on the fun!
Shivani of Pins & Needles has been kind enough to make us a blog button! So if you want to add this to the sidebar of your blog, the code is below:
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I hope this works!
There will, in time, be a photo of all 187 names in a jar. I just need to find a really big jar, and a quiet afternoon.
Thanks for such an enthusiastic reception to a spontaneous idea! Some people even volunteered to donate money to charity if they fail to meet their self-set commitments, and one reader suggested check-ins during the year. Yet again, people are taking the ball and running with it. Love it when that happens.
Now, get running!