The Arbitrary Hand of Goodness

Time to find out who our Pyjama Party Winners are! First out of the bag receives the bag of goodies. The next three people each receive a seam allowance guide aka Dooda.

First of all, I decided to write all the names on scraps of recycled paper. Even thinking of counting and recounting through 120+ comments, and factoring in the emailed photos, gave me a headache. Sometimes the old fashioned way is best.

Ian offered to help with what he called his ‘Arbitrary Hand of Goodness’. Well, it would have been rude to refuse. He gave everything a good mix and a shake:

Then I intoned, ‘LET THE SELECTION PROCESS COMMENCE!’ It felt like The Hunger Games, except with little bits of paper and no one was going to die.

First out of the box and winner of the goodies was:

From this moment, I wrote numbers on each selected slip of paper as I didn’t trust my addled, ancient brain to remember who was selected in which order. Next out were these three lovelies:

Congratulations to all the winners! I’ll be in touch for postal addresses.

But a HUGE well done to everyone who got involved. To anyone who has a pyjama phobia and had to deal with jim jams flooding their blog reading at the weekend, I apologise – kind of. To everyone else, wasn’t it the best FUN?

A particular thank you to Teen Granny and Oonaballoona who took time out of their own busy lives to kindly donate guest blog posts. I have already seen at least two renditions of the Py-Jammy Dodgers from readers. I can only guess that anyone who made the cocktail was too drunk to snap the effects for posterity…

Thank you, thank you, everyone. I’m going to blog separately with details of my personal (and entirely arbitrary) highlights, but for now… Group hug!

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23 Responses to The Arbitrary Hand of Goodness

  1. francoise says:

    It was fun indeed! Thanks again for hosting such a great party.

  2. charlottepb says:

    well done winner. And thankyou for such a great sew along party, it was wonderful. x x x

  3. congratulations to the lucky winners! and thanks again Karen for hosting this sewalong it was great fun and I discovered many new blogs!

  4. KC says:

    Congrats to the winners, and thanks again to the hostess!

  5. Felicity from Down Under says:

    congratulations to the deserving winners, thanks to Teen Granny and Oonaballoona, not forgetting our wonderful hostess. And what a group hug that will be, from one side of the world to the other and many points between. The best sort!

  6. makeitgiveit says:

    Congrats to the winners and thank you so much Karen for the wonderful organising!!

  7. Liz says:

    well thank you!!!! I LOVE my stupidly wide dotty PJ pants so much!!! And the fact it has inspired me to get the sewing machine out again…

  8. Rachel says:

    Yay, I’m glad everyone had so much fun. I missed the sewing band wagon, but enjoyed looking through other people’s results!

  9. Sarah says:

    Congratulations to the winners! A big thank you to our hostess with the mostest, too!

  10. Far says:

    Thank you Karen for hosting us and congrats to the winners! 🙂

  11. LinB says:

    Congratulations to all the lucky winners! My, that was suspenseful, waiting to see whose name was on each slip of paper. Now you can all rest on your laurels — or, at least, in your pajamas — until the next sewing challenge arises.

  12. Group HUG focused on you, thanks for organizing!

  13. Bold Sewist says:

    Such a great party! Thanks for the inspired idea!

  14. gingermakes says:

    Thanks again for hosting! What a lovely party!

  15. Debby says:

    Congratulations to the winners, lovely Liberty goodies. Thank you for hosting such a lovely party

  16. Molly says:

    I didn’t participate, but it was tons of fun seeing everyone’s shiny new jammies! Karen you’ve made one of the most fun sewalongs ever.

  17. symondezyn says:

    Awww what fun! I am sorry I missed out on this one but it was lovely to see everyone’s jammies, and even if it’s late, I might just make a new pair anyway as an homage ^___^ LOL

  18. Jacqueline says:

    Just because I don’t wear pyjamas, doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the sewalong, I just didn’t take part. Maybe next time, I’ll sew-along…. something easy though, no jackets or trousers!

  19. I didn’t participate, except to enjoy the blog posts and laugh along. It was most excellent fun. Thanks Karen!

  20. It was fun and thanks to you I’ve now discovered way more cool sewist blogs to read from. Also, didn’t make the cocktails because we’d already started on other cocktails XD. Thanks for setting this up!

  21. Oh and I use’s list randomiser for giveaways-copy paste commentator’s names into it and it randomises the list automagically.

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