While the Judges Deliberate – A GIVEAWAY!

We made it to the Top 10!!!!

Our entry into  the Bernina Sewing Room Makeover Giveaway placed 4th out of over 900 entries.

Watching the enthusiasm spread was the most exciting part of this contest. My husband campaigned at his work, my friends posted links to the contest on their profiles and re-tweeted my (really annoying) pleas for votes.  Karen, Leslie, and Stephanie wrote about it on their blogs, and (this is the craziest thing) yesterday, the Catholic News Agency wrote an article about me and my entry.

Now, it is up to a panel of judges as to who out of the Top 10 wins the $5,000 makeover. They have until June 2nd to decide. So, instead of sitting around over-analyzing my entry for ways I could have done things better, I thought I would host my very first giveaway.

I will select TWO winners. One will receive a Flat Stack Tissue Holder and the other a Needle Book (including little stork embroidery scissors). Both are pictured above.

How do you enter? Simply leave a comment below before June 1st, 2011 11:59 PM EST.

The Details:

  • You do NOT have to have voted in the Bernina contest to enter!
  • Participants are welcome worldwide.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Please be sure to leave your email address in the comments form (or sign in using your WordPress account) so I can contact you if you win. Your email is only visible to me.
  • On June 2nd, I will choose the winners from among the comments using Random.org and contact them using the email address they provided when entering.
Good luck and thank you for all your support!


  1. Brenda Polk says:

    Oh how you brighten my days! Thank you for your example of a cheerful woman of God. You are lovely, you are hardworking, you live an intentional life, and your children are a glaringly bright example of how much you put into being a mother. Knowing these things about you, the stories of your sewing ideas and adventures sound impossibly other-worldly. How does it all fit into your life?


  2. Nicole Nelson says:

    Hey Jodi!
    Congratulations on making it in the top ten!
    ~ Nicole

  3. Congratulations on making it to the top 10. I hope you win! I had my whole family voting for you. LOL

  4. Gosh you make such pretty things. I’m not crafty at all so I’m just blown away by ladies like you and Karen who are!

  5. Congratulations for making it to the top 10! And I think it’s even cooler that you were covered in CNA!
    You are one talented lady..!

  6. charlotte says:

    only just found you the other day when i came across the apron pattern – which i am going to do for my daughter! really glad to have added you to my google reader. good luck in the comp!

  7. Mary L. says:

    I hope you win!!! Congratulations and blessings to your family.

  8. Congratulations to an awesome person!:)

    May God continue to send many blessings to you and your family!


  9. Congratulations!!!! Good luck with the final ten!

  10. Danielle says:

    So proud if all you have done since you began this adventure in sewing!!!

  11. Congrats!!!! That is so exciting!! :)

    That tissue holder is just adorable!

    lisagoneaussie (at) gmail.com

  12. YAY! I was watching carefully and there were so many entries #4 is so incredible! June 2nd seems like a long time to wait!

  13. april mccann says:

    Jodi, you are the bomb.

  14. Congrats Jodi! I can’t think of a more deserving person to win!

  15. Congratulations! It helps that she’s so darn cute! Hope you win!

  16. Congratulations on the top 10. :>

  17. Lindsay Carpenter says:

    Hooray! I’m so glad you made it!!! I will be saying prayers that you win–you deserve it!

  18. Rachel Montgomery says:

    I’m so proud of my big sis!

  19. Congrats on ranking #4, Jodi, and on the lovely article from CNA! I’m also excited about your giveaway — your creations are so crafty and cute! Blessings to you & your family.

  20. congratulations on going so far in the contest. crossed fingers for you.
    What a cute needle book. Nice way to use leather.
    thanks for sharing

  21. Love this!

  22. Michele says:

    Congrats Jodi- Love the blog and the giveaway.

  23. How cool about the cna article! I’ll be waiting with baited breath to hear the news!

  24. Elizabeth Devine says:

    Sure I’ll bite. :)

    I really hope you win the giveaway so you can fix up a really nice sewing area. I’ve enjoyed your blog, I might not comment much but I check it semi-regularly to see what cool thing you’ve sewn. :)

  25. Annie (Bortz) Kimble says:

    Congratulations! I hope you win, that would be sew cool. (sorry, i couldn’t resist)

  26. Christina P says:

    I hope you win! You’re pretty inspiring, in my opinion :)

  27. Congrats Jodi!!! Hope you, er, I mean Gladys, gets the grand prize. Very exciting :)

  28. Congrats on making the top ten–hope you win! :-)

  29. Elizabeth says:

    Yay Jodi! We’re all rooting for you. :) You don’t have to enter me in the random contest though, because I already have a rockin’ needle case with scissor shield that I use all. the. time.! Love you, sis!

  30. Muireann says:

    Congratulations on making the top ten, fingers crossed here for you! I really liked the article by the Catholic News Agency, thanks for sharing it. And thanks for the chance to win such cute prizes!


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