Before I get into details, I wanted to share what a silly duck I am. You know I am not feeling the love for a needle, short on patience, not to mention crabby, and I wasted a few hours trying to come up with a solution to the second Santa finish.
After all edge trims were rejected, I started working on a different shape. A stocking finish was nice, but a little too wide, a pear shape worked great but it was too large, so I ended with a bell. I used a Frixion pen so this will disappear when the iron touches it. A round ring at the top, lightly padded bell shape backed with a nice fabric, and another padded piece for the back. With the two finished shapes sewn together, the center would be open and I can hang two large jingle bells on ribbon from the inside and hanging out. Not explaining it clearly - The bell would be like two square hot pads sewn together on three sides (in a bell shape) with the bottom open. Then the large jingle bells would be attached at the inside top and hang down like a clapper in a real bell. Wouldn't that be really nice? Different? A royal pain in the ass? Yepper. Don't even think about it girl. Stick a chocolate covered pretzel in that mouth and iron that Frixion right out of sight. Why would I even consider such an involved finish? But it would be nice. Maybe just a padded bell shape, top ring, and two bells at the bottom? Stop it right now.
So here's your gift. I will purchase a $30 gift certificate for the winner, shop of their choice. As long as they will accept purchase of a gift certificate through Paypal, you get to choose. I use 123Stitch for the majority of my linen, but you may have a local shop you prefer. If the winner is international, a shop there would save high postage. So as long as it's OK with the shop, you can pick your favorite.
Leave your INITIALS, or LAST NAME in the comments on this post. I will post the winner Wednesday evening the 14th at 8pm EST. You will have until Saturday the 17th at 9am to contact me, if not, another name will be drawn. If your email is available, I will contact you. So that's it. A small token of my appreciation for your support and friendship, your help and ideas, your purchases of my items, concern for my family, and uplifting comments. Thank you.
I'll be back on Wednesday.