Thursday, August 26, 2010

Giveaway Winner(s)

It's a brand new day and things certainly started so much better for me.  Remember the girl who left that comment on my messenger bag tutorial?  She emailed me early this morning to humbly apologize. She sincerely accepted her mistake.  According to her, her guilt feelings led her to check back on this blog and then she saw my post yesterday and read how her action had affected me as well as the responses you had left.  It turns out, all that reading and writing you did not only helped me, but her too.  Doesn't that make you feel good for speaking up?  What else can I say but a big thank you for all your loving support! And you might want to know too that she actually finished her bag, is happy with it, and has now left a positive comment on the tutorial!

As for the other lady...sadly, I cannot say the same.  I got another bashing from her last night.  I could sense she knew she had made an error but was too proud to admit it.  So instead of focusing on the eBay transaction itself,  she just continued to call me a blasphemer and an unfair Christian!  Wow.  I am not letting her bother me anymore. 

Anyway, I believe the only way to "fight" acts of unkindess is through acts of goodness.  And so, for my giveway, since there are only 13 who participated, I have decided to give a free copy of my new eBook to all 13!  If you had left your email address along with your comment, I will be sending the link to the downloadable file to you shortly.  For the others who left links to their blogs instead,  please, please email me directly so I can simply reply to you (the email link is located above the clock on the right hand side of this blog).  The sooner you do so, the sooner you'll receive your prize.

Well, that's it for now.  Enjoy the rest of your day (or night)!


  1. Thank you so much for the prize! It looks like a great Christmas present. I think I might do some and get the kids to decorate them for gifts for grandparents.

  2. Thank you very much for the cute download...

    I have to go to work now, but something to enjoy when I am back home...

    Happy sewing to all the winners..

    Warmest regards from Germany


  3. Thank you! I will enjoy making some of these for myself and family and friends!

  4. Thanks so much for the fabulous pattern and I am glad things are loooking a bit brighter today for you :) Take care...hugs Vicki

  5. Hi, thank you for the pattern win!. I love the fact that you have made 13 positives out of one negative. You certainly are the stronger person in all this. Best wishes, Hilary

  6. that is very nice of you to do. I am glad you got a comment back from the first lady. Sorry, about the second lady, and pleased with your decision about the give away. very nice of you.

  7. I am so glad that you heard back from the first lady and she apologized! That has to make you feel better! I found myself getting worked up for you since I have had similar types of experiences and I know how bad they can make you feel. As for the ebay seller, you have the right attitude...just forget about her! Thank you again for the awesome pattern!!!

  8. Oh Maria I cannot believe anyone could complain about that tutorial ! You provide the clearest instructions I have seen and I have MANY bag patterns (LOL many, many, many - and several of yours)I am actually in the middle of making the small version of this tutorial again at the moment!

  9. Hello!
    This is the first time I see your blog and I adored it ^.^
    Thank you very much for sharing what you know, you make the world a bit better only by doing that!
    As for the frustrated lady, you know by now that she'll only bother you if you let it go inside you, and that's not worthed, is it? That sounded to be one very bitter person and she'll learn, some way some how, that this is no way to treat anybody.

    Big hug!