I had my son and his girlfriend come for dinner so, after crumbed skinny chicken kiev, baked potato wedges and mixed vegetables, followed by the most delectable chocolate brownies with ice cream, I can now sit down and draw the winner!
If you've never done sashiko (刺し子, literally "little stabs") before, it's a wonderfully relaxing form of stitchery which was originally a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance and you can find loads of information and hints on YouTube, Pinterest and other internet websites on the correct way to stitch sashiko. This is an example of the diagonal pattern in the kit the winner will receive....
It would look beautiful set in a bag as a large pocket, as a feature on a tote, as a book or Ipad cover or even just a placemat or feature on a table runner. If you've never tried it before and particularly if you're not a 'stitcher', I recommend giving it a go. You can find lots of other styles of stitching and equipment you will need HERE too, another site I'd highly recommend.
Now let's get to it....the draw.......thanks to Mr RNG again this month........
Drop me a line and I'll get your prize in the mail. I'm SURE you're going to like it!
xox sugary hugs :o)