Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Remember my zig zag quilt? (Which is now permanently resides on Hailey’s bed. I just couldn’t wait for her to use it. What if she was satisfied in her crib until she’s really too big for it, and then we just move her up to a twin bed and then she never gets to use the quilt I put so much time and love into…)

My friend, Kathryn, at Destination Craft, suggested I enter my quilt into a sewing competition called Sew-vivor being hosted at Family Ever After. So, after some hesitation, I did.

Entering my quilt was just applying to be a contestant. By entering, if chosen, I would be participating in a crafty-blogland version of Survivor. Where each week is a new sewing challenge and each week a couple of participants are voted off. Until three are left and first, second, and third place prizes are awarded.

I’ve never done anything like it. I sew because it’s fun. It makes me happy. Usually. It just feels good to finish something that you love. But the thought of sewing to compete was scary, and overwhelming and… then the more I thought about it I realized, what does it matter. It’s just for fun. I don’t have to go anywhere, do anything scary or dangerous. If I were chosen, I’d just have to sew. And I like to do that. Plus, what are the chances anyway?


Well… I was selected to be one of the 10 participants! Out of 188 entries, my quilt was selected, along with 9 other fabulous projects. 

Wowsers. What are the chances… famous last words, eh?

Anyway, I’m definitely excited. It’ll be fun. It’ll force me to be creative and sew. And it’ll give me a deadline.

I’ll let you know when the time comes, and you can vote for me!


  1. I will defiantly be voting for you!!!!! :) That is awesome. Do you have any idea what the prizes are?

  2. That's so awesome, Renae! You'll do great!

  3. Of course you were chosen to participate, your skills on the sewing machine are amazing! I'll be voting for sure!

  4. Renae! That is so very cool! Let me know and I will definitely vote for you! Wow!


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