So without further ado, the three people are:
Laura from Texas
Joan in Arizona (sorry, originally I had Joan in Texas -- got my states mixed up)
Ladies, I need your addresses. Email me privately at email@example.com and I'll have your package out to you this week.
Thank you everyone for your comments. I'm sorry that not everyone could get something. I know that I enter lots of blog give-aways and have yet to be picked, but maybe someday.
To answer some of your questions:
My sewing machine is a Janome Memory Craft 6600. It took me a whole year of bonuses, all the money from a year of doing craft shows and a trade-in of my older Janome to buy it. Yeah, that's a lot but I use my machine almost daily and the Janome is a work horse of a machine. I have yet to have one have to go for service (and this is my third Janome). Kind of like a Mac computer -- you seldom see one in for service or having a virus or locking up on you.
The photo of the sewing room is not a fake (but I can see how you would think that
). I didn't take a before picture because I couldn't get far enough into the room to photograph it! It still looks the same because I haven't been in there for over a week now because (a) I've been at craft shows and (b) I don't want to mess it up (LOL). Of course, most of the stuff I hauled out of there is living in the basement, but I don't have to look at it/trip over it/make room for it while it's "resting" down there.
It took me about 6 hours to clean it up and that included numerous trips up and down the basement stairs and several sessions of holding Maddie. When I'm home, she thinks I should do nothing but hold her and carry her around the house. If I stand still for more then one minute, she leaps up on my shoulder/back/head and there's nothing to do but just rock and hold her for a little while. She's still sitting in the little wagon but looks a little put out that no one has come to take her for a ride.