this is an email I received yesterday:
Hello from Janome America! As a large sewing machine company we are extremely interested in who’s doing what in the sewing and craft world. For this reason, we have been following your blog and are excited to see your enthusiasm for the craft. We at Janome are thrilled to see sewists sharing this art with others.
Currently, Janome is running a contest we thought would interest you. The contest theme is “Pass it On”, and encourages those who love to sew to share their skill with someone new to the craft. In the primary contest, you are given the chance to win one of three PAIRS of prizes. If chosen, both you and your 'student' win! There are three fantastic prize sets in all: two pairs of sergers and one pair of thread collections!
The rules are simple. On our website, we provide you with four easy and unique projects. Choose the one you like best and partner up with a beginner sewist to create this project. Submit a photo of the two of you as well as a few short words, telling us how the project went.
Winners will be chosen on March 31, 2010 - so get sewing! The goal of this contest is to encourage people like you to share their love of sewing with others, and to spread the joy of this craft.
We appreciate your participation and are excited to see the projects and photos you and your readers create!
Feel free to email me for more information about the contest or Janome’s machines.
Thanks and Good Luck!
Janome America, Inc.
201.825.3200 ext. 114
I called Eynat -- and she sent me pictures of a sewing machine and a serger. I AM TELLING YOU -- ENTER THIS CONTEST. I would be sooo delighted if one of my readers won a sewing machine!! c'mon -- DO IT. And be sure to send me LOTS OF PICTURES...