Wednesday, May 9, 2007

2007 SWAP Winners

The winners of the Timmel Fabric 2007 SWAP (Sewing with a Plan) contest were announced back on April 30. The winners:

1. Glam Bam Thank you Ma'amShannon M. - LaSalle, ON, Canada
2. Le Rouge et le NoirLaura P. - Bucharest, Romania
3. Chasing ButterfliesSummerset B. - Northfield, NH, USA
4. Its Not Easy Being GreenTerese R. - Burlington, ON, Canada
5. Apple Pie ala ModeAudrey Y. - Richmond, VA USA

There I am at number 5. I am both thrilled and amazed. There were so many great SWAPs, representing tons of creativity and hard work. Check them out for yourself at the Timmel Fabric site. The winners were based on votes of contest participants and Stitcher’s Guild members. Thanks to all of you that voted for my SWAP. If you want to try SWAPing yourself, there is a similar contest over at that is just getting starting.

By the way, because of generally negative feedback on my proposed SWAP name of WWW for Wonderful Work Wear, I thought very hard on it one day and decided the colors of the fabrics were predominately russet red like apples and cream like vanilla ice cream. "a la mode" is an often used term for something served with ice cream. It also means according to the prevailing style or fashion from the French translation à, in + la, the + mode, fashion. Both usages appropriate for my SWAP. Hench the name Apple Pie a la Mode, in case you were wondering. It also is one of my favorite desserts, after anything chocolate.

I am trying to use SWAPing techniques for my summer sewing and only being partially successful. I do have a start on one that includes tan, white or brown bottoms with turquoise, teal and coral tops . But I have veered off course to sew a few dresses in fabrics that don’t fit in with that color scheme. More on that soon.


  1. Congratulations! Having seen you SWAP up close I wasn't surprised at all that you were a winner!

  2. congratulations!!!

    I love the swap and the new name. :)