You have been patiently awaiting the announcement of the winner so let's not put it off any longer!
Winner, winner chicken dinner! (Actually, first prize wins one of EVERY Sublime Stitching pattern.) Drumroll...
1st Prize Jessica Palmer of Simpsonville, South Carolina!
WOW. What an eye-popping mashup of patterns! Jessica made her piece using Moomin Love, Epic Alphabet and Moomin Friends! But it's her extra touches that really necked it over the line. I absolutely love all the delicate, felt blooms she added. Congratulations Jessica! You soon will be receiving one of every Sublime Stitching pattern in our collection!
Now let's see our esteemed runners-up:
2nd Prize Karen Luckins of Fareham, Hampshire, England:
Karen took the Moomin Home embroidery patterns, and ingeniously added the Moomins to the windows! So cute. Looks great on felt, perfect for a nursery. This took a lot of work!
Karen will receive two colors of Fine Tip Transfer Pens!
3rd Prize Val Egan of Portland, Oregon:
Not to be outdone, let's have a look at some other notable entries, shall we? (All photos below and above link to the patterns used!)
• HIGHLY HONORABLE MENTIONS •
One of my favorite Moomin images ("You are silly") embroidered by Alex Emery of Santa Clarita, California!
An irrepressible Snork Maiden piece called "Snork Maiden Loves Summer" (don't overlook all those delicately embroidered flowers around her) embroidered by Emily Snowflake of Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England!
This one looks simple, but check it out: This is a family portrait with Moomin characters representing the mother and siblings of Maggie Sherwin of Ottowa, Ontario, Canada! What a clever and sweet idea.
Who do we have here? Hello...
Oh, hello Charlie! Can we have a look at your tummy?
You know who pink fun fur ever hurt? No one. This is a very cute (and comfy-looking) pillow of dancing Moomins made by M. Lankford of Los Angeles, California!
All of our runners-up will be sent a coupon code as a special thank-you!
• LAST BUT NOT LEAST •
For those of you who are instagram-less and can't view those entries, here they are!
A pretty pink stool, stitched by IG user @emmacord123
Lovely journals embroidererd by @idahayart
Blended pink floss flower, I see you! Embroidered by @ari.co.jaq
Redwork tea towels stitched so neatly by @carriebee04
I wish this is what my morning coffee looked like every day! Stitched by @titinasworld
Lotsa Moomin Love in redwork by the ever-stitching @essparkuhl
Oh, hello! A sweet and simple pillow embroidered by @aliciasivert
Nice addition to a handkerchief! Embroidered by @sambrightsmile
Moomins lost in the great big, world? Tea towel embroidered by @blissfullyblythe
Great nap pillow embroidered by @ameliaandamedia
And saving one of the best for last, a stitched Moomin wonderland by @brookaloo2
If you've never heard of the Moomins before and are curious, read all about them and our line of Moomin Embroidery patterns right here!