November 28th is Thanksgiving in the US and it also marks the 12th anniversary of PatternReview.com.
A simple idea which has blossomed into this kind and generous community is something I am thankful and grateful for. I think nostalgically of the time when I started PatternReview, because I wanted to sew curtains and had no idea how to. Fast forward 12 years, I've sewn pretty much everything from Coats to Baby clothes, no curtains yet!
As we approach this beautiful holiday, our hearts filled with joy and gratitude, we thought it would be fun to do 12 days of thanks to celebrate 12 years of PatternReview.
So how does it work?
Simple, we thank YOU and you thank someone else on PatternReview.
All you need to do is, tell us in the comment section of this blog post about one PR member who has helped you recently. Whether it is fixing a sewing mistake, advice on a pattern or maybe just reading their review put a smile on your face. Thank them!
Here's an example.
Today I'd like to thank Georgina. Because of her helpful review, I altered the pattern before I cut my fabric out. Otherwise it would have been too short.
Each day we will give a complimentary Friends of PR membership and a gift from one of our sponsors to one lucky winner (randomly selected) from the comments on this blog post.
1. This sounds great! How many comments can I post?
You can post once every day! Every time you post though, we ask that you thank someone new.
2. When does the contest end?
We will post the winners Monday to Friday starting tomorrow, November 26th. The Contest ends on December 11th, 2013.
3. Is anyone eligible?
Any member of patternreview who has been on the site longer than 3 months is eligible. So if you joined before August 25th, 2013 and verified your account you are eligible!
4. What are the freebies?
Good question. You'll have to check the blog every day to find out! But here's a hint.