Winner! Winner!

Today is the day to find out who wins the Gingher Rotary Cutter and what I named my new machine. First, I must say, WOW! I am overwhelmed by all of the amazing name ideas and so thankful for all of the lovely comments and support I have received from so many people! I love the online quilting world! What a wonderful, supportive group!

I received over 100 comments with name ideas for my new machine. I loved them all! So many great ideas and stories behind them. Many people suggested a Viking name. The one that stuck with me was Thor, because he was a Viking and my machine is a Viking. However, what really got me was the comment, “Who says your machine is a female?”. Hmmmm. Very interesting. So, I started thinking about Thor, which naturally led me to the TV show Vikings and I thought, eh, that show’s kind of violent and not really a quilting inspiration. My mind then traveled to the Avenger franchise and the Thor movies. And then, I had a revelation! In my mind I saw this beautiful face:


This is actor, Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor. Now, I could sew with HIM all day. So, I have decided to name my machine Mr. Hemsworth. Because, really, who doesn’t want to sew with him all day?? Thank you Janet T for the inspiration! You are the winner! Please send me your address in an email to

I must also give a shout out to judihartman2015 who suggested: “Sweet Thang, because you know you’re gonna say that when you walk into the room. Hey, Sweet Thang!” OMG I am still laughing about that one!!!

Mr. Hemsworth and I have been busy! My anatomy and physiology class started back up this week and yesterday I needed a study break! So Mr. H and I worked on my Dresden Plate quilt that I am determined to finish before I grow too old! If you follow me on Facebook (which you should!) I posted these pictures yesterday with the inquiry: border or no border? The overwhelming response was, BORDER! So, I am going to go with my original inclination and add a piano key border. I need to assess my fabric situation to make sure I have enough, but I think I do. I’ll update you with my progress!


Thank you all for your support and for helping me name my machine!

Have a peachy day!

Wendy and Mr. Hemsworth