A Massive Thank You!

I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that responded to yesterday’s survey. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions! It’s only a few minutes of your time but it makes so much difference to me. Especially some of you who said you don’t usually comment, or take polls, but made the effort because it was for school.

So, a huge thank you, to all six hundred and fifteen of you!

That’s right – six hundred and fifteen surveys were submitted yesterday. (By the time I signed off last night, that is.) Not only did I reach my fifty responses in record time, but I received over ten times that many! Within an hour of posting my request for help, I had over a hundred responses. You guys exceeded my expectations by over 1000%! In fact, I had to pay to upgrade the free survey tool, as it would only let me view 100 responses for free. I think it was well worth my $25 to keep reading the completed surveys!

I can’t wait to go through them all properly. I’m looking forward to making a cup of tea, settling into the comfy chair, and reading through the surveys.

I’d love to share some of the highlights and surprising answers on my blog. What do you think? They’re all anonymous, of course, so I won’t be naming names! Are you curious about the results? I know I am! It will take me a while to read and organize the 615 responses, especially the open-ended questions. Those ones are the hardest to tally up, but the most fun to read!

So thanks again! And thanks to everyone who said they’d help again if someone else comes up at school. I appreciate it – and am forever thankful I didn’t have to stop strangers on the street and beg them to answer my survey!

I’m a little behind on the rest of my blogging plans: sharing some of your finished Pendrells, posting about the vintage tartan plaid cape, and taking photos of my own finished Sew-Along blouses! Oops. School IS making me busy. Perhaps this weekend I’ll have a chance to catch up!

Every post needs a photo – so I’ll leave you with a photo of downtown Vancouver in the summer. I looked for one of me reading, to show you what I’d be doing today, but it appears that no one takes photographs of me while I read.

Besides, this is much prettier:

This is pretty close to Pendrell Street, where the name for the Pendrell Blouse comes from! Gorgeous. Can’t wait for summer to arrive! Mr Sewaholic and I walked over the Burrard Street Bridge that day, stopping midway to take a few pictures.

Hope you’re having a good Thursday, and thanks again!

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20 Responses to A Massive Thank You!

  1. Ashley February 10, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    Please post, I’d love to see what others had to say! Glad you got a huge response :)

  2. Kristen February 10, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    I understand it would take a looooad of time, BUT, if you were going to wade through them all anyway (which would require several pots of tea and frequent trips to the bathroom) then yes! I’d love to see some quotes and results! What fun! I’m glad you had such a great response. It is a testament to how many lives you touch!

  3. A Sewn Wardrobe February 10, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    I’d be interested in seeing the results, too.

  4. Ashley0107 February 10, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    Ooh, yes, I’d love to know some of the responses too! Glad you got plenty of responses :) I’m doing a degree in psychology, and as part of the Research skills part, we have to conduct our own experiment. This would be fine, but I HATE asking complete strangers to participate, I’m quite shy so asking a stranger something like that? *shudders* I usually take a friend for support :)
    Ashley x

  5. Alexandra Mason February 10, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    I would love to see the results too!

  6. Angela February 10, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    I’m not surprised to hear that you got such a strong response. You generously share information on your site that has been hugely helpful to me personally. Your clear instructions for challenging techniques inspires confidence in me to take on new and exciting projects. If I can answer a few questions to help you with something new and exciting, I’m thrilled to do so.

    Ps…love to see the results, too.

  7. Christiana February 10, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Yes! Do share the results. The survey was fun to answer, I liked that you had some open ended questions that were real questions. Thanks for the beautiful photo of Vancouver and showing off to the world how beautiful Canada is.


  8. The Cupcake Goddess February 10, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    Oh I would love to hear the results. And even what the project is for. You are so welcome! I’m so glad you received such a HUGE response!


  9. Seersucker Sally February 10, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    I’d be interested in seeing the results, too. Good luck with school!

  10. Maureen February 10, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Yes, please share the results. Isn’t social media wonderful that you can reach out to so many people?

  11. Sherry February 10, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    That is fabulous you got so many responses – the more you get the more accurately you
    can draw useful information from them. I was feeling a bit guilty not participating as your questions weren’t really aimed at me-who-never-buys-patterns, so it’s great that you got the numbers – and more!
    I thought your questions were really well targeted and yes it would be so interesting to see the results!

  12. Richard February 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Wonderful that you received so many responses, and thank you so much for the photo of Vancouver. I have visited Vancouver twice for work over the years and truly believe it is the most beautiful city on the North American continent.

  13. Louisa February 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    So glad you got so many responses. That should make your research mean that much more. I would love to hear your results. Personally I meant to spend more time and thought replying to the questions but got interrupted. Sorry that my dear little grandbaby took precedence over your study! ;)

  14. Mav February 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    I’d love to read the results. BC is beautiful – I went to Vancouver last year and it was amazing!

  15. CGCouture February 10, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    I’d love to see the results organized and posted. So cool that you got so many responses, too! :-)

  16. petite josette February 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    Vancouver is really beautiful, I’m so glad I moved here !
    It’s great you got so many responses on your survey, Yeah for the blogosphere !
    Good luck with the whole “going back to school” adventure, this is going to open up a whole new world of opportunity…can’t wait for the next pattern !

  17. Esz February 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Oh I’d love to see the results! Your survey was really interesting :-)

  18. Alana February 11, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    Hey Tasia,
    I’m sure everyone would love to see the results – that sort of thing is always fascinating.
    Also I just love that pic of Vancouver – it got me all excited again as my best friend from there is coming to visit me in New Zealand in 3 weeks – I just can’t wait! (plus I wonder if I can get her to smuggle a bag of vintage buttons over with her ;)

  19. Brumby February 11, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Angela is right, how could we not help out with a 5 minute survey when we get so much from you and your site.

    I wondered what the Pendrell Blouse was named after, I even googled it to see if it was something historically significant that I was super dumb for not knowing…

    As for sharing the results, yup that would be super cool, not all of them obviously cos that’s your intellectual property, but some of the cool/interesting responses would be fab!

  20. Anna February 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    It is only fair that we help you with your endeavors as much as you assist us and inspire us. I look forward to more for you and your site.