Lynn over at Alamosa Quilter decided to have a give-away series to celebrate her 500th post - what a great idea! And I won! Go here to see what I won (I will post a picture of it when it arrives).
Her first give-away was embedded in a post about a friend I first met in August of 2002 and with whom I recently reconnected via blogging. That friend is Stephanie, aka Mama Pea at Peas in a Pod. Mama Pea was in fact my inspiration for beginning a blog, which fortunately has been relatively self-sustaining as fewer than 4 people read my blog (that I know of).
So anyhoo, I was reading the post about Stephanie and the give-away, and decided to enter only because I had something to say about Stephanie (one of THE nicest people you'd ever want to me; I aspire to that level of niceness!). So in a way, I have Stephanie to thank for winning. But of course, more importantly, THANK YOU, LYNN!
I won a really cute pin cushion-thread catcher. I am so new at sewing that I have almost nothing like this. No, I don't even have a pin cushion. The fact that it's handmade by someone as talented as Lynn will surely inspire me to finish my newest project, The Little Forest Quilt Along. I'm going to get started on cutting as soon as I unpack from vacation!
It's really interesting, this blogging thing, especially the quilting blogging thing. I follow (officially and unofficially) a few non-quilting, non-crafting blogs. Crafty ones have absoluletly lovely commenters whereas other blogs seem to have trolls who hang out with the implicit purpose of raking the blogger over the coals. I've read such incredibly mean comments! But you never, EVER read anything remotely mean from commenters on the quilting blogs. Quilting Bloggers and their readers are so incredibly supportive that reading their blogs and comments are like reading what a mother would say to her daughter to encourage her! It's a perfectly lovely respite from the ugliness of the world and especially the ugliness of the rest of the blogging world. So, to all you quilting bloggers (and readers) out there - You rock!