Friday, April 8, 2011

The winner of Mocha Mini #2

I must admit that as this is the first giveaway of something I've made, it has been exciting and rewarding. Thanks for your comments. I think we all feel the same way, that blogging has brought an extra measure of enjoyment and inspiration to our lives. We have been challenged and inspired to go to new places and try new things. This morning while reading over my bloglist I noticed that Nicole is celebrating her 1,000th post!! At first I felt kind of deflated since I was all excited about getting to 100, but you know what?? She started with 1, went to 100, 500 and now is at 1,000. We're all on this journey together. So congratulations Nicole!! Now for the drumroll..... I am so excited to tell you a little about the winner. She wrote: "I've learned so much from your blog and you DO inspire me to take chances and try new things. I'm thankful for your connection to Kim because I feel her books are going to be a big part of my quilting journey and I probably wouldn't have found them without you talking about them." My winner is Becky!! I have known Becky since I was 5 years old. Our families are dear friends. She lives in Maryland and I live in Florida. I haven't seen her in almost 10 years. But through my blog, we have reconnected and she has begun a quilting journey that has brought much joy to her life and to the lives of all the people she makes quilts for. For instance, after posting about a little wallhanging I made and describing the technique, Becky did one herself and sent me a picture. Some of you may remember Sacandaga Solace.
Becky wrote me back in January that one of the things on her Christmas list was this book. Since Christmas, she has already made 2 quilts out of it and is working on a third. Seeing her progress and enthusiasm grow has been a wonderful benefit of blogging. We all learn from each other.
So congratulations Becky. I wish I had something to send all of you. Thanks for helping me celebrate. Have a great day.



Darlene said...

Congratulations to Becky! WooHoo!!!

QuiltSue said...

Congrats to Becky, and to you for fostering the enjoyment she has been finding in quilting.

Becky said...

I'm in tears! I'm so happy and excited to be the recipient of one of your works of art. Everything you make is beautiful and Mocha Mini 2 will find a prominent spot in my home. I will cherish it like I cherish our friendship. Thank you for helping me grow and learn on this wonderful quilting journey I'm on!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Congrats to Becky :o)
Your Mocha Mini 2 looks great! Reminds me... I should finish up mine... :o)
Wish you a great weekend,