Wednesday, April 13, 2011

And We Have A Winner!

Well, I've been hinting about a special something for someone who made a comment on my 100th post, but only one person took the hint...  at least on the right post.  Ellyn, recent winner of the Stylish Blogger Award (see my post here and Stephanie's post here), is also the winner of my 100th Anniversary Post surprise for commenting on my Scrapbuster Saturday post, my 100th post in Blogland.

Your "surprise" is the very market bag I made for the tutorial on that post.  I hope you like it.

Congratulations, Ellyn!  If you'll email me your address, I'll get your surprise in the mail.

It is somewhat ironic to me that I reached my 1-year blogiversary, my 100th post, and my 200th Flickr photo within 10 days of each other.  It was totally random, unplanned, and downright coincidental.  Must be a convergence of the planets or the crafty muse's influence or something.

Anyway, I am really enjoying this adventure into craftiness, and the outlet that Flickr and the blog add to that.  I think my skills have really stretched since my first couple of swaps.  I am much more willing to try new things now than I was  before, and I think that's a good thing.  I was pretty much stuck in a rut. But I have created - and received - a lot of fun crafty items, and it is propelling me to improve.

I thought I'd take a look back over the last 3 months at the yummy craftiness I've received...

Pillow Talk Swap from Lexiloo

Spicing Up the Kitchen Swap from miniature quilter

Charm Squares galore from the Chronic Seamstress Charm Square Swap

Some cool fabric postcards from the Fabric Postcard Swap

Organizers from Etoile2b in the Urban Home Goods Swap

Pot Holders from sweetteamom in the PP6 swap
Beautiful Hexie Flower Blocks from my friends in the First Time Bee
Fabric, Hoop, Sewing Machine Cover and other yumminess from Suzettra in the Make Mine Modern Swap

Did I forget anything.  I don't know.  There's been so much craftiness going on, until getting the mail has become something of an event.  

And I've created a few things I'm proud of along the way.  I've learned that it's ok to submit an idea and get feedback - and if the feedback doesn't elicit exactly the response I desired, it's ok to start again...  and again...  and maybe even again, until I come up with something that works.

So I'm enjoying this venture into the online sewing and quilting community.  I hope you are too.


  1. That is a whole lot of yummy swapping stuff so far this year! Happy sewing!

  2. wow! you have made my day! THanks!


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