Thanks so much to all y'all for being part of my celebration!
I've had a lot of fun reading your comments and will probably do a summary on an upcoming podcast episode.
The winners were:
- $25 Fat Quarter Gift Certficate: Carole Ann W.
- Aurifil Thread: Jeanie C.
- Scrapitude pattern: Jeanne B.
- PRO Chemical and Dye gift certificate: Carole D.
- Craftsy class: Helle S.
(I've already emailed all five winners so if your name/last initial matches one of the above, check your email. If you don't have an email from me, that means your Doppelgänger is the winner--sorry!)
I wish I could give all my listeners out there gifts to say "Thank you!" Thanks so much for making these past five years fun, creative, and interesting. Part of the benefit for us podcasters to doing a podcast is that we try to stay on top of our projects knowing we need to have something to talk about! I know I've been much more productive these last few years because I knew I had people waiting to hear about my progress. Accountability, donchaknow.
Also, for me, knowing that I have listeners who enjoy learning new things pushes me to learn new things myself. I likely would have ended up doing art quilting and hand-dyeing and working with fibers eventually one way or the other, but I strongly suspect that having you all sending me encouraging comments, asking questions, and sharing your own experience with me has propelled me forward more effectively than I'd have done on my own. And I know my family is very happy that I have other people to talk about all this with, so I'm not constantly bending their ears about color schemes, accurate 1/4" seams, and struggles with fiddly bits! (They're none too sure about the Mad Quilt Scientist, either, but the less said about her, the better.)
So, thank you, thank you, thank you. And thank you again.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming...