Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Two winners!

When I access the internet, my home page is a page that I set up for myself with links that I use regularly. It also has one of my favorite photos of myself wearing a cowboy hat my mother bought me for Christmas one year - I've always not-so-secretly yearned to be a cowgirl. As you probably noticed, today I changed my Profile photo to this cowgirl photo. It is an older photo, and I am no longer nearly that cute, but I can pretend, right?

My homepage also features a Quote of the Day at the top which changes daily, just something to keep me inspired. You know what today's quote was?

"When I give, I give myself." - Walt Whitman

How appropriate on the day that I am drawing winners for my giveaway! So, as promised, at noon I wrote down on a sheet of paper the names of those who left comments on my 100th post, cut them all apart, and put them in a candy dish that I keep on my desk (the candy dish was empty since I conveniently finished all the candy yesterday afternoon). Then, I went downstairs looking for someone who wouldn't mind having his/her photo taken to pull the winner's name out of the bowl. Here's Kiki - a first-year student at my University who is also our work-study student in the Admissions Office, a wonderfully loud basketball fan, and one of the most helpful and cheerful people you could ever hope to meet - pulling out a name.

Congratulations, Cozy Quilter! Send me your mailing address and I'll pop that fabric in the mail to you.

But wait, do I really want to have to put all that fabric back into the closet? I told Kiki to pull another name, and if this person requested different fabric, then I would send that along, too.
Congratulations, Nancy! And since you can't decide on your favorite, I'm certainly not going to try to decide for you - I'll send you both. I don't need your address - I KNOW where you live! For now anyway...

And today is also a giving day in that I am sending one of my quilts to Kristie, AKA Cowgirl Quilter, to quilt for me as I am hoping to give it as a gift to a special someone later this winter. I've only ever sent one quilt away for quilting, so this is exciting for me. But if I wait until I can hand quilt it to give it away, who knows when that will be. I call this quilt "Calling All Scraps" since I foundation pieced it on pages torn from an old phone book. You can see the shreds of paper at the top of the photo.

I'm pretty sure that this special someone doesn't read my blog, but just in case, I'm not saying anything else for now.

Thanks for reading my blog, everyone. I love the feeling of connection I get when I hear from people all over the globe. Oh, and if you want to see what my homepage/dashboard looks like, you can find it here.


Char said...

CONGRATS to the winners!

Erin that's a beautiful string quilt. I'm sure the recipient will be very happy.

Linda and Piwacket said...

Congratulations to the winner. The string quilt is gorgeous! I'm sure that Kristie will do a great job on it.

Cheryl Willis said...

looks great- congrats on the 100

Shirleymac said...

Congrats to the winnes! Great quilt Erin. And I love your picture... sure you're still that cute

Nancy said...

Hey Erin, Dave just brought me the packet of fabric! I hadn't checked your blog last night - shame on me - so was quite surprised. I will definitely use the floral on black in my GFG quilt. Neat idea of showing the drawing. I love the idea of sending Calling all Scraps to Kristie - I'm anxious to see what she does on it. I really like it - and the creative title! Like the hat - and yes, you are definitely still that cute!

Dave said, "Was it OK that I didn't know what she was talking about when she brought over the fabric?" I assured him that it was. I'd tried to explain while he was eating, but I'm not sure he got it. Anyway, thanks loads for the stash-sharing!

Em said...

ERIN, I am sorry I couldn't enter the giveaway but look forward to the next one! LOVE THE HAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy-Rose said...

Yay! Cozy Quilter is my BQF Gail! I feel like I won vicariously through her!! LOLOLOL