Hi Friends, I hope you are doing well!
Things are happening at a crazy pace, but I do want to let you know I have picked the winners for the giveaways. Congrats to all the winners – please email me your mailing address. Thank you ALL for playing along!
The winners for my Quilts and More giveaway are:
Laurie Walton (comment #1)
Denise Briggs (comment #74)
The winners for my American Patchwork & Quilting giveaway are:
Michelle Browning (comment #4)
Deborah (comment #79)
The winner for Marie Bostwick’s Ties that Bind giveaway is:
Sandy from St. Louis (Sandy should already be taken care of)
And now a bit of quilty sweetness… I have always maintained that quilters are one of the sweetest groups of people. The generosity quilters show to others (loved ones and strangers alike) is simply astounding! Chris, a regular reader, happened to have an extra copy of Quilts and More she informed me she would be more than happy to give away. She left her comment about how the extra copy came about:
“Have a funny story to tell. Wednesday was my day to go to town, we live 30 miles away so its somewhat of a big deal and usually a day long thing. I had several things on my list and had gotten several things done when I decided to go to Books a Million to get a magazine or two before I ate dinner and finished the one or two other things I needed. I had forgotten what magazine you had mentioned to be looking for with your newest article on applique, and thought if I can’t find it I’ll go back later to get one. So I found the two magazines I wanted, one was American Patchwork&Quilting and the other was Quilts&More(!!!). I proceeded to go for my favorite food , Lebanese hummus and grilled chicken kabobs. While eating I found your article, couldn’t believe how lucky I was to find the magazine! Had picked the just the right ones!!!
After dinner, I decided I needed some new shoes. When I got out of the car and closed the LOCKED door, I realized I didn’t have the keys. My husband was at work and didn’t want him to have leave to bring me a key so I called my daughter and asked for help. Told her I would go through the shoe store and then walk over to the Books a Million store to wait for her.
So I knew I was going to have at least an hour’s wait for her to go and see her Dad and get the key from him, then come to the bookstore. So I thought I’ll find another quilting magazine to look at because the other two were locked in the car! Had completely forgotten what the titles were of the first two magazines, so I looked through the magazines for my second purchase(guess what magazine I picked?). Quilts and More!”
Ellen of Hawaii, also a regular reader, had written me it was hard for her to find Quilts and More in her corner of the world. I alerted Chris about Ellen — and Chris generously mailed her extra copy to Ellen! I just thought that was such a sweet gesture! Thank you Chris, and thank you quilters for all the sweet kindness you have shown others! May you be blessed for blessings others. We definitely need more sweet little gestures in our world, don’t we?