Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Winner and a Thank-You

The Sew Mama Sew giveaway has ended, and the winner of the collection of Aurafil thread is #338: Kat of Kat & Cat Quilts! Congratulations! We can’t wait to see the loveliness you sew up with all that new thread. : )

And I wanted to extend a big thank-you to everyone who entered and to those new followers who are giving From Bolt to Beauty a test-drive.

I knew that giving away a cool prize would be fun, but I didn’t foresee how much I’d enjoy reading the comments. I’m still working my way through them, having decided early on that I wanted to respond to each one. How could I resist? Hearing what everyone had to say about their expectations for the new year made me feel the same way I do when I leave a guild meeting: These are my people! I went so long without taking part in a sewing community. Now that I have crafty connections—both in person and online—I can’t imagine being without them.

One final thought: If you’re a blog reader who doesn’t comment on posts—whether here or elsewhere—can I make a recommendation? Start commenting. I lurked in the shadows of the blogosphere for years, thinking I was getting everything out of it that I could. But things changed when I began commenting. Truly, you have more insight and experience that is worth sharing than you think!

OK, I have a quilt to baste! Good luck with your holiday to-do list!

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Kat! She'll be happy with her super prize! I so agree with what you say about commenting, it's so much more fun being a participant rather than a observer.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! I almost always respond to comments by email. If my response might interest others, I'll also post it here. If you've commented on my blog and never received a response, you're likely a no-reply blogger.