Oh my goodness but this Wicked Hop sure stirred up some wonderful creations and lots and lots of inspiration! My thanks go to Maywood Studios for their fun line of Black Cat Crossing fabrics which was the catalyst for this year's Wicked hop. I also give my sincerest thanks to Madame Samm for her continued support and gentle nudging from the behind us all.
I am sure many of you are coming to visit to see who was the recipient of the runner I created with my Maywood Studio Black Cat Crossing fabrics ... wait no longer ... out of 170 comments, the winner is:
Very pretty table runner and would like the chance to have it on my fall table. Thank you for the opportunity!
Gracie looks to be a new commenter and I sent her my congratulations and notice in an email.
I thank each and every one of you who took the opportunity to comment and enter for a chance to win ... totally unexpected by me and if you haven't yet received a reply from me, please know it's not from want of trying! For you see ... I've been a bit on the preoccupied side this past week or two.
As noted by Madame Samm at SewWeQuilt ... my wicked broom was traveling through several states which started from Missoula, Montana on Saturday the 25th and landed this past Monday the 27th in Memphis, Tennessee.... actually my broom looked like this:
And, instead of Toto, my little doggie, Izzy, was my traveling companion:
Friends and job opportunities have brought me to this location, and I am, in fact, staying with friends that have opened their home to me until I can find work and a place to call my own again.
Change is never, never easy. Even though a person knows it is necessary, and the change will be of benefit in so many ways ... it is hard as I am sure many of you can attest. The unknown, the consequences, and heck, just the plain unsettling nature of change keeps so many from making necessary changes. I have many I need to thank for their support and friendship through my recent adventures, though each and every one of them say no thanks are necessary.
Well ... I give them.
Lots about my relocation is still up in the air ...
especially considering the two halves of my heart remain in Montana until things are settled.
Ironic how you can still function without a heart when you have no other option....
Yes, even now I can't think of that without great sadness ...
but I know I've done the right thing in moving, and
can promise I have researched every. single. option. possible.
Soon I will find a spot for my sewing machine to be set up, my bicycle to be parked, and a home to create and life may again find a normal routine. Until then, prayers for all involved are appreciated!
Bless each and every one of you who are my support and who I count as friends.
I will see you soon on the Twas the Night blog hop hosted by Marlene of Stitchin By the Lake. Should be some very good ideas for last minute Christmas gifts for those of us who find ourselves in a time pinch ... not, I am sure, that any of us would admit to waiting until the last minute!
Until next we visit, happy stitching ....