I feel so happy right now. I feel like I’ve hit a turning point with my blog/business. Not like a financial “I’m super rich” turning point (which would be nice but unlikely.) I feel like I’ve finally been able to really connect with you, my wonderful audience and readers.
Having the giveaway for my Facebook page reaching 1,000, I got 427 entries!!!! Can you believe that?! I mean really. Thank you so much. I read every single comment with such excitement and gratification realizing that you like me, you really like me!!
Blogging is a tricky trade, especially craft blogging. There’s a whole lot of comparison that goes on, even unwittingly. It can be easy to get discouraged by silly things like numbers (pageviews, followers, etc) or seeing others succeed far faster than you. But seriously, reading even just one comment like this:
“I just love your blog. All of your quilts are amazing! You’ve inspired me to make more quilts and to just have fun creating. Thanks!”
…just really makes it all worth while. I love knowing that I can be an inspiration to even just one person because I really do try very hard to live every day creatively. So thank you to everyone who has ever read my blog, recommended it to someone else, entered a giveaway, followed HBL on Facebook/Pinterest/Twitter, or left a comment. It’s very gratifying. I feel like we’re all friends now. 🙂
Now without further ado, here are the winners of a Puff Quilt Tutorial:
#133: Nancy D. (email@example.com)
#229: Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#255: Mcc (Huddyma@gmail.com)
#334: starjumper (email@example.com)
#195: Lindsay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#41: Jenn (email@example.com)
#171: Lauren G. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#350: Melissa (email@example.com)
#370: April (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#21: Alex M. (email@example.com)
#219: Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#361: Jenna Hilgers (email@example.com)
#286: Rhonda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#340: Kelly M. (email@example.com)
#232: Samantha Wayment (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#235: Leslie (email@example.com)
#168: Nicole Nilsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#50: Skooks (email@example.com)
#122: Crystal W. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#156: Heidi R. (email@example.com)
#153: Pasquel Terwillegar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#220: Holli (email@example.com)
#67: Sami Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#72: Steph @ Crafting in the Rain (email@example.com)
#52: Robyn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#82: Alice Hansen (email@example.com)
#27: Kelly S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
#287: AmieJo (email@example.com)
#365: Stephanie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and the winner of the kit AND tutorial: #8!! Mandy L. (email@example.com)
Whew-that’s a lot of winners!!
Check to see if that’s YOUR name and the right email address (emails will be deleted after I send out the patterns) and leave a comment. Email me directly if it’s not the right email. Mandy L. — Email me directly so I can get your real address to mail you your prize and which kit you’d like! I will try to get everyone’s prize to them within the next few days!
I wish all of you could have won. So to give another big thanks, I’m offering 15% off everything in my shop (including new puff quilts!) with the code IHEARTYOU. Because I do. 🙂 Offer expires 9/09/11.
Also, if you didn’t win and you’re desperate for another chance, remember Flamingo Toes is having a Honeybear Lane giveaway for $75 Gift Credit to my shop and 5 patterns!