I printed out all the comments and then cut them into paper strips. Then I asked Tom to draw one from of the pile. The name he chose is Marie P. Marie, please email me your mailing address, and I will send you your prize, a special edition kit for Miss Trenner's Needlework Academy. I hope you'll enjoy your prize.
I certainly enjoyed reading all your notes. One that I particularly enjoyed was from Lyn who wrote, My favorite is "Quaker Turtles" (this was a tough choice!) I picked up the pattern because it was an unusual and useful use of quaker motifs. Also, the turtles reminded me of a gift my brother gave me over 40 ago when he went to college and I was a little girl...a small turtle filled with sand, with the name of his university on it. It'd be about the size of the pincushion turtle, and I kept it for many years.
Lyn, when I designed the turtles, Tom said they were sentimental because they reminded him of those little turtles so many of us had as pets when we were children. Over the years I've gotten inquiries about doing another set of animals. I've pondered the idea, but am not sure that there are others animals that would be as cute. For example, one of my ideas has been a set of ladybugs, but they would be enormous compared to the size of real ladybugs.
I hope you'll enjoy the weekend. I know it is only Thursday, but we have a lot going on over the next few days. We have some very special guests arriving tonight, and then I'm teaching on Saturday. I'm looking forward to seeing some of you on Saturday. It should be a fun day!