Yesterday, our great nation celebrated 234 years of independence. And my oldest child celebrated 15 years on this planet. Our nation’s bicentennial has an awful lot to do with the rebirth of sewing and quilting back in 1976, and my child’s birth has an awful lot to do with my embracing craft and sewing as I got older (more on both those topics in a future Anthropology of Sewing post).
What better way to celebrate than a quick trip to see Mom, have some apple pie (well, birthday cake, but still), and splash about in the lake?
Fantastic weather, great time with family, and a delicious birthday cake (decorated by her younger sister) to fete our eldest on her quinceanera. Such a wonderful holiday weekend, with so many things to celebrate and be thankful for.
While we were growing closer as a family, our Whipstitch family was busy expanding, too! I announced our massive Quilt Market autographed prize pack giveaway a couple weeks back, and y’all have been BUSY. With no further ado, the FIVE WINNERS ARE:
Online winner: Susan McKey
Facebook winner: Laura Forestner Boyd
In-store winner: Bunny O’Keeffe
Newsletter winner: Ellie Roberts
Congrats to all of you!! For those of you whose email addresses I already have, an email has gone out announcing your winner-ship. If you don’t hear from me, drop a comment, and I’ll get your prize pack out to you ASAP!
Thanks to everyone who fanned us on Facebook, posted images to the Flickr pool, signed up for the newsletter, and visited us in-store and online the past two weeks. I’ve got so many cool ideas for new things at the shop, and all the ladies are bursting with plans for the coming months–stay tuned, and happy summer, y’all!