The first would be Nann of With Strings Attached. She had responded to my question about taking on a new skill with:
I'd love to be in the contest! New skill? Our guild's next workshop is with a local shop owner who is a certified Square in a Square instructor. For years I thought the SIS ruler was more work than it was worth, but this instructor did a trunk show for the guild a couple of months ago. Wow! Great design ideas. So the SIS ruler will be my next new skill.
And the number generator at random.org picked her! Congratulations, Nann! I'll be sending the Traveling Stash Box #5 her way, as soon as I hear back from her. And hey, if you're sad because you didn't win it? Lookie, lookie . . .
Yup. I also won Traveling Stash Box #1! I'll be posting the delightful contents of this big ol' box tomorrow with another chance for someone lucky!!
The second winner? That would be . . .
ME! Yay!! I finally put in the last stitch and ran it through the washer! I have to share, though, this poor needle. I'd used it for assembling the blocks into rows, the rows into blocks, and stitching down the binding. But it just couldn't handle the pressure of the last 18 inches . . .
It *snapped* in half by my *fingers*!!! CRAZY! But I finished my sweet My Orange Crush, and Todd and I have even snuggled under it already . . .
*Happy finished quilt sigh!*
I have three younger sisters and though we're spread out from Texas to Alabama to Virginia to New Jersey, we are very close and I count them as my dearest friends. The four of us keep an ongoing text conversation going and I love that one (or all) of them is always just an iMessage away!
Of course, when one of us hurts, all of us hurt ... and so this Feline Friday is a tribute to Malachi, the sweet fur-baby of my beautiful sister Cynthia. Malachi passed away this week leaving a definite empty spot.
He was a handsome, dapper fella in his mustache and tuxedo.
Her snuggle buddy.
I love that Malachi had a perpetually surprised look on his sweet face! He reminds me so much of my own Gwenevere in this shot:
He was a good, loving and sweet cat who will be much missed.
Rest in peace, sweet Malachi!