Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Best Part Of Blogging Is You!

Dear friends...before I show you the results of my "Haute Handbag" drawing, let me please take a moment to thank all you fabulous blogging buddies who have been so kind to leave such sweet and touching comments to me about my little foray into the world of publishing.  As I said in my previous post, this was just a lark.... can I do something like this?  Will anyone be interested enough in my bags to include them in an issue?  Well, after that hurdle, I thought the best part was getting accepted, then I thought the best part was seeing my bags in print, but....BY FAR.... the best part was hearing from all of you!  I mean it!  You guys are just the best.... and if I haven't gotten to you yet to thank you for your comment.... please know that I intend to.  I can't begin to tell you how moved I was by your kindness and the feeling of joy each time I read a new comment.  I'm not used to getting a lot of comments on my blog, so 24 was like Christmas for me!

Also,  in my previous post, at the time I posted..... I was not aware that my blogging buddy (and I know she's several of yours) Mary Stanley from Art Spirit was also included in the same issue.  Mary does fabulous work in several different mediums, rug hooking being only one part of her vast repertoire of skills.  If you haven't yet, please visit her blog.  I'm sure you will soon become a regular like me.

And now for the drawing........I was going to put more energy and creativity into this..... but we're on the way out the door to the Sequiota Art Fair.  My hubby is waiting patiently for me to finish this post.  So I put all the names entered into my little worm basket I use when hooking a project.
Then....I pulled the name myself.... I really hope you don't mind.....I was truly completely fair.  And the winner is (drum roll please).....

Miss Maggie from Grandma Yellow Hair!  I couldn't be more thrilled!  Maggie has become a dear bloggy friend of mine, and has the most wonderful blog.  She writes from her heart, and has me either laughing, crying, or both just about every time I check in.  Maggie dear, I have your email, so I'll get in touch with you this weekend to get mailing details.  

Have a lovely weekend!


Unknown said...

YAH! Maggie is a beautiful friend & lady! Congrats MAGGIE!!!

You are one marvelous gal ... what a lovely giveaway.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Jennifer Richardson said...

You and Maggie both
are such bright
So thankful for each
one of you and the
joy you bring:)

Dori Patrick said...

Congrats on being published! It looks like a beautiful piece! I'll keep my eyes peeled for this issue!!!

Julia said...

Congratulation to Maggie and thanks Dulcy for having the giveaway. You sound like a very nice person Dulcy. JB

Kim said...

Congratulations to Maggie. She is a sweetheart!

ShabbySheep said...

Dulcy I took the book to our monthly library hookin and wowed the girls with your work!! They were very proud of you and excited for you! Now we want you to autograph our copies we bought!!

summersundays-jw said...

You introduced me to Maggie's blog & I've been checking her out. I love her writing. Congrats to her & congrats to you for being recognized. You deserve it. You & Jim would love Bonaparte & the other villages. Lots of photo-ops. Jan

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Congratulations to Maggie! I think lots of people read our blogs that don't comment ~ but know that they're out there enjoying every post that you write!! I'm sure the art fair was fun!!

Jeanne (RED) said...

I just began following your blog after seeing a link on Tammy and Sherri's blogs. I am a Springfield hooker also, just haven't met you yet. From what I have read, I believe you are a beautiful spirit, and so talented as is your husband. What a delight to learn you have been published! You are so deserving. Congratulations! I have admired your bags on your blog and do hope I can find the magazine! Jeanne L.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi again, Dulcy! Thanks for your comments on my blog and yes, I can definitely see Karen Kahle's influence in your hooking! It wasn't obvious to me before, but now that you point it out ~ I can see all your little bits of color and the beautiful results that you get! I'm working on it ~ stay tuned!

Mary Stanley said...

Your hooked bags are the true highlight of the issue! Hope you keep sending things in!
Sweet of you to mention me...thank you so much!
Always love your hooked creations!

April DeConick said...

Lucky Maggie! I will have to go and find a copy too.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi Dulcy ~ I did get a copy and your article is very nice ~ the bags look great ~ very showy!!!

Relyn Lawson said...

Lucky Margie!!