I had to have The Hubster check the final tallies this morning for me because I just couldn’t do it!
I owe it all to you, my friends and readers far and wide for lifting me up and supporting me in the most fun and exciting voting race ever.
I have been awarded Best Designer, Best Book Author, Best Teacher/Instructor, Best Book Release 2012, and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Thank you so VERY MUCH!
I wanted to share my thoughts on the past couple of days.
Some things got NOT FUN.
I’ve never had an experience where I was running against a designer who was offering free patterns for votes through her facebook page, and entering everyone who voted into a drawing for more free patterns. That hardly seems fair some how.
It was supposed to be fun. I think it is fine and NORMAL for ALL candidates to do what they can to encourage voters to vote, but bribes and drawings and gifts would not be accepted in any political race in any capacity.
And when I upped my campaign in response, encouraging others to cast their votes into the ring, all in good fun – I was accused of taking an unfair advantage, or of being “not as nice I appear to be”.
This is not what it’s about to me.
I gave one mention – at the time of nominations. I gave one mention when voting started, and let it lie ---until the last couple of days.
It is unrealistic to think that while one nominee has pulled out all stops to gather votes, that other nominees wouldn’t also contact their friends, readers, family, relatives to cast their vote ---and because they did so, doesn’t make them “Mean or Nasty” or show that they have taken unfair advantage.
And I hate it that this got so political. And not fun. And doesn’t feel like so much of a win to be proud of.
And this is just how I’m feeling today.
Hubby came home last night and told me he has made plans for us for Saturday (Tomorrow) afternoon – so I am not going to be able to do Quilt-Cam at 2pm like I hoped I would.
So how about we celebrate the Full Sweep on the Golden Quilter awards by doing it TODAY at 2pm eastern so the Europeans can join in? I’m short sheeting them otherwise because I leave for Houston on Sunday!
Bring a project…we’ll sew up a good time and hopefully LIFT MY SPIRITS!
It will be fun to have a Quilt Cam on a weekday afternoon --- See you at 2pm!!