Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Winner Is....

I had my son draw the name. When I asked him to please select someone who would appreciate it and has a good heart, he said, "Thanks for the extra pressure." Then I felt really guilty and said, "I am sure everyone with a name in this hat is deserving and has a good heart." Michele Bilyeu is the winner! She is deserving and while I have never met Michele, I know that she has a huge and caring heart. Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your new treasures and I really hope you use them! I am sorry that I did not own enough silk to share it with everyone. Don't despair. Next Blog Hop Giveaway, I'll share a little of my Georgian (country not state) silk. And I am thrilled that once again a follower of my blog won.

I thought I would also share with you that there was a woman sitting in the back of the booth where I bought the silk. Her image still haunts me. She was the saddest looking person I have ever seen. I always wished I had tried to find out more about her. While I was in Osh, I met a lot of women artists. Many practiced their art in secret because their husbands disapproved. I met women who divorced their husbands because they didn't want them to create art and then I met wonderful couples who created art together. It was truly an eye opener for me. I am so thankful that I can create anything I choose even if my husband doesn't get most of what I do. Make it a creative and caring day. It's my plan.


  1. I have to create in secret, or at least when my husband isn't here, he's not a big fan of my crafting. Congratulations to the winner.

    1. I am so sorry that your husband is not a fan. Please let me know how I can support you. Hugs, Karen

  2. Congratualtiosn to the winner. I am lucky my husband allways encourages me to create. And he is very supportive of my hobby.

  3. Not only do I feel like such a winner, the day I found out that I won (I won! I won!) but the beautiful package arrived last night. I love, love, love them. Beautiful and so the bright colors of all of my absolute favorite colors! Meant to be, thanks wise son who drew my name. Blessings back to you, dear Karen! I won and I'm a winner :)


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