Even though I got an email from Caron last week, listing the winners of the baby afghan contest, I was hesitant to say anything, as it was not on their website - but the email DID say I was one of the GRAND PRIZE winners!
This morning I got the confirmation direct from Caron - I did indeed win one of the Grand Prizes!! And what was that? A $300 gift certificate to use at A.C. Moore - PLUS - (an unexpected bonus!) an additional $25 for being a finalist! I am SO pumped!! This is the first time I have ever won anything - and to have it be for something I crafted myself made it extra-special!
It would not have happened at all without the support of all my friends, both here at home, and on the internet. Your votes made it happen! I cannot THANK YOU enough! Every week that the voting showed my afghan had gone on made me so grateful for all those who cared enough to go and vote - week after week! You are all the best!!
Need to thank too - A.C. Moore for putting up the wonderful prizes - which I will truly enjoy spending - and for Caron - whose choice of yarns to use gave me an excuse to try something new, and fall in love with! It is also special to me that the actual afghan went to a baby somewhere that needed to be wrapped up in comfort - thanks to Project Linus.
It is a wonderful day in the neighborhood!!