I have placed the winning 12x12 quilt in the header of the creative swaps blog to honor and congratulate Cynthia Zdanzukas from Connecticut! (Now removed to allow the rest of the quilts their limelight).
Even though this was a very tough choice, I agreed with those of you who voted in the poll on the blog -- Cynthia's piece was the best! There were also 3 runners-up for most creative 12x12: Mary Zimany, Andrea Millington and Valerie Cowan. Congratulations to everyone who participated and for taking my prompts and really making the most of them. This 12x12 quilt swap has got to be my favorite swap I've hosted yet! : ) The artwork the participants produced was AMAZING!
I have swapped all the quilties out and packaged and mailed out 9 of the packages today . . . that is about 1/3 of the swap. I will finish packaging & sending the rest of the pieces tomorrow. This was an even swap and whomever quilt you've received has yours! It has been a real pleasure to host this swap.
Just so you know -on a personal note: We are quite busy now getting ready to list our home for sale, having our second tag sale, cleaning & sprucing up, meeting with the Realtor, going through our possessions, tossing & selling. Phew! It is all for a good cause. I will be going to visit my parents in Bradenton, Florida (where we plan to move after our house sells) May 8-12th and I look forward to the visit, as always. My dad is doing well, still in remission from his liver cancer and getting ready to have radiation on the other lobe of his liver. In the meantime he is making ME a new wooden canoe paddle - he recently gave one he made to Steven!! When I visit, my parents have a Realtor friend down there who has offered to show me some of the neighborhoods near my parents, where a few interesting things are for sale - just so we can get an idea. They may not be available later . . . . our house should go on the market around May 10th and we have no idea how long it will take to find a buyer. We are hoping it won't be too long as we'd like to be with my parents sooner, rather than later . . . . but we will just have to see! I am thinking positive and doing everything I can to make it happen.
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