Tomorrow morning marks the 1-year anniversary of The Enchanted Bobbin. Yay!
I started this blog on a whim: the previous month I had set up two "closed" discussion-oriented blogs for the graduate and undergraduate fairy tale classes I was teaching, and had discovered how simple it was to use blogger (at least for the basics...). My dad wanted to start a blog, so armed with my new knowledge I helped him get it going -- Still A Brooklyn Kid is a small masterpiece, an outlet for his fabulous writing, his humour, and his wide-ranging knowledge. He says he started his blog as a gift to me and my kids, but I know that his articles on music, baseball, and Brooklyn's past have a much bigger audience than just our family. He was even mentioned in Huffington Post! That's my daddy.
And then I started The Enchanted Bobbin, with only the vaguest sense of what I would use it for and what it might mean to me. I thought I would wrap my scholarly work in with crafting (I had been quilting for about a year at that point), but the past 12 months have been very intense for me, career-wise, with plenty of outlets for my critical writing. This is an understatement, but you need not be troubled with the details (!). Anyway, I found that having this venue, this blog, as a separate space -- one where I could write as casually as I wanted, about passions that are farfarfar from my work -- was an absolute blessing! I have loved it.
Although my readership is quite small, relatively speaking, the encouragement and feedback and ideas you all have offered me mean more than I can convey here. Having this little virtual community is so precious. When faced with stress and pressure in other realms of my life (yes, it has been an intense year), crafting and the 'Bobbin have helped me to keep everything in balance. THANK YOU!
Okay, off my pedestal now, and on to the good stuff: it's time for a GIVEAWAY!
As some of you are aware, I have a significant stash of fabric -- and I want to send 4 generously-cut fat quarters to one of my readers.
Please leave me a comment letting me know what part of your stash you would like to enhance -- specifically if you're looking for more fabric in a specific colour family. OR let me know if one of these combos appeals to you: perhaps you would like to have FQs from a selection of out-of-print "Katie Jump Rope" by Denyse Schmidt? Hmmmm?
Or maybe you would be able to provide a good home for some FQs of "Metro Living" circles? What do you say?
The giveaway will close at midnight EST on Monday, February 27th. To enter, just leave a comment -- and if you're a follower, please let me know in a second comment so you can double your chances at winning a little fabric in your preferred colourway (or from one of the bundles above).
Hey, one of the benefits of reading a small blog is that your chances of winning a giveaway are really pretty good!!
Have a wonderful day,