OMGoodness! Despite the wonderfulness of this quilt, it has nothing on YOU! ♥ I never imagined we’d hear so many interesting, creative, touching, evocative stories, did you? Was that fun or WHAT??? So, we do have a winner. Only one, making me almost sad before I get excited and tell the name! I need more quilts!!!
But . . . let the trumpets blare . . . (click here, you just have to :-)) Because one of you is the lucky recipient, and she is . . .
Well, not so fast . . . let’s think about this for a moment 🙂 . . . before I announce the person who is soon going to receive this beautiful vintage quilt, I want to show you the tiny stitches some unknown creative woman made in this quilt. ♥ I really wish she knew what’s happening with it today, what inspiration she has provided! Wouldn’t she be surprised? ♥
I think all the wonderful writings you girls did these last two days have osmosised themselves into this quilt now: one thought, one pumpkiny, windy, leafy, butternut thought for every stitch. ♣ Whoever gets this quilt, she gets to wrap herself in a Blanket of Love from us to her! This is the true Girlfriends Giveaway. Not just from me, but from all of us. So, without further adieu, as they say in the movies, the winner is ( . . . I have butterflies in my stomach, I really do!)
Wait for it . . . we’re shaking up the RDM, our “random drawing machine!”
La, la, la . . . la-lee la-lee la-lee daaa . . .
OK, here it comes….
Isn’t this EXCITING???? I CAN’T WAIT!!!
Shall we hear the trumpets blare again? No? OK, then, here we go . . . (Ahhh, the deliciousness of this moment . . . when anything is possible, it should last forever!)
The random drawing machine has GOT a WINNER!!! AND THE NAME IS . . . .
C I N D Y T U N I N G ! ! !
And I don’t know where she’s from yet, because I have to email her and tell her, but I hope she comes back and takes a big bow under our comments below. We gonna wrap her up in love. ♥ We gonna send her to the moon!
Because all of this would be nothing without Y♥U!
I wish I had a quilt for everyone, so there’s a mini consolation prize (and it comes with a Song), which will warm you almost as much as the quilt because you get to make it yourself! Your house will smell like heaven and your friends and family will make you feel every bit of the winner that you are when you make this Zucchini Nut Bread, all hot and moist from the oven, laced with cinnamon, studded with walnuts, one loaf for you, and one for your best friend? Did someone say something about that in our 1500 replies yesterday???? I’m sure they did! We covered everything!!!
And when I started this blog three months ago, I thought I might be writing out into the wind, to the empty sky, with no one there to listen! Have I told you lately that I love you? ♥
I see you, skipping through your windy neighborhood, popping over to your moms, or dropping a loaf of this tea bread on your girlfriend’s front porch . . . Oh! Did you need a recipe? I can do that!
Direct from my private recipe-box stash . . .
Delicious with tea, with breakfast, lunch, and of course, dinner; with an old movie, and after your walk. And while the baby naps.
And here’s the rest of the story, where your kitchen starts to smell really good!
And when you pull this from the oven, remember me, a person with good handwriting and bad handwriting, but with a really good recipe for Zucchini Nut Bread, the luckiest girl because, besides this to-die-for recipe, she has a LOT of wonderful, poetic, expressive, heart-in-hand girlfriends, YOU. Loving to learn, everyday, more and more, we are not alone!!! Happy October! Baby take a bow. ♥