Ok, I just had a moment. Like, that moment in Love Actually when Laura Linney is so excited that her biggest crush just kissed her that she has to excuse herself for a moment, walk around the corner, and silently jump up and down and wave her fists in the air. It would’ve been more of a Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch, shouting his excitement for all to hear moment, but the kids are napping.
I guess Susan got here first and told you guys that I won for reader’s choice best top for Spring Top Week! And she predicted I would say something to the effect of “I NEVER thought this could happen!” Well, she’s wrong. I totally expected it.
Ok, no seriously, I DID NOT expect this at all! Truly a wonderful surprise. Even going to bed last night I was fairly sure I would see Flossie Teacake’s gorgeous top surpassing mine by miles.
Can I just share a little story of how that top even made it in to Spring Top Week? Susan came over and pretty much ordered me to go put it on so she could take some pictures. I was planning on blogging about it eventually, but I really did not feel motivated to enter it. I just thought it was kind of simple and with the dark solid color, not really “springy”. Plus, I had been through the flickr pool and thought there was no point. So, I go back to my bedroom to comply and I guess she wondered what was taking me so long so she came back and found me bent into the hamper, throwing item after dirty item over my head in an attempt to locate it. Turns out, my lovely husband had washed it and it was laying flat to dry in the laundry room. So, no worries, you didn’t vote for the dirty hamper shirt.
But that shows you how close I came to not entering it. Can you imagine? Does this give you any motivation for future endeavors? I hope so, because it definitely gave me a little boost to not be so critical of my creations and to say “what the heck” more often. And Susan probably got the best deal of all of us, because now she gets to say “I TOLD YOU SO” like a broken record.
And I am super excited about the prizes as well, I mean, who wouldn’t be?! Especially when I saw I got the voile. I GOT THE VOILE!! (there, a little Tom-esque shouting for you) But can I tell you what I am most excited about? Being a judge next year!! I really hope Rae continues that tradition, because how much fun would that be?!
A million thanks, Rae. Both for holding this fun competition and giving us all a reason to do some selfish sewing. From seeing all the entries in the flickr group, I can tell that everybody left this competition with a prize!
(ok, was that cheesy? Yeah, that was kinda cheesy. But seriously, they were all beautiful tops, and I really do think that warrants a little “everyone is a winner” cheesiness. Just nod your head and smile.)
ps: Still time to enter our giveaway for some beautiful Heather Bailey fabric! We’ll pick a winner this Friday!