Today is the last day to enter the Swirlygig Challenge. I have received some photos of some beautiful work! Stitchers can be so creative.
Something one entrant said made me think about how we should vote: "Even if I don't get any votes, I'm happy with it."
This reminded me when I was a kid and I ran for some class office. I had to watch and see how many of my classmates voted against me. And then I had to put on a brave face as I stood in front of the whole class, knowing the outcome, while my opponent was announced as the winner. (For some reason, the voting kids had their heads down on their desks, but I was standing in front of the class. Naked. Oh, wait, that was the recurring nightmare part.) Anyway, Not Happy. So, I've determined that you won't vote in the comments. No, you'll send me an e-mail. And then I will tell everyone that they lost by one vote, as if you auditioned for Jeopardy (they tell you you missed by one, so you don't look like a big loser to your friends and family who really think YOU should be on Jeopardy). Anyway, I think it's much nicer to think you were close than to know how far off you really were. And how far off you were is a secret I shall carry to my grave. Because I know how that feels.
Anyway, I hope you all will be patient with me as I resize the photos and pop them up in some kind of order for your admiration and consideration. Then we'll have the voting for some period of time, and finally, winners will be announced.
But the way I see it, you're all winners!