I hope everyone who is doing the Pennsylvania Dutch BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop is keeping up, even if you are not reporting your finishes. This will be the most wonderful quilt, and certainly one that I will hold dear for a number of reasons.
The winner of this month's drawing for the $25 from the Fat Quarter Shop is .... ERIKA! Congratulations, Erika. I will email you your certificate in a few minutes.
I can't thank the Fat Quarter Shop enough for their support this year to our little sew-along! You all are so wonderful!
And a reminder -- since this BOM is almost ended -- there are some awfully gorgeous ones beginning shortly! If you don't believe me, check them out for yourself! I'm personally waiting for two of those to begin! :)
On a personal note, thank you to everyone who has emailed me with your concern for my work person. I feel it's okay now to tell you that this is my boss, the founder and Chairman of the Board of our company. I have worked directly for him for over sixteen years. Even though we knew he was sick, his rapid decline the past few weeks has us reeling. At this writing he is still with us, but the end is very near and could come at any moment. Please keep his wife and family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. We will miss him so much.
UPDATE: I received a call from his wife shortly after I made this post that he was gone. I've been over there since she called and just got home to clean up a bit and go back over there. Thank you all so much. This has been a difficult week, a difficult day, and next week will be likewise. He looked so peaceful, and for that I will be forever grateful.