Tuesday, May 1, 2007

And the Beltane Goes to...

I know, I'm sure you've been checking all day to find out the winners, haven't you?
Well, let me just open the envelope here... and

For Best Blog Participation, the Beltane goes to: Lana! From her first post to this last month, Lana has provided project detail, thoughts on the book, questions and one really lovely drawing. Thank you so much Lana!

For Best Completed Project, the Beltane goes to: Melanie and her tunic! She kept us updated on her progress throughout this gorgeous project, along with providing an excellent explanation on how she felt it related to Mists. Great work Melanie!

And, an unexpected third project category- the technical category. For an incredibly complex project, from the stitch pattern to piecing it together (click here to see this top broken down in pieces- yikes!), the Technical Beltane goes to: Jules for her Elfin Bride sweater!

Congratulations to the winners! Please email me at with addresses. The prizes are being put together as we speak and will be ready to go out next Monday!

This was such a hard decision and if you could have heard Brooke and I on the phone there was a lot of "can we just give everyone a prize" being bandied about. Thanks so much to all our participants, both in the projects and in the KAL. We've had such a great time hosting.

Also, keep checking back- we'll have both prizes to show and maybe a possible continuation of this KAl...

Happy Beltane and So Long For Now!

Hello everyone! This will probably be my last "official" post before I leave for the Emerald Isle, but I'm sure that I'll leave a few more comments. The Fabulous Miss Em will be announcing the contest winners later today.

I have had such a great time during this KAL and have enjoyed reading everyone's posts, seeing pictures, and gaining different insights and perspectives while reading the book. Thank you for that!

A few people have expressed an interest in continuing the KAL, and we are all for it! Em and I will be stepping down as the hostesses though, so we officially throw down the gauntlet to anyone who would like to assume command, for lack of a better term :) There are a few books in the series, so maybe two people can host the next book, then two more people take over the following book, etc. Please email Em if you are interested and she'll set you up as a moderator. I hope someone does take over, because I know I would love to participate!

Regarding your book, some people loved it, some people hated it, but regardless, there is a great website called, that I recommend checking out. It's a very interesting concept. I am going to "set my book free" in Ireland and see where it goes! If you're scratching your head, saying, "What?!" just check out the site.

Well, my dears, it has been a wonderful experience for me and I hope it has been for you as well :)