Picture this: I’m at the computer early last Sunday morning, catching up on some crafty reading, when I came across this post. “Oh, hey, the February InStitches Winner. Well, congratulations Make It Sna–wait! I’m Make It Snappy! That’s my project!” Yes, you would have thought that I’d just read that I’d won an Oscar, and I actually did almost fall off of my chair (which is one of those things people always say and I have to wonder how that could be, but now I know.) But really, I’m not sure that anything I’ve ever made in my life has won a prize!
[I feel a little like the father in A Christmas Story talking about his “MAJOR AWARD”.]
And what a prize. Feast your eyes on this:
Such bright, cheerful fabric and thread, and the stationery – oh the stationery! It’s handmade by Ms. Finny herself and is almost too pretty to use. There’s also a Hershey bar that was more like a chocolate tube-o-goo upon arrival; it’s returned to its bar-like state now, though, and I’m sure it will be no less delicious.
Have you ever finished a project, and even though you’re pretty pleased with it, you don’t want to show it to anyone because they’re going to know what a loser/hack/oddball you really are? Because it’s not perfect, or clever enough, or the most amazingly original thing ever made? Well, the moral of this story is: don’t be shy! That’s how I felt by the time I’d photographed the ol’ eye mask, and for once, shrugging my shoulders and saying “aw, what the heck?” has paid off. In a fabulous prize, no less! So thank you, Finny and Donk – thank you very much.