230: Winners’ Circle…

230: Winners’ Circle…

Alrighty then, sorry it has taken me so long to get back here…my DayJob has been keeping me pretty wiped by the time I get home, plus I have a bunch of studio stuff I am trying to work on…all at the same time…

Note:  If these project were dishes I was juggling….we’d be eating on paper plates…..

Anyway….I could NOT just pick one entry for the bird stories I requested here ……and even with 4 prizes-winners that I eventually picked….there were still other wonderful little anecdotes and tales…and I truly loved reading them all…aren’t memories and stories fun??

So without further ado……

here are the winners:

For the Main Prize…..Kelly Oletzke who talked about her Father-in-law with such love, I have re-read it a couple times, and it just warms my heart so very much….thank you for the loving picture of a great man and his love for birds.

Three runner up prizes are going to the following ladies whose entries also caught my eye……

Ginawho also made me very sad with her story of when she was little coming to terms with the inescapability of death when she watched a bird die from being hit by her dad’s car…..I can just picture the sobbing and I really felt bad for you Gina!!

Denise who made me totally laugh out loud when she told of a “two-liner” she had heard about a mom’s love/hate relationship with birds….complete with a Ba-dum-dum for effect….

And lastly one of John‘s Fly Girls whom I met at Market…. Kaye Prince shared some a beautiful poem by Emily Dickinson about a little bird…well Kaye being a librarian (if I am remembering correctly) must have remembered I was an English major in college and got me hooked in with the poetry (and no, I don’t really know or care too much if  it was supposed to be whom or who back there in that earlier sentence….I am not a copy editor!)

SO Kelly, Gina, Denise, and Kaye, please email me your snail mail addresses (to bluenickel5 (@) earthlink (dot) net…….and I will eventually get your prizes out of here into the postal system on their way to you!!  (and no, the last batch of prizes haven’t left here yet, but they are almost ready…they are in envelopes with addresses…but I want to add a note to each and whatever other little extras I can…I tend to throw little odd things in to make them not run of the mill….)

AND just so you know, I do have two more entries coming up regarding Quilt Market,  then we will be back to a more of the visual variety-pack from the world that inspires my Blue Nickel Studio Mindset. And since I don’t really want to leave you with another non-pictorial post….here is a little bit of inspiration from the studio and grounds to remind you that there is more to me than just fabric…..Not much more, but there is some……..


ALSO don’t forget….we need some more comments here  to get me drawing for those great little Anna Maria prize packs….

Later, peeps,



  • I totally loved reading those comments too!! You have chose well Obi wan quilter lol now be off and create so we can be more inspired!

    June 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm
  • Sandy Allen


    Thanks for the pictures! I love the birdhouse with the keys! So cute. And the fabric is gorgeous! Don’t know how you will be able to cut in to that!

    June 18, 2010 at 6:04 pm
  • Lynn D in NC


    Congrats to the winners, the bird stories were great. I always love the garden pics. Now what are you going to do with that lucious stack of fabrics?

    June 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm
  • Woohoo! So excited to have won, thanks so much Scott! Off to email you now!

    June 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm
  • Patty


    I agree with Sandy, love the fabric and don’t think I could cut it. I usually lay pieces of pretty fabric over the back of a chair in my sewing room so I can just look at it. Congrats to the winners.

    June 19, 2010 at 11:44 am
  • Jeanette


    Yay spring! Happy dads Day Scott!

    June 20, 2010 at 11:53 am

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