October 14, 2011

The winners are .....

In the end, after much fisticuffs, the Dr. and I came to our decision. And lemme tell you, it was anything but easy. In the end, there were 32 entries from around 20 entrants. The sights were so inspiring, and the contest did indeed to what I had hoped.... it has spurred me onward toward the arduous task of winding off all that thread for the Dr. to Dye! I am three weeks out from my major holiday shows at this point, so our dye season will start in mid november. I know it's been a long contest, but I promise- the rewards will be worth the wait!






On to the winning entries....


(did I mention how hard it was to choose? Every entry had something inspiring, and many factors were a part of our decision making process. I'm sure there are more than a few that come forth as future dye batches, however, these two are the prize winners)





Congrats to Beelizabeth on her entry of the Grand prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. The orange in this just grabbed me, and the transition to the deep blue should be fun to maneuver in dye.





Also, this entry by Cindy from Alaska. (Cindy, would you please email me? You didn't write your email on the back of your postcards...and as promised I am too disorganized to pair it up with the original email.) My photography of this card did not quite capture the subtleties in the pastels, and we are very excited about working in the deep deep blue/black with a graceful blend.


Again, thank you all so much for delighting me this summer with your participation! I will offer a cupon code for a discount on thread to everyone who entered. Details on that will come when the batches are ready to load in the shop. I hope you all enjoyed the contest as much as I did, The Dr. and I have high hopes for repeating it next year. Thank you again for being a part of this wonderful online community of tatters and for keeping me inspired!

8 comments:

Fox said...

Pretty choices! Looking forward to the Dt's magic.
Fox : )

creativasuculencia said...

Congratulations to the winners!

I can understand how hard it was to choose, but really like your choices. So, you are planning to include the black in the second one... hm, that will be interesting to see indeed!

And thanks for your generosity. I am glad this game gave you the inspiration you were looking for - it was fun for me to play, so I am happy you had fun too!

Isdihara said...

Congratulations to both prize winners and also to all participants for their great entries! The new color ways....ooohhh, the new color ways...tantalizing temptations in HDT.

umintsuru said...

Oh those are great choices. What beautiful colours!! The Yellowstone poastcards have such amazing colours. The aurora in Alaska is so beautiful.

Congratulations to Beelizabeth and Cindy.

Beelizabeth said...

I am really excited to see how the good Dr. interprets the Grand Prismatic Spring- it's one of my favorite sights. And seeing the Northern lights is on my bucket list. Thanks for the fun contest.

Ladytats said...

looking forward to the new dyeing season. and congrats to the winners. All the postcards you showed were very pretty

Cindy said...

Thanks for this great contest! What a fun idea. Can't wait to see all the combinations you come up with in the future. I'm anxious to see you interpretation of our northern lights in your wonderful HDTs. Thanks for choosing my postcard!
Cindy

Lily said...

Now that the contest is over, can you tell us just where all you have visited??