Thursday, January 17, 2013

Craftster Best of 2012

This month I've been waiting impatiently for the annual Craftster Best of 2012 choices to be announced...hoping that one of my projects would be among them. The announcement came out this week, and WOO HOO, not one but TWO of my projects were recognized--and much to my surprise, two of the swaps I coorganized were recognized too!!

One Groovy Quilt is the project I was hoping would win, so I was very happy when I saw that it had. I made it for my partner, onegroovyday, in the Invite Your Partner swap last spring.  Since it was all hand-quilted it was very time consuming to make, but I knew she would appreciate it, and she did!  I love the colors and the log cabin pattern.

Then I discovered that two purses, A Rainbow and a Luna Moth, that I made for my partners in the Surprise Swap, were also winners!  They were both made using my standard zippered tote bag pattern, then I personalized them with the recipients' favorite themes.  These too were time consuming, but the results were really worth the effort.

I enjoyed looking at all the different projects that won "Best Of..." in the different categories--there are really a lot of winners!  It wasn't until I reached the very last category--swaps-- that I realized I had won again, for the Halloween/Autumn Ninni Swap (which I coorganized with Susan), and for the Craft This Tote Round 2 Swap (which I coorganized with Wendie). The interesting galleries are what made these two swaps notable (click on the name of each swap to visit the gallery).

All this excitement makes me want to get busy on some new projects (and potential winners!) Every project posted on Craftster this year will be considered for "Best Of 2013", so if you are crafty, YOU can put your projects in the running too!  If you are not a member of Craftster, don't worry, signing up is easy, and you can start posting your projects right away.  Craftster is a wonderfully encouraging community, and I highly recommend it!


Gill said...

Congratulations Leslie!
I think all your projects are fabulous!

Alexandra Abarca said...

Hi Leslie, wauuuuu!!!!! congratulationes, very good news in this 2013.

So I came back.

Costa Rica

Kay said...

Many congratulations. Your work is always wonderful and deserves recognition, especially for all the hand sewing that went into the quilt. Onwards and upwards for 2013.

LimeRiot said...

Congratulations, Leslie!! I knew you'd have a couple winners this year :). Very well deserved.

Helen said...

W00t - well done Leslie!! I love the quilt and the bags - especially the rainbow one :)
And well done to you and Susan for organising some amazing swaps.

Unknown said...

oh that quilt!

but, also, oh all the projects that you made in 2012!
congratulations again on being a (multi) craftster best of 2012!!!

wendiek said...

I was so excited too, Leslie! You won twice with very lovely projects!

Beck won with that stunning necklace, I think I saw Lime among the winners too and two swaps you organized! One with Susan of course *congratulations Susan* and one you let me help co organize! Woohoo!

This is such big news for you and for us readers and Craftsters!

A big hug and kisses for all that you achieved last year! Not only the winning projects but all the others too!