for winning the Etsy BeadWeavers Monthly Challenge for Feb08!
I came in 2nd. Apparently it was a very close race, I lost by 1 vote.
See I don't check the blog during Challenge voting very often. That way, I can be surprised like this. Mind you, I promote the hel out of the Challenges and such, I just don't look at the voting scores after I cast my initial vote, except maybe once or twice (my vote went to Enso's
gorgeous piece, incidentaly, and I could have sworn that piece would vastly beat mine, go figure)
I looked at it this morning prior to heading into work (yes, I still have a regular job, it's a 1-2 times a month thing.}:P, means extra money for beads, silks, chainmaille rings and dyes), so knew I'd come in second.
What I didn't know was that AnotherCountry got called away on personal matters and had dropped out of the Challenge before the voting had ended.
It made sense to leave her piece in there, after all, she did create a very cool piece for the Challenge and does deserve every vote she got, that Pony was alot of work!
Because of her withdrawal, the choosing of the Monthly Challenge theme for April fell to me, as 2nd place winner. So I guess I did win, in a round about way.
Except now.. I have to think up a theme. And I hadn't put ANY thought into it. After all, I didn't win.}:P