So, if you are going to pull a name out of a hat, it should be a good one! Big thank you to hubby Bruce for volunteering his hat to the cause. (well, he found out about it after the fact... :)
There were fifty seven names in the hat. I had to eliminate double entries and such, but the finals went in and were well stirred and shaken about.......
... then I drew one out....
Hilary of Crazy as a Loom! Well, congratulations Hilary and now you have a decision to make:
Its time to choose which colour you'd like: periwinkle blue, cream and white, teal green or bronze/ gold.
I'd like to thank everyone who entered the draw with your comments. When I, or any blogger, writes a post and shares our thoughts and feelings, we hope there's someone somewhere out there reading it. Your comments are the reward for all the work and it makes a huge difference to us. Comments are what motivates us, fuels us to keep on writing and sharing. So when you read a post at a blog (and not just mine) and you enjoyed it, please consider leaving a comment or question. You'll make their day! I had no idea of all the new friends around the world I would make when I started this blog six years ago. Thank you for following along.....
Now, I'd like to share something else with you. Some time ago, I wrote a Remembrance Day post about my various family members who have served in the military in some capacity. It seems that an internet search brought author Tina Bilbe to my blog and we exchanged emails about my maternal grandmother and her service in World War 1 at the Kingsnorth Airfield. It seemed the history of Kingsnorth Airship Station was apparently becoming a book.
Soon I was able to pre-order a copy at Amazon and it arrived yesterday! (the link takes you to the book at Amazon with a free peak inside)
I haven't had a chance to read it as yet but I will show these pictures:
This is a picture of the old airfield as it was in 1917 about the time my grandmother served there. It was later cleared away and rebuilt as the more well known airfield that was used during World War 2.
This is the sort of airship that used Kingsnorth Airfield at that time period.
.... and listed under personnel, is my grandmother Emma Worden. From my father's family collection, here's her airfield pass:
Here is Emma Worden as a young lady before World War 1.
These ladies are her three daughters and my mother is on the far left wearing the dark suit. I think both my mother and hers would be thrilled with the mention in the book.
Back to weaving with the next post.... thanks for being there and lets get another year underway!