My heart flutters a little as I post this because I won something truly amazing over the weekend! I am still in shock about it!
As many of my loyal reads know, I purchased a wonderfully crafted fine drum carder from Ron Anderson of Fancy Kitty earlier in the year. I had been wanting one for ages and was finally able to save up the money to buy one. Around the same time that I made the purchase, I joined the Fancy Kitty ravelry group and have become an active member there. It is probably the nicest bunch of fiber fanatics that I've been a part of online, and they discuss all kinds of fiber related topics there so it is a great place to learn. Ron is also very generous and does a giveaway regularly that is usually based on a new membership number milestone at the ravelry group. When the group hit 300 member last week, Ron did a fantastic giveway through an elimination drawing. Guess who was the last name left?
YEP! IT'S ME!!!!!!!!!! I WON!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had the choice of a drum carder or a picker. Although I already have a lovely fine drum carder, I really wanted another one that could do art batts and thicker fibers. I chose the medium 72/90 drum carder as my prize. (A picker would have been nice too, but as a city dweller for now, I really have no storage place for it.) Well, I just got an email notification today that Ron mailed it! Its on the way!
I truly feel blessed to have won such an awesome prize! And, I can not say enough good things about Ron as a person and craftsman. His drum carders are wonderfully handmade! His customer service can not be beat! He's also the most generous businessman that I've encountered online. Please take a minute to visit the Fancy Kitty site. I also highly recommend that you join the Fancy Kitty ravelry group if you are at all interested in his products (you don't have to own one to be a part of the group).
When the drum carder arrives, I'll be sure to post about it eventually. Although, I'll probably be quite busy carding lovely batts for a while. I wonder if I can crank one carder with each hand? Hmmm... LOL!
And, a BIG thanks to Ron for his generosity!