Some words from palimpsestic......
What a week it’s been! I found out I’d won the last challenge while checking my email at the airport last Tuesday. I was on my way to spend a week helping my mother, who has breast cancer, recover from her mastectomy surgery. As the treasuries rolled in the first few days, I only got to see them on my phone in the hospital room, but each one was a bright spot in the midst of a difficult time and I thank you all for that.
I’ll be on an airplane once again (on my way home this time) when the winner I’ve chosen is announced. How appropriate that is! I’ve traveled so many places with all of you this week—on road trips, around the world, to India and Paris, home for Christmas, and even through time. Last night, I opened each and every one of your treasuries in a separate tab and there wasn’t a single one I was able to close without debate. I narrowed the field to 29 and then 14 and then 10 (all in my blog, by the way: http://jennifertatroe.blogspot.com/) I agonized over the final two, putting the decision off until morning.
I finally chose this treasury not only because of its aesthetic appeal, but because the story of my life has been one of moving west. I love the spirit of this treasury, the way it captures the freedom of the frontier, the wide open spaces, and the gorgeous, golden light. As I fly west once again, I present to you this winning treasury. Congratulations, KitzieG!
The winning treasury is....
Gold Rush - A Gift Guide for Pioneers by KitzieG
Congrats to KitzieG! How about showing her treasury some NonTeam love?
She will be choosing the Inspiration Item for Challenge #5. She'll also be judging it.
Check back here on Thursday at noon (eastern time) for the start Challenge #5!