Yes! The judges have reached their conclusions!
They first narrowed the field of 36 semi-finalists down to 16 finalists, at which point the head judge selected the 3 winners.
Third prize, an 8×10 glossy of Lucy (plus a yarn surprise), suitable for framing, goes to Peg, for this adorable entry:
Second prize, Dale book 109, donated by L-B, goes to Betsy, who submitted the following somewhat alarming photo:
The cat and squirrel in the photo actually belong to a friend of hers!
And the Grand Prize of the pink alpaca wool goes to Theresa in South Carolina:
Theresa wrote: “This is Pookie, with my handmade egg basket that no one is supposed to touch, and some of my tiger-striping sock yarn, which is sacred here in Clemson Tiger country. That cats gets away with everything!”
Thank you all for your wonderful photos and stories. I have a page with a sampling of some of the photos received here.
And because this is my blog and I wanna, here’s one of my favorite photos. This is my brother, hanging out with his Maine Coon cat:
From Lucy, for all your good wishes for her birthday.
She had a lovely weekend, with lots of love and kisses and playtime.
And we humans had a fun Valentine’s Day — exchanged cute gifts and watched “Finding Nemo” on video.
And I worked on Frida.
Here’s a close-up of the flower border.
What a fun pattern!
Happy Presidents Day to all of you who celebrate and have the day off. I was going to do my taxes today, but got inspired and completed them last night and e-filed. So I can play all day.
Well, I really ought to clean up my home a bit. We’ll see.