The busy few weeks hosting the Triple-Zip Along is over. And it was enjoyable in every way. And I'm still in awe that we made over 200 little pouches together. But what I'm really reflecting on is what happened in the background. The fact that for more than a few of you, this was your first experience with a zipper(!), with flickr, with a sew-along. I've tried to comment on the blog posts I've seen about the triple-zip, and on one I was the very first commenter. Ever. Do you remember how exciting that was? There have been pouches made by folks in quite a lot of countries different from my own - many that are very, very far away! It continues to amaze me how far-reaching our quilting community is. As the days went by, there were friends who checked in to say "sorry, but I'm too busy", and I encouraged them along in what they needed to do. And one friend shared that her son had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and my prayers have been mixed in with checking flickr pics.
So you see, once again, it's been more that a tutorial, a bit of fabric, and an ungodly amount of zippers. It's been you and me, gathering together. And that's always the best part.