Okay, so WOW!!! The entries for the DT have totally knocked our socks off! All the kind words and amazingly thoughtful creations are just wonderful! Thank you so much to all that entered---I mean, what a delightful problem I now have of trying to select 6 members from over 100 talented entries.
I have been to each blog (I know I commented sparsely, but I was silently stalking many of you!!!) and we will be narrowing down a very long list of finalists today and hopefully posting the finalists tomorrow. I have some emails to make before posting, but I will post the final list hopefully tomorrow in the evening.
I am soooo grateful again for each kind word, each beautiful creation....they are amazing.
I am always worried about those that I can't select, but who truly deserve to be selected; so if that is you, please remember that being selected or not selected is not a comment on your talent. I try to balance styles with the members we currently have and literally due to size and time, I can't select everyone I am dying to select. My original list of top contendors is very long, but with patience and time, it will be whittled down to 6 new members. I wish it could be longer, but maintaining a large DT can be expensive and time consuming, so we keep our group to around 15 members.
I hope that everyone can be happy for those 6 and positively support them as we move unto the next stage---being inspired by them. :)
Thank you all and we will be talking soon. :)