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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SSS Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Sweet Spot Skirts Photo Contest winners!  Thank you to everyone who participated.  We received such an array of creative shots, ranging from travel shots to athletic feats, to just plain cute.  Due to the amazing entries, it took some time for the judges to make their selections...but now, let me introduce the 2012 winners:

Grand Prize:  Tracy Cavanagh
“I was recently in Suzhou, China where I borrowed a bike from the hotel and took it for a spin. I thought you might like a picture of one of your skirts in China! I love this skirt.”     -Tracy   
*Tracy will receive a hand-selected skirt each quarter for the next year 

1st Place:  Janine Fraser
“My ‘Diamonds’ took me to the finish line of Ironman Canada!”    -Janine

*Janine will receive an outfit of a Sweet Spot Skirt with one of our favorite Run Pretty Far shirts

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
 "On a ferry from Passua, Germany at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn Rivers." -Wendy Seay, Lauri Morris and Kim Donovan on a bike trip from Prague to Vienna with VBT
"Yesterday when I was hiking, I asked a guy coming up the mountain if I was on the right trail (as in which trail head was i heading towards) and he said that I had passed him on the way up because he remembered my awesome skirt, and that yes, I was headed back in the right direction." -Lynne Johnson Nelson at Mt. Elbert by Leadville, CO (elevation 14,433 ft.)

"Surrender the Booty in Sydney, Australia, across the water from the famous opera house" -Jennifer Brecht 

"Have to say, loved wearing my SSS’s at Disneyland.  SO comfortable!" -Kristen Harris 

*Each of the women in the honorable mentions will receive a $10 coupon to use on any purchase at Sweet Spot Skirts online or at our flagship store

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sweet Shenna Quilt #5

This is Sharon, the recipient of our Sweet Shenna Quilt #5.  Fighting cancer is a cause dear to our hearts, as Stephanie (the owner of Sweet Spot Skirts) lost her mom to breast cancer when she was 12 years old. Her mother, Sharon Allan, was only 36. Sharon's nickname, given to her by Stephanie’s father, was “Shenna”.
In memory of her mom, Stephanie has begun a line of lap quilts and matching pillows from pink Sweet Spot Skirt scraps. Scraps are boxed and sent to Deaver WY, where cousin Jean creates beautiful quilts and pillows. We have the lucky job of giving them away to amazing women across the country who are battling cancer. 

Where are the quilts now?

  • Our first Sweet Shenna quilt went to a wonderful woman, Ursula, who had just gone through a double mastectomy (and might we add she has completely recovered and is cancer free!!!)
  • Sweet Shenna #2 was donated to Doernbechers Children’s Hospital as a fundraiser for children with cancer. 
  • Sweet Shenna #3 was lovingly given to Sharon who is currently fighting cancer. Our desire is that during her battle and healing, she is comforted by her quilt!
  • Sweet Shenna #4 was used to raise money for ‘the power of pink’ by a wonderful mother-daughter team in Washougal, Team Mackenzie.
  • Sweet Shenna #5 has just been given to Sharon Sunnell, pic above!

Sharon had surgery today and is resting now. Her son, Forrest, started the "Just Do Two" movement that encourages people to get moving consistently every day and support each other in their goals.  It's our hope that this quilt will bring Sharon a small spark of happiness and joy each day, knowing that the Sweet Spot Skirt team is cheering her on!