I’m sure that almost everyone has already heard, but for those of you prefer WordPress Reader to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, today’s big news in my corner of the sewing world is the safe return to Tula‘s sketchbook.
Depending on how much you use social media, and who you follow, you may have noticed that talk about the missing book greatly increased over the weekend, after Kat offered to increase the reward for it. I like to think that it wasn’t the fact that a greater reward for the missing book was much of a motivating factor, but that this one piece of news just brought people’s attention back to the issue and reminded them that it was unresolved. And really, what are the chances that someone reposting from Australia, would have a connection who was at the show, and might be in possession of the book, without knowing what it was? Highly unlikely.
Regardless of people’s motivations, this weekend just served to remind me what a great bunch of people quilters are. I know how many people viewed my post about it, and how many times it was directly shared from my site, and suffice to say, I’ll likely never write another post that popular, or at least not one that gains so much momentum so quickly. It was great to see so many people take an interest and reignite the conversation.
The book was ultimately found by a custodian at the school where the show was hosted, and returned earlier today. Is it coincidence that the book was discovered so shortly after all the online chatter about it? It’s certainly possible, but I’d like to think that the many people who read about, shared information on, and discussed this topic over the weekend had something to do with it.
Until next time, I hope we all have a little more faith in the world.
P.S.: in the event that it’s not immediately clearly obvious, I did pinch these pictures from Tula’s Facebook page.