Do you remember that? RIFFE? Back in the day, the schools did RIFFE: Reading Is Fun For Everyone. I loved RIFFE. Every student got a free book, and we did reading challenges for other fun prizes, and it really did make reading fun. Because really, reading should be fun. Now, the schools do RIF: Reading Is Fundamental. And sure, reading is, but kids don't want to hear that, fundamentals are boring, they want fun! I don't think that changes as we get older, either. We still want to read because it's fun, not necessary. On the upside, kids now get a free book three times a year instead of just one, but still.
So in the spirit of the old school RIFFE, I offer you the final contest in this months FAB week. If your entry is drawn, you will win a signed copy of THE FORTUNE QUILT and just like back in the day, a fun prize to go along with it! All you have to do, is take a walk down memory lane, and tell us two things. 1 - An Atlantis story, maybe you played Atlantis when you were younger? Have you read about Atlantis? Seen a movie? What sparked your imagination about it? 2 - Tell us about your favorite quilt and why it's your favorite quilt. Is it one you made? One some one gave you? Why is it so special?
And since I believe in playing fair, I'll tell you my responses to the two. The Atlantis one takes me back to my childhood. When we were growing up, we always had a pool. Summers were spent playing and laughing with friends and family. And this is where I tell you we were nerds. Big Time. My sisters, cousins, and I would spends days on end in the pool, inventing new games, and one of them was "Discover Atlantis", we had these goggles that covered our whole faces, and we would go on Deep Sea Missions (quite a feat, since the pool was only 5 ft deep) and search for the riches of the Lost City, and one person was always IT (The Guardian of Atlantis), and whenever we got close to the treasure, the explorer and the Guardian, would have a flip off. Meaning, we would put on our full-face goggles, and see who could do the most flips in a row without coming up for air. If the Guardian won, the treasure stayed lost, if the explorer won they were rich, meaning, they made the rules for the next game. Like I said, we were nerds, but man was it a fun game and we laughed for hours because of it. As for the quilt? My favorite one is one I don't even have yet. In fact, I don't have any quilts, but my best friend A is making me one, and knowing her it will be the perfect quilt. But more than anything, it will be my favorite, because she lives so very far away, and when I finally have it, and wrap it around me, it will be like having her with me at all times.
See now, easy peasey. If you'd like, you can blog your entry, just leave the link to it in the comments section of this post, so we can get it in. And don't forget, you still have time to enter the MEGA contest, just click here for details. This week-end, dee and I both have interviews with Lani and Alyssa to post, and on Monday, winners will be announced!