2014 Golden Heart® Finalists Update: T’was the Week Before RWA®14 (abbreviated version)

T’was the week before nationals when all through the loop,
E-mails were stirring with the latest news for the group.

The nervous excitement hung in each heart and the air,
In the hopes that July 23rd soon would be there.

When what to each overflowing inbox did appear,
But a photo of the Dream Weavers pin for this year.

©2014 Dream Weavers  (Photo courtesy Asa Maria Bradley) Pin arrangements by 2014 Golden Heart finalists Denny S. Bryce (design search) and Asa Maria Bradley (pin maker search and orders)

Dream Weavers Pin ©2014 Asa Maria Bradley

More rapid than nanoseconds the messages came,
And we replied, commented, tweeted, and shared each name.

Now, requests! Now, contracts! Now, congrats and celebrations!
On interviews! On, posts! On, dresses and alterations!

To bringing new business cards! To downloading apps!
Now schedule events! Reservations! Maybe short naps?

Jillian Lark business card (front) @2014 Jillian Lark

Jillian Lark business card (front) @2014 Jillian Lark

But you’ll hear us exclaim, as we head on our way,
“We can’t wait to see each other and you in SA.”

©2014 Jillian Lark (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)



Dream Weavers pin design by author Xio Axelrod www.xioAxelrod.com Twitter @xioaxelrod

Dream Weavers pin made by Kingpin www.show-pins.com

Final Dream Weavers pin designer search by 2014 Golden Heart finalist Denny S. Bryce

Final Dream Weavers pin maker search/ orders by 2014 Golden Heart finalist Asa Maria Bradley

“A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore



  1. Have fun! Good Luck!

  2. Love our pin! Can’t wait to wear it for the first time. 🙂

  3. So cute!! I love your take on Moore’s poem! 🙂

  4. Love this post, Jillian! And the Dreamweaver pin is gorgeous!

  5. Lark! So fun and clever. And apropos for the Dream Weavers. The excitement of going to conference as a GH finalist is a lot like Christmas in July. “They whistled and shouted, and called them by name… ” Best of luck!

    • Jackie, I’m thrilled you stopped by. Thanks for the compliments and good wishes! Love the Christmas in July analogy plus you just gave me an idea for a sequel to this post. Congrats on your previous GH finals! Hope to meet you at RWA14.~Jillian

  6. Thanks for putting a big smile on my face today! See you in a few days!

  7. Love the poem! Can’t believe Nationals is here already! Weird to think the Dreamweavers will meet *for realz* on Tuesday! See you then!

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