What a day! I'm about to conk, so I'll just update here as quickly as I can.
I finally won a treasury challenge!!!
My winning entry: Click to see the whole thing!
Now, having divested myself of this momentous news, I will add that, having won, other Epsteam teammates are working like Trojans making new treasuries of their own, featuring an item from my shop. Madeline helped me choose which one to feature:
I know it's rather subdued but, as she pointed out, "It's very Etsy, Mom. And besides it'll work for all those white treasuries Etsy favors." (Now is not the time to remind me about my previous scathing comments about Etsy front page treasuries!)
I've been featured in about 40 treasuries so far today, and I'm doing my best to visit, comment, and generally promote each and every one. So far, I've made it through about 35 of them... and there are six days to go! It's exhausting, but fun. About the time I clear my slate, I get notices about two or three more new treasuries. Right now I feel like this:
Ah, the price of fame!
I'm worn out, and off to bed...