Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fiskateer of the Year 2009.

At the Fiskars Birthday Bash in Epcot, I was honored to be named Fiskateer of the year. I should have blogged this weeks ago, but life has got in the way of many things I should do.
Mickey Mouse was introduced and all of us who had run with our cameras to get pictures (you are dealing with 60 or so scrapbookers) was asked to sit down. Then we were asked to all stand up. The fiskateer leads all stood in a row and asked questions. If you had done these things they asked you stayed standing up. Have you met the Hershey Kiss, yes. Have you gone more than 100 miles to a crop, of course. Have you been on a party bus, will never forget that one, yes. Have you welcomed new fiskateers, yes. You get the idea. It took a while until there was just me and one other standing and my heart was racing because I had suddenly realized what was happening. Have you ever held a charity crop for Lupus. It was me.
I was Fiskateer of the Year 2009.
This moment will always stand out as one of the highlights of my life. There are so many great Fiskateers.
I was awarded large personalized scissors and a tote with my name on it by Mickey Mouse in a tuxedo and Suzanne Fanning. I just was so surprised I wish someone would have told me to shut my mouth. I cannot describe how proud I was at that moment and the love I felt from my fellow fiskateers.
I have received so many emails and pms congratulating me. I thank each and everyone of you.
The one thing I must add is that I could not have done all the things I do without the help of my merry band-Mary, Sue, Gail, Laura, Rose and Suzie. Also, my daughter, Robin has helped me immensely throughtout this last year.
Basically, I want to say- Thank You! Fiskateers Rock!

46 comments:

Pinky said...

You deserve it girl, Congrats!!!!! again....and again!

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Wow..I hope you are keeping your scissors under lock and key :D Congrats again! I am a follower!
Viji#5858

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

Well of course I'll become a follower to FOY 2009. Congrats again Maxine!

Rosalee said...

Hiya Maxine! You deserve the title of "FOY 2009" Congratulations.
Your blog is wonderful and I am now a follower

Taquitobelle said...

Well Maxine, the award was well deserved. Congratualations!
Rhonda Fiskateer 5614

Robin said...

congrats on FOY of year award

weze said...

Even tho we have not met in person YET Maxine I feel that I have made a great friend! I feel comfortable talking with you on the phone or the internet and that is just one of your people skills! You deserve that award and I am so glad they picked you and feel honored to know you personally!

Donna said...

That sounds like a great time, and the build up Wow!!
Congrats again to you, and enjoy the ride!!
I am already a follower!!

luv2stamp #3510 said...

Congrats on the year award,girl..well deserved honor..I'm now a follower!

Maxine #6215 said...

I love love love the sissors! Again Congrats!

Lauren said...

WOW! those scissors are HUGE! They are HUGE because of you HUGE crafting ability! Congratulations on the FOY 2009... YOU DESERVE IT! You also deserve being followed!

(By the way... I am DYING to know... do the scissors actually cut paper? =)

Jenny said...

Congrats!! :) It is an AMAZING honor! You deserve it!!! Shout for JOY!!!

Jenn #6361

Betsy said...

You deserved this 100 times over!!!! Congrats again!!!

Scrapalooza said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

pattyb said...

Maxine you are so wonderful, I can't even express it into words. You have always been kind on the boards and I have loved getting to know you. Hopefully one day we'll meet.

nancy said...

Congratulations!!! You are always so generous with others, so it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Those scissors are really awesome. I am a follower.

Sweepnut Denise said...

Congratulations Maxine, I'm so happy they picked you!

Christy said...

So well deserved Maxine, you are so giving to eveyone on the site. Congratulations!!!!

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

YOU DESERVED IT MAXINE,I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR SOME TIME,CONGRATS...

scrapnbeetle said...

I am so proud of you! I have been your lurker for a while hee hee

Jen said...

Congrats....you are a GREAT FOY!!!!!

Lesa said...

Maxine, you rock! Congratulations again on your much deserved FOY 2009 honor. It was a thrill to meet you at the Fiskars 360 party before you became FOY and it was thrilling to witness your moment!
Thank you for all you do!

Mary said...

Congrats Maxine! you deserve it!I am following you too! Mary #5509

marla said...

Congrats Maxine. What a great honor you received. I am now a follower of your blog. Congrats!!

Angela said...

what great pics! I'm sure you were given a million....I put someon Flikr....congrats again!

I was going to become a follower, but the follow link wasn't up there...don't know why.

Angela, Fiskateer 947

Angela said...

now a follower....link came up....

Angela, #947

Mardi said...

So well deserved!!!! Love you Maxine!

Tona said...

How exciting for you & so well deserved!!! Congrats again!!
(I'm already a follower).

Brandy said...

Congrats on such a wonderful achievement!

aprilabc said...

That's fisktabulous ~ ~Congratulations! What an honor!

Tifany said...

Congrats! What a fantastic experience!

Tifany said...

Oh, and I'm now a follower!

Fiskateer #5942

Debby said...

Long may you reign! congrats

doverdi said...

You definately deserve it! Congrats!! (I am a follower!)

Vicki in MD said...

You most certainly deserve it. I remember meeting you and your merry band of Fiskateers at Hershey. They say that some people have a heart of gold - I bet your's is Fiskateer orange.

Sara said...

Congrats! Love that photo of you with Mickey and Suzanne (?). Keep on rocking our Fisk-a-world!

Sherri said...

Congratulations Maxine!! You are amazing - well deserved!!
Sherri #5229

Jenn J said...

Congrats!!! You earned it!!
Jenn #2219

stampkjs said...

How fun to read your account of how it all played out! So happy for you.

I am also a follower now.

Gail said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

jeannie said...

Your the greatest Maxine! Have fun!

Krysti said...

CONGRATS you really are a superstar for the Fiskateers!! We love you and they couldn't have picked a better person!! Krysti 3943

Karin Hall said...

It looks like it was a fantastic moment ..

Julie O. said...

Oh Maxine!! I was so excited to find out the news. Like a bad FOY I haven't hopped on to Congratulate you yet!! At least you understand the 'life getting in the way' thing!

That is so cool how they awarded you. I love the question idea until you were left standing. What a statement. A well deserved win. I'm so excited for you!

Barb - Fiskateer #2975 said...

What a fun way to recognize you!
Congrats!

java diva said...

Maxine, I didn't know that's how they awarded you! How cool!!! :) Makes me smile ear to ear for you!
((HUGS))