Just got the news from Fire Mountain Gems that this entry, "Visiting Snowman" was awarded the Silver Medal (second place) for Home Decor and Dolls in the 2012 Seed Bead Contest. You can see the news on the official Fire Mountain contest site. To be included among so many great beaded pieces is truly an honor. Thanks to Fire Mountain for all the work of sponsoring this contest! I am over the moon and back to the beading tray!