Happy Friday everyone!! I am so glad that the weekend is here. I went and stitched with my "Twisted Stitcher" group today. Sometimes getting together with them once a month is not enough. We had a good time as always.
I have had an interesting couple of days. My newest miniature quilt GRACE
was juried in to the Road to California show. Last year I had a quilt get first place in the show, and they called and told me. I didn't get a call this year, and it was backed up by a picture of my quilt at the show without a ribbon. I must admit, I was bummed. I worked long and hard on this quilt, and even though I know that I can't always expect to win, I thought someone would at least recognize the work.. I mean, it wasn't that bad.. So I stupidly spent the day re-evaluating what I was doing. I already only make things that I like. I don't make quilts that I think judges will like.. I decided that I was more disappointed in my reaction than I was disappointed in the fact that I didn't get a prize. I tried to make up for it by lavishing e-cards on my friend Gail Stepanek that won a big prize with her quilt NOVEMBER FIELDS and giving myself an attitude adustment. I had moved on and got over it.. Then this morining I awoke to a barrage of emails proclaiming that when a friend went back for a second look at my quilt there was a big BLUE RIBBON hanging on it!
So I am really happy. I learned a great lesson from this whole experience. I never thought I would win. But I was actually thinking of changing my plans for future quilts because I thought Judges didn't like GRACE. That is really dumb, and you would think I would know better.