Thursday, November 14, 2013

I have Ribbons!

During the quilt show a few weeks ago I did receive a guest judge ribbon from Carole Prevost-Meier owner of the Fibre Junction Quilt Shoppe. Full disclosure: I have known Carole for a number of years (but then again most quilters know each other around here). Thanks Carole!

At the Guild meeting last night they announced the Viewer's Choice ribbons. These are the quilts that get voted on by the folks visiting the show. I am proud to say the my New York Beauty quilt won a 2nd place Viewers Choice ribbon in the Medium Sized Quilt category. Woo-Hoo!

I haven't been working on my own quilting projects of late, but this is a nice pick-me-up and gets me thinking about what I might want to work on to put in the next show in 2015. If you want a look at the show I posted a couple of videos - one from the local PBS station (about 3 minutes) and one from the local cable access site (45 minutes) on the Guild's Show web page.  

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Taking a moment to chop off some hair.

 Its been crazy busy, worked 12 days straight and that included a conference presentation out of town, grading finals, orientation for a new hire and exams. In the midst of all this I had scheduled my annual late-fall/early-winter haircut. Just in time as we got over an inch of snow this weekend and the furnace is starting to dry the air in the house. Shorter hair is so much easier in the winter - with hat-head and static electricity plus it is much quicker to dry it in the morning. 

I have also been busy with working on Tim's mom's quilts. Did a lot of piecing a few weeks ago. So today I set up the sewing room for machine quilting. Started the first quilt today. It will likely take a while to get them all done. I am hoping to get most of them done before X-mas.

Also need to get all my X-mas shopping done in the next two weeks!