Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day


I have taken some much needed ME time.  For those who are care takes, you understand the need for that valuable time for self.  I wasn't 'idle', but busy with my little local guild in prepping for and being one of the host guilds for the Empire QuiltFest (you can see all the top winners here).  I'm not able to do all the heavy lifting for the main set up, but I did set up the guild table and manned it during the show.

I got to see so many quilters I know and haven't seen in such a long time (Covid) and met a lot of NEW quilty folks.  350 quilts and 22 vendors and all host guilds had tables -  yes, it was quite the show.  We had 15 members enter a total of 48 quilts and we had some impressive wins.  Myself, I was honored to have received the Judge's Choice Award for my 'Lakrakeen'.  I won several ribbons and a Vendor Award as well.  The icing on  the cake I was already enjoying.

I am ready for the next HOP and so appropriate for me as I am getting time to be on the road again.  I have my project ready, just waiting for some nice weather (rain, rain, rain) to do some photos outside.

I need to apologize to all the folks who participated in the last HOP for not getting to leave comments because I was away (plus my internet was down more than up for several weeks - service upgrading they claim).  It has been a problem with the past several hops - people do visit all the sites, but very few leave a nice comment.

Wishing everyone the best DAY today.



Gretchen Weaver said...

The quilt is beautiful! I'm off to check out the link now. Happy stitching!

Kate said...

Congrats on the ribbons and awards! Hope you got to really enjoy your "me" time and are feeling less stressed afterwards.