Good morning everyone! Sorry about my little tantrum yesterday. I think when I'm in a funk like that I should just Step. Away. From. The. Computer! ;-) Thanks for all the virtual hugs and encouragement. I went to see the Odd Life of Timothy Green with Sweet Pea. We enjoyed it. I had a good cry. That helped. Oh, yeah. And a couple glasses of wine when I got home. LOL.
And then this morning, I had a text message from Shelly, telling me I was a finalist. For what? I had to think for a minute. I then realized she must be talking about the Texting While Quilting Challenge. I couldn't believe it. I had to go look for myself. But there it was. I really am. I can't believe it. I'm so honored to be amongst the 10 finalists. There are some pretty amazing blocks in there! Go check it out! This news this morning went a LONG WAY to cheering me up!
Last weekend, the AQS show was held in Grand Rapids. I went. It was pretty awesome. I took a lot of great photos to show you. But when I was reading the book I bought when I came in the door, it said that you could take photos, but only for personal use. You weren't supposed to put any photos on the Internet unless you got express permission from AQS and the quilt maker. Well, that sorta messes up my plans! So, I'm sorry I don't have more photos to share. I'll share a few, and I'll show you what Sweet Pea and I worked on as a result of our visit!
I did stop by the Primitive Gatherings booth to visit with Linda, The Quilted Pineapple. She was helping them at their booth. She has become such a rock star quilter, quilting for Lisa Bongean, the owner of Primitive Gatherings. Very exciting. I haven't seen Linda in so long. It was really good to see her again. We need to get together when we can actually talk, Linda!
I went by the Come Quilt With Me booth and saw my Lincoln's Watch quilt on display. Pat told me it was a hit, and she had to tell people to quilt touching my quilt. Haha. She said some of my friends came by and took photos. Thanks, guys!
One of the highlights of the weekend for me was meeting my friend Maggie in real life. I have "known" Maggie for at least 4 years now, maybe more, via the Internet. But we have never met in real life. I told Maggie I credit her for me having a blog. I met her through The Quilt Show website. I put up some show and tells on a block-of-the-month program, and Maggie was kind enough to comment. I did the same for her work. We would strike up conversations, and just got along well. (Before I joined The Quilt Show, I never would have believed I would have virtual friends. But Maggie changed all that for me. But that's a whole other post.) When I moved away from Idaho to Michigan, I was so lonely for quilting friends that I really relied on my "virtual friends" to give me that social outlet. Maggie was just a wonderful support for me. So, I was really happy to meet her. She is an amazing quilter, too, by the way. She had a quilt accepted in Paducah last year! Maggie, thank you for your friendship over the years! I had a blast meeting you and having dinner with you and your husband!
I actually had a bunch more to show you...some pictures of a project Sweet Pea and I did together. I had it all written up, with photos and everything. But Sweet Pea forbade me from posting it. She said, "Mom, that's private. Just between you and me." So, there you have it. Sorry!
Well, I sure hope you're having a good day. I'm having a better day today. ;-) Have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time,