Saturday, October 13, 2018

What a week!

The past week has really been a whirlwind of craziness around here!  Lots of fun stuff happening, and I have just been so encouraged in continuing to enjoy my fascination with all things quilted.  First of all I want to express my appreciation for all of friends and family who support me.  I really don't post a lot of stuff on my personal facebook page, but when I did post to ask for their vote in the Put My Quilt On It contest I was absolutely floored at the response!  Even if I don't win the contest, that really made me feel so loved and supported.  I've received so many nice messages and comments and e-mails!  So, a big thank you to one and all!  I definitely feel loved by all of you, and it means a lot to me.  (and if you haven't done so yet, you can still vote - my quilt is number 4)

I also got a ton of positive feedback about my Honorable Mention for Solar Flare.  I was extremely happy to get a beautiful laminated plaque and certificate from the Northwest Quilting Expo this week!  My friend, Shirley, posted this comment which really resonated with me:  "You have put in the work, energy, skills, knowledge, building your style...You totally earned this! 🎖️""  I definitely have worked and put a lot of energy and time into this vocation of mine, and I very much appreciate the opportunity to share my work and be acknowledged for it.  

Much of the time it is very difficult for me to put myself in the public eye.  It feels very vain to show my work and say "Look what I did!".  But at the same time I love it so much, and do want to share, and to encourage others to see what they can do as well.  It's a tough balance, and is definitely a struggle at times, and I just want to express thanks for all the support and encouragement you all give me when you comment on my posts!

I also have a little wrap up for the My Happy Place Row Along.  Congratulations to Paula who won the Martelli Rotary cutter and blades!  And also Congratulations to  K. Johnson who won the drawing for a free full version of EQ8!  As a special bonus, Electric Quilt has given us a coupon code for 20% off all EQ products in their store.  This code is STBSRA20 and it expires on October 23, 2018.  If you've been on the fence about buying, this would save you over $40.00 for the full version and allmost $20.00 for the upgrade.  Not to mention all the other fun add-on products if you already have EQ!  Thanks to Electric Quilt for being an awesome sponsor!

Last, but not least, the pattern for my Rainbow Corona Mini Quilt is now available in my Etsy Shop .  Thanks to those who requested this as a pattern - I hope you enjoy it!

Now we are off to finish painting the trim on our house - wish us luck on getting it all done.  I'd rather be quilting, but it's nice to have our house looking nice again!


Momma Llama said...
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Barb said...

Truly lots of fun things happening for you...congrats on it all...