Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy dance!

I can't stop my leg!  Well, both of them, I suppose.  I am "happy dancing" up and down the street!!

Received the packet in the mail today -
my PQ1 was accepted! 

That's right....juried into the AQS Grand Rapids International Quilting Competition!  PQ1 is one of 328 entries which will be hanging in the DeVos Place Convention Center.  Happy, HAPPY, HAPPY dance!

[happy sigh]

Now, all I have to do is maintain composure and make it through the next couple-a months.  R-r-r-i-i-i-i-ght.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Success and submission

I have succeeded in 'murdering' another spool of thread.  Always a fun lil' extra boost to my psyche when I can throw another spent spool onto the "been there, done that" pile.  I couldn't tell you why exactly, but just know that this little milestone gives me a cheap thrill.

Currently busy putting together the last of those little 100-piece squares.  Yes, the last one............for a while.    No!  I haven't finished the thing!  Heavens!!  To accomplish that over the last three weeks or so would have meant never having slept, eaten, showered, gotten Karl back-n-forth to class, etc, etc.  :^O

No, over the last few days I've applied logic and reason to the situation - and my heart lost out.  Here's where I submit to what I know to be the smart thing to do.  It's taken me a long time to come to terms with cleaning off the table top to make room for finishing up a few things before proceeding any further with this large (time-consuming) quilt. 

Spent the better part of this morning putting away all of the cut 1x1s, and folding up any and all necessary fat quarters, cut yardage, scraps, etc. I am employing for this project.  It's killing me, but it is the right thing to do 'momentarily.'


So, when I can get back to work on VS I will find I have only 15,068 pieces to go!  Just think, after only one more square I will have gotten the overall number down into the 14-thousands!!

Talk about your success stories.  I think this little bit of submission will go a long way.  ;) 

How about you; what are you working on and how is it coming along?