Friday, November 03, 2006

Got second!

Hi everyone, I was so exhausted yesterday after my big day out at the quilt show that I just didn't get to the computer. But, here I am, refreshed after a good nights sleep, ready to declare ... "I got second!!" I'm just thrilled, I really didn't know how I'd go, we have some super talented quilt makers here, so there is always stiff competition.

Here is a picture of my quilt with her ribbon, I did have more of the other quilts in the picture, but I had to crop them out. In the guild booklet from the show it tells us that we're allowed to take pictures, but we are NOT allowed to publish them anywhere, in publications, or on the web due to copyright laws. I sure don't want to get into any copyright trouble, but I figure it should be okay for me to put a picture of my quilt here, as it's my copyright.

My friends and I had the very best day. I picked up my friend Verna, and met up with my wonderful friend Jenny in the queue to the show. Our friend Lorraine joined us shortly after we got in, and we spent ALL day in the quilt show and cruising around the vendors. Lorraine emigrated here from Scotland early this year, and has not been to a show like it before, she was just loving it! I showed remarkable restraint, there were so many things I could have purchased, but I only purchased two patterns, a Better Homes & Gardens 'showbag', some sock wool with a pattern, a small piece of 'pink ribbon' fabric, and a cute tassel.

One of the patterns was an Amy Butler bag pattern, and I plan to use the tassel on the zipper of the bag, the other pattern is a lovely applique design by one of my favourite local designers, Colleen Archbold. I know her, and Verna and I bumped into her at the show, so we embarrassed her terribly by getting her to sign our patterns *ggls*. The BHG showbag actually comes in a really cute striped totebag, and has some issues of the magazine and lots of other products. I always love to get it, cuz a girl can never have too many bags! The pink ribbon fabric was for Amy. Her Godmother has struggled with breast cancer. The outcome is looking good for her, and we're seeing her next week. When I dropped Amy off at school, she asked if I saw any of the fabric, could I please get some for her. We'll make something sweet up for Karen with it.

Well, that's my day, we had the very best time, I'm thrilled my my place in the competition, and I was so very happily exhausted at the end of the day. Thank you everyone for your wonderful words of congratulations, you're all just lovely people. *Huge hugs* for you all!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tazzie! I am so happy for you...your quilt is wonderful. The Batts say hi~~we had a sewing retreat at my house this past weekend. Donna Dale

Sue said...

Well done! It's such a lovely quilt, I really like how you did that border, too.
I sure wish the quilt shows would ease up on the no pictures thing, I think they're being a bit overzealous. It would certainly be difficult to copy someone's quilt from a photograph, I think anyone talented enough to do that would have their own projects keeping them busy.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Congratulations, congratulations - applause, applause, applause! Please take bow Mz Tazzie - well done! I'm proud to call you a friend!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Your little quilt is beautiful. Kudos for you entering the show and sharing your work with other quilters. I love seeing wonderful miniatures...we don't get enough of them in my neck of the woods.

Debbie :)

Bonnie said...

Congratulations. You deserve a prize for that wonderful quilt. Sounds like you had a great time at the show. Quilters usually manage to have fun.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a job well done! Your quilt looks lovely - I like the way the ribbon almost dwarfs the quilt. It's always nice to read about other peoples accomplishments and their quilt show outings. What fun you had!

Melzie said...

3 cheers for you Tazzie :) 2nd is awesome! Glad your day was so enjoyable :) xoxo melzie

Dawn said...

Oh it is so beautiful hanging up there with its ribbon! What a bummer that we can't see the others. I"m glad you had a great time.

Ali Honey said...

Yes tazzie , You deserved that huge ribbon! Congratulations. Cause you showed us while you were making it we know it is well considered and beautifully sewn, so can share in your excitment and delight.

Norma said...

Congratulations on your win! Your hard work paid off!

Hedgehog said...

Congratulations!! Sounds like you had a great day out, too. What fun!

Dianne said...

Huzzah, Tazzie! How great that your wonderful quilt was honored...and we got to be part of it by seeing the process as you made the quilt. Thanks for taking us along.

Hugs and congrats!

Fiona said...

Yay, well done, you deserve it!

Nadine said...

Congratulations ! This quilt is fantastic and I feel privileged having seen you making it step by step, through your blog !
You really deserve it (as to me you should have got the 1st place !)

Hugs and smiles,
NADINE in Belgium.

May Britt said...

A big hug from me to you. Congratulations. This was fun. And the best of it is that we on the net feel we have a little bit part of it. We have participated in the progress together with you.
You really deserve this.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations Tazzie!!!
Your quilt certainly deserved to have won a ribbon.

Hanne said...

Congratulations Tazzie ! I am Snoopy dancing here in Norway for you. The ribbon really suits your quilt in every way :-)

dineke said...

Congratulations Tazzie.

Jodie said...

Congratulations Tazzie!

Jodie

anne bebbington said...

Very well deserved - the first place must have been awesome if your quilt got second :o)

Susan said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt, and I was hoping the judges would be fair. I like that ribbon - a big splash!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!

Now I will have to wonder, "What did the 1st place quilt look like if Tazzie's only got second?"

Tonya R said...

Congratulations!!! Well-deserved. Your quilt looks so tiny there with that huge ribbon.

KCQuilter said...

Way To Go, Tazzie!!! I think we all (faithful blog readers!) knew from the get-go that that beauty was a prize winner!!!!

KC Sunshine said...

I love it! Miniatures are my favorite! The first quilt I ever made is still in my dollhouse - I think I made it when I was 10 or 12. Just squares, but they are only a half inch square. Yours is so much more elegant! Congratulations on your prize!

DubiQuilts said...

Congratulations! Great Quilt and now the world knows.

ForestJane said...

WAY to GO!

It looks so tiny next to the ribbon... Of course, I think it should have gotten first, but I'm biased, having watched it all come together. :)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It's so good to know someone famous - one day we will be embarrassing YOU by getting you to sign things. Well done!

Mary said...

Congratulations - it was a beautiful quilt and deserves a ribbon!

Finn said...

Hi Tazzie, congratulations!! That is an amazing win against stiff competition. I'm so proud of you!!! Sending a high five your way!
So glad you had such fun see the show with friends. That makes for nice memories..*VBS* Hugs, Finn

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Big Congrats on your ribbon - it looks bigger than your quilt, LOL! How nice that you went to the show with friends! And bags - I was looking at patterns today, but my Little Boy was getting antsy so I didn't get a pattern - maybe next time!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Patti said...

Congratulations! Sure wish you could post a picture of the first place quilt - I can't believe there was another one that was better than yours. I will always believe you should have had first. It sounds like you are very happy with second so I guess it's OK. It is such a beautiful quilt!

Kathie said...

Oh my gosh! This is fabulous!! Congratualtions on a most well deserved award. But...I think you should have taken the first prize. MHO

Kathie said...

Ha ha. Three tries and I still couldn't get CONGRATULATIONS spelled right. There! I think I got it that time.

Miriam said...

congrats! it's really pretty!

juryizout said...

Very beautiful! Congrat! I'd of posted it, too!

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