Friday, February 07, 2014

The Thrill is back!

First, let me thank you for your very, very kind & supportive comments & emails about my hurt feelings at the hands of the QuiltCon judges. {Very Big Hugs} to all of you!!!
What great friends I've made through my little blog!!!

Secondly, let me share what I've learned from the quilts-for-show process:
  1. You need a thick skin. If you are putting your quilts out There for more than your loved ones to see & evaluate, you really should try to not be hurt by negative comments.
  2. The judge that didn't like your Quilt A, just might love your Quilt B.
  3. If Quilt A did poorly in one juried competition, it might do very well in another juried competition.
  4. Lastly, most importantly, don't take it personally!!! Negative comments -- positive ones, too -- are about the thing you made, not about you. There may be merit in the comments, or maybe not, try to learn from them -- then move on!
But, back to my regained Thrill:

I am very happy to report how Very Happy I am in my sewing room. I am having So! Much! FUN! with my projects! I have 10 (!) going right now! One is nothing more than a stack of pulled fabric, 4 are partially cut out, 3 are cut out & are being pieced, 1 is being quilting & 1 is being bound; HMQG is doing a mug rug swap this month, so I'm playing with mug rug-ish ideas & I'm working on a few small birthday gifts. Oh! And I'm excited about a sketch that I may try to get made to enter for this year's Quilt Festival -- getting back on the horse!
That makes what, 11? 12? 13?
Who cares?!?!
I'm! Having!! FUN!!!

And you know what else? Lucky is proudly on display in our home for the first time in a year!


Rachaeldaisy said...

Yay!! It's wonderful you are having so much fun!! I can feel your enthusiasm radiating from this post and it makes me want to run to my sewing room to have fun too!! I love seeing your design wall photos, and Lucky looks wonderful hanging!! Your points about showing quilts are really valid and well said!!

Exuberant Color said...

Lucky looks wonderful up on the wall! Have a great 2014!

Nifty Quilts said...

Yea! So glad you've got your mojo back. Love those leaves--they look like vintage prints.

amy and the bad cats said...

yippee for regaining the thrill! Lucky looks lovely hung in your house, and good for you for all your new projects. i love the maple leaves! Happy Birthday, too!

MariQuilts said...

I'm so happy to hear that.....I agree, having fun is so important!!!

O'Quilts said...

TBTG!!!! Nothing like a happy thrill in the quilting room, lucky you.