|Where Sunlight Falls, 2014 (2nd place award... it's my favourite)|
All three pieces from the Prairies show were returned safely by mail to me today. My kids came downstairs with boxes - For you mom! For you mom! For you mom! ; ) Awesome. Everything was frozen cold, but in perfect condition. That was surprising for how much this show traveled. I am very appreciative to the organizers for taking such good care. I always seem to get things back from other events with some wear & tear or matting that needs to be replaced from people's hands. That's never fun. But this time? Awesome.
Also, in one box was this
To whomever made the front of this one, thank you also for all those beautiful hand stitching! I love that the awards were fibre art as well. That is really wonderful.
|the new one on the right - Viewer's Choice|
For now, these ribbons are up on my design wall. I need to definitely do something special with them. They are home for the holidays. Just in time - our celebration is Sunday. We will having out turkey dinner and then opening gifts right after to celebrate the Solstice. The next morning, we have plans to head out to enjoy the first sunrise of the season, and celebrate that the daylight hours grow longer. Did you know I've been photographing the winter solstice sunrise for almost 20 years now? I love the tradition. Thank goodness this winter has been so mild.
The last but not least thing I got in the mail was this.
I didn't join her latest swap. I felt I didn't have time to complete cards for it in time. She still sent me one! Brandy, that is SO sweet.
I should mention that when I had the draw for the digital subscriptions to Quilter's Connection Magazine a couple weeks ago, one of the winners chosen was not linked to an email. Try as I might, I cannot find contact information and they haven't replied from when I announced their name on the winning post. SO. Here's your chance... without announcing another giveaway, go ahead and leave a comment if you are interested in a digital subscription. To enter, tell me what your favourite holiday food is. Mine is cranberry sauce. mmmmmmmm I'll pick a winner by Sunday morning.
Have a great day,