Grant has been on vacation this week and that sure makes it difficult for me to want to go to work, especially since I am there all by myself usually. On Monday we went out to breakfast and then down to the Fairgrounds to pick up my quilts and ribbons. We were too early for the appointed pickup schedule by 40 minutes, so dropped by my office to check faxes and email, and then spent another 20 minutes taking a stroll on the beach. It sure is nice to be able to do that--we do live in a beach town but hardly ever take the time to! Returning to the Fairgrounds, I waited in a long line to pick up my four entries, then nearly forgot to stay in the line to get my prize check; it was a grand total of $13.00.
Of the four quilts I entered, only two had comments on the tag. This was on the Patriotic Fields quilt, which was from Humble Quilts' Strawberry Fields Doll Quiltalong. I appreciated the effort of the judges to evaluate all the entries--and I enjoyed the kind words.
On the Micro Mini HST were more kind words to warm a quilter's heart.
Not a prize winner is my frontyard tree, a Golden Rain specimen which in late spring featured only ONE leafing branch. Though still pretty puny looking, the tree did become more green and is producing flowers.