Yes, I know I've been noticeably absent lately. It's been a crazy winter here on the Farmstead and I've been working on redoing my blog/website. I was going to wait to post the recipes, etc that I have been doing until then - but it's taking longer than I expected.
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I have a few new recipes to post this week, and will get them up. I'm also working with a friend to start posting some crafting tutorials. It's going to be a grand time!
Moving forward, I wanted to share a FUN event last week.
For Christmas I coordinated a Holiday Gift exchange at work. The person I drew is a major Christmas Fan. His entire cube at work had more decorations than my own home did last year. I asked him if he collected anything in specific, and he said snowmen.
So, I put together my first Pieced quilt with appliqued designs as a wall hanging for him as a gift. He loved it!
A week or so later, I was Window Shopping at Hancock Fabrics and noticed they had a "contest" section. They were partnering with Simplicty Patterns for a Holiday Contest. They had 5 categories, 1 being crafts. Since I had used one of their patterns as a template for the quilt, I entered the one picture I had of the quilt into the contest on a whim.
Last month, I received a call that I was one of the top 5 finalists in the country for my category. Talk about being giddy that day. I went to my co-worker and asked if I could borrow the quilt back to send in for final judging. Last week I got the phone call: I had won second place!
Yes, I'm extremely happy. And I told my husbad that my prize winnings are MINE and will be invested back into my hobby. ;)
I'm sharing this for two reasons. One, because I love to share good news in my life. And two, embrace the things you love, put yourself out there and take risks. Great things can happen!
Here's a picture of the quilt!