Friday, September 14, 2007

Power of Positive Thought

It's odd but the world does seem to know what you have a positive outlook, and no I don't just think it is that you see the same events differently.

For some reason this morning I woke up ready to take on the world. This is pretty odd given I have a cold and still feel pretty rough. There was a quilting magazine in my post, so I got to lie in a bath and read it. I spotted an advertisement for Green Mountain quilts, they are my next closest quilt shop. I've been meaning to go there for a while and today seemed the time. They have a map on their web site which I printed out and off I went. On the way I had thought up with a new pattern which is proving to be a lot of fun, but more about that later. The traffic turned out to be much better than the warnings suggested and the map was great. I found the shop without any problems.

So far so good, and believe me the world was already looking a better place. Then I got to meet the owner of Green Mountain Quilts, Paula Doyle, what a great lady. She was able to tell me so much about Houston, and all manner of other interesting things. I love getting to talk to different quilters. She has an good range of fabrics too, lots of tone on tone which are ideal for my nudes. I think I misplaced about two hours happily chatting. I should point out I did also buy things while I was there. I didn't just take up her time. It was funny to find out I knew at least one of her quilts, yet had never met her, and embarrassingly I seem to remember people once I have seen their work. Now if I can just get everyone to walk around with the quilt I've seen I would be sorted.

When I got home I found a card telling me my fabric order will be here on Monday, which will be perfect timing, and save it cluttering up the house before I need it. There was also a call I had been hoping for. See what I mean things start coming together. The rest of the afternoon was spent drawing up new designs, including a new pattern for the 2 1/2 strips. I've been promising Robin a pattern for a couple of months now so I got straight down to making up the prototype. It's going pretty well so far and I am really enjoying doing something simple that grows quickly.

As you may remember I helped hang quilts at Hever yesterday, I was disappointed that 'Mariko' didn't hang as well as I had hoped, so I wasn't at all surprised that I didn't get a call yesterday. I was very surprised tonight, I got a call. Mariko got a judges choice, which I think is amazing. I am so thrilled. Of all the shows I have been to this is by far the nicest (yes I know I haven't been to them all yet). I liked the way they treated everyone who had entered last year. I like that you get a certificate and a ribbon and that the return process for quilts was friendly and easy. Having helped hang the quilts I think this is due to some clever planning, and the ability of the organizers to at least seem relaxed. So I am now looking forward to going back on Sunday to collect a prize as well as my quilt. It doesn't get better than that. Well that isn't entirely true, I am rather hoping to play with the mazes too, I didn't have time last year.

Now all I have to do is keep thinking positively right. Not convinced I will manage it but I will enjoy it while it lasts. Of course this could all be the delusions of an ill person, but I am a happy ill person so I don't care.

3 comments:

Feather on a Wire said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I said it would be fabulous, Ferret!:-))) Well done you!

Rosalind said...

Brilliant news :o)
Congratulations!