Friday, January 18, 2008

Oh my!

Well what can I say. I've just got some Internet access back and the first thing I find is these pictures. Thank you to Linda Card for taking these for me. Without her I wouldn't have had a clue.

I have to admit that when I saw an email congratulating me I thought the person was mistaken. I had been asking for pictures of these hanging at Road 2 California, just after someone else mentioned winning. So I could see how it could happen. So I went and had a look for pictures...

The rest I think you can see. I was stunned by 'Nude with Rope' getting an award (which I think is a second place) but then seeing a ribbon on 'Guide Me' I just didn't believe. Still other people can see the ribbons in these pictures so I will assume they really did get the awards.

Thrilled doesn't cut it. I cannot say how pleased I am to have collected my first American ribbons. I guess I have top try and build on it now. I have realised I can't enter 'Nude with Rope' to Houston next year, I have already committed it to other shows, maybe 'Guide Me' will get to travel some more.

I will also be interested to see what the appraisal says for these two. They are the first quilts I have had the chance to have appraised, so I have no idea what to expect. I assume that getting awards can only help right?

Now I think I am calm enough to have some dinner and relax.

11 comments:

Bibliogirl said...

Hurrah! Well done!

Feather on a Wire said...

Very well deserved!
Have you had any champagne? You should!
Sally

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! Well deserved!

Beverly said...

Congratulations, I'm sure these are the first of many US show ribbons. You certainly do deserve them!

Penny said...

Congratulations!

Ferret said...

Thanks guys, somehow I still don't quite believe it. It just seems so unreal. I am thrilled though.

Now I've got to check that the show I was planning on sending Nude to doesn't have a problem with nudes :)

Nellie's Needles said...

Yeah! Happy Dance! Congratulations!

Gisela Towner said...

Congratulations!
Nude With a Rope is beautiful!

Gisela

Dale Anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS on both awards!

Nikki said...

Congratulations!!! I can only image how exciting such awards must be.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Well done! I am happy for you.