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A Mixed Bag Day


The day started very nicely. I received an e-mail from the Carnegie Center telling me that Indigo Moons had been accepted for exhibition in Form Not Function. When I look at the list of past exhibitors, I feel very honored to have been selected for this show.

Then, my quilt, A Thin Place, came home from Houston where it had been on display at the International Quilt Festival. I had completely forgotten that it was being judged. So, with trepidation, I opened the judges comments. The three did not really agree on the worthiness of this piece. One like it a lot. One didn’t like it very much. The third was positive, but graded me down the middle. I had done a lot of wonky hand stitching and not much machine quilting so I didn’t have to deal with that criticism.


I called Steph and asked if I could help out with M & M since they are out of school more that they are in, this month. She said that they were still in there jammies playing with every toy in the dining room. I suggested she bring them over after they get bored with their current activities

Mr C and I set out to walk Maggie and get some errands done up on Woodstock. It started raining during our sojourn, and I was soaked by the time we arrived home.

Let me just say that as the afternoon wore on, I began to feel more and more yucky. I had an earache and body aches and a headache and a fever. I had Mr C entertain the grands. They built a skyscraper out of moving boxes. Miles was mad because he wanted a castle, but they told him that knights can live in high rises and even made a sign to verify this. So, every one was happy, except for me. We were supposed to go to the opening of the Trinity Artisan’s Fair and then out to dinner. Instead, I am wrapped in a blanket, drinking tea and numbed by the wonderful Aleve.

11 Responses to “A Mixed Bag Day”

  1. Reva says:

    Kudos on the acceptance; I love that piece. Hope you’re feeling a whole lot better now.

  2. Kristin L says:

    Congrats on FNF — I didn’t have the guts/motivation to to enter. As for “A Thin Place,” it really doesn’t matter what the judges think because it’s home with you now for YOU to enjoy! I hope you feel better soon.

  3. teri says:

    Big hug on getting accepted into FNF. So very cool. I am really going to miss you at AQT- didn’t you start the Houston piece there last year??

    Please get feeling better soon…..


  4. Natalya says:

    congratulations and feel better soon! i love those moons…

  5. Hi Gerrie, Coming late to the party but many congrats on getting into FNF. Also, I loved your Houston piece…..the judges comments are obviously totally subjective since they are all over the map. Hope you feel better soon.

  6. Karoda says:

    Kudos to you for the FNF acceptance!!! Its a wonderful exhibit that somehow manages to out-do itself year after year! I’m thrilled that I’ll see one of your pieces up close and personal!

  7. Judy says:

    Hope you’re feeling better.
    Congrats on Indigo Moons. WooHoo!!!
    I’ve just returned from a little binge-trip to TJ’s…will tell you all about it when you’re feeling better.

    Warm Hugs and Best Wishes

  8. terry grant says:

    Add my congratulations! You know I love the Indigo moons! Sorry you are feeling crummy. I hope it is a short-lived thing.

  9. jenclair says:

    Hope you feel better soon! And yes, congratulations on being accepted into Form Not Function!

  10. PaMdora says:

    Think I forgot to say Congratulations on your show acceptance! It is a beautiful piece.

  11. PaMdora says:

    Hey Gerrie, sorry you’re feeling bum. Hope you get over it quick! I guess since you’re already heard from FNF, that means I’m out. I haven’t done very well in my show submissions lately. Maybe I need to do something different. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a good weekend, I hope.