I spent yesterday morning in a quilt meeting, working on the quilting of the trees piece
it's coming right along, but there just isn't much to show anyone on it
later in the afternoon, as I was putting things away, the doorbell rang, and the UPS man handed me a box
What? I wasn't expecting anything
this quilt was inside
I made this piece last summer and shipped it off for a competition on the East Coast, and pretty much forgot about it
uh, it's back!
its the second of the competitions by the same organization that I had entered -- this one is one that they send you a package of fabric (you pay for it of course) and you can only add one or two fabrics to it to create a piece that must be 30 inches square
they said complimentary things about my workmanship in the letter that accompanied it home
interesting, but now my work is going a different direction, so I don't think I'll be doing this again
yesterday I had someone ask me about doing a custom bracelet with a sunflower theme
I did these drawings last night and sent them along to her this morning
less than half an hour later she said she's decided on something else
but I really like both of these designs, so I just may make them up anyway
I admit that I was a bit disappointed though -- an actual sale would be a good thing -- but her timeline would have made it a "RUSH" job which might have impacted some other projects, so maybe its a good thing after all
this evening I have a meeting of an art group --- and lots to get done before them, so I should get off the computer and get to it!