Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It's a "return"; and good news/bad news

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

ok then

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!


1 comment:

AlisonH said...

I'm glad you found out early on in the process--I was halfway through the only project I ever took on on commission when the woman, who'd been exclaiming over it, decided she didn't want it after all. To her it was just a piece of clothing.

The kicker is that 20 years later, she has become a knitter. We never mention that one Kaffe Fassett sweater, though.