It's been a while since I blogged. First there was the run up to our local quilt show, then there was the show, then the recovery period. I think I'm finally back to "normal" although with the spring weather comes lots of busy-ness. Since winter is so long here, we have to really pack in our good weather activities before it gets too hot. Of course, temperatures over 80 degrees spell "hot" to us Vermonters.
The show went very well, and I think we all ended up still being friends. We had more quilts this time and lots more visitors (377 in two days, plus the entrants and volunteers, for a total of at least 400). I think we're going to end up in the black slightly, but I haven't paid all the bills yet. Some of the committee members have been slow to send them along.
My Oceans of Scraps quilt received a Celebrity's Choice ribbon from the owner of our Ace Hardware store who is also president of the downtown business owners' association. I love this year's ribbons, made by Geri! The other ribbon came from one of the Vendors who owns a quilt shop in Brandon. What an honor, to receive two ribbons. I was also happy that my Nearly Insane Civil War Sampler was the subject of lots of looking during the show. There's a lot to see in those 6" blocks.
Now that the banking's almost done, I need to update the show website in preparation for the two year dormant period. That will take some time as I load photos of all the winning quilts and a few crowd shots. Samantha gave me a great DVD to copy from.
This past week was a busy one, with trips to Hanover, NH, to visit Polly in her new home, and to Waitsfield to pick up an order at Mad River Quilting which is going out of business. While there, I loaded up on mostly neutral fabrics at 30% off. While I'm sad Lisa is selling out, she will still be doing longarm quilting and will still belong to the state quilters guild. Tuesday and this coming Tuesday I'll be over at Tracy's working on fairy dolls to give out May 16 at the fairy house building event in the town forest. It's fiddly work but goes much faster with a buddy.