Friday, August 6, 2010

Is anyone out there?

I've been waffling this summer on whether I should continue to blog or not.  Ok, so my old computer's hard drive died a slow death....enough so that I could get most of my data off.   Unfortunately, some of my old programs no longer work on Windows 7.  So, I've been spending my time trying to learn Photoshop instead of relying on my old standby, Picture It!   Aaargh!

Some good things have happened along the way.  Of course, my cache of pictures of the charity quilts I've created is now too many to post, yeah.   But, at least I have a visual record. 

I entered a block in the Alliance for American Quilts New From Old Contest and didn't win a thing.  It was satisfying, however, to know that my quilt was shown with all the other entries at the American Quilter's Society Knoxville show.  All of the contest quilts will also be shown at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expos in Chantilly VA, Atlanta GA, Kansas City MO, Minneapolis, MN.  So if you're going to any of these shows, please take a look at my block and let me know what you think.

I entered a block in the EAA Airventure Quilt Block Contest and received 4th place.  While my hubby and I were unable to fly up there during the Oshkosh, WI airplane show due to a conflict with my son's attendance at the Otakon Conference in Baltimore the same weekend, we might make it up there later this fall weather permitting.  The block will hang in the Airventure Museum for one year.

I entered a quilt I titled "Natasha Robbinski" into the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza and just received a letter that the quilt has been accepted into the show.   

Finally, I'm not sure whether this is good news or bad yet.   My 17-year old son just passed his driver's license yesterday.  Advice and sympathy welcome.  


  1. Ooh - congratulations on the PNQE acceptance. I have tentative plans to go to the Chantilly show, so I'll be sure to take a look (and take photos if they're allowed).

  2. Yes, keep blogging, please! Congrats on placing and on your entry into PNQE. I'll be going this year--my first time there. I'm looking forward to seeing your piece there.

  3. I keep asking myself the same question--should I continue blogging? I do go back through and read some of my old posts and it's a bit like a diary for myself. Pictures are saved on my computer and I keep forgetting to back them up, so hope my computer doesn't die.

    Haven't visited your blog in awhile and it was fun to see all you're doing.

  4. Thanks so much for the votes of confidence. Pattilou, you are so is like a diary of your quilting accomplishments.

  5. Keep blogging. Winter's coming and likely you'll pick up the habit again.