Sunday, July 26, 2009

First Place, Pieced Catagory
They liked it, they really liked it! (with apologies to Sally Field)

The Challenge Quilt reveal went really well. There were more challenge quilts this year than last year, which was good. Many quilters didn't like their crayon color, but still did wonderful quilts. I heard one lady say she was never going to even look at peach ever again! We had a great potluck and beautiful weather. A little too warm, but no rain!

At the end of the meeting, we could draw our colors for next year's challenge. This time we were drawing paint chips, and we got two draws. The first was our main color, either a dark or a light/bright. We got one pick for that, and had to keep our draw. The 2nd draw was from the other catagory than our first draw (dark or light/bright), and we got 3 tries to pick one we liked. Everyone seemed to like this! The main color I drew was eggplant and the accent color is a light purple. So, I guess I'm not done with purple!

DH and I went to the Scottish Highland Games yesterday. It was pretty darned hot, but we had a good time. Listened to lots of good music, did a little shopping, and ate some good food. I didn't get my usual Scottish meat pie while there - they were out of them when I was at the booth - but I brought home 1/2 dozen of them (frozen) to enjoy later. The best part is at the end of the day when there's a Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee). All the professional performers get 15 minutes each on stage, then there's the local talent contest. That's always lots of fun. The winner is determined by audience applause, and it's always a tough call. But everyone has a grand time!

We're having extremely hot weather this week. I don't do well in the heat and we have no A/C. It could be a long week around here! Maybe I'll go play in the sprinkler!

10 comments:

  1. Congrats!!!! but, oh noooo, more purple for next year? I love purple, but I think I'd lose it having to do it all again. Can you use neutrals and other colors too??? The Highland Games sounds fun, but that weather without AC? aaaghh. By the way, Dollhouse is coming out on DVD soon. I don't need to rewatch the whole season, but I want to see that episode that didn't air that takes place in the future.

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  2. Of course it's a beautiful quilt Sharon because you do such beautiful work - I'm always impressed when I see your finished product. I love the idea of drawing paint chips and crayons for your quilt challenge - I'm going to suggest it for my guild. blessings, marlene

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  3. Congratulations! I'm happy for you to be a first place winner. But purple again, that seems to be your color this year. It will be fun to watch as you come up with an idea for the next challenge quilt.

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  4. That is one beautiful quilt. I love it...no wonder it was voted best. Guess you will just continue to look for purple since you are on a roll!

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  5. Yay Sharon! Congratulations on winning the challenge!!! It really is a beautiful quilt. It will be fun to see what you do with the next challenge quilt.

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  6. Congratulations!!!! That's a well-deserved win!
    Go do the happy dance in the sprinkler - you deserve it!

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  7. WE all loved it here in Blogland - good for you - EVERYONE loved it! Congratulations. 8-))

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  8. Wonderful--a ribbon! And a whole lot of bagpipe music!

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  9. Woohoo - congrats on the ribbon!(Pretty cute ribbon too.) How ironic that you ended up with purple again! Sounds like your guild comes up with some fun challenges.

    I hope you don't melt in the heat!

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  10. Congratulations! I love that quilt, it looks brilliant. My husband moved to the states from Scotland when he was 30 and back in Cal. we went to the Highland Games every year, it was a family event. I didn't even know there were games up here. I learn so much from you!
    Cheers,
    Dionne
    PS - my daughter is named Ceilidh, but because I'm raising her in the states we spelled it Kayleigh (I thought it would be kinder that way)

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