Our local county fair took place this past week, and they only brought back exhibitions last year, having cancelled them for many, many years. So, last year I entered 2 quilts, just to get my foot in the door. There were several entries, and I had hoped that it would pick up every year, with increased participation in the quilt area.
I never made it in time to see the exhibits this year, but from a picture that I saw on Facebook, it looked like there was even less participation this year than last. With entry hours conflicting with my work hours, I thought that I would have to miss entering this year, but at the last moment, they allowed some morning entry, so I got up there in time to enter my string quilt on that last day's opportunity.
I had no idea if I won anything. I went to pick up my quilt yesterday, and I was too late. The lady had taken it home with her. So I went to her office to pick it up this morning, and she had accidentally slept late for the FIRST time in many, MANY years ! I was beginning to wonder when I would see my quilt again, but was told that she would bring it to my house this morning before I had to leave for work.
When she brought it over, it had this nice, BIG, BLUE ribbon on it, and I was a happy camper. Big competition or little, those ribbons get me everytime.
In other news, I showed Jodie Ann (my bff that calls the quilt ugly) a picture of the quilt in the basting frame,
The HARDEST news I've gotten was just tonight. My brother-in-law called to let me know that my sister has been diagnosed with a Pancreatic Tumor that contains cancerous cells. They just got that information, and have to follow-up to find out more. She was already suffering terribly from Spinal Stenosis, and, so, is in great need of prayer. She's way out in California, and I'm here in Tennessee, so I can't be help to her physically, but I'll pray for her, and thank you for doing the same for Mary Honaker.
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4