Saturday, June 13, 2015

Good and Bad News

After a rough week, today I got some good news. I finally got a chance to go to the San Mateo County Fair, in which I entered five personal quilts, and one group quilt. Three of my quilts, Falling Leaves,

Frozen, and Irish Chain Twist,

received Honorable Mentions in their categories.

And Scraplicious Florabunda, my improv flowers from scraps, won 1st place in Wall Hangings.

Poor Fred, the Fugitive, was left out in the cold,

as was our Modern Group Quilt, Missing U.

There was a lot of competition, with some really pretty quilts. Definitely a fun show!

And now for the bad news. We found out last week that my active, vibrant father-in-law has pancreatic cancer, for which there is no cure. We're all in shock and trying to make the best of a bad situation. It's just a reminder of how we take life for granted. Take some time today to love those around you.


  1. We have a friend who is cancer free from pancreatic cancer for 10 years. He is 84, so was 74. There is hope.

  2. Sad news about your father-in-law. Our prayers are with him. But on a high note, having four out of five quilts receiving any kind of award is awesome; there are so many quilts entered.

  3. Congratulations on your quilts! Poor Fred - I really like him and he needs a ribbon! Prayers for your entire family during this difficult time.

  4. Sorry to hear about you FIL and I hope he, and you all, are doing the best you can. Send Fred to me and I'll make him a ribbon. I LOVE that quilt and I just don't get why he's still necked. Scraplicious Floribunda is my favorite quilt of yours....congrats on the 1st place. And congratulations, too, on your other entries getting ribbons. Very impressive.

  5. Congratulations, for sure! Your quilts are wonderful. I can only imagine your gladness in such recognition for your work.

  6. I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your FIL. I will be keeping your family in my prayers.

    Congratulations on your beautiful work. Fred is a winner too in my eyes!

  7. Thank you for all the supportive comments!


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