I know that I’ve been absent for a while but I have been working hard, honestly. Anyway, this post is not about what I have been doing in my absence but about several items of good news that I have received recently.
First of all I had news from SAQA this evening which read:-
Congratulations to the following artists whose trunk show pieces have been chosen to become part of the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Jurors for the selections were Trudi Van Dyke and B.J. Adams.
When I looked down the list, this is what I saw
Frieda L. Anderson
Denise Oyama Miller
Sarah Ann Smith
Jean Wells Keenan
Ruth A. White
Congratulations too to my blogging friend Daniela whose piece was also selected.
This is the piece that was selected
My second piece of news was also SAQA related. You may remember this piece that I sent for the Spotlight Auction which was held at the conference last week.
It sold for $75. Not anywhere near what some of them fetched but I am happy and over $10000 was raised for SAQA.
Next up is a wonderful gift that I received on Saturday from Kerstin. I had joined in her Pay It Forward offer some time ago and had almost forgotten about it so, what a great surprise when I received this gorgeous bag from her.
It is a nice large one with several pockets inside and out and I am really going to enjoy using it. My undertaking is to send a gift to three other people during the next twelve months, and they will continue on themselves. If anyone would like to receive a gift from me, probably a hand made book, then please reply in the comments. The first three people who request to join will be the ones. You do have twelve months to fulfil the obligation after you have received the gift from me. Don’t worry if you don’t want to join in as I understand that it’s not for everyone.
And finally for this post, a new member of the family arrived on Friday afternoon. I mentioned recently that I have been volunteering for cat socialising at Ashbourne Animal Welfare Centre (The Ark) and was determined not to fall under the spell of any of the inmates because I didn’t think my resident cat would allow another cat in the house. So much for that – meet Casper
He’s an old guy, 10+, who was left behind when his owners moved house. He’s so friendly and was obviously the right cat to bring home as Jack has completely accepted him and, as you can see, he has settled in very well indeed. If any of you are relatively local there is an Open Day and Fun Dog Show at The Ark on Sunday from 11 – 4. It is free and I will be helping with refreshment from 11.30 so you know where to find me if you decide to come along..
That’s all for now. I do have a lot more to share but will leave that for another post. Have a lovely week.