I woke up yesterday feeling a little blah. For several reasons:
- It is late September, my favorite time of year, but it is still horribly hot and humid in North Texas. Where is fall?
- I haven't spent much time in the studio since I got home from vacation. Between workmen in the house and post vacation errands, I've been busy but not artistically productive.
- I am just over a week from my 60th birthday. Big blah on that one.
I grumped around the house a bit, and then headed to the studio. I'm working on this:
I'm not sure where it is going, but I'm enjoying the journey. And my furry assistant seems to approve of the piece, as well. I spent the entire day cutting, sewing and ironing. The day was already looking up.
In the mid-afternoon, I received an e-mail from International Quilt Association telling me that Schist #2 had won a prize in the judged show at International Quilt Festival in Houston. I won't know what prize I've won until the Winners' Circle Celebration on October 31. I am honored, amazed and over the moon! Oh, what a fabulous day!
One room of the museum features portraits of haunted house workers in costume.
All in all, a very good day indeed!