Yesterday was a Very Good Day

I woke up yesterday feeling a little blah.  For several reasons:
  1. It is late September, my favorite time of year, but it is still horribly hot and humid in North Texas.  Where is fall?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
About mid-morning, I checked my e-mail and found that my SAQA benefit auction quilt had sold.  Wow!  I'm very happy that my donated piece sold to support such a wonderful organization.  This is turning out to be a very good day!
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!
And it wasn't over yet.  In the evening, Brian and I attended the opening of Misty Keasler's "Haunt" at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.   The exhibit features photos of commercial haunted houses around the USA, and they are fascinating.  And beautiful.  And eerie.  Some are really scary.  For example, look at that clown.  Would you want to run into him at a haunted house?  Or anywhere at all?
One room of the museum features portraits of haunted house workers in costume.
I was looking at the portraits when I was grabbed by a very spooky bunny.
All in all, a very good day indeed! 



Norma Schlager said…
Congratulations on your Houston win. I won't be going this year so be sure and tell us what you won.