Some great news!!!

The HMQS show was last week and I had a blast! I wasn't going to plan on a "phone call" for the awards ceremony so I wouldn't get my hopes up. But, early Wednesday morning I got a call telling me to be sure to come to the Thursday night ceremony! That can only mean one thing, I must have placed or got an honorable mention for my quilt. I checked out the competition in my category "Novelty Custom" and pretty much convinced myself that I was heading for an honorable mention. Well, the ceremony came, my mom was with me and we watched and listened as they went through each category. They came to "novelty custom" and went through 3rd, then 2nd -my quilt still wasn't mentioned - and then all in a blur I heard "1st goes to "Serenity" by Judi Madsen!" Hooray! It was so exciting! I got my blue ribbon and a cash prize to boot. What fun! So, here I am with my quilt and ribbon, still in shock, but pleasantly surprised.

All that hard work paid off.

Thanks to everyone who came and said hi and thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday. I also wanted to let everyone know some exciting news! It has to do with the fact that I have been a bum blogger lately and that I have been sick for the past 12 weeks. I mean, sick. I haven't ever been this sick before, especially with a pregnancy, so that's why I have been so lame lately. I am starting to feel better now and hope to get caught up soon, I apologize to those of you waiting for a quilt to be finished. I will get them done as soon as possible. So - baby number four will be welcomed to our little family sometime in winter. I was trying to hide it longer, but since it's number four the belly has already started bulging, and I thought I owed you all an explanation for some lame blogging lately! Well, wish me luck as we add one more thing to our crazy life and have your fingers crossed for a girl!!!!
May 10, 2010 by Judi
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