Saturday, May 31, 2014

With Thanks

Last night I received an email from Amy Ellis, of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, that made my heart do a little dance. Truly it did. Reading the words "you won" whether it's a giveaway for a pin cushion, the 100 m dash in elementary school, or the ROYGBIV category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, feels like a million dollar lottery win to me. It was such a wonderful surprise.  I will really enjoy perusing Jackie's lovely shop with my gift certificate prize! I think some of the new Kaffe Fassett collection may be calling my name.

Scrappy Sprouts for Deanna

The best part? I feel like every time someone even looks at this photograph, there is a little bit of love, a dash of hope and a kind thought sent Deanna's way. She needs it. She needs it all.

Have a look at the Festival winners - my real life friends Leanne and Janet each won for their outstanding entries as well! Leanne's scrappy strip quilt is so beautiful and she's got a great tutorial posted so you can make one yourself. Janet is a fellow VMQG member and is an inspiring machine quilter who works some serious thread magic on her domestic machines (she won the domestic quilting ribbon at the Canadian National Juried Show last year!). Congratulations friends!! xo

I've spent this entire past week quilting in circles. Literally. I have lots to share; my challenge is finding the time to take a break, take photographs and sit down to write. My traditional guild's bi-annual show is in 13 days and I've got so much to do!! 

24 comments:

Leanne said...

It is such a fantastic quilt, and so wonderful that so many people helped you to make it so fast. I am sending my best wishes and healing thoughts.

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Krista - congratulations!

Dianne said...

Another big hurrah for you! I got a little verklempt reading this and thinking of all the love flowing to Deanna helping to maker her well.
You are a wonderful friend my dear and much loved.

paulette said...

Yahoo!! You SEW deserve the million dollar win, Krista!! This is just a gorgeous quilt..Deanna must feel so loved! WELL DONE!!

Canadian Abroad said...

I was thrilled when I saw you had won. Totally deserved.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. Well done!!

Betty said...

Well deserved!!!

Elsa said...

Congratulations on your win! So very exciting!!!
I love this quilt and I'm sure Deanna does too ~ sending loving thoughts her way and yours too!

PK Sews said...

I'm so happy for you. You and this quilt deserve it!

Sandi said...

Congratulations Krista, is it going to be I the Lions Gate Show?

You link to Janet's blog isn't working btw.

Sandi said...

Congrats Krista! That is great news but.... what is ROYGBIV? Ditto to Dianne's comment. You are a wonderful friend!
Sandi
sahill@telus.net

Annabella said...

Huge congratulations - your quilt is so beautiful.

Isisjem said...

A well deserved win! Congratulations

Debbie said...

Congrats! Your quilt is definitely a winner!

Charlotte said...

absolutely and totally deserved! It's a beautiful quilt and made with so much love!

pennydog said...

Congratulations!

felicity said...

Oh this makes me so happy!! Congratulations!

Lysa said...

Aw, congrats Krista! There's a whole lota love in that quilt you can just feel it by looking at it!

Ann said...

Making Canada proud! :)
Congrats - it's beautiful.

Flying Blind... said...

Totally deserved xxx

Flying Blind... said...

Totally deserved xxx

Sonia said...

Beautiful & congratulations x

Sarah said...

I love this quilt pattern so much! Is it by traceyjay? I always love rainbow colours. The quilt is in the to do list, but it's so long I may have to settle for loving one vicariously.

Afton Warrick said...

Congrats! It truly is a beautiful, happy quilt.