After they left, I did a little organizing in the sewing room. My quilts from the show were still sitting around in bags. The Quilting Snowladies are hanging in the sewing room now, having replaced the Psycatdelic quilt. Here's what the judges had to say about the Quilting Snowladies:
The "very well done" on the embroidery stitches made me happy. I was a little confused with the "outside borders" comment. It's hard to tell from the picture below because it was lying on the floor with me standing on a barstool trying to take a picture from above. This requires that I hold the camera with one hand while simultaneously holding on to the ceiling with the other hand while leaning precariously forward and trying not to fall. (Stop laughing.) And all of that to say that the picture probably isn't a true measure of whether the "outside borders" are straight.
And besides...technically, there is no outside border since the blocks are sashed on all four sides and then bound. But now we're probably arguing semantics. In any case, I asked Mike what he thought they meant. He thought potentially the quilt had been trimmed unevenly (certainly possible) or that the sashings bowed a little because of the piecing (also a possibility). I'm only belaboring this because I want to understand the criticism so that I can improve next time. Anyway...I still love the Quilting Snowladies, not-straight borders and all.
As for Seating for Two, this is what they had to say:
So I like that, and I plead guilty to all "tension issues" comments. My tension issues are improving, and so that's something.
And then this morning I was reminded via Facebook that the deadline for entering Road to California is Monday. Until then, I had no plans to enter Road to California, but then I thought, why not? If I get in, I'll be thrilled. If I don't get in, it's no big deal. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. On the other hand, I figure I can greatly improve my odds by entering, right? So I coughed up the $15 entry fee (for online entries) and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. They're supposed to notify entrants by November 28th.
After that, I went downstairs to continue with And On that Farm. The farm cat likes this because it's an excellent time to catch up on her beauty sleep.
The other cat is annoyed because he can't go outside when I'm downstairs. He was being extremely helpful throughout.
Is my tail in your way? Oh sorry. You could solve that purroblem by letting meowt. Just sayin'...
When I came upstairs to write this post, I'd finished Barn H and its associated field. This section won't be finished until I add a fence and some sheep. I'm hoping to do a little more today, and maybe this part will be finished.
My weekend is my own, but tomorrow I'm going to can some more tomatoes. I have another 12 lbs. that are going to be turned into plain old diced tomatoes.
There are still more coming, but they are small. If I decide to can them, I'll probably make another batch of tomato jam. It doesn't require seeding or peeling, and I think I can muster enough energy to do one more batch.
For now, I think I'll bask in the peace and quiet for a bit and then head back into the sewing room for a while. I'll be announcing a giveaway on the blog tomorrow. Be sure to check back.