Monday, 11 April 2011

I WON!!!!

Remember her!  Well, look at her now all decked out in her new ribbons.

 I entered "Royal Holiday" in the Yuma County Fair and won! 

The top ribbon, the Grand Champion Rosette and the Cash Award!!

It has been a busy week for me. I finished the second "I Spy" quilt top. You can see a picture in the previous post. They are basically the same.

Last Monday was my SAL day with Cheryl. Here's what I accomplished - before I start again today. The frogs stayed away and so I was finally able to enjoy stitching on this one.

I am also working on Andie's Mirabilia RR. Can you guess who I am stitching? There is no prize for guessing right.

And in the mailbox this week, this wonderful gift from Annette - project bags from The Attic in Mesa. It took me two seconds to fill the larger bag.

I don't know if I will be able to update my blog next week. I am presently packing up my house in Arizona and heading back to Canada on Sunday. I will have my stitching in the car.

My husband laughs at me. I treat the front seat of the car like my living room. I have my books, my snacks, my needlework and my Kindle all around me. The miles fly by as I work away on whatever catches my fancy.
It takes us four 10 hour days to get home.

Until the next time, keep those needles flying and don't forget to smile every once in a while. It's good for the soul.


Bonnie Brown said...

Have a safe drive home, and can't wait to see you!

Joyus said...

Congratulations on your ribbons :-D

Have a safe journey home.

Karen said...

Congrats on winning at the fair! it is such a beautiful piece.

Drive safely!

valerie said...

Congrats on your fair win. How exciting! Great stitching too. I love seeing how these Mira RRs develop.

lynda said...

Congratulations! Your stitching is beautiful!

Carol said...

Woo hoo!! Congratulations on winning both the Grand Champion and the cash prize, Kathy--more money to buy more stash :) You deserve it--she is gorgeous!

Have a safe drive home--I can't imagine being in the car for all that time!

Anna van Schurman said...

Congratulations on the big win!

carol fun said...

Congratulations on your well deserved win! That is a beautiful piece. Have a safe trip home - and happy stitching!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on your win! I can't imagine driving so long either. The furthest I've gone was to Spain by coach and that only took a day and a half. We did drive through the night though.

Lelia said...


Ranae said...

Congratulations! well deserved
The WIP's are looking great.
Have a safe trek back to Canada

Ruth said...

Congratulations on the ribbon.
The WIP's are looking wonderful.

sandra said...

Congratulations! She is a beauty!
Travel home safe!

Franny said...

Way to go Kathy! Congratulations, you did an awesome job.

Catherine said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! She is beautiful. Glad the frogs are now gone. The RR is coming along nicely. Have a safe trip home!

Daffycat said...

Wow ~ Kathy, that is fantastic! must be super chuffed!

Myra said...

Congratulations Kathy! What a wonderful win.

mainely stitching said...

Fabulous!! :D

Lynn said...

Way to go Kathy!! I knew she had it in her to be a winner! Congrats!
Have a safe trip home. Hope to see you soon now the weather has improved.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

Congratulations on winning those
awesome ribbons and awards!!!
Grand Champion no less. Phew!!
Not that it's a surprise given
the incredible way that you
stitch and create gorgeous
masterpieces such as Royal
Holiday. I'd have been more
shocked if you hadn't been
given an award for her.

Nice progress on White Christmas
Kathy. I'm glad that the frogs
are finally leaving you alone so
you can make progress on this
pretty project.

I can't get enough of those
Mirabilia RR's that you're
stitching on. Every single
one of them is breathtaking
to look at. I'm not familiar
enough with these designs to
be able to hazard a guess as
to the identity of your lovely
lady, but she's looking good
so far.

A nice and generous gift from
Annette, those project bags.
And so handy for people on
the go ... such as yourself.

Hope you and DH have a safe
and enjoyable trip home.
Sounds like you'll be well
stocked with stuff to keep
boredom at bay for the

Note: temperatures in the
low 20's this weekend and
sunshine. We'll try and
keep some of it around for
when you arrive home, but
no promises.


Blu said...

Congratulations on the big! Yay!

Judy S. said...

Nice to see those ribbons on your beautiful stitching, Kathy. Congrats! Safe travels.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Congrats on royal holiday Kathy, she's pretty. :-)
Lovely wips!

Beth said...

Congratulations!! That is fantastic. You really deserved it, but it is nice to know that others think your work is so great. Too bad you can't be there to enter it into the State Fair. Your WIP's are looking great too.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your win! How awesome! Your stitching looks fabulous. Have a safe trip home.

Vonna said...

DRIVE SAFE...R U coming through Indy?

CONGRATS on your win! It is most deserving...MOST deserving, as she is GORGEOUS :)

Thinking of you!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous piece and congrats on the ribbons, that's wonderful!!!!

Cute on the front seat, I bet it makes the miles go fast :-).

Maureen said...

well done on your win - loving the ribbons!

Von said...

How awesome to have won those ribbons!! You must be soooo pleased and proud. :)

Do be safe on your journey back to Canada. Your front seat sounds like my DH's when we travel. I've taken over the driving because he likes to play with his gadgets while we go down the road - even if he's driving!

Terri said...

Congratulations and well deserved.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on your win at the Yuma fair, there was no doubt!

You have been busy!! Everything is looking great can't wait to have you back home!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and more congrats!!
See you soon! There are a couple of Quilt Shows coming up.


Pointed Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your win, well deserved.

Michele B. said...

What a thrilling thing to happen - congratulations! You do beautiful work and I'm glad it's being recognized. Hope your travels are smooth.

Margaret said...

She is stunning - no wonder you won these ribbons!!

Have a great trip home. Hope you will be able to come and see us next year.

Lynette said...

Wow, congrats on your win - well deserved!!

marylin said...

absolutely beautiful! me at...

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

OOHHH RIBBONS! Beautiful! Safe travels...see you when you get home!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your win, that's certainly a derserving win. Nice work on your SAL and a great start to the new RR.

Have a safe trip home.

Carolyn NC said...

Oh my goodness - congratulations!! Well-deserved!

Rowyn said...

How awesome to win prizes for your stitching! Well done you.

Love your Mirabilia RR. They always turn out beautifully.

marylin said...

have a good week end !

Annette said...

Congratulations on your win!

Siobhan said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is fantastic.

Beautiful stitching. Safe travels!

Daniela said...

congratulations on your ribbons. That is so amazing.
And all your stitching looks fabulous.

Carolien said...

Congratulations, Kathy, and well deserved of course! :)))

Love your stitches.
Take care & happy Easter!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your win, WOO HOO!! Have a safe trip, LOL at the lounge room in the car comment, it sounds so like me.

Jennifer said...

WOO HOO!!! Congratulations on your win! She's beautiful and now you have a fancy ribbon to boot.