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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Deep Breaths.

Inhale.  (weeeeeeeeeee!!!)  Exhale.  (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!)  It's hard to calm down when I have to plan for public speaking and public sewing on Saturday.  I have bouts of calm and bouts of nerves.  So I figured I would take the pressure off by chilling and check my email.  It didn't help - not one bit.  There it was!  I now have my letter of acceptance into Canada's national juried quilt show in Halifax later this Spring!!  O M G.

A Prairie Dress is heading to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

I have Jackie to thank for all her pestering to enter.  Actually, she threatened me and said, "if you don't enter this, I'm going to fly to Saskatoon to get it myself and enter it for you!".  lol  She's awesome.  I also have to thank Karen for her support.  Seriously - go to this post HERE and read her comment.  It's the first one at the end of the post.  I wonder how long it took her to type that word!??  Oh my gosh.  I bounced up and down in my chair when I read it.  lol

What do I do with this nervous energy?  I think I'll get into my running shoes and head out for some fresh air.  That's what I'm working on!  Linking to The Needle & Thread Network.

(A little while later... )

Aahhhh... feeling more grounded now.  I just got back from a great long walk out in the sun with my husband while the kids are in school for the afternoon. MAN is it nice outside.  What a nice treat.

walking outside always grounds me

Can you believe it though?  I feel like ever since I started creating with a needle and blogging all about it, things have been working out incredible well.  I wondered the other day if maybe a lucky leprechaun had hopped into my pocket.  I mean really!  It's overwhelming at times.  I often stop myself from posting things because I'm worried you all with think, 'here she goes again.  brag brag brag'.  It's been nothing short of fantastic on a daily basis.  I am truly thankful.  My head is spinning and my heart is full.  It's all good.

: )

Lastly, 3 Prairie Postcards will be auctioned off at a local Le Leche League fundraiser on Sunday!  The cards are a series of simple prairie scenes.  Each one is different.  You can see them HERE.  If you are going to the event, bid high! ; )  It's a good cause.


21 comments:

Nicola Thomson said...

I always love looking at your magnificent work.Good luck with the exhibition..I have a solo one coming up over Easter and, like you, am feeling alternatively excited and terrified!!!!
To see my work ...
http://www.facebook.com/MaterialAssets
Good luck to both of us :)
Nicola

Heather Lair said...

Yea Monika! I am teaching at Quilt Canada so I will be sure to check out your dress. Congratulations!
Heather

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

mnmnmnmnmnmnmnmnm.....that is my "calming Mantra" Hahaha!!
Your work is amazing, it totally deserves to be shown off!
When I look back over the past year, it has been incredible watching you develop your own style and skill. Amazing, I say!

Mary Ann said...

Your dress is stunning so it deserves to be there and be seen:)

Dale Anne Potter said...

CONGRATULATIONS Monika!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Well done! Congratulations. The dress is beautiful.

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Congrats my wonderfully talented artistic friend. You deserve all the good, all the time :).
Stay inspired!

Jackie said...

I KNEW IT, I JUST KNEW IT!!!!And I was petrified to ask if you finally entered or not... so just kept reading your blog to see.... I AM SO STINKIN' HAPPY FOR YOU!!!
I will be out there in Halifax, so I will be sure to linger by it to hear all the awesome comments people say!!!

felicity said...

Many congratulations, Monika!

Christie DescribeHappy said...

I'm jumping up and down excited for you!! What a wonderful art journey you are on and it's so exciting to be able to share your joys!! As for the speaking.. does picturing them in underwear help at all? hahaha!

LynCC said...

How super exciting!! Congratulations. :D Haha!! If picturing them in underwear doesn't help, just think of them as bunches of us - quilting and blogging in our jammies. ;D

Sheila said...

Now I am super excited as I will get to see your dress in person , I will be attending the show in Halifax in June ,yeah!

Becky said...

Congrats!!!

Denise said...

Your dress is absolutely stunning and your enthusiasm is inspiring and contagious! Good luck! Thanks for sharing!

KQ said...

Monica,

You Will be in your element, sewing in public. The nerves Will pass when you get going. You can open with a question for the audience, or a joke, puts everyone at ease. I'm sure you'll be amazing. All the best.

KQ said...

Monica,

You Will be in your element, sewing in public. The nerves Will pass when you get going. You can open with a question for the audience, or a joke, puts everyone at ease. I'm sure you'll be amazing. All the best.

Karen said...

I knew it would be accepted!!! I am making a special trip to Halifax for you to take a million pictures of it sporting a winning ribbon. Congrats, and good luck :)

Linda said...

Congratulations! I will get to see it in person too.

elle said...

Ah, you are doing good, Monika. That is sew great!

Regina said...

With your talent you don't need a lucky leprechaun in your pocket. Congratulations!

Faith said...

OH WOW! I discovered your blog only recently, so I didn't know what the piece was that you entered into the juried show. Even the picture above wasn't obvious to me, but I was curious about Karen's comment and I followed the link and ... I'm blown away. I have to say "Ditto" to Karen's comment. WOW to the 10th!

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