Thursday, September 15, 2011

I'm So Excited and I Just Can't Help It.

"Ohm" I got a phone call from Crystal in Houston today to tell me my entry "Ohm" was a winner in the IQA Show in Nov. I am still shaking. Tuesday we left to go on vacation to Hilton Head, SC. We didn't get here until about 5:00. As I was putting our clothes away my cell phone rang. When I answer it I was disconnected. Didn't think anything about it but later decided I should check my recent calls in case it was one of our children trying to reach us. The phone number was listed and it said Houston, TX. I had a little heart flutter but decided that it must have been a wrong number. The next day I carried my phone with me all day but once again missed a phone call from TX. About this time I say Marie Elkins post on Art Digest saying she had gotten a call from Crystal at Houston telling her she was one of the top eight winners in the show. So I was really getting excited that perhaps Crystal was calling me to tell me that I was a winner in something. We do all dream about this right? Today she called again and I actually got to speak to her. She told me that I was cash winner but she couldn't tell me what place. I am still shaking. This is beyond my wildest dreams. I hadn't planned to go to Houston this year because I start teaching a week long class on that Sunday. I'm going to have to get very organized and get my stuff ready because I AM GOING TO HOUSTON. For some reason blogger wouldn't let me use paragraphs in my post. Sorry, that makes it difficult to read.

11 comments:

  1. Yeah YOU...I know you are too excited!!!

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  2. Congratulations, Marilyn! That is so exciting! I will be there to see it in person.

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  3. A well deserved honor! Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of your trip to Houston and bask in the accolades.

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  4. Fantastic!!! and a huge congratulations and well deserved! You Rock Girlfriend!!

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  5. A well deserved CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ENJOY!!!!

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  6. Congratulations!!! The quilt is beautiful. Have fun in Houston.

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  7. Thanks all. I am looking forward to being there again. Only been once and it was a great experience.

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  8. Wonderful quilt! Congratulations, and I am glad you can go see it hanging at Houston.

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  9. Congratulations, that's so exciting! Nothing like the thrill of getting "the call". Best of luck in the final judging.

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  10. Congratulations! The quilt is outstanding - wish I could see it in person. Enjoy your trip to Houston!

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  11. Congratulations! That's fabulous news!

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