Saturday, April 25, 2009

Amber Waves of Grain

I made this piece for a special purpose, it's named Amber Waves of Grain. It was made to enter into a contest for Daughters of the American Revolution in their crafts division; the clay category. Wednesday I received a phone call that it was selected as the California winner and the SW Division winner also. Then I was informed that it placed 3rd in the national competition. Well, I'm not used to winning anything so I had to do a special happy dance all around the house!! I was asked if I would be going to DC in July to accept the award. Hmmm, I've never won anything like this so I am kind of tempted but I just don't think it's going to happen. July 7th I will be flying home from Seattle after attending the 4th of July celebrations in my home town. The awards are in the morning on July 8th, so...

Today the gas kiln is opened, I can't remember exactly what I have in there except for a pitcher, have I mentioned how much I enjoy making pitchers?
Will trade pitchers for yarn!!!
One addiction feeds another....

5 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

Wow - third place nationally!! That's great!!! Are you sure you can't fly back via DC?? (I wish the airlines were nicer about changing tickets around!)

Congratulations!!!

Hmmmm.....yarn for pitchers.....seems like a good deal!

Sue

sheilabythebeach said...

Thanks!
I seriously considered flying from Seattle to DC but it got very complicated. Not to mention expensive!
If I should be so fortunate as to win another year I will take the trip! I am simply thrilled to have placed at all!

Life Looms Large said...

Well, and it's the recognition of your work and the honor that matter....and you still get those without being present in person!!

I picked up a prize for one of my weaving buddies at a conference that I attended and she missed. I ended up meeting her in our local library, and I clapped for her as I handed her the prize!!

It is really wonderful that your work was so well-received!! Congratulations again!!

I joined freecycle today in case I'd be so lucky as to happen upon a loom!! That's great that you got your Sabina that way!! Meanwhile, I'm happier that I let go of that cactus....and I like to think of it brightening up other people's homes and lives!

Sue

sheilabythebeach said...

Wouldn't that be great, to find a loom again. When I'm too old and tired to use this one and if my grand children aren't interested in it I'll offer this one up too! I hope that's a loooooong time from now!

Suki said...

It is a lovely plate! Congratulations ~ : }