Here's a little life lesson learned. Several people told me that they didn't notice the quilt hanging up high over the vendor area. And someone made a negative comment about where it was hanging. I got sucked into the negative comments and was resigned to the fact that I had no chance of winning a ribbon. I couldn't have been more wrong! The lesson learned is to NOT allow yourself to get sucked into negative thinking. The ladies who hung the quilts placed each one where it could best be viewed.
So- when I heard that my quilt would be sporting that big ribbon, I almost fell over! When you win something or learn of any good news and it's a real surprise- it's just all that much sweeter. I'm not just saying this to be gracious- I REALLY mean it- there were so many absolutely jaw-dropping quilts at this show! To be selected as a favorite is truly humbling. I am honored and delighted, and I don't think that any recognition I ever receive in the future will ever mean more than this does.