9/15/12

One, two, three

We had the best time at the quilt show.  I didn’t even spend much money, so I’m not feeling a lot of quilt-show-vendor-mall or guild boutique guilt. 

We walked the whole show in just under two hours.  I don’t think we tired LD out.  She went with us and I tried to be ever mindful not to waste time.

First place ribbon for Special Occasion Quilts, made by 1 person, all sizes.

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Do I look a little bit weird in that picture?  Yeah…kinda deer in a headlight…oh, crap, this quilt actually won a ribbon! 

I won a ribbon!

First place ribbon for Other Techniques, all sizes.

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Yeah, that’s me, again.  Different quilt

Oh, but that bit of purple over my shoulder?  See that?  Overall Award for Machine Quilting, made by 1 person, small size. 

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I’ve named them, one, two and three.

Okay, so I look downright stupid in that last picture.  It’s because by that time, I was. 

These were the ribbons I was given to walk around in, while the official ones stayed on the quiltes.  A white glove lady helped me pin them to my shirt and all morning long, people walked by and congratulated me.  And, I kept losing Sydney and turned out, she was going back to my quilts, listening to what people said about them, and then saying “My dad made that”.  She said she knew how we feel when she wins a game or makes a good grade and we brag on her.  Rob was glowing and LD watched us all in delight and every time she’d stop, she’d tell somebody that she was with a man that had won three ribbons for two quilts.  And, they all kept bringing people over and introducing them to me.  Or, we’d turn a corner and they’d reach out to some stranger and say, “this is Lane Wilhite”.  I smiled so much my face hurts.

And, I could not help standing behind people and listening to what they whispered to one another, and sometimes, I’d even tell them who I was. 

I kept thinking that standing and eavesdropping on people was a terrible thing to do.  But, I just couldn’t help myself.

Be well.  I need a nap.  I am overwhelmed. 

I know the meaning of “My cup runneth over.”

Lane

54 comments:

ga447 said...

I am so so happy for you, this is marvelous, deep in my heart I knew you would win. Life is good.

Linda in TX said...

Congratulations! Everybody loves a winner - altho' I think you've been a winner for a long, long time. Good for you!!

Andrea said...

How exciting - very well done. Love that Sydney was so proud of her dad xx

Patricia said...

Can you see me doing the HAPPY dance!!!!!!!! I don't think you look stupid at all! Better practice that look---I see more ribbons ahead for you!!!!!!!

Shevvy said...

Fan*bloody*tastic! I'm so pleased for you. Very well deserved and I loved how Sydney reacted.
Brilliant.

Bianca said...

Oh Lane, what a great day it must be for you!!! Congrats sugar!!!
Don't you just feel like a thousant bucks?!! I would grow just a feet from winnig all those prizes!!!
Good for you!!
And I love your pictures, with that silly happy grin on you face.
Can see your cup running over.....

JoAnne said...

Congratulations! You deserve every bit of recognition! I'm so happy for you.

annlp said...

Such good work from a good man. I truly enjoy reading your blog.

Terri in BC said...

Congratulations, Lane! Well deserved - and what a great lesson for Sydney! I'm sure she'll work extra hard to make you proud.

Glenn Dragone said...

Congratulations! Great job and great quilts!!

Impera_Magna said...

I'm so very pleased for you! Congratulations!!! You deserve every ribbon!!!!

Megan said...

Yaaaay.

And thanks for taking the time to share your joy and excitement with us - that was really special of you.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Coloradolady said...

I am sure that cup is running over!! I am beyond excited for you!! I love that Christmas Quilt and how could they not award it first place!! You deserve this so much, and I hope it gives you a bit of confidence at how your work is appreciated and enjoyed!!

I would have just sat and tried to overhear what they had to say too! Good for Sydney, that was brilliant in my opinion!! And how wonderful she felt pride in her family. That is a great lesson there and a great testament to you and Rob.

Bask in glory!! I know you are having the time of your quilting life right now. (hugs)

Elizabeth said...

Awww, Lane! Good on you! I'm so happy for you! I loved how your family reacted, especially Sydney going back to listen to what people were saying! Enjoy your moment! You definitely deserve it! Congratulations!

xo -E

P.S. We need to see some good pictures of the silk quilt!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you! Well deserved recognition. I'm glad your face hurts from all that smiling. You look so happy in the pictures. Thanks for sharing your joy.

Barb

Sandi Colwell said...

Yahooooooo!!! That is awesome!! Congratulations to you.
Enjoy every minute

Kate said...

Fantastic! Congratulations and congratulations again.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Congratulations! All three are well deserved!

Judy

Mary said...

Just wonderful, all your hard work recognized and rewarded. The smile says it all

scrappy101 said...

So happy for you. It's great to be recognized and rewarded for your beautiful work, and your biggest fans are your family. Enjoy the moment, good job.

Michelle said...

Congratulations Lane! Your quilts are beautiful, and deserved every ribbon you got! Hope your face hurts for a couple of day! ;)

Peter Lappin said...

Congratulations, Lane! Great job.

regan said...

Congratulations! You should be very proud of your lovely work! Well done!

qltmom9 said...

Oh, I am SO GLAD they appreciated you. WHOOooHoooo! BrAvo!!!

My face now hurts from grinning for you.~ This news is so ~lovely~

Lucy

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations, Lane! Your quilting is so beautiful, and I'm glad it got the recognition you deserve. Sydney's reaction must have made your day!

Pokey said...

Big Congrats, Mr. Lane! You deserve the praise for a job well done ~
:-}pokey

Tazzie said...

Congratulations, I'm just thrilled for you!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Congratulations! What a great success. I´m sure that it was a very special day for you, and an exhausting one, too. :-)

Pauline said...

Tears of happiness came to my eyes as I read this post. I am so happy for you, for everything, winning 3 ribbons, how Sydney is developing, how well you wear success.

Kath said...

You deserve it Lane. I am so happy at how proud your lovely girl was of her Dad.

Denise in PA said...

Lane, that is awesome! So glad you had that experience - what exhilaration! And, the fact that you could share it with your family makes it that much better. So, well deserved!

Churn Dash said...

Congratulations! I loved that Sydney was bragging about you being her Dad.
Awesome quilts.
Helen

Ann said...

Congratulations!! Have enjoyed your blog and the making of these quilts. I am so happy for you.

Cindy said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting and to think we got to watch the process that led to your winnings! You look like a happy man with a proud family!

andsewon said...

Congratulations Lane! I am not surprised though, your work is outstanding!! I am always blown away by what you achieve on your home sewing machines in the quilting.I bet your classes will fill up big time now!!
Lola

Denise R said...

What great work you have done, not only with your quilts, but also with your daughter! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Those ribbons are well deserved!

Barb in Iowa

P.S. I love your blog. You are so real and honest. Those things are hard to find these days. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Those ribbons are well deserved!

Barb in Iowa

P.S. I love your blog. You are so real and honest. Those things are hard to find these days. Keep up the good work!

Piece by Piece said...

Congratulations
I always knew your work was first class.
Congrats again.
Patricia

Rebecca Grace said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve every warm fuzzy bit of it. :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You don't look stupid at all, just dazed and delighted as well you should be. So much to be proud of--and so wonderful that your family is so proud as well. Lovely to have your talent and hard work recognized--Elle

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lane. Your quilts are beautiful and wasn't it wonderful to see how proud your family is of you. I would have wanted to listen in on all the comments also.
cindy in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Woot Woot!!!!!! Yay for you, and very well deserved.

Cynthia L. said...

I love the big smile on your face! You deserve to smile like that for a long time! You did and do such great work. I am so proud and happy for you. I bet it was fun to listen to what folks were saying about your work. You must have been so happy to hear Sydney brag about her Dad. What a wonderful day for all of you!

Nan said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your quilts look fantastic. :)

lindaroo said...

Yes, your overflowing cup is flowing all the way over here, and I'm grinning from ear to ear for you and your family. Blessings!

Andi's English Attic said...

Congratulations. :)

AMW said...

Wow! Congratulations! I would have done the same thing (eavesdropping). Just to see what regular folks really thought. Way to go!

lw said...

Wow! This is great! I'm so proud of you!!! Love what Sydney did, it's pretty cool to be able to say, "My dad did that!"

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm late to the party, but wanted to say how happy I am for you and that hearing what Syd did and said brought tears to my eyes - what a wonderful girl!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Lane. I was thrilled for you when Roberta told me about your wins. Validation by your quilting peers is an honor. They know good quilting when they see it!!!
Doris

sandra said...

Congratulations Lane!!! I read you blog and have followed the journey of these quilts as you have shared them. It is just fantastic and well deserved that you won. Your quilting is just exquisite.
sandra

Carla said...

Oh Wow! That's awesome. Congrats.
Wish I could have made it up that way for the show then I could have said hey I know of that guy. :o) At least 4 of my quilter buddies made it. Well that is I assume you mean the quilt show in austin.

Congrats again!

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