Yaaay for prizes!!

I just got back from this state-wide fiber arts convention. My class was small (only four people signed up!) but they did well and I think learned a lot. I’ve forgotten how draining it can be to stand up and talk for hours and hours. A lot of people expressed interest, and some of them are talking about hosting me for workshops, which is very pleasing. I enjoy teaching.

The Orangeganzine took First Place in its category, Handspun. And the medallion ribbon took BEST IN SHOW!!

It was not a tiny show. I was floored. There was some amazing stuff there.

And, on an also-very-cool note – they were CASH PRIZES. The coordinator was handing out the envelopes, and I didn’t realize they were checks – she said to the crowd at large, “And if any of you were wondering if Best in Show is like another first place, or if it’s more… it’s more.” I thought she was talking about how it was decided, like if it ranked with the others… but it was more, in the envelope. Wow. I’ve never won a cash prize for my weaving work before. Of course, I promptly spent most of it on books, tools, and prezzies. And cocoons!

0 thoughts on “Yaaay for prizes!!

  1. Congratulations! What a great weekend for you all around there.

    And spending those well-gotten gains on more of your hobby is probably part of the point.

  2. w00p! congratulations!

    i’d love to come to one of your classes one day, maybe you will become famous and your hijinks will bring you to the eastern seaboard. then i will eat your brains.

  3. *sigh* It’s been put on indefinite hold. The school has already paid probably thousands of dollars on the equipment but they’re waiting until they can afford a graduate student to monitor the use. Until then only the professor is allowed to use it even though it was supposed to be a major part of our exam. 🙁 I’m sorry.

  4. Ah, bummer! I do hope they get someone in there to work with you on it. It sure sounds like it would be fascinating!

  5. Three cheers for the king!

    Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! I know that orange would do well.I’m happy it went so well.

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