Monday, May 10, 2010

Some great news!!!

The HMQS show was last week and I had a blast! I wasn't going to plan on a "phone call" for the awards ceremony so I wouldn't get my hopes up. But, early Wednesday morning I got a call telling me to be sure to come to the Thursday night ceremony! That can only mean one thing, I must have placed or got an honorable mention for my quilt. I checked out the competition in my category "Novelty Custom" and pretty much convinced myself that I was heading for an honorable mention. Well, the ceremony came, my mom was with me and we watched and listened as they went through each category. They came to "novelty custom" and went through 3rd, then 2nd -my quilt still wasn't mentioned - and then all in a blur I heard "1st goes to "Serenity" by Judi Madsen!" Hooray! It was so exciting! I got my blue ribbon and a cash prize to boot. What fun! So, here I am with my quilt and ribbon, still in shock, but pleasantly surprised.




All that hard work paid off.

Thanks to everyone who came and said hi and thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday. I also wanted to let everyone know some exciting news! It has to do with the fact that I have been a bum blogger lately and that I have been sick for the past 12 weeks. I mean, sick. I haven't ever been this sick before, especially with a pregnancy, so that's why I have been so lame lately. I am starting to feel better now and hope to get caught up soon, I apologize to those of you waiting for a quilt to be finished. I will get them done as soon as possible. So - baby number four will be welcomed to our little family sometime in winter. I was trying to hide it longer, but since it's number four the belly has already started bulging, and I thought I owed you all an explanation for some lame blogging lately! Well, wish me luck as we add one more thing to our crazy life and have your fingers crossed for a girl!!!!

76 comments:

Annie Davis said...

Congratulations on the blue ribbon AND on the pregnancy! They are both awesome accomplishments! :)

Jana said...

Congratulations! It is a spectacular quilt to see in person! And congrats on #4 too!

allsewnup said...

CONGRATULATIONS Judi & Clint!!

Carolyn

Sandy said...

*Huge* congratulations, Judi -- on both counts! :)

Puddle of Grace said...

Well havent you had a busy week!!! Congratulations on your Blue ribbon win!!! You do beautiful work and you deserve to be recognized for it! Extra congrats on baby #4! It's going to be fun to find out what you have... but we'll put in extra prayers for a girl! (wink)
~Charlene

Darkangel said...

congratulations for your great quilt I love it, and for baby #4

Hugs

Susan said...

Congratulations on both counts!!! Exciting news!

PattiCakes said...

Your belly may be bulging, but you still look svelt to the rest of us! Congratulations!

And congraqtulations on your blue ribbon. You have come so far so fast with your quilting skills! You have a gift.

Anna said...

Congratulations on the quilt and the baby! Best wishes!

Jenny said...

congratulations on the blue ribbon and pregnancy news! best wishes.

Barb said...

That is just soooo exciting about the blue ribbon....so wonderful!! and a baby to boot...couldn't be happier for you....

Paula Lynn said...

Congratulations! Your quilt deserved it--good job!

meems said...

Congratulations on both Judi!! You are the best!! Does this mean I can tell my kids your expecting?

Karen said...

I never had a doubt it would get a ribbon, and I was pretty sure it would be blue! Congratulations Judi, it really is a fabulous quilt. And I'm so happy about #4 - what a great thing for your family.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on ALL the good news!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

My goodness what a lot of good news in one post! Your quilt is just gorgeous, and all that quilting is superb! It must have taken you forever to do it.

Congratulations to you and your whole family on baby #4! That is the best news of all! You will discover that #4 is the best...just ask my mother! Can you guess that I am #4 in our family? Hope you start feeling better soon!

MGM

Karen said...

I knew the first time I saw that quilt, it would win a ribbon, and I am not surprised it won blue. Congratulations Judi, I would have loved to see it person. And congratulations on #4 - what a blessing for your family.

Sherry said...

Congratulations on the blue ribbon and on the pregnancy! Your quilt was just amazing. Pink that I hope it will be.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations and Congratulations!! I hope you start to feel better soon and that you have a healthy pregnancy!

Csigi said...

Wow, great news! Congratulations for the price and the pregnancy!

Nielsen Family News said...

Judi- we are just delighted for you and all of your accomplishments! I was certain you must win first place on your quilt- it is simply beautiful! And thanks for being the one to give our little boy a cousin to be close to!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on both counts! You win is much deserved. And #4 is sure to be a blessing whether it is a girl or a boy ;-)

Nedra said...

So many happy congratulations to you Judi! First, congratulations on the upcoming baby. (I hope you are feeling better soon). And congratulations on your win at HMQS. I knew you would win!!

Crafty Mama said...

Congratulations on the quilt-it's gorgeous! And the baby!! Sending you lots of sweet little girl vibes from my own little princess who's sitting on my lap as I'm typing this. Girls are so much fun!And I will tell you that I was sick from almost day 1 with my daughter, really, really sick. I just knew I was pregnant before I even tested because of how sick I felt. Totally different from my son's pregnancy.

Petit Debutant said...

that is so awesome, congratulations to everything! baby, 1st place, mother's day!

Ethne said...

Double congratulations Judi (and Clint) - well done on the blue ribbon (what stunning work, its well deserved) and a 'bundle of joy' in late autumn - keep well and catch up while you can.

Cara said...

Congrats on both! Very exciting!!

Lundholm Fam said...

Yeah congrats on the blue ribbon and the baby! You must be on cloud nine with all this excitement. I wish you the best and hope you get a girl!!

tellad said...

Add another congrats to the list - you certainly deserve the 1st place ribbon! and Best on the pregnancy - how exciting for all of you! Teri Dingler

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, my - so many congratulations are in order! First, on baby #4, how wonderful! Sorry to hear you've been sick; that must be hard with 3 little ones, but with that wonderful husband of yours, you are luckier than many.

And then congrats on the award, although I have to say I'm not surprised because I am not just blowing hot air when I say you are the most talented quilter I have ever "met"!

Gnomemade said...

Congratulations on the baby and the ribbon! What a great post with wonderful news!

Ruth B said...

I am not at all surprised that your quilt won a blue ribbon. Your quilting is amazing!! But you surprised me with the baby news! I'm so happy for you and your family. Congratulations!

Paula said...

Congratulations on the blue ribbon -- very much deserved. And, regarding the pregnancy, I kinda thought that was what was going on (ya' know, those of us who have been there). Congratulations on the addition of #4. Your title for this could have been "great news times 2"!

onlymehere said...

Double congratulations! I wanted to see this quilt in person but about a week before the HQMS show I decided not to come down. There's just too much else going on right now. I love the quilt and the quilting is superb. Way to go Judi!

Christine said...

So much wonderful news, congratulations on your quilt it truly is amazing and best wishes with the new Bub.

Take care
Christine

Sara said...

Congratulations - on the new baby and the blue ribbon! That quilt is fabulous.

Angie said...

Congratulations Judi! on your new baby! and on your winning quilt!

Seams Sew Together said...

Congratulations Judi on the pregnancy and your quilt. You are very talented.

Mandy

Tangos Treasures said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Congratulations on all!!

Amy said...

Wonderful, exciting news! Congrats on your win. You work so hard and deserve it. And congrats on your new baby.

quiltmom said...

Your quilt is stunning - You are looking lovely too. Congratulations on the impending arrival of a new bundle of joy. May you feel well and enjoy your pregnancy.
Warmest regards,
Anna

scottylover said...

Congratulations on both accounts! The quilt is gorgeous and so worthy of the win. And a new little one to sew for, how fun!

Sandy A

Jennifer said...

Congratulations (on both fronts) - the quilt is spectacular!

DiahRothman said...

Congratulations, Judi.

SewCalGal said...

I knew when you first shared this quilt it was a winner. Congratulations!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

sandra said...

congratulation on both events. You deserved the blue ribbon.

Janet said...

Congrats Judi - your quilt was super and the quilting was phenomenal! And, CONGRATS on expecting child #4!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Congradulations!!!

Kristen said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!! Yeah on both accounts!

Blogless me said...

A first prize is more than deserved for such fine craftsmanship, or better said artistry. Congratulations for the baby and fingers crossed it's healthy AND a girl ;-)

Raylene Smith said...

well done on both accounts...hopefully the yukkiness will pass soon and you can enjoy your pregnancy...Congratulations.

polly said...

Congrats on two fronts!!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Congratulations times 2!! "Serenity" is gorgeous!

Lori said...

Congrats! The quilt is gorgeous!

I will keep my fingers crossed for a healthy baby girl. Let's hope your over that icky first trimester! On to that nesting period...all kinds of energy!!!

Judi said...

Wonderful news! Beautiful quilt!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Congratulations on both counts Judi! Your quilt is beautiful and it was so good to chat with you :)

Heather said...

Congratulations on both the upcoming baby and the quilt. Life comes first, you can always share with us on your blog later.

Denise in PA said...

Congratulations and...congratulations! What wonderful news! The quilt definitely deserved to be a winner!

QuiltSue said...

Congratulations on all your brilliant news.

Sherri said...

Congrats on the quilt and the newest addition to be!

Sinta Renee said...

Your quilt is stunning! A blue ribbon quilt for sure! I am amazed on the work you did... gorgeous!

Carrie said...

You do beautiful work...an award well-deserved! I love reading your blog and seeing your quilting.

Em said...

I am so tickled for you, what an honor! The babe is one lucky little angel to be coming to your home!! Love, Em

SheilaC said...

Congrats on baby # 4!!! Hope you are feeling better soon....

AND congrats on your first place ribbon! That quilt is gorgeous, you should be very proud :)

SHeilaC

Char said...

Congratulations and Congratulations such wonderful news!

Lee said...

congrats on baby #4 you are a real trooper. I hope everythig goes well with your pregnancy. Your quilt is definitely a blue ribbon winner, amazing!

Miss Jean said...

If anyone deserved a prize for a quilt, you did for Serenity. I was astounded the minute I saw it in your previous blog post. It is truly amazing.

Congratulations on your anticipated little bundle!!!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Congratulations!!! You deserve it and I'm sure there are many more blue ribbons in your future.

Number 4....ok.....you are one amazing woman. I wish you and your family only health, happiness and joy.

Hugs,
Kelly

Kim Walus said...

Congrats on both bits of great news. Here's hoping and praying for a little girl to add to your family. I have 3 girls and 1 boy so I felt lucky to get my boy.

Kim D. said...

Congratulations Judi, I can see why you won.. You're quilt is outstanding. I think you should send it on to some other quilt shows, it's amazing.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Double congrats!!

God Bless!!

Maggey and Jim said...

Well, no wonder you won as I said before that quilt is totally awesome. Congrats on the little one and prayers for the sickness. I know what that's about..
Hugs,
Maggey

Rae Ann said...

HaPpy BeLaTed BiRThdaY Judi! Congratulations on your great win and on baby #4. How fun!!! Glad you are feeling better!

Cybele's patch said...

Haven't been here for a week or so and so many things happened. Congatulations on your first prize. Fantastic but you really deserve it. Your quilting is one of the best I have ever seen!
And then a new baby on the way. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you to have a girl. You need some female support in your family after all.

Marcia said...

Judi---Congrats on your blue ribbon. Your quilt is spectacular and you deserve the honor.

And another congrats on your pregnancy. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a girl for you. :)

Camille said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you! Let me know if you have any tips on how to juggle three kids (one baby!) and a business, will you? You do it so well!