Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ramblings of a Proud Grandmother

The Dude won the Best Overall Chatham County award (and trophy) for his book entry into the Young Author's Competition. Not only did he receive recognition for placing at his own school but was the Big Winner for the year in the entire county. Needless to say he is still glowing (and so are parents and grandparents). He wants to be a writer and for a 14 year-old, he is well on his way. So he now has his first published work in book form. The photo is depicting the securing of his "precious cargo" when we went in to celebrate with pizza and ice cream soda's.

We are very proud of you Dude!

This is my entry in the Spring Fling Design Challenge. I call it "Spring Indoors". You can also find it posted at I love the way the colors play nicely together. I've had a lot of fun the last week playing with machine applique and machine quilting. I took it to book club today and got some very positive feedback for it.

While we were at the Young Authors' reception last night, Big T took these photos. This is the largest hydrangea I've ever seen. It is easily 15 foot high and is absolutely full of these softball size blooms. And I love the colors of the second photo.

That's a quick posting of the excitement and beauty in my life the last day or so. Hugs to all!


  1. I LOVE your finished entry. I couldn't imagine anything but positive feedback. I'm impressed how quickly you got it done. It's so springy it makes me feel all warm inside.

    A big "hell yeah" to Dude on his win! I'd have been glowing for months if I'd ever won anything like that. What was his story about?

    Those hydrangeas are stunning. I don't think I've ever seen anything even close to being that big!

  2. Congrats on the win!!!! LOVE the flower pictures - wish the flowers were blooming here already.

  3. What an accomplishment for Dude!!!! I'm sure this is the first of many awards to come! Spring Indoors is fantastic! This would brighten anyone's day who sees it!

  4. Thanks, Ladies, for all your kind words for my "Dude". He is still glowing, though the "I WON!!! now occurs every few hours rather than every 5 minutes! He was acknowledge at school in the morning announcements and has received accolades from teachers and administrators. He's even been invited to read part of it at the local artistisan festival this weekend. I'm so very proud of my boy!


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