I just got my IQA (International Quilt Association) Digital Journal for Winter 2013. It has the award winning quilts from the 2011 IQA Judged Show in it. All I have to say is, seriously? When “Windblown” won the big award at the Houston quilt festival, they told me I would have to say a few words at the awards banquet. Not my favorite thing to do, and I didn’t do it well, either, but no one told me that they were going to print my acceptance “speech” (if you can call that stumbling jumble of words a speech) word-for-word in the IQA Journal! Couldn’t they have at least let me revise it so I sounded intellegent? Obviously, they didn’t have any trouble fitting all those words on the page 🙂
Oh well, humility is a good thing to learn!
When it comes to housekeeping, I always tell the ladies in my church that I like to set the bar low, so they’ll feel better about themselves. I guess I’ll add public speech-making to the list of areas where I’ll set the bar low!
Long ago, I ran across a little saying that I liked. It goes something like, “He who can laugh at himself will keep himself entertained for a long time.” Let me assure you, I am never bored. I keep finding new ways of applying that!