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Second contest entry......

Category: My Crafty Side | Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:32 pm

The second contest entry I made didn't win anything but it did get invited to spend July 7th,2001, hanging from a tree in the north woods of northern Wisconsin viewed by over 1200 visitors to the woods and have a chance to win.
When I sent them the wall hanging I included a disposable camera and asked if someone could take pictures of some of the quilts on display and mine of course. There were several quilts that were just drop dead gorgeous so I do understand why mine didn't win. They also sent me a show booklet with the descriptions and narratives of all the quilts. I wasn't the only one who submitted a really long years contest rules specified that the narrative could not be more than 150 words.

The Trees for Tomorrow organization in northern Wisconsin sponsored the contest "A Walk thru the Northwoods" Having never taken a walk thru the north woods I had to really use my imagination. My entry was titled "One Day a Texas Quilter Took a Walk Thru The Northwoods" The narrative begins at the cabin in the upper right and ends at the quilt shop at the lower left. The words in quotes are the names of quilt blocks or applique animals scattered among the pine trees.

A cold "North Wind" blew in during the night bringing the first snow of the season. It's early this year and starting to come down heavy at times. I need to make a trip to the store for the necessities of life before the snow makes traveling impossible. I love making this trip in any season of the year but especially in the late fall/early winter. Everything is so quiet, the wind blowing thru the pine trees is heavenly music.

My favorite "Goose on the Pond" has finally flown off to warmer weather. I can hear her and a few other late travelers honking in the distance. I will miss her good morning greeting but she will be back in the spring.

The "squirrels" are busy gathering up any nuts hidden under the newly fallen leaves. My part of the woods is mostly evergreen trees so these "Maple Leaves" must have blown in from further north last night.

Even the "birds" are heading indoors today. The snow isn't as heavy over here, I can still see the tracks made by "Bear Paws". The "Duck and Ducklings" left the area several weeks ago, but there will be more in the spring.

The "mooses" (moose..meese..I can never remember what the plural of moose is) don't seem to be bothered by my being here, guess they are finally used to having me around. I love all the trees I have in this part of the many different kinds, all the shapes and the variety of greens are just gorgeous especially with the large fluffy snowflakes landing on their branches.

There are some "Turkey Tracks" almost hidden in the trees, hope the turkeys that made them are hiding too, Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away.

Now, why in the world are there "Hovering Hawks" over the path? Good thing I thought to bring my umbrella with me :) Well, I'll THAT's what "bears" do in the woods when humans aren't around. I'll just tip-toe quickly and quietly passed them.

The store is just around the bend, I can get a cup of hot coffee, stock up on the supplies I need to make it thru the long winter ahead and get back home.

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pondlady wrote on Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:28 pm:

Incredible work!!! You have not only talent, but more patience than I will have in a lifetime.


dooley wrote on Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:29 pm:

Oh, that is great. You do beautiful work. Dooley


reggaefan wrote on Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:38 pm:

I am in awe Toni

thejoneswoman wrote on Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:53 pm:

that is amazing ...such patience is truly a work of art!!!wendy


glendann wrote on Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:16 pm:

Wow,What a Quilt.I am jealous of you.I have no patience to anything like that.It is just gorgous.


cajunbelle wrote on Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:50 am:

Simply amazing, and I loved every bit of the narrative. You are very talented.


Gardenstew wrote on Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:59 am:

This is my favourite, it reminds me of a board game and a computer game combined :) I would love to have this hanging from my wall as I'd look at it and it would always bring a smile to my face.



LittleSister wrote on Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:24 pm:

I love this! Wow! You have an amazing eye for color and I love your story :-)

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