Saturday, April 16, 2011

validation celebration

It has been almost a week since the MAPACA Jubilee show...and I'm still walking on air. What a fantastic show! It was an amazing experience for me, and I am so grateful that I had an opportunity to attend!

There is so much hard work that goes on behind the scenes...take a look at this great video that was posted to Youtube if you want an idea of how it is done.

There is cause to celebrate when hard work pays off!

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A blue ribbon or first place prize goes to this stole that I made, but it really belongs to many others...remember this piece? Allspice deserves a little credit for growing such beautiful fiber....and of course Finca Alta Vista Farms deserves congratulations for raising such beautiful Alpacas ...

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Another garment from my needles and another blue ribbon ...so I think of sharing it with Agnieszka Rupnik, ...without her skillfully designed pattern, I would not have knit the scarf.

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When my handspun skeins took first place, I thought of Fred Hatton. Had he not restored my Great Wheel/Spindle Wheel, I would not have been able to make yarn with it...and Lisa Chan, who made a Russian Style Supported Spindle and set me down the path of exploring the fine yarns that can be created with them.

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The Judges Choice Award....a very, very happy moment .... A validation that I'm doing something right. That all of the above mentioned people who have contributed to this skein are doing something right! Hard work paying off. It assures me that yarn is more than "just yarn". It holds soul and spirit and energy.

During the Saturday evening events...I had so much fun seeing one of my own pieces "walk" down the runway during the fashion show...this shawlette was once an idea in my mind..sketches on paper.. and there it was... on a model with the lights and the music with narration...

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I had a surreal moment of remembering it when it a little cria fleece on my spindle..

yep...you never know what yarn will become when it grows up!

thanks Alan, I had a great time! Long Live the Small Farm!

24 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wowzer. I knew your work deserved such ribbons I am happy that everyone else realizes this too. Congrats to you and your "team". I know you are well supported but you are the "woman". Hip hip.

Lynn said...

Oh, congratulations on everything! If I were you, I'd be walking on air for a month at least!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

A very informative post..thanks for sharing and congratulations :o)

Vladka said...

Congratulations to your great success, Cindy :-)

Judy said...

Congrats again.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wheeeeee!!!! No surprises at all! Congratulations :-D.

Mette said...

Congratulations. Your work is so lovely to look at and it is heartwarming when you tell about it on your blog. It must be very inspiring to work together with you.

Sue said...

Congratulations!!!

Valerie said...

Oh wow!! What an exciting event for you!! Congratulations on the recognition of your beautiful work.

Judi said...

Absolutely SUPER FANTASTIC!!! It is so nice to see your talents rewarded - and very gracious of you to share the credit.

Anne said...

YAY YOU!!! That is utterly and completely wonderful - congrats!!

Jody said...

Congradulations Cyndy!! Your work is top notch and everyone knows it!
I know how exciting it is...I won Alpaca Canada in 2008 and Alpaca Ontario in 2009 :-)

rinebird said...

Congratulations,Cyndy.You are such a great spinner.I have watched some of your videos.linda
Lenape 70'

JJ said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! Congratulations. Your beautiful work was recognized.

elizabeth said...

Congratulations! You're definitely deserving! I'd love to read the comments on the first shawl!

Louisa said...

Congrats on all the beautiful ribbons! Having been on both sides (entering and judging) of similar events, I know how hard you worked to get them. Such lovely work. You deserve to glow with pride!

Sharon said...

Congratulations!!!

Cathy said...

Wow - validation indeed! Congratulations!!!

Molly Bee said...

Lookitchew!!!!! Congrats on the ribbons! You deserve them!

Anonymous said...

Just a chime in from us alpacas at Finca Alta Vista . . . Thank you for making us look so good. We are honored to have you breathe life into our fiber. Our owner told us that your work took the fiber arts judge's breath away. Congratulations!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Congratulations, Cyndy on your blue ribbons. Your fiber work is amazing. Your knitting is such an inspiration to us all. I would be on cloud 9 for very long time.

Tam said...

Congratulations Cyndy!
Well deserved ribbons indeed!

cindy said...

Congrats for all the ribbons! It's so wonderful to have one's work appreciated.

fiberjoy said...

Well done!!!! What a wonderful way to have your lovely skills acknowledged.

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