Needlework, Finishing, Designing, Quilting, Some Discoveries and Adventures in Stitching from Windy Ridge Designs

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I opened my Inbox this morning and had received an email from the National Vice Chairman for Fiber Arts in the NSDAR American Heritage Committee competition. She began . . . "First off, congratulations on winning first place in American Heritage Fiber Arts - Cross Stitch".

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!   I can't believe it! I am so proud of myself it's not even funny! My husband says that it'll take days for me to come back down to earth. But, I'm sitting here with a smile on my face and I don't even care. Can't wait to post pictures of the TO DO in Washington this July!

I have redesigned the piece to make it into a sampler. The same elements - plus a few more are being used. I've added a map that depicts the approximate path of the Bee Line March as well as a Grand Union Flag and an inner leaf border that shows the leaves of the forest the men went through. This one I will stitch with Gentle Art overdyed cotton floss. Guess I have my work cut out for the summer!


  1. Congratulations, Katherine! You deserve it-that box is remarkable!

  2. Wow. Congratulations to you!

  3. Thanks ya'll. Pictures in July!

  4. Congratulations! Fantastic news!

    (BTW, I'm now showing a reproduction crazy quilt I made--its Bloggers Quilt Festival week.)

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOO!


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