Friday, April 1, 2016

WHOOMP There IT Is! #25 - Quilt Show Faves, This Hair! and So Long My Friend

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The Arizona's Quilters Guild 2016 Quilt Show was fantastic!  After my volunteer shift on Saturday I walked the entire show...for the 2nd time. The 1st time was on Thursday after the awards ceremony.  There were 300+ quilts and a ton of vendors. It was a day spent in quilty splendor and I left the show filled w/so much inspiration!

I entered Gossamer in the Pictorial category.  Here are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the category.   Can you say AMAZING?!

I love scrappy quilts so it's no surprise that most of my faves were scrappy delights!

Here are some of my other favorites! Forgive the bad lighting/photography on some of these pics.

Now about my hair....

I've worn it short most of my life but I've been growing it out for about 1.5yrs.  Here's a pic I took a few days after my last hair cut in October of 2014.  I went to visit Greta of Material Datchment and we went the the AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines.
I've been wearing hair extensions (braids) for the past year, but recently decided to give my neck a break for a while (any braid style tends to be heavy when you have as much hair as I do). I took the braids out and treated myself to a silk press.  It took my stylist, Maranda, less than 1 hr to transform my mass of hair into silky bliss. Thanks again Maranda! It won't stay like this forever.  As soon as I warsh it, it's back to my worlds of curls but I'll ride this silky wave as long as I can.
l to r: warshed, blown-out, silk-pressed
And one last thing before the linky. Yesterday a very dear friend went home to heaven. She was the best Scrabble player ever...even at 91yrs old!
Elinor is on the right
Elinor, you are already missed! Until we meet again, rest in peace.

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  1. Those pictorial quilts ARE amazing! Wow, I can't even imagine the time it would take to make those. Thanks for sharing, sorry to hear about your friend.

  2. Love the hair, and all the gorgeous scrappy quilts. I'm sorry to hear about your friend - good Scrabble players are hard to find these days, and I know you will miss her for other reasons as well. Thanks for the link-up!!

  3. I just love it when the quilt show ribbons match the quilt like the ones in the pictorial category. Great new doo, but I do like the just warshed curls! I am sorry to hear about your friend.

  4. Amazing quilts in the show. Sorry to hear about your friend. I just had my hair relaxed this week -- feels so much better.

  5. I've seen some of those quilts! They are gorgeous in person and it's pretty amazing to be able to see them up close and personal--to decipher their makings and so on. Miss Elinor looks like the sweetest of ladies. I'm sure you will miss her terribly.

  6. I just have to start off with your hair.. It looks amazing no matter what the style! Those quilts are spectacular. I wish I could have made some time to visit that quilt show. My condolences on your loss.

  7. Awww Zenia, I know your heart was broken to lose you sweet friend Elinor.
    That is the hardest part of life.
    Thanks for sharing the other winers, i stll think yous was so good.
    I have short hair and a mop of it. I could not wear extensions, it would be too much work hahaha
    I like your curly wild hair the best

  8. I love the picture of you with short hair! I would give anything to have the 'head shape' and hair to do that! What gorgeous pictures of the quilts, thanks for sharing those!

  9. Looks like it was a great show! Thanks for sharing the pictures! I love your hair in all these pictures. :) Thanks for the link up!

  10. As my mother would say, "It takes a beautiful woman to wear their hair that short!" Enough said. Mine has been growing for about the same as yours, but it's a slow process. Isn't it great when you can finally get it back in a ponytail?

    Congratulations on your recognition of excellent quilting, and I'm glad the whole experience was good for you! It's fun to have the time to really take in all the pieces in a show, and I appreciate you sharing them with us.

  11. `Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing. IWith your face you can wear you hair like you want. I like all three!
    Sorry to hear abut your friend. She will look at you from heaven when you play scrabble again!!


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