Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Iris Challenge 2013 - winners announced!

Well! It's that time of year again! It's time for the Iris Festival Challenges!
Check out these amazing works of iris art.
We had 8 entries this year - not as many as last year, but just look at the workmanship & creativity.

edited: The winners are now listed. The judges had a terrible time choosing, so we have 2 First Place winners & 2 Second Place winners!
Congratulations to all!

2nd Place tie - Darlene Parker

2nd Place tie - Gail Cosart

First Place tie - Suzanne Kistler

First Place tie - Becky Haley

 Many thanks to our judges from the Porterville Chamber of Commerce. 
Their task was even harder this year & we appreciate their help very much.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What a busy week!

...so Friday night was a big night for us at Calico Mermaid.

Priscilla Girard was our featured artist for Porterville's Downtown Art Walk, & then on top of that, it was our Friday Night Fever sewing dinner party till midnight!
 Priscilla makes the most amazing wearables, heavy with lovely embellishing. Her work doesn't show up well in my quickly snapped pictures, but EVERYTHING sparkles.


 Her work is gorgeous, & so imaginative, inside & out!

Then the partiers had a great time, too.
 Linda happened to be having a birthday,
so she brought these beautiful cakes. 
They were delicious!
(ummm...not that I had a piece of
 BOTH or anything like that...)

It was a wonderful evening. I spent most of it preparing for our Birthday Party the next morning on Saturday, though, so I only have a few pics. 
I'll tell you all about the party next time.
Right now I have to go start packing for Best of the Valley Quilt Show this weekend!

It was a TON o' FUN!

No Friday Night Fever in May - we'll be swamped with the Shop Hop!
Come see us then!