I did go to the show today, and I heard some nice comments about my pieces. Apparently the criteria for the judging were just whatever pieces the judges liked. Cross stitch did not get much, from what I heard. While I would like to be a part of a stitching group, I don't think I can put myself through this kind of thing. I hate competitions because I have this nagging drive to succeed, even when there's no real need to. I wish the show was truly a show and not a competition. I just don't see the point. Ah well, this is just the way my brain works and it's the only one I have, so I'll have to live with it. :)
I did see some very cute beaded ornaments, so I may need to take up beading. I've been meaning to for a while.
My stitching is home and safe, so I can relax and work on Summer Faerie (which I also saw at the show!).
Relax and enjoy your stitching.
I am the same way. I don't do competitions because it takes the fun out of it for me (I know that isn't the case for everyone!). Part of why I've never been interested in joining a guild. Hobbies are, first and foremost, supposed to be fun! So if it doesn't make you happy, then don't do it.
Maybe you should volunteer as a judge next year and pick YOUR favourites pieces!
I'd try not to worry about the competition too much, it's not a reflection on your talent, more the fact that the judges don't share your good taste in designs!
If the people that attend the group are nice and friendly then go t meetings, if not, then stay home and follow blogs. Bloggers are the nicest, friendliest people you never meet!
Who is there?
A fan who misses your blogging and stitching!
Hoping everything is ok? :(
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