Saturday, November 24, 2007


I just open a letter from Piedmont Craftsmen and it says: "Congratulations. I am pleased to welcome you as a New Exhibiting Member of Piedmont Craftsmen. The Standards Committee reviewed your work, along with that of the other applicants at the 2007 Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair Object Jury, and we're pleased to offer you Exhibiting Member Status."

I'm breathing a big sigh of relief right now. Becoming a member of Piedmont Craftsmen has been a long-standing goal of mine -- and I've been rejected at two other applications in the past! While I felt my work submitted was as strong as I could present at this point, putting work up for review by a jury still makes me nervous. I have great respect for the work of other members of Piedmont Craftsmen, several of whom make up the Standard Committee. Yet I also understand that opinions and tastes differ, as well as knowledge about tapestry technique. So, to have approval given to my work by members of this group gives me a good feeling about my direction.

The new members will be exhibiting in March of 2008 in Winston-Salem. Don't have the exact dates yet but I'll be hoping to have a couple of new smaller pieces ready by that point.

ALSO, I spent an extremely fun evening last night with two "old" college buddies and two "youngsters"--daughters of one of my friends! We met as freshmen at North Georgia College in September of 1965. We all three roomed together, in some configuration, over the next couple of years before I transferred to UGA. Then Beth and Fran spent their remaining years at NGC as roommates. We've all turned 60 years old this fall and this impromptu birthday celebration was just great!


  1. Congratulations, Tommye! I hope this will be a beneficial affiliation for you. They are lucky to have you!

  2. Yes, Tommye, I echo Kathy's sentiment! You deserve it!


  3. Congratulations, Tommye. Your work is beautiful!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I enjoyed exploring the links from your page. I'd love to see your work in person - I'll keep that in mind next time I'm up in Dahlonega.