Wednesday, July 10, 2013

County Fair, my entries...

Well, I will get this over with I expect that some might be led to anticipate more entries from me if I with hold it for long.  With putting in what is probably altogether too much time in my various volunteer activities (church newsletters, 4-H sewing leader, etc.) I have seriously cut into my own creative time...

When I finally took time to try and gather things together to enter, I could only come up with 4 items to take. I, of course, remembered the location of others when already at the fair assisting with the open class registration...but too late at that point.

Here are my entries...I have shown all of these, except the necklace, on this blog previously...

I was pleased with the ribbons I received on all four items.  Blue on the necklace, blue on the childs wrap skirt, blue and reserve champion on the afghan I made for my Rosie Posie (I had to ask her permission to take it), and blue and champion on the Norma Benporath Lace Mat that I borrowed back from Older Daughter.  I was exceedingly pleased with the last, of course!  

Only one tatted entry?  I know, I know...I would have liked to enter something tatted in the thread edging class and there was a jewelry class that tatted jewelry would have fit with in...but I hadn't time to finish either item, perhaps next year!  

Mine was also the only tatted entry, I had hoped there would be more...I know that there are other tatters in the county due to what I have seen at the state fair, but I don't believe the smaller county fair is as popular a venue for people to enter their work.  We did, however, have the highest number of both participants and entries overall that anyone there could remember having in recent memory so that was positive!

Next, I believe, will have to be a showing of Daughter's projects...and then her ribbons after I think.


  1. Congratulations on all your ribbons. You do beautiful work!

  2. Nice work! Congrats on your ribbons. I enter tatting in my county fair as pretty much the only tatting entry also. What the heck? I figure it's the only way I'm going to get a blue ribbon :)

    1. They judge on the danish system here for the lower ribbons (each item judged on it's own merits), and then american system on the bigger ones. So all the blues "qualify" to be considered for the champion ribbon, all of the class champions move up to be considered for the division rosettes and larger prizes. It is different than what I grew up with...but an ok system I suppose.

      I would love a little "competition" just because I like to ogle other's work...actually, that's the primary reason I enter is just to get tatting out there and let other people have something to look at when they come to see the exhibits :-) I figure, at least there was ONE tatted item at the fair :-)

  3. Congratulations! You did very well to get those ribbons, and showed some tatting off to the world.

  4. Congratulations! How wonderful! These are all ribbon worthy!


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