September 28, 2007

Let The Judging Begin!!!!

One of the longest week of our lives has finally come to an end. The first part of the week was a frenzy of sewing, knitting, crocheting, running to the store for 'that one last item' and looking for completed projects that somehow got misplaced. I fell into bed every night, actually very, very early in the morning, dreading the next day. What would we have forgotten? What would need to be done? I felt that way and I wasn't even doing the work! How do you think Miss R felt? Well, she thrives on this sort of thing, so she was on fire. So, you ask, how did she do? Considering this was her first year in the adult competition and the fact that she got a slow start, she did remarkably well. Let's start with the rug I showed you yesterday. Well, it didn't place....but that's okay. She didn't really feel like it would, but thought it wouldn't hurt to enter it. She was right. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

Nope, didn't place either. What a bummer too! She did such a great job on it and worked so hard. Oh well.

There are other things that I can't show you because I don't have pictures of them! Maybe she took some and I can post those later. If not, you'll just have to wait for the fair to be over early next month and we'll post them then. Let's move on to the winners! The skirt that she worked so hard on came in 2nd. The felt purse she knit and then needle felted also came in 2nd. A lace scarf that she made this summer and forgot about and then remembered again, was entered and walked away with 1st PLACE!!!!!!

And this little fella? Well, we flew away with a 2nd place, red ribbon. Seems appropriate, doesn't it????
Congratulations R! We're proud of you!


kelly said...

St. Louis fans everywhere would kill for that little bird. He'd look good on your Christmas tree.
Remember Hermione's canarys in Harry Potter? Maybe you should make more birds. Better bewitch the old crochet hook.

Bella Modiste said...

Congrats on your wins! yeah..I consider 2nd a win too...hehe...
can't wait to see more pictures!
~The Bella Modiste~

Barbara said...

All of it was worthy of praise!
Or, monetary gain! So you have both from your family and friends, who are cheap, but full of praise!
Then...there are the judges, who love you not, but dole out the do-re-me!
So, which is it Bec.."the good for nothin' family?"
OR..."Those who know you not????"
Yeah...I'da picked them too!
Money rules!
You did good "Girly!"
Now, about next year...let's start as soon as we can after the first of the year.
I really enjoyed the Fair last year and looking at all the quilts, the sewing and woodwork projects, the old log cabin school house, the little racing pigs, the farming projects...the chickens, pigs, rabbits, calves...and, just hangin' with you guys!
I might even try my hand at entering something, who knows?
You did good!