Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ribbons from the Fair - part 11

Yes, that is Anne Bruvold's dragon -- twice. This is my dad's hat. The dragon, and harvest orange and black, were his High School's mascot and colors. I made the dragons last Fall in Lizbeth size 40, had them pinned to the hat last Winter and partially sewn on this Spring. Can you believe anything so lazy? I finally finished sewing the night before we took our entries to the Fair. They don't have any beads (not even eyes) -- because I made them for Dad! Actually, I should have made them smooth-skinned and left off lots of the picots to make them look more masculine. That's okay -- at 80 Dad says he can wear what he wants (including pink and purple tie-dye!).
I thought the hat turned out really well and Dad likes it. Turns out the Fair judges liked it too -- see that pretty blue ribbon?


Kathy Niklewicz said...

Great hat! And I'm sure your Dad wears it proudly! He seems like he would wear the blue ribbon too! :)

Your 'laziness' in sewing the dragons on pretty much sums up the way I usually finish things. Sounds 'normal' to me!

Suztats said...

That's a great idea, Marty! The dragons look so good on the hat.