Wednesday, August 10, 2011

County Fair

Last Sunday we took the long trek out to the county fair grounds and entered our ...er... stuff (can't think of a more elegant word).  We had a dozen things which meant we could purchase a parking pass for all four nights of the fair for the price of parking for one night of the fair.  That was good. We used it tonight -- just to see how we did.  Though we looked through the whole fair building we did not venture outside except to go home.  We'll save the animals, food vendors and carnival for the weekend.  There were some pretty interesting things at the fair, and some really strange ones.  I liked the little beings and bugs made out of vegetables. 

All the tatting is in the glass display cases, so my pictures aren't very good.  That's why I made scans or took pictures before entering the stuff in the fair.  In the category "other" (so descriptive!) I entered this pink Heart's Desire bookmark designed by Wanda.  She did such a good job, I got a blue ribbon.  Now, that's a mark of a great design!  Anyway, here it is as displayed in the case (under somebody's ID card) and the scan before it was entered.  I made it with pink Lizbeth size 20.  It needed minimal blocking -- another mark of a good pattern for me.  Thanks, Wanda!


7 comments:

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Congratulations, Marty.

Red said...

Congrats!

Margarets designer cards said...

Congratulations it is a beautiful bookmark.
Margaret

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Congratulations, Marty! Some day I'm going to go to a fair just so I can see what everyone's doing. I briefly thought about going to our county fair last week, but the weather was so nasty, my thoughts did not linger on the fair for long. Maybe I'll go next year!

Miranda said...

Congratulations! I always love seeing how well you and your family do at the fair.

It's nice that they protect the tatting by keeping it in a case, but you would think they would pay a bit more attention and not let a card sit on top of it.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Glad you get some days of free parking! My frustration with a display was back in 1989 when I entered a particularly difficult-to-kint multi-colored sweater/jacket, and they had it all folded up and you couldn't see the effect of the color design! It did win a red ribbon (2nd) so I was pleased with that but I remember being perturbed about the display!

Wonderful to see that Wanda's bookmark design has garnered two blue ribbons - one at her own fair and one at yours!

tattrldy said...

Congratulations on your fair wins! It tickles me that you made one of my patterns and it won:-) You button bookmark looks pretty, too. Great job!