Friday, August 17, 2012

More Fair

All these things I entered in the County Fair have been blog-posted during the past year, so I'm sticking them all together here.
The Utahraptor and Fantasy Tree are those I made for the Shuttlebirds convention.  Both got first place blue ribbons, but the Utahraptor also got a "high blue" (considered for sweepstakes) ribbon and a Judge's Choice ribbon.  I'm so vain -- I love getting the big ribbons!


The butterfly I made from Anne Bruvold's Christmas hearts got a blue ribbon, too.  These are such perfect little hearts (not bragging on my tatting -- bragging on Anne's pattern!) .  Depending on the categories at the State Fair (have to remember to look!), I might have to put a tail on it and call it a bookmark.  Since I can only enter one thing in each category in the State Fair, I can't put the dinosaur and the butterfly in unless one of them fits somewhere besides "other".

These are seven of the Christmas ornaments I made using Jon Yusoff's snowflake patterns, and some little bits of fillers of one kind or another (one went to the marvelous Jeff).  I entered them as a set and ended up with a sweepstakes ribbon!  It made me laugh, though:  the comment card said "Nice even loops, nice way to display" -- so I got a ribbon for display, or for tatting?  Which ever, I have to thank Jon for such lovely patterns.


Ginny W said...

Is there a pattern for the Utaraptor?

Miranda said...

Congratulations! As always, your ribbons are very well-deserved. Your work is beautiful and unique. Good luck at the State Fair!

Anonymous said...

Exquisite pieces, Marty!! I love the Utaraptor and especially the Fantasy Tree--that's a work of art. Wow. Would love to see it in person.
Katie V in NC
katie at r-v-r dot com

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I got a great deal of satisfaction seeing the big ribbon on the Utahraptor! I remember seeing it for the first time and being stunned! I knew you would be entering it! Surely it was noticed by all the fairgoers! Congrats again for all your efforts in showing the versatility of tatting!

The Utahraptor MUST go to the State Fair!

Margarets designer cards said...

Well done, What. Lovely surprise to get some many blue ribbons.
I love the tree is there a pattern for it?

Jane McLellan said...

Impressive! Congratulations.

Lelia said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting to be awarded high honors ; )

enjoy the day - tat well

Julie Romero said...

Congratulations...your tatting is terrific and the ribbons well deserved!