Thursday, August 30, 2012

State Fair Entry Day

We took all our "Home Arts" and "Creative Arts" items to enter in the State Fair today.  (Sounds better than saying all our stuff.)  I had a 2.5 hour lunch because it took so long to get them entered.  They write all the tags by hand and some of them write really slowly.  I looked around at the other entries while I was waiting -- okay, not looked around, peered over the barrier of tables to see what might be visible.  I think there are a couple of things I entered I should have just left home.  I dunno 'bout y'all, but my mind gets weird at 3:00 in the morning and thinks things look lots better than they do! 
I entered eleven home arts items, 10 tatted and one crocheted.  There are a few I entered in the State that I didn't enter in the County Fair (those 3:00 in the morning ones, and a couple of others).  I don't have any pictures to show -- that'll have to wait until the 8th when I go to the Fair and see the results.  This is just a little panic blurb...gaaakkkk-- what if they're all really bad?  This is the first year I've entered as Advanced Amature (the next step is professional and I don't make a living on this stuff!).  What's the standard?  Is it that much higher than Amature?  I don't know.  It just seemed silly to not use the Advanced when at least three of the things I entered were my own patterns, ya know?

5 comments:

Miranda said...

Oh, for heaven's sake, you'll do fine. You've always taken top ribbons at the Amateur level, so of course it's time to move up to Advanced. It just means you'll be competing against people at your own level, instead of being so vastly superior to the competition!

Jane McLellan said...

Good luck with your entries, look forward to seeing the results.

Shirlee said...

Best of luck to you : )

Kristen said...

Good luck! I like that they have enough tatters at your fair to merit levels!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

i just discovered there is no State Fair here in PA. They have some kind of Farm Show - in JANUARY! They say it's very well attended! Even so, it would take me three hours to get there! Glad you live close to the site! And as Miranda says, you'll do just fine!