Tuesday, October 1, 2013

County Fair 2013

The County Fair was held at the end of August.  I didn't have very many things to enter because I was busy with other not so fun stuff.  Just to heighten the tension (okay, pretend you were feeling some), here's the crochet first:  First place blue ribbons on a ripple afghan and a small white pineapple doily (which if you look closely you can see they mislabeled.  We entered at the same time and they put my sister's name on it -- she let me keep it anyway).
The other piece of crochet is an 18" (45.75 cm) diameter white pineapple doily.  It not only got a first place blue ribbon, it got a "considered for sweepstakes" high-blue ribbon.  Yeah, I'm pretty pleased with it.

I only entered three tatted items in the County Fair.  The categories are more limited than the State Fair.  I got a first place blue ribbon on the blue doily of my own design. (Well, okay, it was the shuttle's design.  I just loaded the thread and let it take me where it would.)

I entered these snowflakes as "wedding accessories" by claiming they were bride favors. Really, they need to add more categories!  The snowflakes were originally done for the IOLI convention in Salt Lake this year.  Bonneville Tatters (of which I am a member) donated them to the convention attendees.  I turned in somewhere around 40, but got sidetracked with all this other stuff and didn't attend any of the meetings in time to turn in the others.  So...what else?...I entered them in the fair.

The blue Christmas ornaments, which I entered as a set, also got a blue ribbon and considered for sweepstakes.  I know I designed the one on the right, but I'm not too sure about the one on the left.  I've made so many of the one on the right that I'm certain about it, but if anyone recognizes the one on the left as being someone's pattern, I hope you'll say so.  I want to give proper credit -- and I want to make more!  

The rest of the family did well at the County Fair too.  We brought home lots of ribbons. 


Suztats said...

Congrats on all your ribbons!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Oh, my! Only a 'few' things! Several would have taken me quite awhile to do! That's not an ordinary ripple afghan! Does it have embroidery on it? Love the colors! And that pineapple doily is breathtaking! Did you say you made 40 snowflakes and these were extras? Makes my head spin! Beautiful design on tatted doily! Congratulate your shuttle for me! They know to automatically get out the blue ribbons when they know you're entering
Wonderful exhibits! Congratulations! !

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Maureen said...

It's good to be reading your blog again! - and congratulations on all your blue ribbons. I love the big crocheted doily. Can't see much of the tatted one, but it looks impressive too!

Jane McLellan said...

Wow, congratulations!! Fabulous work, glad it was recognised.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I think it's wonderful that you and your family enter so many beautiful items in the fairs. Congratulations on your ribbons!

Marty said...

Kathy, the afghan is "Lacy Chevron" from Leisure Arts Afghan Parade which is Leaflet 335. It's copyrighted 1984, so I don't know if it's still available. It's made with drop stitches (double crochet into the row below) which gives it that look. It's my favorite full-size crochet afghan.
Thanks for all the congrats, everyone!