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.
Simply STUNNING - Now I really, really, REALLY wish this was my idea and my execution but it's not. It may happen sometime in the future though that I'll get round to trying...
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