Monday, August 18, 2014

County Fair

The County Fair was different this year -- like it was only half there. Fewer entries, fewer vendors, fewer animals...you get the idea. The database with previous exhibitor names and addresses was either lost or ignored, so nobody got a postcard reminder of the fair dates and entry times. The Fair was also held earlier than usual, by about a week. Apparently, the people in charge of the exhibitor areas (not animal exhibits) are not the people who have been in charge for the last fifteen years. Those people decided to retire. They apparently either didn't train the new bunch, or the newbies decided they had better ideas. (Nah, I don't think they were really better ideas.) There were no comment cards this year, either. I miss those! It's always good to know where someone thinks your work needs improvement.


Anyway, I entered ten items and received three second place red ribbons:
Konoir edging, Original pattern ornament, Morgan Mouse Bookmarks
and seven first place blue ribbons. 
Renulek's Spring Doily, Original Pattern Doily, Halloween Card, Flowergirl Headband, Time & Again Earrings
Baby Afghan

The little crocheted stuffed animals I made from  the book Edward's Menagerie (#edwardsmenagerie) also got a Judge's Choice ribbon.




Edward's Menagerie Elephant, Zebra, Rhino, and Hippo

14 comments:

muskaan said...

Congratulations ! That is quite a haul of blue and red ribbons :-)
Beautiful tatting.

Tally Tatty said...

The organisers may have been new, but they still could recognise quality and beauty when they saw it!
Many congratulations!

Jane Eborall said...

Congratulations - well deserved too.

God's Kid said...

Everything looks fabulous!!! Congratulations!!! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Yes!!!! A fabulous representation of tatting, and also crochet. Love those cute animals! Your name should be familiar to Fair visitors and judges by now! Sounds like the newbies need some guidance. Hope they get their act together before next year!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

linda said...

Great work as usual. Love your tatting

Jane McLellan said...

Congratulations on all your ribbons! But what a shame the fair was less well organised than usual. I'd miss comments too. For those that don't win ribbons, comments are the whole point! I hope the new organizers learnt something and next year will be better.

Robin Pollard said...

I think fairs all over are making the same downsizing decisions. Unfortunately.
Your tatting and crocheting is amazing.
I enjoyed it. Bye, Robin

Lelia said...

Congrats on your awards. All well deserved.

Kristen said...

Wow! Congratulations on all your success! Everything looks great! :)

Fox said...

Hi Marty,
Thank you for your comments today on tat-ology. I entered the Fair last year and this because I so admired your courage AND your successes when you engaged with your own events. You are my Fair hero! I would never have had the chutzpah, had I not followed you blog! Merci beaucoup!
Fox : )

Madtatter80 said...

Congratulation! All items are beautiful and well made! I like what you did with the mice tails that;s a cute idea too!

tattrldy said...

Great job on all your entries! Love those animals :-) I like what you did with Morgan's tail - Nice! Congratulations.

cine said...

Congratulations for all your work. I really love all the tatting you make. Specially the jewels, you found a useful purpose for art that is a little bit forgotten