19 August 2007

Comments from the fair

I picked everything up today. Some of it is not going over to Timonium. The trim on my kitties is falling off a little, and there was some that is just not ready to go.

My cookies took 5th. I did find that out. Didn't get a ribbon on it. Wierd.

Anyway, the judges gave commnets this year I found that refreshing. I like to know why I place how I did. So this is what I got this year:

Stoney Creek Cat and Pumpkin, second place: "Nice stitching. Nice way of showing this off."

Americana Samplings-LHN, third place: "Watch tails so they don't show. Consistent stitching. Nicely done."

Woodcraft by Karen Wishing for Snow, second place: "Lovely, but competition has more stitching." (S'OK, I got a third on one of her projects last year, so we're moving up in the world.)

Drawn Thread Cat Sampler cube, second place: "Love design. Mice adorable. Crease in Needlework, please block." We did iron it, but it was pretty set in crease. S'OK. It was our first try!

Prairie Schooler Christmas Day, second place: "Color choice for finishing accents the needlework well. Please block needlework." I don't understand this, but OK. Again, second place for our first wallhanging is pretty kick ass if you ask me.

Lanarts Sea Life, second place: "Stitching and tension very consistent" Pretty good for something that was a long-term UFO

Charland Designs Hip Hip Hoortay, 4th: "Nice stitching, use of charm. Consider covering with glass to protect stitching." OK, I don't understand this one. My professional framer would not cover the charm with glass. It's a sterling silver charm. You can't cover it.

All Our Yesterdays As Far As We Go, 1st place: "Nice stitching."

And the one that gives me the most pleasure. Carriage House Samplings, Houses of Hawks Run Hollow, 1st place: "Lovely, Judged in Champion round." I didn't win, but I was good enough to be considered. That means the world to me. I set a goal, I worked for the goal, and I almost made it. Even though I didn't quite get that goal, I got higher than I ever have before.


Cyndi said...

Congratulations on all your great finishes at the fair. Have you figured out what they mean by "block needlework?" You've inspired me to look into entering a few pieces in our local fair. Do they always have to be glassed?

Rachel S said...

I guess they mean iron. They were ironed. Who knows.

You get differeing opinions on glass. This little design couldn't be glassed because of the charm. It would have been an extra expense, and the little charm wouldn't have been as cute.

Itching To Stitch said...

As I'm reading down your list I'm saying to myself, where is HOHRH? Where is HOHRH? And you saved it for last, champion round, wow, that is a great accomplishment.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls