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.