That it's 7 months to fair season.
And I don't have anything ready.
I realize that 7 months is a long time in just day time, but in terms of stitching time, it's not. Not when the average large project takes 2-3 months, and then it's a month (or more) to get things framed. Ey yiy.
Now I should really start to buckle down and get figured out what I want to have to enter
To be framed:
New Fallen Snow (have the frame, just need it stretched and mounted)
New Birth of Spring
Lost Dragon Sampler--perfect for the fantasy class.
Those are really the only entry-worthy pieces I have finished.
I have the Margaret Sherry afghan at the finishers.
I will put BF's stocking in, cause I am not working with blending filament and then not entering it.
The Joan Elliott winter angel for the religious class--I don't know if it quite counts as "religious," but it's an angel. Angels are religious.
Cedar Hill Sheep in the Meadow--for the special class for the state fair, but I will put it in the county fair too.
I want to have my Stunning Irises for the flower class. I am just worried because (hanging head in shame) Felix Anne has been using the lap stand as a kitty hammock, which is NOT good, and it's rather hair covered. I have to take the lint brush to it.
I need to do some small finishes, but what gets me is that county fair judges size by framed size, state by design size. The consistency issue bugs me.
I did see a cute idea for finishing yesterday at Michael's. They had little purses to make. They showed them with iron-ons of Paris, but you could pretty much take a small set of designs and put them on and it would look good. I love iron-on interfacing for things like this. Anyway, they were reasonably priced, about $5 for the purse body, the same for the handle, maybe $3 for the trim. It might be worth it to pick up one on payday. The pink one I looked at would be cute with shoes or hearts on it, but if they had a straw one, think of the cute summer stuff you could put on.