Well, here is the big winner, the necklace and earrings I tatted and then tried to Scotchguard which turned the beads green. Who knew it would be the winner?
My next big winner was an embroidered bag. Big surprise there but I'm not sure there were any other items in that category - well, had to be as they would get the purple ribbon.
The booties got a blue ribbon. I felt almost sick though when I saw they had all the small items out in the open. They used to have them under glass.
Got a blue for the bookmark too.
Another blue ribbon for the Romanian Point Lace I did last year.
I also got a blue on the Irish Crochet pincushion and red on both the needlelace leaves and my little pouch.
It was so very hot that I didn't stay long. I was already annoyed that the drive where they let people in had no parking so you just drove out but it was blocked by an incoming semi and following those were pickup trucks hauling something else - tractors, maybe. I just thought it was very poor planning. Plus having my items out in the open for any ole five finger pickup didn't set well with me.
I saw one other tatted item and one crocheted doily. Everything else was yarn which is a different category. So....did I even have any competition in my categories? Oh well...my point in exhibiting is to remind people that lacemaking is alive and well.
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