So as some of you may know, I entered some things into the Madison County Fair, which took place last weekend. I put in my quilt, which (as I related in the last post) had no chance of winning anything. I also entered 6 knitted things, just to see what would happen.
Saturday, we went to the fair to see the action. Sadly, there were no pigs. Noel was very sad. BUT!
There was Rooster Bingo:
We walked around a bit, trying to see what there was to see. Not a ton was on display at the time, except for some cows, sheep, chickens, and horses.
However, excitement was forthcoming in the Arts & Crafts display area!
When we walked in the front door, what greeted us? My quilt!! Hanging on the wall!
I got a few steps into the building before I realized there was something hanging from the quilt, and then squealed when I saw it was a ribbon!!
I had won 3rd place in the hand quilting category!! Can you believe it?
We then went to check out the table with all the knitting on it, and my jaw dropped:
I had won ALL THREE KNITTING RIBBONS. I swept the category! Whoa.
1st place was for a turquoise shrug I made for myself, design by Stefanie Japel.
2nd place was for a baby sweater I made years ago, no idea on the pattern.
3rd place was for a wrap I knit for my mom, pattern by Lionbrand.
SO HAPPY. Poor Noel has had to endure hearing me call myself "blue ribbon knitter" for the past 3 days. Sometimes I call myself BRK for short. ;)
That afternoon was very rainy, so as a Blue Ribbon Knitter I decided to sit for a few moments of quality Blue Ribbon Knitting time on the porch. With a glass of Blue Ribbon Knitter's wine. (see how annoying this gets?)
Nice sittin' spot, huh?
By the way, our porch tomatoes are out of control:
(Held up by Blue Ribbon Knitting yarn, no less).
On Monday, I was able to go pick up my award winning stuff, and went by the fairgrounds. Imagine my surprise when I picked up my quilt, and the yellow ribbon was gone.
And in its place? A bright RED ribbon - they had moved me up from 3rd to 2nd!!!
The quilt originally in 2nd was moved down to 3rd. Not sure why - illegal steroid use?
So, my total tally:
I entered 7 items, and 4 of them won. One 1st, two 2nds, and one 3rd.
In other news, I started my job on Monday and am very much enjoying it. My coworkers are personable and nice, and the work is interesting. Can't ask for anything more!