Sunday, August 09, 2009

I Won....lots!

I won, I won! In fact, I won quite a lot. In an effort to support our local exhibition I decided to enter anything I could possibly think of that would fit in one of the listed categories. I did rather well, coming away with lots of ribbons and $70 in prize money.

That is a blue ribbon and $5 for each of nine firsts.

A red ribbon and $4 for each of 4 seconds.

And a white ribbon and $3 for each of 3 thirds.

Ahem.....that should be 3 white ribbons, but even though I was paid out and listed as winning a third place on the little crocheted, handspun pin cushion there wasn't a ribbon with it. Ah well, what are you supposed to do with the ribbons after the fair anyway?......I mean besides photograph them and show them off on your blog?

14 comments:

Paula said...

Wonderful! Good on you supporting your local fair and what a haul! Now your daughter can boast a prize-winning guitar strap!

Dave said...

Well done -- congratulations!

Marlene said...

Thanks Dave. It was fun.

I wish more people would take a chance and enter things in their local fairs, Paula. The small country fairs are disappearing because of lack of participation and enthusiasm. In some of the categories I entered in I had very little competition.

kristo said...

I love that first picture of everything on the chair, it looks like Shaggy the Sheep is trying to hold everything!
Great job on all your winnings Mom... can I have my guitar strap now? :)

Sue said...

Congratulations!

PJ said...

What? This is fantastic!!!!!! I've always dreamed of entering something, but... YOU are SO deserving! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

Wow, congrats! That's quite a haul. And extra incentive for supporting your local fair next year. Definitely makes for great blog fodder. :)

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Congratulations!! Wow lots of ribbons and beautiful work to show. Good for you, I'm so glad you participated in your local fair, I wish more people would do so around the country it's becoming so lost in our society and terribly under appreciated.

punkin said...

congratulations! well done.

Marlene said...

Thanks Nicole. I'm already looking through the exhibition entry book for ideas for next year. Only work done between now and next August will be permissible. I've asked the committee to add "lace", "scarves", and "shawls" to the categories. I could have some gorgeous stuff ready by next year if they add the categories.

Marlene said...

Unfortunately PJ, in some of the categories there was not much competition. I don't mean that the exhibits entered weren't worthy, I mean that there were hardly any entered! An easy win due to lack of entries doesn't have the same excitement that winning when the competition is stiff would.

I hope everyone considers entering next year. The displays are wonderful to see when there are tons of entries.

Marlene said...

Yes Kris, you can have your guitar strap tomorrow in time for your next guitar lesson.

Nancy said...

Congtratulations! When I lived in Arizona, I would enter the county fair and it was great! There weren't always that many entries every year, but it was so exciting to see the displays and the ribbons on my items! We had hand commercial yarn and handspun categories,too, including different categories for different types of yarns.

Anonymous said...

what to do with all those ribbons? why not sew them together and make something out of them as well!