And here, finally, are the seven firsts I won at the Chilliwack Exhibition.
A year of being dragged around the house by my grandchildren didn't seem to hurt the llama's placement!
My handspun socks earned a first even though they were entered in with the "regular" knitting. Again, I placed them there because there was not enough room for all my handspun items in the handspun department of the fair.
I entered a stuffed-applique and embroidery stocking that I did for my youngest granddaughter and was pleasantly surprised to see it place first. I thought it was up against some very deserving competition, even a lovely stocking done all in cross-stitch!
The Aeolian Shawl also received a first, not that I was surprised really. That shawl was a lot of work, included some difficult stitch combinations (nupps!), was heavily beaded, and as far as I know had no mistakes anywhere. My only sadness was that my placement of first made my daughter's beautiful shawl come in second.....and hers totally deserved a blue ribbon too. She did a fantastic job! I'm very proud of her.
A crocheted snowflake tree ornament, I think I placed it in the "seasonal ornaments" class over in the general hobbies section. Anyway, another first.
And my tiniest item (though a HECK of a lot of work!) took the biggest ribbon of all! I got Best In Show for my handspun, 1/4 scale, February Lady Sweater and matching beret. The entry also got a first in the "handspun, small item" class.