Friday, September 23, 2011

St. Mary's County Fair 2011

Whoo hoo :) The county fair opened today.  I won 3 blue ribbons and 5 second place ribbons at the county fair. Knitting, quilting, counted cross stitch and baking.  The yarn bowl my friend Maria made me (pottery) took second place!!   She's stoked :) She never entered a contest...and admits technically she still hasn't because I entered her :)

The O Holy Night counted cross stitch took first.  The judge liked it so much she wants the pattern information.  She also said it was seriously considered for Grand Champion.  Wow :)
My rust colored lace tam took first in knitted hats.
The counted cross stitch sheep and quilted star afghan took first too.  That project was almost vintage by the time I finished it :)
The Halloween quilt took second.  I can't wait to get it back and hang it up for Halloween (photo to follow soon).
The knitted socks took second.  I finished blocking them Wednesday morning and had to drop them off at the fair Wednesday afternoon.  :)  Yep was waiting for them to dry/block before I could leave the house :) 
The Tanta Shawl took second.  The winning shawl was white, lacey and beaded......well that's one way to go but if you had to hide in the woods, which one would you want to wear? White lace or camouflage? I think I make my point :)
The witch wine bottle cozy/hostess gift took second in holiday knitting :) Who says knitting has to be serious :)
And finally Grandma's Irish Soda Bread took second place.  :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

O Holy Night framed and done !!!

I picked it up today from the Frame A Lot :)   The framer did such a great job.  The mat (if you can't tell) is a mottled crushed velour-ish velvet.  I thought the shades in the mat mimicked the shades in the hand dyed cranberry thread.  Added a filet to the inner border for a little extra punch.  The Frame has a smidge of red in it too.  Got it back just in time for the County Fair :)