Quick update on the County Fair tatting — today I turned in my entry. Woo hoo!
Several of the registration volunteers were enthusiastic about seeing what I brought, but every single one said "what is it, ceramic painting?"
OK. (Forgive me for not snapping a photo before I turned it in.) Since I had two glass mats, I decided to display them in a mirrored case so they would be considered together and not handled overly much, except by the judges.
I decorated the football-sized display case with a porcelain teacup and saucer that complimented the colors in the lace. Glass mats need glasses (or tea cups), right?
Well, everyone focused on the tea cup and ignored the lace. Oh no!
Plus, the ladies at the registration desk said, "Only one entry per category. The judges may disqualify this entry."
I explained that it was a set, and was displayed as such on purpose. I politely asked if I could fill out the description ticket to read "tea time coaster set."
The registration ladies declined to allow me to fill out the description card.
Elation turned to depression and I went home feeling dejected. My first entry may be rejected for not following the rules.
I will keep you all updated and be sure to include a photo of the display case once I bring it back home (Or maybe even from the Home Arts hall...)