|2013 county fair results|
Remember in December 2011 when Jon Yusoff first told us of Tatting Treasures Unearthed and began sharing her diagrams of Norma Benporath's lace patterns? Her announcement was the beginning of a tat-along wherein Lace Mats were made by tatters all over the globe.
It was great fun participating in the tat-along. Choosing the colors, creating the lace, marveling at 35 other magnificent mats and voting in the secret poll; all of it sheer delight.
Thank you, Jon, for hosting an event that resulted in my first county fair blue ribbon.
That's right, a blue ribbon! Squeee!
|A closer look at the Lace Mat|
|2013 county fair ribbon winner - tatting|
I was stunned and nearly hyperventilated when I saw Sw4nkyL4c3r's doily with a red ribbon. (I am not making this up.) So sure was I that hers was a shoe-in for the blue, that I froze, looking around for some other entry that wasn't there -- afraid to look at my own. I was sure that if hers got a red, then mine surely received either white (third) or nothing at all. It was only after I couldn't find any other entry that I peeked at mine. Even then I didn't believe my eyes.
OK, enough of all that. I have since calmed down.
I demonstrated tatting at the county fair this past Sunday and here is a photo taken by a kind bystander.
|IsDihara at the county fair|
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