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Thread: I entered the local county fair - and won!

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    Super Member Eddie's Avatar
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    I'm excited. :) I entered two items in the local county fair yesterday and we went this evening to do the whole fair thing, and to see how bad I was smoked out by the competition. I was preparing myself for the worst, but when we got to the exhibit hall I saw that both of my entries had won First Place blue ribbons. :shock: :D To say I was shocked was an understatement because I had really been telling myself that I'm new at this, don't get your hopes up and be let down, etc. The judge wrote some really nice comments on the back of my entry tags as well, which was nice. I don't have pics of the ribbons yet since we didn't take the camera, have to wait until Sunday when I go back to pick up my items.

    I know this is just a dinky county fair, but this was a big confidence booster for me. I started not to even enter anything but my daughter reminded me to go take my entries there yesterday when I "forgot".

    Here's pics of the two things I entered - a quilt and a pillow. I like quilting. :D

    [IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...kerboard_1.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/E-G-L/Pillow1.jpg[/IMG]

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    Of course you won! All of your things are beautiful. Try looking at them as if someone else did them. If they were not yours, you could see them more clearly.

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    Congrats!!! You do such wonderful work! I love the pillow. I haven't tried that yet. A friend of mine showed me how it works a couple of years ago but I have never tried it. Your pillow is gorgeous! Beautiful color choices!
    The quilt is just beautiful too!! So exciting to be rewarded for your hard work!! Way to go Eddie!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    congrats! you deserve it. your work it stunning. just goes to show you, you don't have to hand stitch the binding to win - you just have to do stellar work.

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    That is a beautifully made quilt, very appealing! I'm not at all surprised that it won a ribbon. And cathedral windows? I'm so impressed! No wonder you left your competition in the dust.

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    Woohoo! Way to go! Congratulations! You do great work. I'm sure your family is very proud! Now keep going, learn new things and share them all with us through your wonderful tutorial!

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    How exciting!!!!! you do such beautiful work the others didn't have a chance. Congratulations :D

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    Congratulations! Those are really beautiful. Your cathedral windows are very nicely stitched too.

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    Love the Cath window pillow! I haven't gotten the nerve to enter county fairs yet--ours are in June. Congratulations!

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    Way to go Eddie!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: Congrats!!!!

    I know it is hard to make that first leap to enter something, I was that same way for several years. Now I cant wait for the fair every year!!! :D

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