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

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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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    WOO HOO Good for you ! Of course they won ribbons they are awesome :lol:

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    Way to go! We know that your work is outstanding and are proud that you entered the fair. Kudos to your daughter for "reminding" you to enter this year!!!! :D

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    Congrats! don't undersell yourself, your projects look fantastic!

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    Beautiful work Eddie.I really love your cathedral window pillow.Did you sew it by hand or on the machine? Either way it turned out awesome!

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    Congratulations on a beautiful quilt and gorgeous pillow...and...
    oh YEAH! - winning blue ribbons!
    WTG, and good for your daughter.
    She'll never let you forget to enter again, dad! :D

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    Congrats!!!!! How fun for you! Your work is lovely!

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    You totally deserve your blue ribbons! Your work is awesome! Good for you for having the courage to enter your stuff!

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    Your quilt and pillow are absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your BLUE ribbons!

    Bettia

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    Way to go Eddie! We told you the quilt your daughter decided was hers was gorgeous! The judges obviously agreed with us!

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    Congratulations. Your quilt and pillow totally deserved first place.

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    Eddie your workmanship is fabulous!!!! Colors and placement are great. You are a very good and precise piecer. More power to you :lol: :lol:
    You deserve to win :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Congragulationsssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

    Kep up the good work!!!!!
    Thanks for the Tute on the scallop edges :D

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    congrats Eddie
    Just shows what talent you have

    live2quilt

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    Congratulations!!! See...we have been telling you all along how good you are...now you have the proof :D :D :D

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    How wonderful! You do beautiful work, and it's nice to have that acknowledged.

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    Soak it all up Eddie! Your work is beautiful and worthy of many ribbons! You and your wife are a darling couple too! :D Almost as cute as me and my sweety! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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