Sunday, September 18, 2011

Show weekend

Life is like a cup of tea,
it's how you make it.
Irish proverb.

Finally I have resurfaced. All the hard work getting a quiz night ready, show entries finished
and dropped off to the show and show day over. It has been an amazing week and the last hard
mile is ten days of full-time work. I had so much fun at the show and I managed to win 9 place
cards, 3 firsts, 3 seconds and 3 thirds. Heather did very well too and her entries were just lovely.
My short sleeved cardigan was a winner.

I was happy with my rabbit family who came in third. Notice to the left is a green frog, that is Heather's work. Sorry about the wire in the way, I was too late to snap photo's before the gates went up.

I found the loveliest vintage child's bonnet pattern knitted in 2 ply, gorgeous to knit up and impressed to see her win 1st prize. Ratbag Heather's work is the knitted pieces next to mine.
 Had to show this photo off. Not my work but a very clever lady who won 1st prize in the crochet section. Isn't it lovely? I kept going back to check it out, such fine work.

 I help out as a volunteer at the show and the members are a cheeky bunch of trickers. This morning was clean up day and I took my shoes off to stand on the benches. The guys kept saying to me 'come on it's time for a cuppa'. I finally said OK I'll be there in a second. When I went to see where my shoes were, they had taken off with them. One of the other ladies helped find them and I marched into the kitchen were all the culprits were sitting and immediately grabbed two offenders by the ears. They blamed everyone else of course but I knew the real purps.

I am so ready to start making things for next year's show, I'm really hooked!!! I hope you will all enter your local show with fantastic things you make because it really helps make it a great community for all. The rest of my weekend will be spent ironing, which is a far cry from any sort of fun. See you soon. Kind regards, Anita.


Christine M said...

Congratulations on all your awards Anita. Well done! I love your cardigan.

Karen said...

Congratulations!! First of all for getting through all of the events in one piece! And of course on all the wonderful awards you received at the show. That's a great achievement!
Your well deserved holidays are not far away so you can start the count down.
And then we have Christmas to look forward to!

Sue said...

Well done with all the prizes Anita. You deserve them.

Val said...

Well deserved prizes. Your work is lovely. The little bunnies looked a bit upset they didn't get first :)


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