Sunday, July 31, 2011

Home from the fair...

Today...
I picked up my two fair entries, I'm mighty happy to say that my Family Sampler took Champion for its class! It also took a Honor Ribbon and today when I picked up my pieces, the supervisor for Needlearts told me that the judge "really struggled with who to name Grand Champion" in the needlearts and I guess my Family Sampler was among the two she was struggling over!

"Family Sampler" Blue, Honor and Champion Ribbon Winner


And...
Sarah Seifer is a 1st Place - Blue Ribbon Winner!


"Sarah Seifer" Blue Ribbon Winner

I was thrilled to bits....
as this was my first ever time to enter anything in the fair as an adult in the "Open Class Exhibits".  I decided that next year I'm going to try to enter a few more projects and I'm going to shoot for "Grand Champion" overall of the Needlearts Category. I've got to get busy!

But to commemorate my first year and the ribbons my stitching won...
I purchased a shadow box and it now hangs in my sewing room and will be a fond memory for me to look upon as I stitch and sew in my room. 

Shadow Box with 2011 Fair Ribbons

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my exciting, good news with all of you!

Until next time...
I'll be busy keeping my 'hands to work and heart to God'.
Hugs and love,
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103 comments:

  1. A BIG congrats to you. Can't wait to see what you come up with for next year.
    Enjoy!
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  2. Congrats on a job well done! You deserve every one of those ribbons for your super-fine work!

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  3. Congrats! You deserve them!!

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  4. That is so fun! I won Best of Show one year for Needlearts. It was the best feeling ever.

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  5. Congratulations on your awards!
    You do great work so the awards are well deserved.

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  6. Congratulations! I am so happy for you! You truly deserve each and every one!

    Blessings, Patti

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  7. Congratulations, Vonna! That is so exciting!!! I bet you're thrilled! And you deserve it too -- your stitching is always so wonderful! Finishing too!

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  8. Way to go my friend!! You are a Blue Ribbon winner by me!!! Congrats, Faye

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  9. Congratulations! You deserved it!!

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  10. Wow, what a haul! Congratulations.

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  11. Congratulations Vonna ! Looking forward to seeing what you enter next year. Love the idea of the shadow box for the ribbons.

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  12. Congrats Vonna! Love the shadow box Idea to keep the ribbons and to remind you of your great stitching skills. Sure do like your frame on Sara too....pj

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  13. Congratulations Vonna! They are both beautiful!

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  14. Congrats! They are beautifully stitched. What a great idea to put the ribbons in a frame for your stitching room. There's a needlework show in this area every year in March--Woodlawn--and you have to submit your entries by Jan/Feb sometime, and since I've never entered anything, I'm really shooting for that.

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  15. Congratulations! Your stitching is beautiful, and the ribbons are well deserved.

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  16. Congratulations! You really deserve those ribbons for your beautiful stitching!

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  17. Congratulations Vonna! Beautiful pieces and well-deserved ribbons. Don't you just love the fair?!!!

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  18. Woohoo...congratulations Vonna!! You deserve each one of those pretty ribbons...your work is beautiful.

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  19. Congrats! Both works are absolutely lovely1 You definitely deserved to win :)

    xoxo Kim

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  20. Anonymous9:28 PM

    Way to go and congratulations to you, Vonna! Your pieces are most deserving of those ribbons! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for 2012!

    Robin in Virginia

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  21. Excellent Vonna, well deserved wins I say :)

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  22. Hooray and Congrats! How exciting!!

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  23. Congratulations Vonna! You definitely deserve the awards for you beautiful work!

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  24. Congratuations - they are beautiful!

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  25. Yahoo! Congratulations Vonna! They are wise judges, as your stitching is wonderful to see! Hugs!

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  26. Congrats!!!! These prices are well deserved. Your stitching is so beautiful.

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  27. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Congratulations!!

    Althought, I'm not surprised at the outcome. How much room do you have on your wall for shadowboxes??

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  29. Awesome!! You deserve the ribbons. Your stitching is beautiful.

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  30. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you enter next year...

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  31. Congratulations, Vonna!

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  32. Congratulations on your winning samplers.
    I always thought you were a real winner.

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  33. That's fantastic, Vonna! Congratulations on such beautiful samplers.

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  34. Congratulations. You deserve to win. Can't wait to see what you stitch for next year.

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  35. Woohoo! Congratulations...how exciting!

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  36. Big, huge congrats to you, Vonna. That's wonderful news!!

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  37. Woohoo! Congrats! Lovely finishes and the judges saw that too!

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  38. wonderful :) and I love how you have popped the first of many :) ribbons in the shadow box .. what a lovely momento of the occasion :0 .. can't wait to see what else you stitch to go into the fair :) love mouse xxxx

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  39. Congratulations. Both samplers were champions in my opinion.

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  40. WaHOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Congratulations on ribbons well deserved. :)

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  41. WoW o Wow!!! CONGRATS!!! I'm sure you are beside yourself with glee, as you should be :) They are both wonderful pieces!!!

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  42. Congratulations, Vonna, and well-deserved. :) Cathryn

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  43. Huge congrats!!!!! Your work is fabulous and the ribbons are very deserved :-).

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  44. Congratulations on all your wins. That is wonderful! I am still working on my Family Sampler and progressing pretty well (I will probably have a status photo posted soon). Looking forward to seeing what you decided to stich up and enter next year :)
    Take care.

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  45. Wow Vonna! Congratulations to you!

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  46. Congratulations! A well deserved honor:))

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  47. Oh, Vonna! Congratulations. I know the feeling of accomplishment that those ribbons give having won a bunch for canning. You go for that grand champion girl - I wish you the very best of luck!

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  48. Congratulations Vonna! Your family sampler is beautiful! I have admired it since you first posted it on your blog. Ya know, we have that chart in the store and haven't sold a one! I just don't get it. Guess I should stitch it up and I bet it would sell then. Anyway, all your stitching is gorgeous and I am thrilled you were recognized for it at the fair. Carole (she was at the retreat you taught at) keeps going on about how fast you stitch and your technique. She was so impressed by it! She also says you are a hoot!

    Can't wait to see what you do for next year!

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  49. WTG Vonna. Congratulations on your ribbons. Can't wait to see what you will enter next year.

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  50. Congratulations on your wins. You really deserve it.

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  51. Congratulations, Vonna!! They are beautiful!!!

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  52. Congrats!!!! They are both amazing pieces. :)

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  53. Oh Vonna. How exciting. I am just thrilled for you. Have to tell you though I'm not one bit surprised..only that you didn't take GRAND Champion. I mean anyone who uses their computer to be in touch with other lovers of Cross Stitch knows how special your work and finishes are. And I have to say THANKS SO much for teaching us how to Professionally finish our pieces. What a difference it has made in my life..

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  54. Fabulous!!

    I love to enter things at the county fair. Once it gets in your blood to enter projects it gives a person something to strive for in the future.

    You do such a beautiful job. Congratulations and Best Wishes!!
    Keep on stitching

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  55. WOW! Congratulations! Your beautiful work certainly deserves it!

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  56. Yay!!! I can't imagine what the Grand Champion from this year must have entered. Your work is AMAZING!!! You'll get it next year for sure!

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  57. Congrats !!!! Such loveliness deserves such rewards!!!

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  58. Congrats on the ribbons Vonna! You definitely deserved them!! I also love all your framed pieces in the last post! They're all so pretty!!

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  59. WooHoo!!!!!! That is ever so awesome, Vonna and very much deserving!!! Proud for you!!!

    I just know with the incentive of coming up with something to compete even more, that what you decide on will be super great!!!!!

    Doesn't it feel GREAT to win??? I used to love competing and entering in the Fair. Haven't for years, but I might start again, because not only are you competing you are sharing your work with others to see, and you can't get better than that!

    xoxo

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  60. Congratulations!!!!!
    Well deserved for sure

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  61. Congrats, Vonna! What a thrill for you! :D

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  62. Congratulations!!!! That is fantastic!!!

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  63. Congratulations they are all well deserved. Enjoy!

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  64. Amazing!!! Congratulations!! I miss fairs...=( they don't have them here in Japan, and the year before we moved here (before I knew we were moving) I was thinking about entering something in our fair in Abilene TX, then by the following summer we'd moved...so it was a no go! =( You did great Vonna! So proud of you!

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  65. Congratulations Vonna !! How cool is that to win the ribbons. You should be so proud. Great too that others visiting the fair got to see your beautiful stitching.

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  66. Congrats Vonna -lovely work and the ribbons are well-deserved. I didn't get a chance to comment on your last post either but love all the newly-framed pieces you got. It's so gratifying to get them back looking so fantastic isn't it? Someday I hope to be totally caught up with framing and be able to finish a piece and take it right in. (this may never happen....) Thanks for sharing with us and I think you've got a good goal now for 2012!

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  67. Congratulations, Vonna! How wonderful to have your own work acknowledged! Happy dancing!

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  68. WooHoo, you go girl!!
    Congratulations Vonna, you must be soooo excited! It was well deserved too. I didn't have any doubt you'd come home a winner.

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  69. Sending you a Big CONGRATS!!!! Your stitching is always beautiful and this confirms it! And I love the frames....... Can't wait to see next years entry. :)

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  70. Michele1:29 AM

    Congratulations, Vonna! What a wonderful idea to place your ribbons in a shadow box in your sewing room. You can be very proud of your accomplishments. Enjoy working toward your goal for next year!!

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  71. Congratulations !!!!

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  72. Congratulations Vonna and well deserved. Your stitching is always a delight to see.

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  73. Congratulations, Sister Stitcher! They're all really fine pieces of art, and you ARE a Grand Champion to us!

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  74. Congratulations on your ribbons. It is always great when your hard work and skill is appreciated by someone else. Well deserved achievements.

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  75. Congratulations Vonna!!

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  76. Vonna, I'm excited beyond words for a well deserved "1st" fair activity - your work is beautiful and I'm thrilled that you have that wonderful shadow box to serve as a dear reminder. Judith (OOE)

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  77. Congratulations, Vonna! I am sure you are thrilled!

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  78. Your framed pieces are all beautiful Vonna - great choice on frames and WOW - BIG congratulations on your wins at the fair. You have a right to be very proud of your accomplishments and I agree - I also can't understand people who do no handwork - but then it is such a part of my life - I guess it is just too tedious for everyone to enjoy - we are so blessed - enjoy them all ! Melody

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  79. Anonymous9:24 PM

    Beautiful samplers...wow your first ribbons!! Well-deserved.

    May I ask if you frame with or with glass on your samplers?

    Thanks.
    Charlene from Maryland

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  80. You should be very proud! Big congratulations to you!

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  81. Congratulations on your ribbons! Well done... your family sampler is beautiful and you definitely deserve to win the ribbons!

    http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

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  82. Congratulations! They are both beautiful samplers, your ribbons are well-deserved. LOVE the shadowbox idea. How nice is that to look back on and add to! Nancy

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  83. Well-deserved ribbons, Vonna :) Your pieces are super--congratulations!! I'm sure these ribbons will have many companions in the future :)

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  84. Congrats. Well deserved. The pieces are beautiful as is everything you do.

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  85. Woooooooooooo HOOOOOOOOOOO for all those wonderfil ribbons. Goodness it does feel good to be recognized like that for your hard work. Even though it is a hobby and something you love it still feel fabulous. I know how I feel everytime my Rory and I win a ribbon in the ring. So get ready and get more shadowboxes. Wait until next year!!! LOL

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  86. The ribbons are a well-deserved acknowledgment of your outstanding talents. You continue to be a source of inspiration...
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia

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  87. Congratulations on your ribbons Vonna!

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  88. Congratulations on your winning ribbons! I love to go to the needlearts exhibits at our state fair = so many beautiful works of art!

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  89. Wow! Congratulations!!That was a beautiful sampler...you so derserved the ribbon!

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  90. BEAUTIFUL needlework!
    Congratulations on your awards!

    Warmly,
    Judy

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  91. Congrats Vonna!! What an awesome accomplishment!!

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  92. How exciting! I remember how excited I was the first time I entered a Hardanger piece at the state fair - I didn't win anything but it was sure fun being able to admire it on display at the fair!

    Can't wait to see what you enter next year!

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  93. They know quality when they see it at that fair! Congratulations - no one could deserve it more.

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  94. Congratulations on your wins! I love them all.

    What an awesome way to keep your ribbons on display - I need something like that for mine!

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  95. Love it! They're beautiful! The post made me smile.

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  96. Congrats Vonna. So well deserved and I love the shadow box for all the ribbons.

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  97. Well done on your ribbons! So well deserved.

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  98. Woo-hoo! Congratulations Vonna. Well deserved.

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