"First Prize at the County Fair" - so named because I actually did win two first prizes for embroidery at the local county fair! Great way to start August off!
A ferris wheel, a blue ribbon and a little swirl of happiness!
beadlust wrote on Sep 1, '10 Great, Carol!!! I love the idea of celebrating good work (your embroideries) with more good work (your August piece)!!! There certainly is the feel of happiness here. Yay! Robin A.
On to "Thomas Cat on Pillow", also by Marilyn Robertson... *and* August BJP. Oh, and my craft area needs a scrub down after that window leak so I can work on my quilts...
rifestitch wrote on Aug 28, '10 Holy cow, that was a quick finish!! Wonderful!!
The next project in progress is "Sebastian", a Design Works Crafts, Inc. kit based on a Marilyn Robertson painting. It's DMC floss on a natural-colored 14-ct Aida:
Not a lot of stitching on it so far as this has been a week with stitching time pre-empted by other things (two paper-crafting nights, a quilt guild meeting, etc.) but it is moving along quite quickly, nonetheless.
There are three more of her Art Deco black cats in my stash, as well as two grey tabbies of the same size and also a pair of kittens asleep in in stiletto heels! I may stitch them all as a "set"!
ifestitch wrote on Aug 12, '10 I've seen a couple of these at Hobby Lobby, and one of them done in person - they are so much fun!
"Floral Alphabet" won in 18 ct Sampler category (even though it was really 16 ct, they didn't have a 16 ct category and accepted it in the next higher count --- I THINK...)
Edited August 10 to say that I found, when my piece were collected from the fair, that Floral Alphabet was actually placed in the 25ct category! THAT really surprised me!
"Garden Sampler" (sorry for the glare - it's in a case!) won in the 14ct Sampler category:
rifestitch wrote on Aug 6, '10WOW, GREAT JOB!!!!!
"And the rockets' red glare, bombs bursting in air..."
A red Batik fabric with Czech glass beads and a few sequins. July 4 is my second favorite holiday so it SHOULD be part of my journal!
This year was memorable since the city, which usually does the fireworks display, cancelled their funding due to economic difficulties. So a local minister started a fund-raising effort and not only did he meet the goal, the city won Liberty Mutual's "Bring Back The Fourth" contest for medium sized cities, adding more $$$ to the celebration fund. So not only did we have fireworks this year, there is seed money for next year as well! Something for the community in which I live to be very proud of!
beadlust wrote on Aug 25, '10 Neet story about fireworks and celebrating the 4th in your city! Your piece is very celebratory! Bravo! Robin A.
Born in New Jersey, I grew up in Southeastern Ohio. Attended university at Bowling Green State University (B.Sci in biological science, 1964), University of Southern California (M. Sci in biological science, 1967) and University of Florida (Ph. D in zoology, 1971).
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