Tuesday, August 11, 2009

State Fair

We went to the Wisconsin State Fair on Sunday, to see a band, eat lots of junk, and check out my stuff. This year I entered 4 items, and did pretty good! I watched clothing judging, so already knew how the garments did, but was curious to see how my jam placed (if at all). I had a really good feeling about my jam this year...

I was delighted to find out it placed FIRST! :) I don't know if I had a bad week or something, but finding out my jam placed first just made my day. Heck, I woke up yesterday morning still smiling about it.

Caleb's egyptian costume placed first as well. The judge liked that all my corners were nice and square, plus mentioned that quilting all that lamé is hard.

I was also delighted to see that this dress got a Judge's Favorite ribbon. I hope I get to keep the fancy ribbon. I think the judge liked the inner foundation and the underlining. Honestly, the judges don't really make much commentary on my stuff the few times I've watched judging.

My HP Cosmo dress placed second.

I'll pick everything up on the 17th, after the fair closes. Five years ago I had to send my mom to get my stuff because a certain baby decided to be born 10 days early and I was stuck in the hospital. Yep, can you believe Connor will be FIVE on Saturday?!?!

7 comments:

Micki said...

Congrats on everything! I hope you get to keep your big ribbon too! Just four more days until I drop off my items. Still lots to do . ..

Margaret said...

you DO get to keep the fancy ribbons. They are printed new each year and go home with the prize winning entries. congrats

mamafitz said...

oh goodie, i hope that's true! last year one of my photos got a fancy 'staff favorite' ribbon, but i didn't get to keep it. i guess i'll find out tomorrow when i pick up my stuff.

bitter betty said...

Holy moses.. that is all so great. Like a champion on multiple fronts!!!

laura said...

I love county fairs and our is huge!! The first building I go to is the one with all the hand crafts and foods etc... I've never entered anything myself though. I'm blown away by the sheer talent that's displayed every year, especially in the quilting category. Congratulations on your awards, that's quite an accomplishment. BTW, 21 years ago, I was over due with my third child and was worried that I might miss the fair. Baby Girl was kind enough to wait until the day after it was over to put in her appearance. She's a sweetie.

Katharine in Brussels said...

Congratulations on everything! Especially your blue-ribbon jam. We knew you were a talented sewist but culinary skills as well? Nicely done. Tomorrow will be a lovely day for little Connnor.

angie.a said...

Aw, congratulations!! Jam - YUMMY. Happy Birthday to the boy too! :D