Thursday, August 02, 2007

2007 Porter Co Fair -- end of report : )

Sampler Tabletopper
Designed by Claudia Dutcher, Dutch Treat Designs c.1998
Comments by Judge: Back is as pretty as front! Stitches even. Nice color choice. Beautiful.

Stitched on 18ct. Anne Cloth [9-square tabletopper] - apx 22x22". Watercolour Mocha Rose; Perle Coton #5 as suggested. Nun Edge with Anchor pc #12 colour 926.

My Original Design
Pulled Thread Pillow
Comments by Judge: Beautiful workmanship. Nice use of variety of stitches. Just beautiful.

Stitch size 7.5" x 7.5". I used DMC ecru cordonnet (30)AND Anchor perle coton #8 colour 926 on 19-count Antique White, cork linen. Stitches used: Reeded Stitch; Open Trellis; Rosette Stitch; Finnish Stitch; Three-sided Stitch; Honeycomb Stitch; Mixed Faggot Variation Stitch.

N.Hinde 1778; A Miniature Sampler
c.1991 The Scarlet Letter; Historic Needlework Reproduction
Comments by Judge: Really cute. Excellent job - Where is the "J"?

I used Red Silk, AVAS colour 945 - on 32 count Antique Ivory Linen. Stitched over one thread. 88w x 56h Per instructions "feel free to personalize your sampler with your own name or initials & the date..." I continue to ponder using my name or the sampler-makers names when stitching a repro piece.

Tin Pin Heart
c.2001, Ruth Sparrow, Twisted Threads
Comments by Judge: Beautiful & unbelievable tiny stitches. Do you have x-ray vision? Love it.

Stitched over one linen thread with DMC 221 - red & Anchor 152 - navy blue on 32-ct Platinum Belfast. 46w x 46h. Mounted into TF04 Tin Pin Square.


OK, my stitching pals ... now it is your turn. How did you do at the fairs this Summer? Congrats to Deb L [w/o blog] for being awarded the Champion Rosette at the Porter Co Fair. Well Deserved. Beautiful L&L piece. Congrats to Sue D and Elaine H, too, for all their ribbon-wearing entries!!! Great job : )

Tonight ... Open House for the Lake County Fair. I have different projects entered. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!! In the past, I've been awarded a couple sweepstakes rosettes on my beaded pins; however, I'd flip for a sweepstakes rosette on any STITCHED piece. That prize continues to pass over my entries year after year : )

They land on Sue D & Deb L's entries!!! They are tops at what they do best : )


Jennifer said...

Are these all first place winners? Blue ribbon...right? Beautiful!! And congratulations!!

Barbara said...

Oh boy, I'd be over the moon if I were you!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous results!

Sharon said...

What wonderful achievements! Congratulations.

Cindy said...

Congratulations on all of your wins :)

I'm really impressed with all of the different categories that they had...and that you get comments!

I got my fair results tonight, and will be posting about them soon :)

Best of luck at the Lake County fair!

Carol said...

Congratulations Lelia! I love them all - and love the judge's comments too!!

Michelle said...

More pretty things! I especially love the red miniature sampler.

Carla said...


Cathy said...

Congrats on all of your ribbons Lelia! Good luck tonight (actually, I think it was last night!)

stitcherw said...

Wow you did wonderful. Congratulation on all the wins, each of them is beautiful.

Crazee4books said...

Wow!! Go Lelia!! Congratulations!!
What a grand haul. And justly deserved too. That pulled thread pillow is gorgeous. I laughed when I read the judge's comment, asking where the "J" was on the Miniature Sampler.

My fingers and toes are crossed for you at the Lake County fair.

Cheers Judy

KaLu said...

oh! congratulations!!!! everything is sooo beutiful

Jenna said...

Congratulations on all of those ribbons! You certainly came out smelling like a rose. :)

Lavender Rose said...

Lelia, I have just discovered your blog and your beautiful stitchery throughout! What a pleasure to see and read all about you and your stitching. Congratulations on your ribbons!
Deb in FL

Aniza said...

Congratulations for all the ribbons.

Myrna said...

WOW!!! You did great, girlfriend!!


Kathy said...

Congrats on your fair ribbons. I also entered projects in a local county fair. I got 8 purple ribbons and Champion and Reserve Champion. There are not a lot of categories and not much competion. The judge was not to knowledgable about counted cross stitch.


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