Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lace and Rosettes

Dahlia
awarded blue ribbon
and Best of Show
at Fremont County Fair
Riverton, WY
July/August 2013
I had two unexpected surprises at the fair: my doilies each won rosettes and a $40 award.

Since I was gone the last two years when the fair entry forms were due, I was unable to enter Dahlia; thus, I entered it this year. It not only received a blue ribbon but the Best of Show Rosette as well. The competition was stiff, so I am beyond honored to receive this award.

People's Choice Award
Fremont County Fiber Guild Vintage Pattern Challenge
Fremont County Fair
Riverton, WY
July/August 2013
Since the fair was celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Fiber Guild had a vintage pattern challenge. Fair-goers voted on the items guild members displayed in the challenge. I had no idea that my vintage doily had won until I picked up my items at the end of the fair. It was a pleasant surprise.

Mrs. Canon, who introduced me to knitting doilies, would be proud. The story of Mrs. Canon and this vintage doily can be found here.

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations! How exciting to win ribbons! But, I'm NOT surprised. Your doilies are beautiful and your knitting well executed.

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  2. Congratulations! So happy you were able to enter the fair this year~well done!

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  3. That's fantastic! They are both beautiful!

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  4. Absolutely awesome!!! The doilies are gorgeous and I can see why you won!!! How neat that the vintage doily won, too!!

    Blessings

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  5. I'm so happy you were recognized for your beautiful work! Well done!

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  6. Excellent! Your doilies are beautiful and well deserving of the rosettes! Congratulaions

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  7. Congratulations! I always assumed doilies were crocheted; I think this is the first time I have heard of knitted doilies. They are beautiful!

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  8. Oh, Yea, you won the people's choice on the vintage patterns too! I was wondering how that turned out. And big congrats on your Best of Show award. Both doilies are absolutely beautiful.

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  9. WOW. Nancy the People have spoken!!! and they were right! That's a fabulous piece of art!

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  10. Wow! Congrats to you, my award-winning bloggy-knitter friend! All three items are lovely, but the best in show piece is my favorite of them all. You are a gifted knitter.

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  11. They are all beautiful Nancy!! Congratulations on a job well done. I still haven't started a doily but I have the yarn and needles out so I'm getting closer.

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  12. Congratulations Nancy! You did a beautiful job.

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  13. Congratulations! These are both so beautiful! Lovely work!

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  14. Hurrah! I just knew they'd love those doilies. Congratulations on your beautiful work! Awesome job.

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  15. Oh Nancy - what a lovely honor to receive. Dahlia is indeed a work of art and worthy of Best in Show!

    I need to pick your brain - I'm trying knit Hemlock as a shawl and I'm not liking any of my needle options. Magic loop or double points and I don't have a small enough circ to start on a circ. And I don't have 2 the same size - suggestions? g

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  16. Congratulations! They look superb.. Awards well deserved I think.

    Linda

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  17. Way to go Nancy! Lovely doilies well deserved of the awards! :)

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