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Well as requested I have here is the framing that we did on Dragons. Chosen by my Uncle (whom is the recipient of Dragons). Here it is in a simple green with cream matting and brown/black wood frame:
Well, at the Calgary Stampede Western Arts & Crafts Showcase I got nothing for ribbons or prizes. I'm not too surprised. No one in the local community knows who 'judges' these pieces and so most of us in town just enter to support the exhibition as opposed to win anything. If we all don't know who judges then there is a good chance it's not any of our top crafters in the area. Or so our theory goes on why they select some odd items to win ribbons.
The overall first place in all needlework categories is an amazing embroidery piece that I'm very pleased won the top cash prize. As for the others... well they are no more special than must but glad to still see stitchers entering at least. :)
Like I said, not surprised or upset. I know that my 7.5 years of effort and investment into the piece is a great feat and it doesn't diminish the value of Dragons in my mind at all. And I know my Uncle and his family don't care about the ribbons (though it may have been a slightly more exciting story to tell to their visitors I suppose).
Went on after looking at artwork to walk the midway at the Stampede with my friend that came with me and her 4-month old. Ate some mini-donuts (mmmmm!!!) and that was about that.
It's a weird week as I work all week but no one really 'works' during Stampede week here in town. DH and I are going to two rock shows this week so that will take all my energy away from me I'm sure. However, Monarch is still stitching up nicely, put some beads into it the other night.
Working on dividing threads for new Jeannette Douglass start. Should have that ready to go for next post. :)
Thanks for all your overwhelmingly lovely comments on Dragons last month!!!