I made progress on my La Belle Dame Sans Merci this past month.
Here are the before and afters:
I went from 51.61% to 54.88% complete!
I've also made a bit of progress on my Rapunzel but no picture yet.
I've taken a break from my rotation [insert stunned gasp here] to work on some model stitching. This is for a pattern of my own creation which I am keeping under wraps until I'm ready to offer it in my Etsy shop. The only hints you will get are that I tea-dyed some fabric and I bought GAST threads in Forest Glade, Acorn, and Weathered Barn. No, an actual barn is not even remotely related to the pattern. ;-)
Now to the county fair results! I showed at the Pacific County Fair this year after the Grays Harbor County Fair (Washington state, USA).
I entered my French Santas as a pair, my Sisters Three by Paula Vaughan, the Heirloom Christmas Sampler, and my crocheted table topper.
Sisters Three and the crocheted table topper:
Won these ribbons (one each, of course):
The French Santas, as a pair:
Won these ribbons:
The Heirloom Christmas Sampler:
Yes, I'm happy with the results! On the way to pick these up at the end of the fair, DH asked me how I thought I'd done. I told him I "expected" four blue ribbons. He said I was going to get 2 rosettes as well. I'm glad I didn't bet him on it. I would have lost the bet for winning! lol