Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Blue Ribbon!


I only entered the one garment into the Los Angeles County Fair this year. I paid to enter three things but I didn't get anything else done that I'd planned on. It was so exciting to visit the fair and find a blue ribbon on my jacket. You may remember the trials and tribulations, including 4 muslins that it took to get the jacket to fit just right. Then I added the embroidery thread around the edges to make the design lines pop. All the fabric used on the jacket was stashed materials. I really took my time with this jacket. It's nice when your work is recognized. I had some pretty steep competition too, so the blue ribbon means just that more to me. Congratulations to my friends and fellow sewists that entered and won a ribbon. I can't wait to go back and look at each and every item on display. That'll have to wait for a day when I can go by myself. I don't want anyone rushing me through when I need to study and admire each and every item. Then I can come back and copy all my favorites!

16 comments:

  1. My heartfelt congratulations on your blue ribbon jacket. Well done!!

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  2. Just fantastic,Sherril! Even from this distance it looks wonderful.

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  3. well done. Its nice to receive acclolades for our efforts!

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  4. Wonderful!!!Isn't it nice when your hard work pays off? Congrats.

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  5. Congrats, it is a great jacket.

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  6. Yippy!! Now THAT hard work was fun, eh!! Congratulations, Sherril!! ;)
    Soft hug,
    Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

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  7. Congratulations. Wow--good for you! And well deserved, I must add. That's a very professional looking jacket. Nice job.

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  8. Congratulations! Much deserved!

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  9. Congratulations! Your jacket looks fantastic.

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  10. Congratulations! I'm soooo proud of you and it is so well deserved!

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  11. congratulations on your blue ribbon win! that is a wonderful accolade.

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS, Sherril! I remember this jacket as one of my all-time favorites. Your efforts are WORTH a blue ribbon, and I can imagine you were up against some pretty stiff competition. :o)

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  13. WOW...nice going, and that jacket *IS* great and deserves it for sure! How nice for you! :)
    m:)

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  14. The jacket came out gorgeous! I am so amazing by the evenness of your embroidery stitches. Congratulations!

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