Saturday, August 26, 2006

State Fair Results

We went to the Fair today, and I was very pleased with my showing. I won 1st Prize on Pearle's shirt, and also on my Organza Little Blouse. I was 3rd with my Embellished-Collar Jacket, 2nd on the Cable/Bobble Sweater, and 4th on my Toy Shell. All in all, it was very nice, but the real icing on the cake is that the judge actually commented on 2 of my items. The shirt says "Beautiful job" which is very nice, but.....I almost fell over when I read the comment on the Organza Blouse. It was just one word. "Perfect." I was stunned, but extremely thrilled! So, what a great fair! You can see the 3 sewn garments in both photos.

Just to celebrate, I guess, I decided to head to JoAnn's for the Simplicity pattern sale. I don't think I've bought a Simplicity pattern for more than 20 years, but the girls on Stitcher's Guild were posting about the latest ones out, and a blouse pattern, #4020, really caught my eye.
I purchased it, but naturally had to browse among the fabric as well. They had a lot of clearance fabric at the back of the store, and it was all 50% off the clearance price! I wasn't really in the market for fabric, but I found some real buys. A beautiful deep green plaid boucle that will be a wonderful coat, a geranium graduated polka dot burnout poly/rayon velvet for a scarf, a linen-look print, a tie-dyed overprinted knit, and a couple pieces of wool felt to embellish, but the pièce de résistance is a fine brown wool, which looked pretty nice, and when I opened it up, I saw it had a woven selvedge that said 100% Superfine Cool Wool. I took all they had, which was about 4 7/8 yards, at the very fine price of $2.50/yard. I was quite excited, as I didn't know JoAnn's ever carried anything like that, and I didn't think you could ever find it at a price like that. I really feel that my day is complete!


Vicki - HKshopper said...

Liana, what a wonderful read! The smiles on yours and Pearles faces are also priceless. And what a day! Congratulations and the beautiful work being recongnised and the fabric finds!

Mardel said...

Congratulations Liana. The smiles say it all. It sounds like a perfect day and the accolades are well deserved. And what a great fabric find as well!

sue said...

Congratulations! You do such beautiful work. I love the blog!

mamafitz said...

congratulations, liana! isn't it fun to see your stuff displayed?

the blouse pattern is lovely, i may have to add that one to my collection. :)

Linda said...

Wow! I am so excited for you and your winnings. But I would agree with the judges! Glad you found such treasures at JoAnn's!

Pamela Erny said...

Congratulations Liana!

We haven't been in-touch in ages it seems...but it doesn't surprise me that your work only keeps getting better and better!

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Alicia said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! I'm sure you deserved them (and the "perfect" comment - WOW!) but isn't great to get the recognition? :) And it sounds like your Joanns trip was just the way to celebrate. Congrats once more!