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Sunday, 10 September 2006

The Show

This year for the first time my Mum and myself decided to enter the local Annual Show with some of our cross stitch embroideries for a bit of fun...not expecting to win anything at all. The entries are all judged very early on the 1st morning about four hours before the show starts, with the Best in Show prizes being judged just before the end of the event on the 2nd day. We could not go on the 1st day as it was my DD's birthday so we went on the second day...and to our surprise we had both come somewhere!!!

My winning tickets

I won a second place in the framed embroidery category with my Shepherd's Bush 'Heart Blooms' picture (that I had actually stitched in January 2001) and was delighted !!

Heart Blooms 2nd Prize

Heart Blooms...close up

In the other embroidery category I won a second place with my Au fil des Reves 'Rose Bourse' (stitched 2006).

Rose Bourse 2nd Prize

Also a third place with my Lizzie*Kate limited edition kit for 'Plant a little Sunshine' (stitched 2003) which I was so chuffed about as it was so unexpected to have come anywhere at all!!

Tuck Pillow L*K 3rd Prize

My Mum won a third prize in the framed embroidery category with this wee cat pictured here that she had stitched a long time ago but it is really sweet :-)

Mums Cat 3rd Prize

The first place of the framed embroidery category went to a Mirabilia fairy picture that was stitched on aida. The best in show of the needlecrafts section (non knitted) went to a Tapestry picture of an old man with a pipe. So all in all we are two happy people with our results :-)

My prize winning collection


Blogger Susimac said...

Oh WELL DONE you, what a lovely surprise and well done to mum too. I am so proud of you both.

7:34 pm  
Blogger Stitch Wizard said...

Congratulations to you and your mum on winning awards for your beautiful cross stitch! I bet you feel so honored as I would! I have always wanted to enter something but haven't gotten the opportunity since I have learned to stitch on linen. You and your mum and sister too, all do beautiful work! Debby

9:38 pm  
Blogger Jules said...

Well done. You must be so pleased. I've often dreamt about entering something I've done into a show. You've done really, really well.

10:20 pm  
Blogger Nicki said...

Congratulations to you and your mum! Such lovely pieces. :)

2:57 am  
Anonymous christel said...

Congretulation!! you make so many marvellous things. Bizooxxx

7:23 am  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Congratulations to you and your Mom! Those pieces are so pretty :)

10:14 am  
Anonymous coral said...

Congratulations!! I am too nervous to let anyone have my treasures!!

11:32 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!! That is awesome! Congrats to you both. Michelle

8:53 pm  
Blogger Lili said...

These are well deserved prizes, and I'm very happy for both of you! Be proud!

8:55 pm  
Blogger Leah said...

Wow, congratulations on all of your awards!!

10:38 pm  
Blogger Sharon said...

Fabulous! Congratulations on your awards!

6:06 am  
Blogger Chelle said...

Congratulations! What beautiful pieces and well deserved awards!

6:34 am  
Blogger Barbara said...

Hooray, Lena-lou! I'm so happy for you and your Mom! :) Lovely stitching, you two!!!

8:00 am  
Blogger KarenV said...

Congratulations to you both! The pieces are all lovely.

8:27 am  
Blogger Eliane de Freitas said...

Jesus... before its embroideries and of the its friends' embroideries that I do it cannot be called embroidery. Congratulations!!!

12:56 pm  
Blogger Wendy said...

Congratulations on all your prizes! They are certainly very well deserved - all your entries are lovely.

2:41 pm  
Blogger catandturtle said...

Awesome job to you and your mum! That is so cool. I love that bourse, it is the coolest piece. Congrats. Ann.

8:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your awards. All your pieces look gorgeous.

11:44 am  
Blogger Carol said...

Congratulations Helen! How wonderful!!!! My DH is posting off a little bday giftie to you tomorrow :-) I hope you will enjoy it!

4:40 am  
Blogger IsaB said...

Great! Congratulations to you and your mother, Helen! It is just too cool! Lovely!

9:16 am  
Anonymous Hala said...

Congrats for your awards , they are awsome..wow pretty neat indeed.

6:16 pm  
Blogger Meari said...

Congrats on all your stitching awards. :) Well deserved...

9:09 pm  
Blogger Cathy said...

Your awards are all well deserved. They are beautiful!

5:39 pm  
Blogger Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Well, hurrah for you! I have been lurking here for a while, and think your bourse is so incredibly beautiful. How fun to be recognized for your lovely work!

7:44 pm  
Blogger Concetta said...

WOW, congratulations on all your awards. I'd have given you first place for them all, though!! :))

Your SB "Patches" are adorable too - I'm so tempted to buy them after seeing your finishes. ;-)

3:44 pm  
Blogger Dianne said...

Very happy for you and your talented mum! Thanks for sharing. : )

5:22 am  
Blogger Karoline said...

Congratulations to you and your mum

6:10 pm  
Blogger Lesley said...

Congrats to you and your mum on you successes! Love your Heart Blooms and Rose Bourse - I'm planning to do the Rose Bourse myself as soon as I can get hold of a copy of the chart!

11:09 am  
Blogger Jan said...

Hi Lena!

My name is Jan and i've just started an online gallery specially dedicated to showcasing and promoting craft works


Your craft designs are really lovely and it would be an honour to have you on board.

2:56 am  
Blogger Heather said...

Congratulations to you and your Mum.

I entered a blackwork piece into the Kenty County Show for the first time ever this year and it got 3rd prize, so I came away quite happy.

10:27 am  

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