In the last few posts I have mentioned to you about entering in the upcoming Roma Show. Well the show is now over for another year and the pavilion has been packed away.
I am excited and a little humbled to say that I entered 10 items this year and 5 of them placed.
Some quite unexpectedly like these butterfly basket pillow covers.
2nd place in piece of embroidery over 18cm. (1st Place went to the blue & white item in the bottom right of photo)
My Christmas tree bag came 2nd in "any article or handicraft not previously mentioned" (I couldn't find what came first)
And a shock to myself and the 'scrapbook community'. 3 of my cards from Gayle & Brooke's challenge came 2nd in the "3 distinct greeting cards" class. First were Gayle's cards on the left & the other cards on the right are Gayle's also.
My little show wall hanging took 1st place in "Patchwork Wallhanging 1.5m longest side"
and the biggest surprise of the show was my "Vines in the Garden Quilt" that I made last year in Injune and had quilted by the lovely Rosalie of Rose Quilting.
Well "Vines in the Garden" won 1st place in "Quilt pieced & quilted by 2 people", it also won Best Patchwork Entry (prize donated by Roma Patchwork Group) and .....
drum roll please......
GRAND CHAMPION HANDICRAFT EXHIBIT. My shock and amazement was huge. I had received 2 phone calls on Friday to congratulate me and Sue had left a comment on the blog post about my Christmas tree bag, but I was not prepared for how I would feel when I saw it in real life. My name was even engraved on the trophy, no mistake, it was really mine. (and YES I cried when I saw it)
. The photo below shows the perpetual trophy and the little trophy that I get to keep sitting on the quilt.
and this photo is the quilt, the trophies, myself and Les Reis (the man who donates the trophy each year).
He proudly told me that the trophy had been running for 23 years and he would love to own the pieces that had won each year.
I politely told him that this quilt belongs on my bed.
Also to let you know as I am a proud Mum to 2 talented boys.
They both entered LEGO into the show & T won 1st place with his entry as well as best exhibit by a child under 14. So who knows how the future will pan out for my creative men.