The Iowa State Fair is over and last week I picked up the items I submitted to the Fabric and Threads exhibit. I received 4 ribbons and one Honorable Mention. You can see the full list of items I submitted here. The four ribbons I received were for children's clothing. All were in categories with very little competition and were mostly second or third place out of two or three. And based on the comments I received I wouldn't had placed at all if there was more competition. That makes the ribbons a little less special. Some of the judge's critiques I agreed with, others I did not.
I received second place for my Batman hoodie (the Hulk pullover next to it did not place):
Second place (of two) for Elephant shirt:
Third place (of three) for Shark Man costume and third place (of three) for Angry Bird Cargos:
What struck me as funny in the shorts/pants/skirts category there were four submissions. Two of the four were the same pattern. Can you see the resemblance of the cargo pants? The other cargo pants received first place.
I did receive an honorable mention for the quilted pillow I made. I'm pretty proud of that and am happy with the ribbon. There were some awesome pillow submitted.
My Dad did pretty well, too. He submitted four photos to the photography exhibit and two of his were selected to be displayed. Only something like 20% of submitted photos are selected. That is much more impressive than my ribbons for participation.
|Do you recognize that butt?|
Overall, we had a pretty good time at the fair.
Have you been to the fair?