Every year there are two local needlework shows I go to. One in the Spring and one in the Fall.
This past week was the Spring show that is held at the Stow Munroe Falls Public Library. 2014 was the 40th year for it. On a whim I decided at the last minute to enter some of my recent finishes. I entered 3 pieces (Friends Welcome, Singles Awareness and the "Wine" model for Nerdy Words). All 3 piece received 2nd place ribbons. Woohoo!!!
I don't enter just for the sake of winning ribbons. Most of the time when I stitch a piece it isn't even with the intention of it being an entry in a show. I always try to do my best work on every project. I personally enter pieces just for the sheer joy of being able to share, what is hopefully something different, with other stitchers that may enjoy it/them.
Below are pics of my pieces at the show with the ribbons attached.
Tonight I was able to collect my pieces. I have to say I was slightly disappointed as it was one of the years the judges didn't include any negative feedback/critiques on my entry sheets. I actually look forward to reading their comments as it helps me improve my work and techniques. I did receive rave reviews on the fantastic finishing my Rita at SnowBerry NeedleArts.
The next show will have entries the end of September, so it looks like I had better get busy getting some more pieces stitched to enter there.
Until then...Happy Stitching!