The Jan Monster doily only was half finished. I cut off the entire row I was working because there was no way I would've finished, real world life cut too deeply into my time the last couple of weeks. The ladies were still impressed oohing and awwing and immediately commented on the tatting. Now I can continue finishing the rest of the pattern as my leisure.
The beaded doily got crumpled up into a ball during transport. It looked horrible. The fact that it even got a ribbon surprised me.
The first contest submission, the rainbow, received an honorary mention.
The flowers lost half their pieces during the fair time as well. In the center, it had a large ribbon tatted water lily as well as several other 3d flowers.
The one piece that I was sure would get a blue ribbon, I dropped when I left to deliver my submissions. The Ice Drop didnt make it in. I was so upset about this because it was the best looking piece I could have turned it.
After all of this drama, I just put the shuttles away for a while. I did some shuttle shopping online and received four sets of these transparent shuttles off Ebay.
Some sad news with mixed blessings has happened to me recently. Like earlier this week recently, my work will be closing it's doors permanently, at the end of this year. I never talk about my work life(other than complain when it cuts into my crafting), but I am an employee at Sears. I have mixed feelings about this as I have spent the vast majority of my adult life working for them. The silver lining is that I will be able to spend a few months taking a make shift vacation of sorts where I can just craft ( and sleep in for a change).