Have any of you been to the Woodstock Fair in Woodstock, Ct? Well, my family has been going to it every September for about 15 or so years now. It's one of our fall traditions. We go, eat a ton of food we shouldn't (the giant donuts were the best this year), see all the animals (the bunnies are my favorite), watch a few cooking demonstrations, play a little bingo and just enjoy the day.
Last year my Niece and I decided to enter a few items in the contests. It was so much more fun to go looking through all the buildings full of things like 500 pound pumpkins and handmade quilts when you actually have something of your own there. So, this year we did it again. My Niece entered 3 drawings and won 3 2nd place ribbons for them. I entered 2 photographs of my cat and 1 spoon necklace. I won a 1st and 2nd place ribbon for the 2 photographs and a 1st place ribbon for the necklace! Yeah!
I guess I can now call myself an "award winning" jewelry designer. :) Okay, that may be a bit of a stretch but it sure would sound good on a resume don't you think? :)