In this post I wrote about my determination to finish my Lizard Ridge afghan by the end of May so I could enter it in the village festival. Well, work was crazy in May and on 30th my LR was still awaiting about a third of its applied i-cord edging. And I got home from work at midnight. On Saturday the 31st I put in the hours though and got it down roughly 12 hours before the deadline to take it to the marquee!
I said in my previous post that I thought it deserved a rosette, but I obviously had no idea what else would be entered, and I don’t think I’ve ever won anything based on a “talent” before. I headed down to the marquee after the judging to see the results and was very gratified to see this:
Ok, so the competition wasn’t exactly fierce, but it came first! And best in the whole craft category so I got a gold rosette too! And £20! I know what I’ll be spending that on.
I also entered the Apricot and Lavender liqueur in the homemade alcoholic drink category, the hummingbird thingy in “other craft” and a cushion I finally stitched up from the acorn printed fabric in cushions. The cushion also got a first, but there were only two entries, ha ha ha. It was declared “very original” by the judge though.
I hope you can all excuse my excitement, really I’m most excited that I actually finished it!