I am happy to report that the judging seemed better this year. I was very disappointed in the
judging last year. The winner in last year's Needlepoint division was a counted cross stitch piece, beautifully done, but definitely not needlepoint! The judges should have know the difference and either moved it to the correct division or disqualified the piece. Instead they had given it a champion's ribbon. Just shows that they obviously didn't know what they were doing.
More pictures from the exhibit.
In the upper left corner of this piece is a round frame. It was Laura Perrin's Christmas wreath. It was beautifully stitch, but the framing was horrible! It looked like the canvas was just cut in a round shape and put in the frame. It was not mounted, it didn't lay flat in the frame, I am sure the poor framing cost this piece a ribbon.
I ended the day with a funnel cake and a lemonade shake up to fortify myself for the long trek back to