Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Fair Entries

I actually entered some things in the fair this year!

The last, and only other time I entered something in the fair, was 11 years ago. They were brutal! ...told me my "skill set" wasn't up for the design I chose. Wah!!
Hurt my feelers and made me not want to EVER do that again.

But in all fairness, it taught me to have what I coined, "Stitch Envy" for these other people that had these simply PERFECT stitches, and to learn just HOW they did them. (Which is Railroading, by the way) OF course I railroad every stitch now.  lol

A couple years ago I joined the Women's Club. Figured its the thing to do when one starts to get old...  HAHA

So last spring I offered to be one of the speakers during this next season, Sept. to May. There were 5 slots open and they had 13 to choose from. So, the members all voted for the speakers they wanted. I never heard anything back from the lady in charge of speakers for FOUR MONTHS. So I just thought they didn't choose me. BUT THEN! She called me and told me that YES, they DO want me to talk at one of the luncheons, in fact, she wanted me to be the speaker to start the year off on a nice note. I wasn't going to be able to come to that September meeting, so we agreed on November.

Then I started thinking, well...if I enter some things in the fair and IF I happened to get a ribbon for one of them, then it would be really neat to show the ladies in the Women's Club.

So I pulled up my big girl panties, got brave and did it!

Of course we went to the fair on the opening day. I wanted to see right away what the news was.
I was really nervous. Really nervous.
With me was my husband, a friend, and my dad and Dad's gf.  My husband was pushing my dad's gf in a wheelchair, so he was behind a bit. I couldn't wait, so I walked on ahead and was looking, looking for my things. We came in a side door.

Right beside the front door.
People were gathered around them.

Oh my gosh! I saw "Flower Power"
THERE WAS A BLUE RIBBON THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got tears in my eyes. I rushed back to tell my husband! Then I wanted to go see what that other ribbon was right beside it.
Ok,  so now I really have tears in my eyes.

So I rush back to my husband and start to tell him but the words wouldn't come out because I started crying. "What's wrong?! What's wrong?!" he asked me.
Nothing was wrong.
Everything was just wonderful.
They liked me!  lol

(all but the Christmas picture are mine)

I felt like the Fair Queen. HAHAHA


valerie said...

Congratulations Narita! I'm so happy for you. You were brave to submit your items. I'm too scared to enter the fair.

Vickie said...

Whoo Hoo! Congratulations Narita! Fantastic. I am working up the nerve for the State Fair. ;)

Terri said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! They are all gorgeous!!

Aileen said...

Wow Narita!
Gorgeous photo of you as Fair Queen!

Congratulations-your work is beautiful and it's lovely to see that recognised.

It will certainly add some bad-ass street-cred to that talk! ;)

Enjoy it all (and big hugs)...