|Our wee 1st place ribbon|
|Our basket o' bunnies|
Well, those pics were from when my one sis (my felting partner sis) went to the fair with her hubs. And this past Friday my other sis (I have many sisters) and I went to the fair. Of course we had to go visit the dogs and bunnies as I wanted to see the ribbons in person.
But it was WAY better than I imagined - because we found out that our dogs ALSO won the "Best of Division" ribbon! Whoo-hoo! You should have seen me squealing and dancing in the hall. (Okay, maybe it's best that you didn't.)
|Look at that big, beautiful blue ribbon!!|
|A very excited me!|
Now, to return to our bunnies... My sis and I combed the hall twice until we finally found the 2nd place winner:
|Somebody's wooly balls|
Anyway, now that we've hit the pinnacle of success, I'm not sure we should enter something again next year. After all, it would be tough to beat how well we did this year.
On the other hand, I found that for the $7 to pay to enter the competition, you get a free ticket to get in as an "exhibitor," so you save the $12 or so bucks it costs to get in, and - best of all - there was a special vendor/exhibitor entrance so we got to by-pass the big ol' line. That's definitely a reason to enter something again next year!
My friend said on Facebook: "You've raised the bar in the Needle Felting competition, maybe even inspired others to expand their own creativity. I think you should do another year to keep the quality of art high and also to get easy access to all the fair foods..."
True. Entering for easy access to the fair foods is reason enough. (BTW, we learned our lesson last year - avoid the freaky fried stuff!)
And you also get to see cute things like these real, non-woolen bunnies:
|Look at this adorable FLUFFY bunny!!!|
|This cutie w/ 1 ear up, 1 down turned out to be camera-shy|
|Dogs playing poker and all manner of other games|
Whaddya think? Were the bunnies robbed? Was there a little mischief there? I will say, as wooly balls go, they were very nice wooly balls. Very uniform. I've rarely seen nicer wooly balls.
In Other News
In non wooly-ball and non-fluffy bunny news, I'm guest blogging Monday on the Scribbling Divas blog, talking about following your head versus following your heart. Stop by there if you have a sec and want to hear about one time I (usually a head-following gal) decided to ignore the ol' brain.