Sunday, October 16, 2011

In Shock!

Last week was busy...very, very busy.  I glanced at emails -- didn't open and read any, just glanced at them (that did a lot of good, didn't it?).  Didn't have much fun time on the computer at all.

And then it was Saturday, October 15 - State Fair day!  The Palmetto Tatters go to the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia, SC every year (that counts as our October meeting) and demonstrate the art of making lace with string and air.  We had parked and were waiting for our ride into the fairgrounds, and Gloria walked over to wait with us - and congratulated me on my "big win."

"Oh!" I exclaimed.  "I did win a blue ribbon!"  (My work friends told me all along that I'd get a blue ribbon, and I had to bring back pictures so they could see it.)

Gloria said, "Well, yes, but I meant the big award - Most Innovative.  You won that!"

My chin still hurts.  That blacktopped parking lot is hard, and when my jaw dropped,...well, you get the idea. Once we were inside the Moore Home Arts Building, I found out where my necklace was displayed, and got this picture.  I'll make a better one, once I get it back, but that will be sometime next month.

I'm still in shock.  I've gotten blue ribbons before, but never one of the big awards.  This will keep me floating, up around Cloud 9, for quite some time!

Oh, and before I forget - Isdihara, this one's for you - we were on the phone and as I came around the corner of a building, I remarked on the beauty of the fading sunset behind the lights of the fairgrounds.  This picture doesn't really do it justice, but it at least gives you an idea of how really pretty the scene was.


  1. The award is well deserved - congratulations! Pick up that jaw!

  2. Congratulations. Do hope the jaw recovers soon - can't have you keeping quiet and not giggling as I know you can!!! Dying to see the necklace in a better light and close up too.

  3. Congratulations! Take care of that jaw too! :-)

  4. Thanks, everyone! We had a marvelous time at the fair! We had quite a few interested folks, and some of them even came inside our booth to have a lesson! We gave out lots of cards with our website address and meeting info, and we're hoping to see some new faces in November!

  5. ***SQUEALS***
    Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Way to go Sis!!!!
    I am so tickled and excited for YOU!

  6. Sharren,
    WWWooooohhhooooo!! You so deserve that!! I hope you're still celebrating!

  7. It's actually starting to sink in now - I feel so honored to have won!

    Thanks to all for all the kind comments!