Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Tonight was "exhibitor" night at the Iowa State Fair.  This year was the first year I had entered any of my knitting projects and so I was excited to go and see who got ribbons for what.  Right inside the door, we saw my mom's beautiful crochet shawl had gotten honorable mention!  As I went around I eventually found all four of my items.  None with any ribbons.  It was pretty disheartening as one in particular I really thought had a good chance - the wedding shawl I knitted for my sister.  It had taken me months and I had made sure there was not one mistake in it.  This is a photo:

But I didn't want my kids to see my disappointment and I also wanted them to understand that winning isn't everything so we focused on the lovely things all displayed throughout the exhibit and were happy for those who did garner ribbons.

When I got home, Cora tucked away into her play room and I sat down to decompress.  I eventually called her on to bed and when I did she brought me this.  How could I not consider myself the luckiest winner ever??

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