Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Blue Ribbon Winner!

How exciting it was to receive these photos from Joyce F!  Her Alphabet Samplings Book won a First-Place ribbon and a rosette at the Fort Bend County Fair in Richmond, Texas!  WOW!!


And even more exciting was to receive this photo of Joyce with her stitched book and awards!  I love to get photos of needleworkers with their work so I can put a face with a name.  Thank you, Joyce!


Joyce wrote, I fell in love with this design and had to stitch it.  I started in February 2011 and finished it in 2013.  I stitched on it one day a week.  I really enjoyed stitching it. 

Here are photos showing the covers and some of the inside stitched pages of Joyce's book.








Now, after seeing all the stitching involved on this project, would you believe that this was Joyce's first attempt at stitching on linen?  Yes, that's right!

Joyce is obviously quite a needleworker as evidenced by the next two photos showing some of her work and the honors the projects won at the fair.



Joyce also wrote, My stitching is my way of relaxing, and I am so excited to have my friends and family enjoy my finished items.  My family and friends always tell me they look forward to gift time as they expect something stitched from me. 

Here is another photo of Joyce showing off her book and the awards.


Joyce, what an accomplishment!  There is lots of stitching on your Alphabet Samplings Book.  I still am amazed that this was your first attempt at working on linen.  Both your stitching and your assembly are beautifully done.  Thank you very much for sending the photos.  You have every right to be very proud of your many awards at the fair.  I'm so glad you included yourself in a few of the photos.  I wish more folks would do that.

5 comments:

diamondc said...

Congratulations to her on a beautiful book and her ribbon.
Catherine

Barb said...

Congratulations to Joyce. She is an amazing stitcher.

Gillie said...

Joyce is a member of our Friendly Stitchers yahoo group and we have all followed with great pleasure as she stitched this lovely design. What makes it even more special is that Joyce is a relative newcomer to stitching on linen! Congratulations again, Joyce!

Deb said...

Have looked in on Joyce's weekly progress for a long time. Her work is amazing! Congratulations!

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Dużo pięknej roboty. Gratulacje dla Joyce.