A couple of weeks ago, I received a lovely note and some photos from Yolanda in Australia.
Yolanda wrote, Just finished this week in Adelaide was the Royal Adelaide Show, which is the main horticulture event for South Australia. This has many events in categories from pigs to leadlight. I entered my two pieces that I have done, designed by you—“A Fair Lady’s Etui” and “Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities”. I placed a piece of blackwork that I have recently completed also.
I am proud to say that the three pieces I entered all got ribbons. I received a first place for my blackwork; in the category of "Counted stitched other that cross stitch" This was up against so many different style of counted work including hardanger tablecloths. For the school girl Quaker set I received a 2nd place and the Etui got a Commendation ribbon.
Yolanda's A Fair Maiden's Etui
You can see more photos of Yolanda's A Fair Maiden's Etui in my blog post of June 23rd.
Yolanda's Blackwork project won a first prize ribbon.
Yolanda also wrote, I had never entered anything for judging before, so I was very happy with my results. Both these pieces were in the same class-"cross stitch other than picture" The first place was one by a beautiful bellpull. Some of the other contenders were Christmas stockings and table mats.
The last photo shows Yolanda (on the left holding A Fair Maiden's Etui) and a representative of the Royal Horticulture Show Society which was responsible for the judging The Royal Adelaide Show. In the photo they are holding two of Yolanda's lovely projects and the ribbons she won.
Congratulations, Yolanda, on your beautiful accomplishments. Thank you very much for the photos and for sharing the news of your ribbons. This is such exciting news!! I also enjoyed seeing a photo of you. It's always terrific to have a face to put with a name.