"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


My Fair Results

I won blue ribbons on everything I entered except my photo and my apple pie. They got nothing.

There's a story with this shawl. The judges loved it. In fact, they pinned the Grand Champion ribbon on it, but we had to tell them I am ineligible for that ribbon because I entered as professional. Professionals can not win Grand Champions. So they gave it to another entry (in my opinion, it deserved it more than my shawl). They put a gold star on my judging sheet instead. That gold star means more to me than any ribbon could.

Now, on to beading.

Strung necklace with lampwork focal bead

This is the one I never took pics of. I could have sworn I blogged about it! I will have to rectify that.

Last, but not least. My Poinsettia Tree Christmas stocking.

 That's everything. Now, to start work on next years entries. ;-)

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. Congratulations on all your blue ribbons.

  2. Congrats on all your ribbons, Linda Jo! All of your creations are winners indeed - lovely work!

  3. Dottie in Houston8/26/12, 10:12 PM

    Beautiful work on all. You are so talented in many areas. Congrats. Dottie

  4. Congratulations on your wonderful blue ribbons. So many categories. You did a great job.


  5. Congratulations on all the blue ribbons and the gold start, none of which are surprising. Your work is gorgeous and well executed.

    I never though about there being such a thing as professional knitter, but since there is such a thing you qualify big time.