It was also a very successful Show for me this year, with my stitches winning four first places and a second!
The first of my cross stitch entries, Shadow of An Angel by Zolotoje Runo, which received a first in the Counted Cross Stitch class. I've discovered that glass on black material becomes a really good mirror - need to try and get a better photo! I was a little surprised to discover this one received the first over my other entry, mainly because of the significant difference in effort that had gone into each, but the judge doesn't know any of that and at least I was beaten by myself! I love this design - it was actually quite easy to stitch, and I'd really like to stitch more of them in the future.
These three were all framed by the same local framer. I ran into him and his wife today - they decided that it must have been the framing that gave these stitches the winning touch. :-)
The second themed class was "A pink item suitable for the Breast Cancer Function". I designed and stitched a pair of pink ribbon earrings and a dual pink ribbon necklace. I used one of DMCs new pink variegated threads which gave the 'ribbon' a really nice shaded look, and I'm really happy with the finished look. This pattern will be up on the Etsy site this weekend, with proceeds being donated to cancer research (once I work out the best way to do it).
So that's it for me at the Emerald Show this year. I was going to enter some photos but didn't get myself organised in time - there's always next year! I heard a (fairly substantiated) rumour today that one of next year's themes will be Gallipoli/Anzac given that it will be 100 years since the Gallipoli landing - time to get planning.