The NC State Fair runs through October 28. It's looking like I won't be able to go. If you make it there, be sure to visit Anitra's tatting booth in the Village of Yesteryear building.
I'm told I won the second place ribbon in the tatting category. Did I take a picture of it before I sent it in? Of course not! You know how organized I am. It was a version of the dragon with knight and lady from the new book. I hear the first place winner was a large doily in very small thread. Good for her!
I can show you my entries from last year.
This one is a Tina Frauberger design worked in Karey's handpainted threads. The lighting wasn't very good that day. The center is more lavender than pink.
This one, which you've seen before, is my own variation on an Anne Orr edging.
We're hoping for more tatting categories next year. Hoping for the best.
I forgot to say the 3rd place ribbon went to someone who hasn't been tatting very long. I've seen her doily on Facebook, but I don't know if she has a blog. I think her name is Esther and she should be an inspiration to new tatters.
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