Late last year I made a smocked christening gown (you probably remember it), which went into a special division in my local show, which, as a winner, allowed it to go onto a regional final. Winners of the region go onto the Royal Melbourne Show.
The regional dinner and competition was on Friday in Seymour. I didn't go as i had to run kids around to basketball in Kyneton. I got my gown back on Monday to find I had (AGAIN!!!) won second. I have I think seven seconds now and only one first from the region. (no I am not competitive; much!).
But, after looking at the ribbon;
I noticed that it had been entered in the wrong section. It was supposed to be in a section for a sewn garment, and instead was put into embroidery. So I guess I have to be pleased that it won even a second prize as it does have embroidery down the front but nowhere near enough, i would have thought, to be a competitor in an embroidery competition. So i am disappointed it was mixed up ( i really thought I had a chance this year), but it was an honest mistake and I would hate for anyone to feel bad that they had made a mistake. Sadly i cannot enter it into the region next year, it is now ineligible, but there are other shows.
I guess i will just have to start thinking of what to do for later this year. Out will come the sketch book while I plan (and dream!).