Monday, September 28, 2009
I picked up my fair entries today. All of my things were gathered up and waiting on a pile for me. A woman, (who was a member of the committee responsible for the homecraft exhibits but not a judge) brought me over to it and then said, "Oh, this is your stuff! This is beautiful work! Especially this (pointing to the jacket). I had several people complain to me that this did not win first prize. Anything with bound buttonholes should win first prize. I was not the judge, but I still would like to apologize. I just don't understand that judging." She was very dramatic about the whole thing. I thanked her and said I wasn't really upset about it and I had won several other prizes (share the wealth, eh?). But, I did appreciate knowing that it wasn't just me that was confused by the judging in that category.