Well, the Albany Agricultural Show has been and gone. We really enjoy it, after battling the Perth Royal Show over the years, which, frankly, was a nightmare with parking, crowds, heat and cost, we find our local show just lovely. And where else can you be, sitting on a haybale watching the bull judging, listening with interest to the judges commentary, to hear, loudly and proudly over the loudspeaker, that it was very close between these three bulls but this one will win the rosette because of his splendid testicles. :-)
I helped out in Embroidery in the Craft section again, it's hard work and a long day, but good fun and very interesting to watch the judging. This is Thursday morning, the day before the show. We are receiving entries at this time of the day, carefully marking everything off so we know what is what and where is where. After that it is the judging so we have to make sure everything is in its correct class, bring each class to the judges then make sure we have recorded correctly the placegetters. Then we amass all the first place winners in each class for the judges to decide the Best In Show piece and runner up. Then we take all the paperwork to the office where they pop it all into the computer and spit out place certificates. That part takes hours as the office is inundated with paperwork from many different areas.
Casalguidi. My intent is to make my little scene like a piece of forest floor. First thing to do was a little background of four sided stitch. I love it, it creates cool little holes in the fabric without distorting the shape. Next is the beginning of the casalguidi worm thing. You tie down a heap of threads in the shape you want, then satin stitch over the entire thing to secure it and make it firm.