Thursday, 20 October 2011

Show Time

As with many other places in the world Bendigo has it's own local Show.I have being atteneding for as long as i can remember,standing in the craft pavilion in awe of the many differnet types of craft on display, from knitting , sewing, patchwork, embroidery, woodwork, cooking and the list goes on and on.
As a teenager in year eight textiles i entered a black evening skirt with lace gore panels way beyond anything my age group was wearing but that's me, pushing the limits.That skirt won me my first, First Place certificate.For many years after that i did not enter another thing, i think life got in the way.
Fast forward quite a few years to when my daughter was in grade four and she entered her first item.
A beaded necklace and earrings that she had spent weeks creating, little flowers and leaves with the tiniest of beads only to overhear a steward comment that "no one of that age can do that"For many kids that would be the end of their show entries, or creating for that matter.Thank goodness it was a red flag to my daughter, to prove that year after year someone of that age can create something of a standard that is sometimes better than that of any adult.She is now in year eight and 14 years old and for every year since she has entered many different category's from scrap-booking, sewing, embroidery, she quite often takes out every place within the category's as well as Best Exhibit overall.This year she has also entered Drawing and Photography sections in her age group and it will be interesting to see how she goes.
Between the both of us i think we have entered about 30 items and the excitement is building to see if we have won anything, the fun for us is finding our things amongst the many other beautiful items on display.

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