Monday, August 23, 2010

L'il Buster and the Grange Fair

The grange fair has come and gone again, and I'm glad to say that I was able to submit 3 items for judging in the needlework competition. My favorite was the L'il Buster doll, a Kathleen Early design. I won a blue ribbon with him, and was thrilled to find out at the end of the fair that the doll was also selected by the judges to compete for Best of Show! The Best of Show award went to a lovely quilt, but I'm happy nonetheless that my work was chosen as one of 5 items considered in the BOS contest.

I also submitted a baby afghan. It was a simple round ripple blanket, in a combination of melon and a creamy buttery color. It was awarded a fourth place ribbon. I'm very happy with placing fourth, because I honestly did not expect it to place for a ribbon at all.

The third item was a dishcloth which I thought had a very interesting pooling pattern. It didn't finish with a ribbon, but I did see some very lovely dishcloths in competition with it and totally agreed with the ribbon awards in that category.

I'm looking forward to next year's fair and I'm already searching my pattern stash for new items to crochet.


  1. Congratulations! That doll is quite a demonstration of skill -- Yay for you!

  2. Oh my gosh, Jeannie! I love the Little Buster doll you made!!! Congratulations on your blue ribbon! ~tina

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  4. I'm glad you like the crocheted doll. Unfortunately, I cannot share the pattern with you, but the pattern can be purchased from Kathleen Early at Yarn Arts. Thank you for your comment.

  5. Claudia - I received your additional comments. If you have the pattern and it's blurry, then please contact Kathleen Early. I purchased the pattern from her, and they were in great condition. Is it possible you have a photocopy of her pattern? If so, I cannot provide you with another photocopy, as it's illegal to share copies of patterns.