Victory at the Village show!
I’ve been working so hard on Catherine’s garden design that before I knew it, the Northmoor Village show was on and my friend Elaine threatened me with unfriending, (only joking), if I didn’t enter some category. Also my friend Julie asked me to take photos for the village archives and so, at the last minute, I entered my map in the painting category and this morning I baked a flammekuche on puff pastry as a savoury flan entry.
I got to the village early and there already was a lot of stuff there. Check out the little spider hitchhiker on Elaine’s geraniums. 🙂
Everyone was bringing in their entries and the tables started filling up.
There were so many vegetable entries it looked fantastic.
The crafts were amazing. How can people see to do these fine stitches? Wow!
There were flower arrangements, preserves, baking of all sorts, adult and children’s crafts, limericks, paintings and a men only category of lemon meringue pies.
The rosettes and awards were all waiting to be placed and everyone had to leave for the judging.
And wait a couple of hours.
I snuck back five minutes early to get some photos of the judging…
And then everyone was allowed back in.
There were awards, and jokes and smiles and laughter.
I was anxious to see how my painting fared and when I saw my painting, it had a huge red rosette and a best of show sign! Wow.
Here are second and third prize winners.
Then I brought the map and rosette home and photographed it to show you.
Here it is! Meadow seedpods and gold finch.
You know the most gratifying part of this whole show was sitting at a table within earshot of the paintings and overhearing people say lovely things about my map. That was absolutely golden for me. 🙂
Congratulations Veronica!!! I’m so happy for you and your goldfinches–that is a lovely painting 🙂
Oh my gosh Sara, thank you so much. I couldn’t believe it! I’m so happy with the response the map got. 🙂
Congratulations – what a beautiful painting, you deserve first prize 🙂
Oh my goodness, hi Africanaussie! Thank you so much. Now I need to go catch up with you and find out how you’ve been. 🙂
Yes! I knew they would love your art. Congratulations, Veronica.
Thank you Sabra, next project is finishing your forsythia. 🙂
I’m very excited about that project. 🙂
I’m so excited to send it to you 🙂
I am so happy for you! What an accomplishment! Your painting is indeed lovely! Way to go!
Thank you so much Karen. I’m very happy with this map. Hope to do a few more and offer them to some galleries. 🙂
Of course you got 1st– you’re brilliant! 😀 The painting is lovely… and the event looks amazing! 🙂
🙂 Thank you Rara. I love being part of my village here, it’s such a lovely, friendly community. 🙂
Congratulations! So glad your beautiful work was recognized by the judges and those attending the show. Can’t wait to see more!
Thank you so much Michelle. 🙂 I’m looking forward to more map work.
Congratulations! well deserved~ that is what I love about letting my purple coneflowers sit in the garden long after they have faded. Just to see those goldfinches feasting on the seed pods! you captured it beautifully.
What a fantastic turnout. I don’t know how those judges decided ?!
no surprise here .. you are indeed ‘best in class’ my dear! i would have loved to sample all those tasty looking treats
Wow, congratulations, how wonderful to win a prize 🙂
I know Angela, thank you. 🙂 I’ve never had a rosette before. 🙂