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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.

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There were so many vegetable entries it looked fantastic.

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The crafts were amazing. How can people see to do these fine stitches? Wow!

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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.

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The rosettes and awards were all waiting to be placed and everyone had to leave for the judging.

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And wait a couple of hours.

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I snuck back five minutes early to get some photos of the judging…

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And then everyone was allowed back in.

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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.

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Then I brought the map and rosette home and photographed it to show you.

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Here it is! Meadow seedpods and gold finch.
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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. 🙂

Comments: 18

  • August 26, 2013

    Congratulations Veronica!!! I’m so happy for you and your goldfinches–that is a lovely painting 🙂

  • August 26, 2013

    Congratulations – what a beautiful painting, you deserve first prize 🙂

  • August 26, 2013

    Yes! I knew they would love your art. Congratulations, Veronica.

      • August 31, 2013

        I’m very excited about that project. 🙂

  • August 26, 2013

    Oh Veronica,
    I am so happy for you! What an accomplishment! Your painting is indeed lovely! Way to go!

  • August 26, 2013

    Of course you got 1st– you’re brilliant! 😀 The painting is lovely… and the event looks amazing! 🙂

  • August 27, 2013

    Congratulations! So glad your beautiful work was recognized by the judges and those attending the show. Can’t wait to see more!

  • August 28, 2013

    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 ?!

  • August 28, 2013

    no surprise here .. you are indeed ‘best in class’ my dear! i would have loved to sample all those tasty looking treats

  • September 1, 2013

    Wow, congratulations, how wonderful to win a prize 🙂

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