My wife has been working on an afghan on and off for several years now. This summer, she decided that she would work on it and have it done by the Riley Festival, an annual festival in town celebrating the birth of James Whitcomb Riley, "the Hoosier Poet", who was born in Greenfield but lived most of his life in Indianapolis.
Anyway, Gayle entered her afghan in the Arts and Crafts competition and got a blue ribbon. This is her first entry into the Riley Festival, and she was pleased with her prize. Although personally, I think she should have done better than a blue ribbon, but I am probably biased.
I need to enter one of my Bible covers in the Festival, but I didn't have one done (I could have asked to "borrow" back the last one I did, which I gave away as a present, but that seemed a bit tasteless, so I didn't). I did enter one of my Bible covers in the Decatur County Fair (when I was still living in Decatur County) and got third place, but I don't know how I would do locally. I definitely wouldn't have won this year. There was a really nice plastic canvas teddy bear that was entered. If it hadn't been for the paws, I wouldn't have known it was plastic canvas at all. I have no idea how they did it. However, that was the only plastic canvas item entered (at least, the only one I saw), so I definitely need to enter something next year.
Anyway, Congratulations, Gayle. You deserve it.