Sunday, 15 May 2011

Hawkesbury District Agricultural Show

What a lovely morning.

I was up early to make sure I got to the show and grabbed a good car parking space. The weather was beautiful and it made driving the short half hour trip very pleasant.

I actually arrived a bit tto early and the exhibition wasn't due to open for another 10 mintues, but the doors were open and I asked the steward politely if I could get in before crowds to take some photos as I would liek to do an article for Embroidery and Cross Stitch Magazine. They were so accomodating and even offered to open some of the glass cases for me. I took over a hundred photos and my arm was geting quite tired holding the folder up to write down names by the end of it.

I won't go into too much detail here, as I will be writing an article to submit to at least three Express Publication magazines (Beads, Patchwork and Quilting and Embroidery and Cross Stitch).

But here are the winning cross stitch entries.

Class 74 (Cross Stitch) First Place, V. Brown

Class 74 (Cross Stitch) Second Place, Annette Leck (Below)

Class 307 (Cross Stitch on Even Weave - small article), Frist Prize Elise Stephenson

For more detail, and other categories, I guess you'll have to check out the article when (and if) it goes into the magazine. I'll let you know when


  1. A woman of many talents - writing and designing! Sounds like you had a great day. The stitching looks wonderful. Good luck with your article, hope they publish it!

  2. LOL ... me too.
    I'm a Jack of all trades, Master of none!
    Really it's just my nature. I'm interested in so many things.
    I wrote childrens books for about 3 years before I took up cross stitch designing for earnest. I'd been desinging sporadically for about 15 years. But Cross Stitch and Design Magazine has really spurred me on in many aspects. I have a lot to thank Marilyn Horwood (the Editor) for.

  3. Sorry that should have said Embroidery and Cross Stitch Magazine (I have desinging on the brain this morning).