Summer entered five things in the kindy section, and ended up with three firsts. Her decorated biscuits, her craft work and her vase of flowers. Proud mumma. She ended up with the most points and won a colour-in book pack, and six dollars, which was swiftly spent as Woolies on Shopkins.
Isabel entered a couple of photos, a potted cactus, some flowers, a painting and drawing. She won firsts for her sweet peas, her white flowers and her cactus. The photo of her sister (pictured below) came first! Awesome!
I wasn't expecting to do as well as I did. It came as a bit of a shock. Well, when Mum told me I had won the best bloom of the show with one of my Irises, my immediate reaction was one of those amazed and drawn out "Fuck off"s. It was a nice shock.
I had an attack of the sads on Wednesday, thinking I shouldn't have entered the Iris section, as mine were a bit shit. I almost didn't take them in either.
Anyway it just goes to show, I should have been backing myself, instead of second guessing and thinking I couldn't do it. I did, and I have a pretty green and gold sash too!! It pays to have a go, even though my head was telling me I wasn't good enough. Good things can happen.
I also won a first for purple flowers, and my mixed rose arrangement, which is alright considering I had no idea what I was doing!
I didn't do too badly in the photography section, and was surprised at the photos that did actually get prizes. These are just some.
|First place - B&W wildlife or animal study|
|First prize - Action or motion|
|First prize - child study|
|First prize - birds|
|First prize - B&W people or portrait. Crazy. It's just the photo I have as my laptop screensaver!|
|Second prize - A touch of blue|
I won firsts for everything I entered into the garden produce section, taking out the overall points. Yee hah! Overall, we all had a pretty good darn show! Pumped for next year!
Now that the annual show is out the way. Today is Summer's birthday, and Izzy's on Wednesday. I have a joint birthday party to organise for the weekend!