Timber Creek Needleworks is a newly opened counted thread company owned by a husband and wife team. Launched on August 2008, TCN specializes in traditional and new techniques 3-dimensional hand-finishings.
Lody's Creations now carry some stocks for your stitching and finishing needs. Watch out for more items in the near future as we offer a group discount. Also, we can easily get inventories from Yarn Tree, a cross stitch distributor from Iowa, so please browse Yarn Tree's website and let us know if you want us to do a special order for you. Please take note that they only sell to shop owners and you can not place an order directly to them.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

2009 Iowa State Fair - Part 2

The best of the best! Best of show winners on Fabrics and Threads Division.
Some quilts that I managed to browse. There's a lot more that I didn't able to take pictures, but I'll do that next week as I'm sure MIL want few photos for inspirations.
Below are some entries for the Crochet and Knitting Categories.

And of course, Needlepoint entries are must-look pieces.

The Counted Thread Embroidery category is one of my favorite.

I so enjoyed looking at these handmade purses, as part of Sewing Category. They're way better up close and personal. And there were purses i n the Crochet and Knitting Catogories as well, unfortunately, I didn't able to take pics of them. That's something I have to remind myself on friday.

I had so much fun on my "Finishing Techniques for Stitchery" class. I met wonderful stitchers,!Some of the students are not stitchers but were brave enough to enroll in the class. There were a set of friends (quilters) and sisters (one of which is into crochet). Thank you so much for enrolling in the class ladies. I hope you had fun too, and will manage to use what you learned when you get home. I can't wait to see your completed pieces so please don't forget to send me a photo or 2.

DH ate more than I did... of course, as he had a lot of time to kill while I was in the class. I had "pork chop on a stick" and a big cup of iced tea for lunch... my favorite at the Fair. After eating, I managed to take a glimpse of my 2 jewelry entries at the Creative Arts & Crafts Division. My piece for the "Needle Constructed Jewelry" won 3rd place, while for the "Stringing Technique" won 4th place. I was extremely happy with the result coz I know how talented the jewelry designers in Des Moines are. I was just expecting my pieces to be displayed (not rejected), yet they'll go home with a ribbon. I'll just share the photos next time as the pieces were all displayed under a glass... inside the cabinets.

Six out of eight entries for the Fabrics and Threads Division will go home with ribbons: 4 entries for the Counted Thread Categories all won (1st place on the set of 3 Ornaments) and only 2 out of 4 entries on the Cross Stitch won (1st place on the Pillow). That's the result of the friut of my labor from mid to end of July, as I devoted those 2 weeks stitching and finishing my pieces.
Aren't these marching geese adorable? We passed them by on our way back to the Varied Industries Building, around 1:15PM. They were guided by their master who's behind them. They were dressed with bandanas and some got a backpack. They sure made the onlookers smile!
And lastly, this is the parking lot looks like by mid-afternoon. I'm sure it's been like this by mid-morning. Some residents in the neighborhood converted their lawns into a parking space, and they're all full as well. This is the time of year where some of them earn extra $$$ by letting Fair-goers to rent a parking space in their lawns.
I have another photo to share on my next post, a silk pillow which I finished on Thursday afternoon at the Fair from "Heirloom Sewing" class. It's kinda like a patchwork piece. I can't wait to make more of them... sometime!
Have a great Sunday everybody!


The Heart of Paul said...

Congratulations Lody! With your beautiful work you really deserve to win!

I'm so envious looking at all these photos. I wish there is such a fair here in Malaysia.

busymum100 said...

Congratulations, Lody!! I am so happy for you.

Janet C said...


Lillie said...

Congrads Lody on your win.
The marching geese are indeed adorable.