Monday, February 13, 2006

Can you guess what's going on in this picture?

Did you guess the 4-H Sew With Cotton contest at the parish library yesterday? You did?! Well, you'd be right.
This was Anna's first year taking part. She was not looking forward to the modeling part. They had to make aprons, so modeling an apron isn't real exciting, I guess. She told me beforehand that she was sorry she had decided to do it and she most definitely was not doing it next year. I totally understand because I used to take part in this same contest eons ago and I despised the modeling part. I wanted to sink into the floor when I had to walk out in front of all those people. My mom has pictures of me in my stylin! 4-H dresses and I'm all hunched over and looking miserable. I need to post those. Y'all would enjoy them. Anna won a purple ribbon (notice it in her hand) and that made it all worth it. She even said she'd do it again next year. The dashing young man next to Anna is my nephew, John, who took home the overall first place prize! The only man in the competition too!

They're following in their grandmothers' footsteps, that's for sure, because if you're looking for a seamstrss, don't stop here.

***Update to this post. My mom found the picture. She has been welcomed into the 21st century and actually owns a SCANNER! So, here it is. Guess which one is me. HINT: I'm not the one on the right. Question #2, guess which one is my sister.

21 comments:

Greta said...

Those are just the cutest but i can see where she would not like it...I wouldn't either...Love the Mardi Gras colors...

beki said...

Very cute - good for them!!

JeepGirl said...

I love the aprons!

Well if John keeps going in this direction, he's gonna make some woman happy with his helping around the house.

I used to sew, back in high school. Don't know if it was done right but I had some fun.
Don't bother me now with it tho. Too darn busy and no room to enjoy it in.

Mullet46 said...

Beautiful kids!! ....but I am the MawMaw. We must take an independent poll to see if I am totally unbiased.

chesneygirl said...

cuties! they look like the could be brother/sister!

The aprons are so cute! She may hate it but at least she's learning to sew.
I never learned, I can't even sew a button!

Mama B said...

That's great that she's learning to sew. I wish I knew how.

Congrats on her purple ribbon!

Erin said...

Congrats to Anna!

candyfortheteacher said...

Oh I remember doing those 4-H sewing projects. I did learn to sew and I sew occasionally. I hated modeling my items. I once had to model a skirt that I totally screwed up. It was crooked and the zipper didn't go all the way up. Props to her for doing such a great job.

I think you are the one on the left and your sis is the one next to you.

momyblogR said...

I was in 4-H too, way back when Betsy Ross was sewing the flag. I made an apron, oh joy. I remember I stitched the pocket on upside down and got so frustrated that I wanted to quit right there on the spot. ugh! I don't remember having to work the runway though...lol!

Spikey1 said...

Way to go! I dont know about that stuff... knit one pearl two???

chesneygirl said...

LMAO at the 2nd picture!!!

WHAT year was that taken???

It's hard to see your faces in the picture but one of the two in the middle must be you...second from left??

Great stuff! Thanks for posting! :)

Sarah said...

I have never heard of a cotton contest. Is that a southern thing? Anna looks cute in her aprin, and so does your nephew.
Are you the second from the right? And your sister standing next to you?

MarkD60 said...

I know which one you are, The Good-lookin' one! And your sister is the almost-as-good-lookin' one!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!

Cindy N. said...

Markd60 is a charmer isn't he. That was a great answer though Mark! I think you are the one in the middle on the right and your sister is the one in the middle on the left. The two outside folks are unrelated!

Suzanne said...

I'd never heard of this contest, either, but I love your daughter's apron. I wouldn't be too keen on the modeling part!

Renee said...

Cindy and Sarah,

Y'all win! Aren't I just lovely?!
NOT!

Lala's world said...

I love the whole idea of 4-H! I can't wait to get my girls in them!
congrats to your daughters purple ribbon and love the sausage rolls in your hair!! LOL

Anne said...

hahah! Awesome aprons! I need them to teach me to sew one for myself. Love the old timey pic...man, I so remember having hair like that.

DebbieDoesLife said...

Is that a Gunne Sax dress?? I had one that looked like that. Are you sure you aren't the one on the far right?

Daisy Mae said...

Happy Valentines Day to you and yours Renee!

Mary Tsao said...

Happy V Day! Love the pics. Your nephew can sew a mean apron! :)