Monday, March 10, 2008

EDM Challenge #160 - Draw a Trophy or Award

For this drawing we had to go into the Way Back Machine Sparky! Back to 1972 to be exact. The challenge was to draw an award or trophy, and the last award I remember getting was when I was in high school. So I went looking through my old scrapbooks. Have any of you done that lately? It's a trip!

It was interesting to re-meet that girl who was madly in love with a boy named John, who belonged to 4-H and won a purple ribbon at the county fair in South Dakota.
I sewed a brown pantsuit, which you can see in this newspaper photo
(back when I weighed about 120 pounds). The boyfriend clipped it out of the paper and sent it to me with a sweet note.

The event was called "Dress Revue" and we had to sew our own outfits and model them for the judges. We were judged on both our sewing skills and our presentation skills. I went on to the State Fair and can't remember what I earned there....not another purple ribbon I know!

Ah nostalgia.......

Emma Pod

10 comments:

PamYla said...

Very nice! And congratulations also

Lynn said...

This is such a charming post. I like both the drawing and the clipping!

Brenda Y said...

Oh my yes, those figure-showing-off jumpsuits! I think I sewed a brown one too!! But I never won an award for mine - :) What a neat little stroll down memory lane --

Emma Pod said...

Didn't everyone have a brown pantsuit back then? Seems it was standard issue....polyester double knit of course.

no way said...

Congrats on the award and the drawing it inspired. And that John seems like he was a nice guy. How thoughtful to send you the clipping with the note.

Snakebite said...

Wow does that look familiar. However, mine said Brown County (Aberdeen).

Alison said...

Wow, what a trip indeed - fortunately I was too late for the pant suit phase.

africantapestry said...

I agree, this is just a lovely stroll down memory lane!
Ronell

caseytoussaint said...

Belated congratulations on your award!

Kirstin said...

Congrats on your award and thank you for the trip down memory lane. I also have a purple 4H ribbon lurking somewhere in a box of mementos for a melon colored pant suit and dress revue. I love this post.