Thursday, February 22, 2007

A day at Coats...

Yesterday, after dropping my son to school, I went to the Coats Manila Bay office. I spent the whole day there, and it went well ;)
I was one of the four judges in their nationwide needlecrafts competition. It came as a surprise to me that they chose me. It was also an honor, for them to have confidence in me to be able to judge the entries.

Here are just some of the contest entries, and the staff at Coats who got so busy putting it all up and later tallying up the scores.





The categories for this competition were: counted thread embroidery, cross-stitch, crochet and scrapbooking. In a few months they will be exhibiting the winning entries at SM Megamall.
For now the contest did not include fashion garments and accessories. But there were some who sent their finished items. I was unable to take pictures of those that were submitted, but not qualified for the contest. It was fun to look at the different items, each with their own unique qualities. Next time, they would most likely add a fashion category for crochet :)

Special thanks to Jackie for inviting me, and for the VIP treatment ;)

16 comments:

  1. :0 It's so exciting, Mimi! Congratulations on being selected to be a judge, and being able to do this. It will be good on your crochet resume. ;p (Seriously.) I'm so happy you got to do that. :)

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  2. Thanks Tina! I was so happy to see all the entries this time, unlike in the previous competition when I only saw the winning entries at the exhibit. And its getting better every year!
    Because of the increasing popularity of crochet now, they would most likely add a fashion category for crochet :)

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  3. I don't think they could have picked a better judge...you are one talented woman!!!! Congrats!!

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  4. What a great honor that they asked you to judge! You must be tickled pink with that!

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  5. Congrats, Mimi, that is awesome!

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  6. How exciting! An honor indeed. Congrats.

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  7. I think they are right to choose you as a judge. You have the eyes and the experience.

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  8. Thank you everyone!!!
    I'm so glad to share it with you.

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  9. How cooool to be a Judge at the Competition Mimi!!!!! I am sure it was a tough job with so many beautiful entries there.Wish I could see the winning entries Mimi!!!!

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  10. Yes it was a tough job, Pearlin, but indeed it is cool! Its my first time to judge a contest :D
    Hopefully I will be there at the exhibit and take pictures, so I can share it here :)

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  11. What a great opportunity, they respect your opinion Mimi and that says alot about a person!

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  12. Thanks Pam!
    It is indeed one of the wonderful opportunities that I can be proud of ever since I turned my hobby into a career ;)

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  13. cherrycola04 March, 2007

    Sounds like a lot of fun! :D Woohoo!

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  14. Wow, Mimi, big (belated) congratulations to you!

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  15. Thanks Sis and Jaye!!!

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