I did go to the show today, and I heard some nice comments about my pieces. Apparently the criteria for the judging were just whatever pieces the judges liked. Cross stitch did not get much, from what I heard. While I would like to be a part of a stitching group, I don't think I can put myself through this kind of thing. I hate competitions because I have this nagging drive to succeed, even when there's no real need to. I wish the show was truly a show and not a competition. I just don't see the point. Ah well, this is just the way my brain works and it's the only one I have, so I'll have to live with it. :)
I did see some very cute beaded ornaments, so I may need to take up beading. I've been meaning to for a while.
My stitching is home and safe, so I can relax and work on Summer Faerie (which I also saw at the show!).