I got a really condescending email basically calling me a liar from the creative arts people at the Tulsa Fair. My response was that the
Just in case you were wondering if it could have been a mistake on my part, not only do I have the ribbon in hand (as it was pinned to my rug), but here's a picture again of the rug with said purple sweepstakes ribbon:
The angel rug above it was the real sweepstakes winner. Deservedly so, as it's a beautiful rug. I couldn't figure out at the time why mine had gotten sweepstakes instead of hers. Yeah, turns out it DIDN'T. Sorry, a little bit bitter and hurt here. I was SO excited to have won, and for the woman at the fair office to basically call me a liar is just an additional slap in the face. Here's her email:
[name deleted] gave me your email to answer.
The Sweepstakes winner for Rug Hooking was Mynette [name deleted], I'm not sure who had given you the information that you had been given the Sweepstakes. But sorry for the misinformation.
[name deleted], Creative Arts Assistant
So now what the hell do I do with this ribbon??? I proudly wrote in my information on the back. I know Mynette and she's a wonderful, very nice person. Now I'm wondering if she'll say anything the next time I see her. I'm just totally embarrassed about the whole thing now, and I'm excruciatingly glad I didn't go to the rug hooking meeting last night.