Y'all, what a hoot! My Fleur de Lis melon is a finalist in the Most Original Carving category, and I'm up for the grand prize of $500. Please, I beseech you, click on this link, and vote for me by clicking the button next to Fleur de Lis in the right-hand column. Thanks!
It was so much fun to make, and I love the watermelon cutting board and fabulous carving knife the National Watermelon Promotion Board sent me, so huge thanks to Stephanie and her colleagues there for those goodies.