Sunday, July 24, 2011

Going to the Fair


A fair or fayre (common British spelling) is a gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated carnival or funfair entertainment. Fairs are also known by many different names around the world, such as agricultural show, fĂȘte, county fair, exhibition or state fair, festival, market and show.

It's the 135th year for our County Fair. I remember showing in the 4-H and Youth Deptments as a kid - my own kids did the same while I exhibited in the Domestic, Art, and Vegetables Depts. For a few years I donated my time as the 4-H and Youth Horse Show Judge. I have not been to our County Fair for a number of years - I think it's time. I definitely will look for the Fried Dough first thing!




Being busy with the Crafters Campfire on the weekend, I didn't get to a lot of things. I did get to these pinwheel blocks for the next 6.5" block swap and they will be popped the mail today.


I'm hoping to get my Simple Things quilt finished this week. I did a stitch in the ditch around all blocks and now will large stitch with color in the 'boxed' boxes and first muslin border. Do you like to quilt with color? I have buttons for those box centers, too.

REMINDER



There is still time to get into the new Santa Sack Swap 2 being hosted by Carol . All information is on her site - sign up closes July 30th.




WINNER OF THE COOKIE CRUMB BLOCKS

Now I turned this over to my SIL - she went thru the comments, typed a list (so may not be in the order of my blog comment order as some didn't want to be in draw), we checked it twice (both of us) to be sure no one was missing. She made up number slips, numbers in a dixie cup, shake several times. Number pulled is....


Linda I will need you to contact me for mailing information. I actually played with more blocks so there are I think about 200 blocks. Also, in sorting the bag(s) I found a lot of 2" and 2.5" strips that look like some one planned a project and then let it go - that is added to the box. (**Linda contacted and package mailed 7/25**)

There could be more fun in the future, so don't dispair!



Remember this? Well if you want to find out what I did with it, hop over to Stash Manicure because I am guest tutorial today. OOOHHH - there is a give away, too!!

** winner was announced this morning on Stash - goodenpd of http://piecepeacenc.blogspot.com/

CLOSING THOUGHT


Time for the Fair by Raymond A. Foss

The heat of the air reminds me of the country fair
the candied apple, the hot burnt sausage sub
the smell of wet hay, the warm touch of a cow’s side
the crows of the roosters, the squeal of the pigs,
Men with canes urging the oxen to drag the sled farther,
kids running from ride to ride, teens sneaking off
the races after twilight, the craft booths,
the giant pumpkin, squash, the pies and paintings,
with sash and ribbon pride of the makers for all to see.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

43 comments:

  1. Goodness Sharon you're one busy lady!! Thank you for sharing over at Stash and thank you even more for the opportunity for winning some beautiful fabric. I wish you all the joy you could ask for today :)

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  2. Have fun at the fair Sharon and gee what a busy lady you have been,lovely projects,well done

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  3. Ah, the fair! Those were the days!!! Thanks for the jelly roll giveaway! Now if I can just find a spot on my "to do" list for a new Braid project!

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  4. Just what I needed - another quilt on my TO DO list (LOL). Luckily it looks like it would be easy to do with your instructions. I just became a follower. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  5. Fried Dough...same as funnel cakes? My family loves them! We also like the home made root beer. I miss my hometown every year at fair time. I just loved wondering around the exhibits. Enjoy your time there! Great post over at the Stash!

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  6. Who says #1 never wins! Congratulations to Linda. Great post over at Stash Manicure Sharon.

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  7. Congratulations to Linda!
    Here in the UK a fayre tends to imply it's an occasion for tourists whereas a fair is a simple, local event

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway and tutorial on braiding. I love log cabin, so this is right up my alley. Thanks again and I am a follower.

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  9. It seems that it's been a while since you've been to the fair - there's not just fried dough, there's fried Oreos, fried cheesecake, fried twinkies, fried Snickers - at least here in the South (we'll fry anything!) They all sound kind of gross, but amazingly, they're really good! So have fun at the fair.

    Loved your tutorial on Stash Manicure this morning!!

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  10. I am a new follower from Stash Manicure. I love your blog!

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  11. Great post on the Stash today Sharon. I am 'offically' following you now ;) would love to win some Lil and Wil. Thanks for a chance.

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  12. Daaa! I won?! Well you just made my day a whole lot happier! Thank you, Thank you! I also love, love the braid quilt! That Lily and Will fabric is just so lovely!
    Have fun at the Fair. I have good memories of going to the Fair in Upstate NY many, many years ago. Lots of fun things to see, and eat!!

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  13. Fair time. It really brings memories of fun times. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a new follower.

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  14. I love your braid tutorial. I have a jelly roll and I will be making a braid quilt. You are awesome!

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  15. the Simple Things quilt will look so pretty with the coloured quilting in the muslin blocks, and the buttons! We haven't been the the Sunshine Fair since we moved here. I think it's our year to go too. I love to see the smiles on teh faces of the kids. :) Going now to check out the Christmas swap and your tutorial.......Happy Monday!

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  16. I love the fair! I'm stopping by from Stash Manicure.. thanks for the tutorial over there.. I think I may be able to do the braid.. I think , I think... :) Thank you!

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  17. You sure have put me in the mood - hopefully it will be cooler in October when we have our state fair. Good post here and tutorial there. Judy C in NC

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  18. Thanks for the jelly roll giveaway! I love the Bunny Hill fabric and it makes a great baby quilt. Hope you have a fun day at the fair.

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  19. We went back to our fair last fall after not having been there for over 10 years. It was a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy your trip back.
    Congrats to another Linda!
    I have never hand quilted in color but always like the look when I see it done.

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  20. Saw you at stash manicure today. Very nice braid quilts and the braided bread looked yummy too.

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  21. Great interview at Madame Samm's, Sharon! have fun at the fair.

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  22. I love your blog, and your post on stash manicure! Can't figure out how to become a follower, but I would like to do so!

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  23. Congrats on sharing on Stash Manicure! Great quilt to share! Also a great giveaway too! I follow Samm and I am a regular follower of you! Thanks for the share!

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  24. Sharon, I ALWAYS LUV your "tutes"! The are very easy to follow, great pics and great instructions. Thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to try this pattern and it looked a bit too hard...until I saw your tute!

    Fairs...I like fairs too! My fav parts are the animals and the crafts. Oh, and in So. Calif., at the Pomona Fair...there were horse races. Yep! I LUV the horse races too!

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot

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  25. Thanks for the great tutorial on Stash Manicure. You always do such a good job. Thanks for the giveaway. Will make a great braid.

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  26. I enjoyed the tutorial on Stash Manicure. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your time at the Fair. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  27. Sharon, thanks for the tutorial and giveaway! I follow Madame Samm and you.

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  28. I just became a follower after the awesome faux braid quilt tute. I just love the braided look in a quilt but haven't ever researched how to make those. Thanks so much.

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway and the tut for the braid quilt...I just became a follower...

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  30. Sharon, I love your projects and don't know how you do all you do!!! You are one busy stitcher!! Right now, my garden is keeping me from stitching as much as I want,
    I would love to win that Jelly Rol
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  31. I was just sewing with my friends this weekend at a LQS and said that I couldn't believe that while traveling SW of our location I saw a sign for a county fair that lasted only 3 days. One of my friends, a local metro area gal who, asked "what would you do at a fair for 3 days?"

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  32. Love your tutorial.Enjoy at the fair .

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  33. Congrats to Linda! I'm heading over to Stash now.

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  34. I saw your great tutorial over on Stash Manicure. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway. I really like the Lily and Will fabric line.

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  35. I just left a message on Stash Manicure about your tutorial. Great job. That 'braided' bread made me hungry.

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  36. Great post of Stash, and a wonderful giveaway too. I just popped over here and joined. Copied out your s'mores pie recipe. New one to me. Thanks

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  37. Enjoy the fair! How fun! Your blocks are lovely :-) Congratulations to Linda :-)

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  38. Pinwheels are one of my favorite blocks to make. We love fair time. We don't usually go to our County fair, but the State fair is our favorite thing to do in September.
    Have fun! And get some rest.. you are very busy! :)

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  39. I am coming from Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure....
    Loves the campaign...

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  40. Thank you for the great tutorial!
    I am already your follower.

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  41. I love your blog! Thanks for the great tutorial on Stash Manicure!!

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