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, fête, 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.
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/
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.