An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

And the Winner is....

A big sigh of relief~ the Fair is officially over! Yay! I always look forward to the Fair but I am always glad when it's over, too. Everyone had a fun time watching the horse showdeo and riding rides and checking out all their ribbons. But now that it's all packed up we can relax a little bit around here once again. You see we go just a bit overboard when it comes to fair entries and even though we say we're not going to go so nuts this time around there are just so many fun things to enter. I am the guiltiest of the bunch but I enjoy creating so many things. At last guesstimate we had over 200 entries between us all which makes for lot's of work tagging, hauling and retrieving projects. We had everything from drawings and photographs to cakes and cookies and jerky, to eggs and cheese and butter, to quilts and dolls, and woodworking and sewing projects. The kids worked hard on lots of informational posters, cards and stories as well.
Our goats milk soap received 1st in several departments.
Our woodworking bridle holders did well.
And our drawings did good also. I have had a renewed interest in drawing the past year and just may have to add some good drawing books to our school curriculum wish list.
My checkerboard placed first again.
There wasn't too much to enter as far as veggies went but we did manage to find enough plums, crab apples and green tomatoes to fill our entry forms.
We also entered our slim pickin's alfalfa and received good marks. And drum roll please..... I entered 3 kinds of goats milk cheese and my Garlic Pepper with Parsley Hard Cheese won a Grand Champion! I am still smiling from ear to ear and will have to place my ribbon right next to all of Rob's cheese trophies!
I entered 2 little quilts. Micah's frog quilt received first place which tickled me pink because it's hard to get a first in the quilting department. My tear-my-hair-out crazy quilt received third place. They always get me on my binding corners and I realized too late that I sewed the corners wrong on the binding and just did not have the heart to tear it all out by the time I noticed. So I was content to take third.
I think she's just too cute!
I saw this pattern quite some time ago in a quilting book and have wanted to make it ever since. The Fair is a good reason to challenge yourself into making a quilt with 1" finished squares and a gazillion triangles.
It was worth it.


Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

I am ssssssoooooooooooo proud of you and yours!! Now I know I am coming for a visit!! Maybe next spring? We will have a good time, you teaching me how to draw, quilt, make cheese, soap and all those other goodies that are fair worthy!!! You make a mama proud here girl!!


Renee said...

I LOVE all the pictures!!! Looks like you had a very busy fair! I know what you mean about loving the fair, but glad when the week is over! But isn't it worth all the awsome stuff?! Congrats to all!

~Tonia said...

WOW Congrats!!! Thats a lot of work but alot of fun!!