Tuesday, September 28, 2010

St. Mary's County Fair 2010

This year our family decided to try something new, and we entered some items in the county fair. What a positive experience it was! Everything was so well organized. Signing up was a breeze (if you bring address labels...which I'm glad we remembered!) and the workers were generous with their encouragement. It was such a good experience...that this week we've entered our items in the Calvert County Fair!
Lizzie won Junior Champion for Quilting. I was so proud of her. It wasn't until I saw my blog that I realized I had helped her with the binding. But she had pieced and sewn the entire quilt. Besides, the only bad comment received was that the binding could have been better!

This is Anna's quilted table runner that I love. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Lizzie's quilted coasters won 2nd place.
Ruthie won 1st place for her treadle-sewn doll dress. She was so happy with herself...just the encouragement she needed.
Lizzie and Maggie both entered quilted belts and Lizzie's won 1st place.
Lizzie also won 1st place for her quilted tote bag. Anna had to enter her quilt in the adult division because she is 17. There were 8 other quilts entered. Anna didn't win anything but when she took her quilt to be entered, the lady eyed it all over, and praised Anna to no end! She then encouraged Anna to join one of the two local quilt guilds. That sounds wonderful!

I don't see any pictures here for Maggie, but she entered her honey and won 2nd place. Not bad considering we didn't know any of the rules! She won 20 out of 20 points for taste!! Maggie also entered her beloved acorns and won 2nd place. We think she would've won 1st place if we'd known to get acorns with caps on them. The week was definitely a learning experience!
Looky who greeted me on the way home yesterday. Same old black snake who lives at the entrance to our road. (I know the date says 2006. My camera's date has to be updated every time I replace the batteries. I'm just too lazy to do it.)
My neighbor is selling 10 acres directly across from our property. Anyone want to move to the woods? You'll have at least one friendly neighbor!
We've been enjoying a full moon for almost a week. I love it! I sit at my bedroom window and just watch it over our orchard. What a wonderful God we have to make something so beautiful.

Maggie's main therapist is changing her schedule around, so now my schedule is all out of sorts. Today is a day off for me, so I'm enjoying the rain showers. Yes, this week we're finally getting some much-needed rain. PTL

Off to do schooling and sewing. I got up early with hubby to run my van into the shop to fix the alignment so I don't drive off the right side of the road! Nice to be stranded at home.

Many blessings ~ Kathie


Heather MacQ said...

congratulations to all of your quilters and seamstresses! I saw the pink quilt when we were at the fair and liked it then, not knowing who made it! I'm glad you guys went to the fair...for some reason I thought you steered clear of it for the music, but that must have been something else. anyways, it is always a highlight of my kids' year, getting to enter things they have made!

Deb said...

Congratulations to all the wonderful winners for their special accomplishments! I like the pink quilt, too, and pink isn't really one of my favorite colors! p.s. don't like the snake though! :)

Anonymous said...

What an amazing accomplishment. Do you have enough room for all those ribbons?:)
Congratulations to all the winners. I love the cute tote bag.