I entered both of the above in the Webster County Fair last week. Each of them were awarded a Blue Ribbon! The Black, white, and red quilt is a large lap quilt and only uses 2 blocks with various placements of the black, white, and red fabrics to make them appear to be different blocks. Sorry I didn't get a picture of the entire quilt opened. the other picture is of Arnold - the overgrown pink mobius basket with the needle-felted quilted block motifs. He won a Blue ribbon, too.
Now to the blow out! Our internet provided, who feels it necessary to charge us double the going price for "high-speed" internet service just because we live just a bit further than the 1800 feet from the junction box, has been fiddling around, trying to figure out why we are not getting internet service at all since last Wednesday! Details are not important at this point - suffice to say, they are still unable to fix whatever the problem is...although their repair guy left a message on the answering machine on Friday that it was fixed ---IT WAS NOT FIXED! Those of you who use the internet on a regular basis - for email, research, word processing, email, games, email....you understand what it's like to not have internet service....it is torture! Pure torture. My DH doesn't use the internet much on the weekends and he has access at work during the weekdays so it really doesn't bother him to be without on the weekends. Me? I'm absolutely beside myself without being able to use the internet when I want to do so. So this is pissing me off! I hope they get it fixed soon...I'm about to reserve a rubber room for myself...I wonder if they have internet?