Thursday, July 23, 2009

We Have a Winner

This past weekend was our County Fair. I had totally forgotten about it's arrival until the day before. Fortunately, I had enough time to ready a couple of entries. I entered a pair of the socks I knit for Sock Madness 3. "Tokena", designed by Tricia Weatherston is a variation on the basketweave pattern. I used two different colours of bamboo yarn and made them fraternal twins. That pair took 1st place in its division!

I also entered Storybook Farm in the quilt division. Silly me, I entered it in the applique division instead of the wallhanging division. I think it probably would have gotten a blue ribbon if I'd done that. Instead, I won a 2nd place ribbon for Storybook Farm.
Not too shabby!

I went on a quilters' Shop Hop this past weekend with 2 of John's sisters. There were 4 stores in the Hop and they held it on a Sunday from noon to 7:00 p.m. We drove to the farthest one first and worked our way back closer to home. At the second shop, I was waiting for the sisters to finish checking out and decided to go outside to wait - turned around and started walking and hit my pinkie toe on a table leg -broke the toe! Once I got home from the Hop, John straightened it out and taped it for me. My hero! As to the Hop? We had a ton of fun! I bought way more fabric than I intended - isn't that the way it always is? - and have several projects in mind for my purchases.

Tuesday was our 36th wedding anniversary. I simply do not know how the time has passed. John had a class that night and I was laid low with an aching jaw from a crown prep that morning so we will probably do something this weekend to celebrate.

I'm not sure how, but I'm still alive in Sock Wars IV. I understand that my death socks are on their way but so far have not shown themselves in the mailbox. I made my 4th kill last week so I'm pretty jazzed at the progress I made this year compared to last year. I think the end is near for me...I hear the tick tock of the death clock!

Thanks for stopping by...I don't know how many of you actually come to the blog or read it in email. However you do, thanks!


Anonymous said...

Nice post. You do great work.

John Knotwell said...

Congratulations Mom! You're a knitter/quilter extrordinaire!

Jill Knotwell said...

I am a faithful follower/stalker:) Good job on the awards and Congrats on the 36 years! Your marriage is something to be proud of and I hope mine and Johns marriage is as successful as yours has been.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! I hope you survive Sock Wars!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful, wonderful ribbon for your wonderful, wonderful socks -- send some of that knitting know-how my way, PLEASE!

And blessings to you & John on your anniversary!

StephCat said...

congrats on your wins! lovely work!