Monday, July 19, 2010

County Fair and other Stuff

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so our daughter-in-law, Jill ought to be seriously flattered! She made these really cool plant stakes for their garden in Utah and I saw them when I visited in April and June...decided I needed to make them for Mr. Wonderful's garden. Here they are. He just needs to attach the stakes to them and they are ready for the Pieceful Harbor Garden .

Our County Fair is held in July each year. The middle week, in fact. And I try to enter something each year. This year, I entered 2 knitted items and one quilted item. Here you have "Charlotte Visits Giraffic Park". I began this quilt when Charlotte was born - 5 years ago. It seems only fitting that I should finish it right about the time she starts school. This little lovely took 2nd place in its division.

Next we have the knee socks with celtic designs along each outside calf. I started them when I was in Utah - for a competition - and asked Jill if she'd like to have them when I got them done. She said she would. It's hard to see the celtic design but, believe me, it's there!

And I entered my very first piece of lace - a scarf - rather proud of that one, too. You will note that both the socks and the scarf took 1st place ribbons.

I'm trying to decide what to enter next year....will have to work on several other quilts to get them finished in time for next year's Fair - thank goodness I've got a whole year to get them done.
In chicken news, I will probably be posting some of the pictures taken during the Great Chicken Massacre next time. We ended up with 22 chickens - sold 15 of them and gave away 4 of them. Truthfully, haven't even cooked one yet..maybe this next weekend. We have 28 more chickens in the chicken tractor. They are 3 weeks old so another 5 weeks and they begin the killing spree again. Sounds gruesome, doesn't it? I honestly couldn't tell you cause I stayed away from the Killing Field the entire weekend it happened.
The topic for Ten on Tuesday is supposed to be 10 Things To Take Camping. Hah! Not gonna happen, friends. Those of you who know me know that camping is a 4 letter word to me. So I'm skipping the Ten on Tuesday subject this week.
Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Have to say I love that's green, and it's lacy, and it's absolutely beautiful. Socks are great too and yes, I can see the design! I bet Charlotte likes her quilt too.
Ten things to take camping.....perhaps you could put on, ten things that you would stay at home with!