and had a great time with some of our Keepers at Home group friends.
Overall, we were pleased with the ribbons we won ~ but honestly were puzzled about many ribbons we saw. And there were a several projects that we couldn't find. One project I couldn't find of mine was a pair of hand quilted potholders. The fair project head honcho lady looked it up and then called me ~ it seems it was disqualified because they didn't think it was quilted or put in the right category...sure fits the hand quilted misc. category to me. She is going to check into it and let me know. And we could not find Amy's Pink quilted John Deere Bag she made this summer or a cross stitch project she had done. Mrs. Head Honcho Lady did tell me they had changed some of the fair judges this year and these were "pickier" about awarding ribbons. My response...go back to the old judges!
Some ladies that quilt are probably going to be very disappointed with their ribbons. There are always gorgeous quilts hanging up with just red ribbons on them. One yesterday had individual squares hand embroidered and then made into the the quilt ~ she deserved a blue. We saw many items like that, more red ribbons that we had ever seen before, and some of the reds were on our items. But, we learn more and more every year. It would help if the judges would give us some feedback as to why an item got a white or red instead of a blue.
Amy & Will were excited to pick out their projects and see the ribbons. Amy had 30+ projects entered and Will had 14 (which may not sound like a lot...but last year he had 2). They are both working on a new project each for next year already. Amy is into Owls & there are lots of cool owl projects & directions on Pinterest. She found a cute one to cross stitch & started on that. Will is working on his 3rd needlepoint quilt square pattern ~ this one is name Carpenters Wheel, which is appropriate since he likes wood working. All the quilt squares in this series are stitched in red, lt. green, dark green, & white. We are just backing these with white felt when done and adding a ribbon hanger. Both of these projects were free ~ since we already had the fabric, floss, canvas & yarn!
Here are some pictures of our displayed items...
|"Sew" is a decoration for our sewing/craft room|
|Chicken done in Chicken Scratch|
|Tablecloth for Amy's hope chest ~ hand embroidered|
|Roberts Baby quilt got a blue ribbon!|
|Wills stenciled stool|
|Amy's Snow painted sign...Will's cross stitched owl|
|Amy's cupcake cross stitch...Will's needlepoint quilt square|
|Greg's Nativity Set|
|Will's glass etching|
Then we headed to Hobby Lobby...because the fair will be back in 51 weeks!
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