Saturday, October 1, 2011

Small Blog Meet-up & Fresh Sewing Day, Fair Edition

Small Blog Meet
Fresh Sewing Day

Hello Everybody!  Happy Saturday Morning to my lovely followers, and any sweet people hopping over from Lily's Quilts today!  I'm so glad you are here :)

I know these are two different link-ups, but I'm going to quickly mash them both together in one post because 1) my coffee is getting cold and my applecider doughnut is in serious danger of being snitched while I'm not looking and 2) I'm in a hurry to get back to the Fair between rainclouds today.

*Before reading any further, there is something you should know about me.  I'm completely obsessed with The Deerfield Fair*

If you are ever in New Hampshire the last weekend of September, go.  You'll thank me  :)

Do you have a fair near you that you love?

This year I entered a quilt and a quilted bag.



This is the beast that I've been franticly basteing & quilting lately. All those problems while I was under deadline.  Because why would I enter a quilt that was actually finished before entry forms had to be turned in? {did I mention I'm a procrastinator?} Yes, that is a blue ribbon hanging from it!  Yay for me! 

This quilt is lap-sized, and headed to my sister-in-law.  We struck up a deal awhile ago.  She wallpapered my kitchen, I made her a quilt. 



My little shopping tote got a blue ribbon, too!  And unlike the quilt, I didn't have to finish it at the last minute.  Maybe I'll try making my entries in advance for next year :)  {probably not}

would you indulge a proud Mama for a minute?


There is a pumpkin faces competition for the kids, which my three boys entered.  These two are Santa Clause and Obi-Won Kanobe.  {I wonder what spell check would do if I asked it to check my Star Wars spellings? :) }
And this is Yoda {displayed backwards. he really does have a face on the other side.}

All three of my boys earned blue ribbons!  {three of my nephews also entered pumpkins and earned blues}

It has been a great Fair year, despite the rain trying to wash us away this weekend.  And luckily, my sons are as die-hard about the Fair as I am, so they are willing to risk it. 

16 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations on your ribbons - well deserved! The pumpkins are so cute - well done boys!

Leanne said...

That is a wonderful quilt and you bag is lovely too! I love the pumpkins, congratulations to your kids!

Toni said...

Apple cider doughnuts? I'm in!! Your quilt and tote look fabulous, as do your boys' pumpkins! I have to say that I'm a bit jealous...that fair looks like so much fun!

Jessica said...

Wow congrats! I LOVE the bag and quilt - so pretty :)

Kritta22 said...

Congrats!!!! that's such an amazing feeling!

And I'm with Toni...Apple cider doughnuts?!
I think you need to have a plate out of samples for the newcomers to your blog today. I'm just saying...

Rebecca said...

Congrats! Love that quilt!

Catherine said...

love your quilt and well done to you and yours on the blue ribbons

Nicky said...

You may have had a rush to get the quilt finish but a deadline is good to get it done! Congrats to all blue ribbon winners!

Dorothy said...

Nice job on your projects. Love the kid's pumpkins!

kristastitched said...

nice! congrats:D I came over from small blog meet and it's good to meet ya!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Popping in from Small Blog Meet! Yoda? As a Pumpkin? Oh I am all over that!!! I can't wait to see more of about you...consider me your newest follower!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Hello! I've come from Lily's SBM too. Those pumpkins are too cute! I'm now following and can't wait to see more :)
Lucy x

Janine said...

Hi, I've come over to follow you from Lily's. Fab quilting and fun pumpkins. Your fair sounds great. We have a long season of agricultural shows - I think they may be the same sort of thing - always a good day out and even better if you win ribbons :)

Jules said...

Congrats to your blue ribbons, sounds like a great fair.....another one coming from Lily's SBM and FSD :)

Emma said...

Congrats on your ribbons!

Your post brought back memories... Thanks for sharing.

P. said...

Yay for your blue ribbons! Lovely quilt and bag!