So, are you all wondering which way I finally hung my little 'plus' wall hanging? :)
Well, I decided I wanted to hang it so the long side was horizontal, but that still left two options, so I just turned it over & sewed on the sleeve. I honestly don't remember which way it ended up. It was late on the last night I had to sew before my iteams had to go to the fair, so it was a 'get it done or forget it' moment. A whole year of indesicion lead up to a just do it moment - I guess the lesson here is stop obsessing and make a decision already, hehe.
And after all that, this is how it was displayed at the Fair,
laid on a counter with other stuff partly on top of it. Which doesn't bother me, I'm happy there are so many quilting entries that space is a bit cramped. But I am now officially done sewing on hanging sleeves for the fair. They don't use them to display the quilts, even though it is supposed to be a requirement.
I didn't put a sleeve on my Happy Mochi DP, and it didn't seem to be a problem.
BTW, there is a blue ribbon on both my quilts! I love hunting through the fair displays to see if I have won a ribbon :)
I wasn't the only one in the family to earn ribbons! This pumpkin was painted by my youngest, and won a blue :) It is supposed to be Mike from Monsters Inc.
Son #2 painted a pumpkin self portrait, with a mushtache & beard :) He also won a blue ribbon :)
My oldest entered two photos, and won a third place and a second place ribbon :)
I also got an Honorable Mention for a jar of strawberry jam, my first time canning :) Last June, my Mom came over to teach me how. I hope I'll be able to make some apple jelly this fall - that is, if the rain ever stops so we can go pick some apples.
Add in some fried oreos, apple crisp, lots of animals, and a pony ride & it was a good trip to the Fair, even if it did rain all day :) In a way, I'm glad it did. My boys were so well behaved and never complained about the cold and damp - I'm so proud of them! If it had been sunny & perfect, I wouldn't have had this chance to see how they are growing up into mature young men :)
Then of course, we went home and promptly got sick. Oh well :)
This was the mystery prize that made it's way to Cindy of Tops to Treasures. It is four prints on one yard of fabric, with handy-dandy dotted lines to cut them apart on. In blue and grey. I'm gravitating toward these colors lately, not sure why, I just feel the need to stash them. And spread them around, aparently. :)