Well, I’m back from the fair! My mom entered most of my projects (open class)
on Wednesday while I was at work and I took the last few, that I wasn’t sure what to do with, after I got off. Anyway, the family and I went down to the fairgrounds after work yesterday and spent the whole evening scouring the open class sections, taking pics, walking around the midway and eating. I ate almost an entire funnel cake by myself! But it was sooooooo good. No regrets.

As for the projects I entered………I didn’t do too bad: 😉

Best of Show in the sewing department! My mom accidentally gave it away when I talked to her on the phone earlier in the day, but I still didn’t know which of my projects that they had chosen. I had my suspicions about this one, though. Today I found out that they were deciding between this one and the circus skirt that you saw in a previous post. I’m glad they were such a success!

Blue on everything! 😀

This necklace was made by sewing over tiny pieces of material that were arranged in a shape. I used metallic gold thread. Can you tell what it’s supposed to be? I had one nice lady tell me, “You can totally see it’s a unicorn!” I can’t see it, but…………….

My sister beat me out in the earrings department.

A blue and division winner for my lovely purse made with Constructivism’s pattern.

Wow! I was NOT expecting this! Best of show in the Hobby Craft department, too!!!

I entered this painted silk scarf last-minute…………an afterthought. Boy, am I glad I did!

I have more fair pics to share with you all, but those will have to wait for another day. It’s nearing 6 o’clock and I’ll be closing shop soon. So, until tomorrow………..

As promised, here are the rest of my fair photos! I just love the look and idea of old fair and circus stands, rides, etc. The lights, colors and vintage styling are so appealing! I just wish I’d have thought to take a couple of shots of some cotton candy or my funnel cake. 🙁 I guess I was too busy stuffing my face with it.

My favorite ride, and one of the only rides I’ll go on. How pathetic.

I had quite the tine with my camera, trying to get it to take good shots in the dark, with motion and little light bulbs everywhere. But I finally ended up with some shots I was happy with. And more of them turned out than I had first thought………….

And of course I had to capture some carousel shots. These were a lot easier, because there was a long period when no one was riding it.

Everything at the county fair is pretty old and beat-up, but I think that adds a bit of quaint, old-fashioned charm. 🙂

I normally don’t spend much time looking at the 4H animals, but we seemed to have more leisure time this year. It was fun getting some photos of them.

One of the sheep being sheared. I didn’t get to see it actually happening, though. The poor thing looked really scared with that bright light in its eyes.

How cute are these two? It’s like they were posing for me.

Someone had better feed this calf before he eats the baby! ;P

I love this pic. Look, it’s Wilbur!

This little boy let us pet his rabbit!

These flower pot scarecrows were set up all over the fairgrounds. What a cute idea!!

Last but not least, a few of the other projects I thought were worth showing. My sisters entered a few drawings and paintings. April’s is the one with the little girl making cookies {top right-hand corner} and Alayna entered the tiger, rose and the two paintings on canvas.

Someone’s painting of Rhianna. It looks just like her!

I saw this one the day I went to enter my projects, and thought, “I’ll bet that painting wins.” Sure enough! How amazing………..