Me! Ha! Can you believe it?
I’m used to my sister and her girls winning ribbons at our county fair. Their crocheted, knitted, and other crafting items are always breathtakingly well done. For me, I know a few basic stitches and can put together a pretty good item every so often. But I generally would not compare my basic stitchery to their works of magic.
But this year I did it. I entered some of my items in the fair. It was great fun. The morning I took my entries in I sat and watched the other people as they brought their items in. All of the beautiful stitchery, crocheted, knitted, crafted items, drawings, floral arrangements, canned goods, and some really delicious looking baked goods passed by.
So this year I did it. I entered some of my items in the fair. It was great fun. The morning I took my entries in I sat and watched the other people as they brought their items in. All of the beautiful stitchery, crocheted, knitted, crafted items, drawings, floral arrangements, canned goods and some really delicious looking baked goods passed by.
The Junior Horse show contestants were practicing in the arena. They were so cute! Especially the little guy on the far right. When his pony would gallop, he had to hold to the reins with one hand and his hat with the other. I admire parents who have taken the time to teach their children to love and respect animals and to present themselves so professionally at such early ages.
As soon as the ribbons were placed my sister sent a photo. My adult sweater had won First Place and her Wing Span Scarf in the background had also won First Place. I was thrilled. Now I’m an award winning Crochet Crafter. Too cool.
But that was only the beginning. I won in some of the other categories as well.
But what was cool was the look on my husband’s face when I showed him the ribbons. It was like being a kid again in 4-H. He sees me working on items all the time, but he doesn’t often see the finished items. He told me he was proud of me! And that was better than any ribbon!
If your city, county, or state has a fair, find out about entering items. Things like canned goods, baked goods, craft and hobby items, flowers, drawings, photography, and a scad of other categories too long to mention. Throw your hat in the ring! It is great fun. Honestly, I would have had just as much fun if I hadn’t placed a single time.
Getting out and seeing people of all ages just getting together to talk about their kids, grandkids, and life in general. Smiling faces and a flurry of energy with everyone bustling around getting all of the exhibits ready. The world needs more positive energy. And this place was a gold mine of good feelings and positive excitement.
Fair logos and midway photo from various online sources, otherwise my photos were used.