Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back from the Fair..


I'm not sure where this weekend went, but I can assure you that I'm not ready for it to be dinnertime on Sunday!  I'm pretty sure someone has robbed me of at least one full day of my weekend!!  Who can I see about that?  Anyone??

Quickly, let me share my Fair winners with you all.  Most of these projects, you've seen before, but maybe in a different form. 

Here are the 3rd Place Winners:

The categories I entered (in case you are thinking "WHY the HECK did those things ribbon?!?!?") were the less popular categories.  The Royal Wedding pillow was in the "Counted Cross Stitch Pillows" category; the Assisi Lion project bag was in the "Counted Cross Stitch, Any Article" category;  and the little box with the thistle lid was in the "Household article trimmed in cross stitch" category.

Here are the 1sts and 2nd:

The Bargello Easter egg box was in the "Needlepoint, any other article on canvas mesh category"; the red Quaker pin cube was in the "Counted Cross Stitch, one color" category; and the Flower Bed piece was in the "Counted Cross Stitch on linen, under 10"x12" category.
I entered a couple of other pieces in the very popular categories, like Christmas and Needlepoint, framed, but didn't win a dern thing.  
But, that's that and it's not going to slow me down any, that's for sure..
Speaking of slowing down, next Saturday, hubby and I are headed to Colorado for a week of down time.  I've got a couple of projects that are in desperate need of my undivided attention, so I don't believe I'll be taking the laptop.  But, I will be taking the camera.  Hope to share some vay-cay pics soon after we return..
Here's one last finish to share:
I got hooked on shoe bags when hubby and I used to golf regularly.  I just love them and had plenty, but it seems that I have either lost some or my sister has visited my suitcase closet!
(What say you, Jamie Michelle????)
Isn't the fabric gorgeous?  I've got several really pretty fabrics in the stash that are begging to become shoe bags....and, if I was a betting woman, I'd say they are already half-way there.   :-)
Here's hoping you had some stitching time and enjoyed your weekend, wherever you are!


  1. Congratulations on your wins! They are beautiful! And I love the shoe bag fabric - what a great idea!

  2. Congratulation on all the wonderful wins -- and thanks for all of the ideas for categories as the NC State Fair begins in Oct and I'm just finalizing my entries! Love your little boxes -- I could have as many of those as you have shoe bags.

    1. Good luck Peg! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I'm looking forward to cruising your blog later tonight. Hugs!

  3. I have no idea how those got in my dressing room, did the good fairy bring them?