18 August, 2013

Clackamas County Fair -- The Ribbons

Have to lead off with an Airplane!
My customer in Hubbard entered this and made sure to tell me about her Red Baron.
It appears the fuselage could be a tomato cage with raffia wrapped around the wire?
Plastic tubing or dowels for the wings?
I took a dozen photos. I hope to re-create this for my patio.

She entered this with the plants, herbs, cut flowers.

My friend from Japan was visiting Oregon to see her family and very nicely came to see me.
We started off our day with a trip to Fabric Depot before the county fair.
She and her daughter succumbed to the Red Velvet Funnel Cake.

Pioneer village. Hand-dipped candles, bead stringing, kettle korn.

My Herringbone won 2nd prize. In fact, that's what I won on most of my items. It's always a challenge to figure out what the judges are looking for. Of course, if you were to create something  with the fair theme... "Fun For The Whole Herd", you were practically guaranteed grand prize!

My hand-knitted, hand-felted purse - 2nd.

Teapot cozy - 2nd

What was winning the 1st premium's??? The hand-stitched cards. This gal won a bundle in premium's. She figured out what the judges wanted.

Wall hanging with Japanese theme and fabrics. Hand-beading.
These textiles are all up on the second floor of the Hobby Hall. We are an old-fashioned county fair which means -- no air conditioning   -- which can be toasty upstairs.
There is  limited 'good' lighting for photography.

Liked this red, black & white pinwheel strip quilt.

Intrigued by this skirt fashioned from pop can tabs.

Janine and I  liked this pinwheel quilt.

Good to see old-fashioned thread doilies. The judges liked these too.

Cutest little girls knitted jumper.
See that embroidered card on the left. --Another blue ribbon.

Cathedral Window pillow. Inset panel.

Hexi quilt.

Upstairs in the hot Hobby Hall, they have these air blowers that look rather robotic. If you stand in front of them, it's much cooler. Hannah was going for the rock star hair.

This is something Janine made for me - a mug rug. She pieced all the triangles and then free-motion quilted it. It was a  surprise for  me  when I opened a package from her to see it inside.
I entered it  hoping she would get to see the ribbon
(she did!).  She won a Third premium.
It will be so much fun to send her back to Japan with a county fair ribbon!

County fairs across the nation are closing down. I remember when every display case was filled to the brim with entries. Judging was much more difficult.

Entries are fewer every year.
I love our old-fashioned family fair with a national-rated Rodeo thrown in for more fun.
All you sewing fanatics -- go be judged!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on all your red ribbons! I *love* that red and white striped rabbit!

    The ribbons remind me of field day when I was in elementary school. I wonder if they still have field day.

    Sounds like you had a blast overall!!


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