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.
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!
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.
See that embroidered card on the left. --Another blue ribbon.
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.
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!