This year I attended the NC Mountain State Fair twice, once with DH and again with a friend. We had a blast both times. Of course, there are way too many pictures to show you everything, especially in one post, LOL!! So, here are some highlights and I’ll have more next time. Yes, I did win a few ribbons, and I was really excited. DH and I got to the fair early on opening day, just in time to see the judging for the chickens. They didn’t have chickens last year due to the bird flu, but they were back this year.
This gorgeous black rooster was crowing a lot, I guess he wanted to be sure he was noticed.
All different breeds were there, some with really nice coloring.
Some had tufted feathered heads, like this one. I couldn’t get it to turn around to see its face.
Another proud rooster, crowing like he owned the place.
We went to the livestock paddocks to see the cows.
These seemed to be having a conversation, the cow and the pig are looking at each other. Cute aren’t they? I think this one will be my fair entry for next year’s photo contest.
The llamas were being taken out for walks, and these guys were all anxious to get their turn.
I was thrilled to find that some of my entries into the state fair won ribbons! I entered a lot of contests this year, in all kinds of categories. I’ll show you some of the quilting wins here, and the crafting ones tomorrow, but there is at least one that I am saving for next month, and you’ll see why then. I have something special in the planning for October. But anyway, first up, Tango! I was excited to win a third place.
Scrap Dance won a third place too! I am really thrilled with this one since I had to fix a mistake after the quilt was done.
Both Scrap Dance (the original) and Scrap Dance Tango patterns are available on My Patterns page. Also in the quilting section, my Christmas Trip Around the World won a third. That pattern is a classic, and I showed how I made it on a couple of posts last year – Here and Here.
Truly surprising and totally fun, the scrappy project Travel Bag won a first place ribbon. Remember, this project came about from just leftover bits, orphan blocks, and generally stuff you might throw away. How great is that!!
Last holiday season’s quilt along Christmas Table Runner won a first too! Free pattern on that post.
My Moda Bake Shop recipe Maple Star won a first place in its category. Click on Moda Maple Star for the free pattern.
Well, that’s enough for one post, LOL!! More next time!
Do you ever enter your State Fair competitions?