It has been a great time at the fair this year so far. I’ve been to the fair twice now, both times to find entries in the competitions, and to compete in two cooking contests. Those of you who are in my Friends of From My Carolina Home facebook group, and who follow me on Instagram, know my big news, as I was just too excited to wait. The Quilted Jacket we all worked on with our quilt along won first place in quilted clothing, and Best in Show!!!
Then the matching purse and accessories also won first place in Quilted Purses in the clothing division, with a Judge’s Choice! Wow, I was over the moon!
In the photography division, one of my photographs was awarded a first place. The category was “State Fair 2021” where you enter shots from the previous fair. I thought this one of the midway with two girls wearing masks seemed indicative of that year. The judges must have agreed.
In the quilting division, the little wall hanging I did for the guild challenge got a third place.
I entered Rooster Parade in the Lullaby category, and it won a third place.
I entered three more quilts in that division, but they did not place. Competition was very fierce, and the winners in those categories were beautifully custom quilted. I entered Pachanga in the Crafts division, and it got a third place ribbon.
I was very surprised to find the black and white pumpkin star quilt that I entered into Holiday decorations at the last possible minute won second place!
The first cooking competition was Tuesday night for the NC Egg Council. The competition was coffee cakes made with three eggs, and I made a Cherry Almond Coffee Cake. It didn’t place, but My Sweet Babboo has enjoyed it for breakfast these past couple of days.
Would you like the recipe? Click on Cherry Almond Coffee Cake.
Then, more excitement last night as I won first place in the Blueberry Competition with my Blueberry Honey Tart. I see these ladies, along with several more, every year. From left, Sharon, Connie, me, then Sue, the superintendent of the cooking contests.
I’ll have this recipe for you soon, but I didn’t have the time between last night and this morning to get it into a pdf for you. We got home late, as the competitions are in the evening.
Tonight is the dairy competition, and tomorrow is the apple contest. I’ll be working in the log cabin on Saturday, then assisting with the show take-down on Monday. I won more ribbons in crafts, and I’ll show you those on Sunday. The fair is such a blast, and the cooler days this week have been heavenly. It seems like autumn is truly on the way.
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Congratulations Carole on all the winnings, how exciting. I will give the cherry almond recipe a try.
What a sweep!!! Congratulations…..your hard work paid off so well!
Congratulations on all your wins! That is exciting for you
Happy for you!
Wow, congratulations are certainly due! What a wonderful reward for all your hard work over the past year. The cherry almond cake and the blueberry dish look delicious, and I will look forward to the recipes.
Do you have a good recipe for Macintosh apples? I don’t enjoy eating them and my tree went crazy for the first time in 13 years!
Wonderful! Isn’t it so exciting? Well done for all your work over the year. And the cooking too. I’m so pleased you were appreciated. Good luck for the next round. :))
Congratulations on everything, what a fun time and lots of work, Beautiful and yummmmmy
That’s a whole bunch of awesomeness!! Congratulations, Carole! Well deserved!
Congratulations! How exciting for you! Your hard work shows through with these projects.
Well done! I love that photo of the fair! Between the quilting, the photography and the food, you are a very well rounded creator.
Congratulations. How exciting to win so many ribbons. The jacket does look gorgeous. Fairs are always such fun.
Way to go, girl! Did we get a copy of Pachanga? Really like it.
Mary Ed Williams
That is wonderful Carole! Congratulations!
Carole, you are a star!
I love all of your entries. You are a busy bee and I admire and envy your dedication and productivity. Daddy is 98 now and I adore him but he is exhausting. I would love to at least once in my life enter a local state fair. I would probably not win anything but it would just be super fun. I know this will be a lovely week-end and the weather is incredible (we deserve this) I hope you and hubbs have a great time
Hooray! You’re going to run out of wall space to hang all of your (well deserved) ribbons.
WOW, Carole, you made a haul at the fair! You’ll need a trailer to bring home all those awards! LOL Seriously, though…a BIG CONGRATULATIONS on all your achievements! What fantastic news!
Congratulations! Your visions and tastes are paying off.
Well, congratulations on all your awards – told you that jacket was going to win!!!!
Well done on all your wins and placements. I thought the jacket was a winner – great style and colour 🙂
Thanks for making the Fair better 😊
I am not surprised that your jacket and its accessories did so well. Congratulations on all your great wins. I’m drinkng coffee right now and one of those baked goods would be so good….they look delicious.
Congratulations! That is fabulous and well deserved.
My goodness! You will need a special wall set aside for all of your ribbons. CONGRATS1
How wonderful! We all know you are such a winner & the judges just confirmed it! You get so much accomplished. I love the variety of crafts you do.
Wow, Carole, congratulations. Looks like you are having a great time!!
Way to go, Carole! Well done, very well done!
Congratulations, WOW and OMG Carole!!! You had such a fantastic time at the fair this year, with possibly more to come. You and your SB must be so proud of your accomplishments and deservedly so. Can’t wait for the Blueberry tart recipe.
Congratulations Carole! Your entrees were indeed winners! Good luck in the rest of the fair.
Congrats! How exciting. Lots of work…well rewarded.
Congratulations – that’s a lot of ribbons … perhaps your fair ribbons should be put into a quilt 🙂 I love going to fairs but have never thought to enter anything, you’re an inspiration – next year I may try to enter something into our county fair at least. Good luck on the remaining competitions!
That is so great!!
I’m SO excited for you, Carole! I loved all your entries. I wish I could have been there in person.
It sounds like a wonderfully successful year! Congratulations on your special ribbons.
Oh Carole, I knew when you made that jacket that it was bound to win and win big! And it did! Congratulations on that — and on all your honors. You must be over the moon — I would be!
Congratulations, Carole!! How exciting!
Congratulations, Carole! I’m not surprised that your quilted jacket won first place – it’s beautiful!
Congratulations on your well deserved awards!
WOW never saw so many ribbons won by one talented person. You deserved each and every one but if you keep winning they will use you as a judge next and not able to win any. LOL You go girl.
Congratulations on all your ribbons and the blue for your quilted jacket and accessories. You must be over the moon excited! Enjoy the next few days. And I’m sure there will be more awards for you.
Absolutely fabulous!! Congratulations to my prolific and intrepid crafting blogger!
So excited for you!!!! All your hard work recognized! I want to grab a big bowl of the cherry dessert! Can hardly wait for the recipe for the berry dessert, it looks positively decadent! Congrats all around for you! Thanks for sharing.
OMG. Congrats. Your jacket & accessories looked great. Beautifully done. I am glad you are enjoying the fair & receiving many ribbons. You will need a wallhanging for them all. Liz
Congratulations Carole – what a spectacular day!!!
Congratulations on all your ribbons. That jacket and matching purse are gorgeous!
Congratulations on all your ribbons!
Congratulations Carole! Your coat is a beauty and well deserving!
CONGRATULATIONS! Carole. It is so heartwarming to see you efforts appreciated and your awards are so deserved.
Oh wow! Many congratulations on your ribbons and wins, you must be so pleased after all your hard work and preparations.
Congratulations from me too. You must be very pleased with the results……well done.
Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! So many ribbons and all so deserved! That Cherry Almond Coffee Cake looks delicious and yes, I quickly downloaded the recipe. Thank you because your recipes are always easy to follow and delicious. Glad Sweet Baboo enjoyed it.
Congrats on all your wins, I knew that quilted jacket with your accessories should win, it was amazing as is all you do! Yummy, waiting for that blueberry recipe!!!
So much fun and so many wins! So deserved 🙂
Congratulations Carole. You did a great job on all of the categories.
Carole, Im just catching up on emails for several days. More congratulations to you!!! So many entries in so many categories, and so many ribbons. You are one amazing gal and so deserving. BTW, adorable picture of you. You have the best smile!! Hugs and take a rest. LOL Melanie
Oh Goodness Carole, congratulations, so many ribbons!!! Your jacket and matching bag are just beautiful, and 2 blue ribbons, wow!! You are so talented in so many areas, and I’m so glad you have this fair to share your talents! I am surprised your Cherry Almond Coffee Cake didn’t place, it looks divine~ I hope you can rest a little this week, you must be exhausted!
I’m way behind in reading my emails but wanted to congratulate you on all your ribbons from the State Fair. Congratulations!
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