Sunday Chat and the Mountain State Fair

Such a busy week this week with the State Fair. I was there five out of the 10 days it is on, with an extra day before it started to help with the quilt competition entries. It was such fun to be able to see the shows and enter the competitions this year, I have …

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More Fun at the State Fair

Having two year's worth of projects to choose from meant lots of entries into the Mountain State Fair. I had to go back twice to the expo building to find them all! During the cooking contests, we had about an hour each time to enjoy the shows and exhibits, see the Moo-ternity ward's newborn calves, …

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Sunday Stitching, Making Plans, and More Wildlife

Over the past few weeks, I've finished up all the Zoom contracts that I had for my Scrap Dancing program. On the last two, I mentioned that I would be doing a tutorial on Pin Weaving. I thought I could just link the Moda Bake Shop post, but their website update appears to have dropped …

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Getting Ready for the Fair 2019

One of the benefits of writing a blog is that I have a record of what I did and when.  With the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, all the entries have to be created within the past year, so I have to be able to tell what was made after September 1 of last year.  …

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Fun at the NC Mountain State Fair

We went to the fair multiple times this year.  Between the days to take in competition entries, pick up days, cooking contests, volunteering in the log cabin Heritage Center in the quilting booth, and a day just to see the sights, it has been non-stop for the past two weeks.  We don't ride the rides …

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September in the Garden

The growing season is fairly long here in western North Carolina, and even more things are blooming now.  It is the last of summer, with some bloomers hanging on, and new ones coming out.  On the veranda, about half the pots still have something blooming. These yellow bidens just keep coming. My pink geranium gave …

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Fun at the Mountain Regional State Fair

With the prospect of Irma coming into the mountains, my friend and I decided to hit the fair on opening day rather than wait until Monday as was our original plan.  The forecast on Thursday night was for Irma to end up here with an 80% chance of rain all day increasing to 100% later …

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