Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Champaign County Fair

The fair is coming, the fair is coming. It's not my favorite thing in the world, the food is greasy, the place is way too dirty and dusty for me and my allergies, and the people who work it and who hang out there are a little rude and out there even for me. But we get free entrance at lunch (we who work at the hospital park at the fairgrounds all year and during fair week we are displaced so they give us that much) and I usually wonder down one afternoon and look at the craft and art entries but the past two years I haven't entered. (I think it was the heat rather than not having something to enter). Last year I was shocked how little had been entered (one category had all of one entry in it) so I'm going to take another shot at it, so pray it's not stinking rotten hot on Saturday as I sit there watching the judges do their work and wait to see the final results of that, my photography entries, as well as my daughters photographs, and my SILs Lemon Squares. I have several pieces that I'll enter to the point I'm competing against myself, so wish me luck. Anyway, I'll enter this basketband piece I finally got finished a couple weeks ago.

I've spent the weekend being inspired to do some finishing and pulled out this little needle rollup by With My Needle I had done ages ago and hadn't figured out what to do with it. I was on such a roll that I couldn't put it down and was finishing up the joining as we were going across town for dinner Sunday night. I'm happy enough with the way it turned out even if it's on evenweave, I'm still just shocked that it's so much smaller than I had imagined when I bought the chart.

I also finished a birthday gift for a friend, but I'll wait a few days to show you that until it arrives across the pond.


Blogger Debs said...

Love that basket. It turned out really great. And your roll up is lovely. Great Job! Beautiful stitching. I'm sure you will win several ribbons at the fair but will still cross fingers.

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