Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Birthday, Another Fair, and Another Sweet Package in the mail...

Last week at the hook in, it just happened to be Sherri's Birthday. Linda had bought a cake to celebrate, and it was soooo good.

Unfortnately, Sherri didn't get there until later (above picture makes it look like she had been there all along :) ).  So Linda cut the cake earlier lol. 

Jill was working on hooking an owl. She was hooking right into the wool. Sorry I didn't get a shot of it.

Genny stopped by to do some punch needle.

And Joan was having fun with her fan (in right hand).  She felt like she was on a roller coaster lol.

I was busy over the weekend trying to finish up some things and get ready to help out at the South Mountain Fair in Arendtsville. Not sure how many years I've been helping out there. Tried to figure that out, but came up empty minded.  It's always a fun time.  Joan (it's all her fault) asked me one year if I'd like to help. They needed volunteers.  So I said sure. Not knowing it would be every year since :). But I love it.  Joan and I help with the registration for 2 days and then on the 3rd day, the judges come and Joan and I, along with some other women help the judges but holding things up, telling them the category they are judging, etc.  I wouldn't want to be a judge!  Too many nice things.  After the judging is all over, the items need to be displayed so that people can come in the building when the Fair opens later in the day. 
Here Mike, Joan and Joan doing some displaying.

Tried to get a wide angle of the room. Everything looked so nice.

And Let's hear the Trumpets Roar for the Best of Show........................  It's Joan Strausbaugh and her lovely rug. I have shown it a number of times on my blog while she was working on it.  It certainly deserved it . Congratulations Joan!!!

Here are some of the other Best of Shows that won.

And they even have Best of Show in the Junior Department. This young girl was 13.

I did win some ribbons. 4 1st Place and 2 Second Place.  Love listening to the judges talk it out when they are looking over a piece. You never know what they will say or if the item will even get a ribbon. Very interesting to be part of it all.

When I came home yesterday afternoon from being at the Judging all day, I had this lovely package waiting for me. Couldn't figure out who or what it could be.  Here a dear friend Bren sent me this. She is a Beautiful quilter, and gifted me with this wonderful piece! Bren, I just love it and can't wait to display it. Nice prim colors. Soooo me :)  There was also a hand held fan, and you can't quite read what's written on the plastic.  She wrote "Open in case of emergency :)"   She knew my fan was using up all it's lives lol.  What a sweet surprise, Thank you again Bren! 

And here is what I made for Rebecca in our AAPG group for the 3rd Anniversary.  Rebecca likes neutrals.  (me too, imgaine that?).  So it was easy for me to hook these up for her. And she also likes birds, so I made her a little pin keep. The wing has a snap on it and you can store your pins under it.

Today I took Nicole to the recruiter again and we talked about her having her physical exam.  After that is all done with and they feel she is fit for the Coast Guard, then she just has to make up her mind for sure if she is really going to do this, and then pick a date for Boot Camp..  I had a bunch of questions of course, and feel very comfortable about everything. George and I will support her 100% if this is what she really wants to do.  After we left, we stopped for some lunch and then at a few stores and did a little shopping. Even picked up a Christmas gift for her.  They were a pair of boots and she tried them on. Had a good coupon, so I told her I'd put them away for her.  She hates knowing what she is getting lol, but she said ok. 

It's been a real busy time, but everything is working out just fine. I didn't help Linda out this week at the shop. But will be there tomorrow for the hook in. Hope there is a good turn out! I'll be taking some of my mats to whip I think.  Hope to see some of you there.

This day is going by quick. Time to make dinner! Hope all of you are enjoying your week :)


Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
I can see why Joan's rug got best of show. It's magnificent and you can't show it too many times! Congrats on all your ribbons too. Good job, girlfriend :)
That's so great that Nicole knows what she wants to do. Good for her.
I love the little quilt from Bren. Makes me want to learn to quilt!
Pug hugs :)

Orange Sink said...

That rug is fabulous! So deserving of the best of show!
Congrats to Joan!
Congrats to you Kathy for your ribbons.( did I miss the photos?) The things are very nicely displayed.
Love the little quilt and really love those neutral pieces you hooked. I like neutrals and have tried a little... but the old orange sink instinct always seems to take over! LOL!
Cathy G

moosecraft said...

That picture of Joan really looks like she's on a roller coaster!!! lol! You gals have way too much fun there! :-) Beautiful rugs in the show. Love what you made Rebecca for the swap! And, they look great in her home too! :-)

Julia said...

Hi Kathy, thanks for your comment on my blog. Wow, that Best Of The Show rug is gorgeous. I enlarged the photo for a closer look.

I"m sure that Nicole will pass with flying colors and will be a great Coast Guard. Good luck to her with all of this.


Joanne said...

Congrats to you and Joan! Wow great goodies from Bren - love em - you better keep an eye on that next time I visit - and I don't mean the fan!