We like ribbons. We like arts and crafts. So what to do? Enter the fair, of course!
Last week was our county's community fair. We've never entered anything before (in fact we've never been because it's about 40 minutes away), but thought we'd give it a try just to see what happened.
We certainly am well aware that our style isn't really what is typically entered in county fairs. Not that all fairs are the same, but you see a lot of cross stitch geese and flowers really. Not that there's anything wrong about those things, but it would be nice if people enter a more wide range of work.
Anyhow I entered a pot holder, my Acadia embroidery/painting, my forest mini art quilt, and one of my favorite embroidery hoops of an eastern hemlock branch. Kinsey entered a magazine collage and a new pen and ink drawing. We weren't really able to go see the fair to see if we won, so we had to wait until this past Monday when we picked up our work to find out.
We won ribbons! Yeah!
Here's Kinsey's work. The collage won 1st and the pen and ink got 2nd.
My Acadia wall hanging took 3rd and my tree mini art quilt and embroidered tree hoop each took 2nd place.
We were pretty excited to win ribbons (which is the whole reason we entered), but weren't even aware that winners received a little prize money, too.