My sister Kathy and I met up at the Ventura County Fair today to see how our entries did. They changed around the displays in the Home Arts building this year so it was more challenging to find all my pieces and Kathy's quilt. I have to say there was a bit of excited dancing happening to my feet today...
I first spotted my Scattered Squares pillow in a case (which is why the lighting is so weird)--1st place happy dance!
Another 1st on Pink Lemonade! Happy dance again!
2nd place on my Turkey wall hanging. So exciting!
Honorable Mention on the Any Witch Way quilt. The lighting shows up the pebble quilting and the spiderwebs in the corners; quilting was done by our Guild president., Georganna. The piece in front blocked the photo taking a bit, lol.
And another Honorable Mention on the Trees runner, which was displayed in an unusual way!
We then found Kathy's quilt high up on the wall.
She got a 3rd place for her Tree in Lavender Field quilt. Happy dance for Kathy too! She wasn't going to enter anything, not thinking it was good enough, but I told her if she didn't enter, she couldn't win. Once again, Big Sister is right!
We celebrated our wins with some great fair food. A fresh grilled chicken kebab that fed us both, some seasoned spiral fried potato chips, and Kathy had a bacon wrapped pork belly street taco. Then we checked out the Floral displays and the Garden displays. There were some really fun "mini gardens" in either wagons or wheelbarrows. Amazing what can be grown in such a small space. Our favorite larger garden display was very creative and fun:
It was a mine sluice with the title "Not Yours Mine" and these funny headstones. My favorite: "I told you I was sick". Then I dragged Kathy to the Gem and Mineral building to see all the collections that people display in cases. There were the usual Elvis and thimbles and model cars, but also some fun collections of old "Friends of Barbie" and antique kitchen toys. I seem to have only gotten one photo of a diorama, which cracked me up.
Godzilla destroying a city! Kathy helped with her phone flashlight so I could get the pic :). We finished off our several hour visit with my favorite fair treat: Indian Fry Bread. I chose powdered sugar and Kathy had cinnamon sugar on hers. What a fun time! I did a couple of errands afterward, then came home and had a 90 minute nap after all that walking around in the hot sun and steamy buildings. Great Sunday!