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Thursday, August 19, 2010

THE FAIR

My sweet Patty took me to the Northwest Washington Fair on Tuesday. We had a wonderful time even though it was pretty hot out. We enjoy looking at the same exhibits. Above is an applique wall hanging. Someone did a huge amount of work here. I happen to love old barns so this really caught my eye. This is a huge quilt made up of many barn scenes. I absolutely love it! Each individual scene is a picture in itself. Enlarge this for a better view.

Here is just one of the pictures. Notice the 'log cabin' like framing around each picture. That is a lot of work in itself. I think I would enjoy making something like this but am not sure about all the time it would take. See how the cow has stuck it's head between the fence rails? That is just what they do. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!

I like this dahlia filled cowboy boot and apparently the judges did too!

We took a long break and watched the Highland Dancers perform. There was a piper and other music for them to dance to. I am amazed at the stamina these people have and how light on their feet they are. I couldn't help wiggling my toes in time with the music. If you have some Irish and or Scottish blood like I do, holding perfectly still when music like this is playing is just plain torture. Somethings got to move! It's just in your blood.

If you've ever been to a fair you are very aware of the delicious aromas wafting through the air when you are close to the concessions. They totally cover the barn odors! The hamburgers with fried onions, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, corn dogs, cotton candy, elephant ears, curly fries, cheesecake on a stick, scones, fresh coffee, philly steak, pizza, funnel cakes, popcorn, kettle corn, donuts, did I mention fried onions? Well they are worth mentioning again. YUM! Patty and I settled for taco salads and cotton candy for our fair treats. Are you getting hungry yet?

This is just one of the many displays and my favorite. I was impressed at how nicely each box was designed.


There was lots of art work, paintings, drawings etc. This was done by a young teen. What an interesting purple cow! It looks sort of happy doesn't it?


A little humor always perks things up and helps us get our mind off the aching knees, hips and backs. The wilted carrots add to this whimsical squash person.

A very clever little boy created this fascinating potato critter! Is that jerusalem artichokes for antlers ot ginger root?

I can't imagine a fair without the horses. This one was eager to have his nose patted. He was B-I-G!

By the time we finished walking through all the barns we were beginning to feel like these sleepy critters. I got a kick out of how they are laying, with one's foot over the head of the other. Just plain worn out!
Patty and I had a good time. I hope we can do it again next year.
Thank you honey girl!

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I appologize for not posting much lately and also not visiting. I have had a lot going on in my life this summer and my mind has not been on blogging. I hope I will be doing better soon.
I pray our Heavenly Father will be with all of you.
Hugs!











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17 Comments:

Blogger Ralph said...

I love fairs and all the offering they have. Glad you had a great time.
Ralph

8/20/2010  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

I would love to have gone with you... Looks like so much fun and I love fired onions...lol... The quilting work is amazing.. I love barns too as well as light houses... Glad you had fun.

8/20/2010  
Blogger Susan said...

Oh I hear you about the bag pipes and the jigs, Bev. Mickey & I both just LOVED all the Scottish/Irish music while in Nova Scotia. It's one of the reasons we loved Nova Scotia so much.

Delightful selection of pictures from the fair to show us. Thanks so much for taking me along with ya!!!

((hugs))

8/20/2010  
Blogger Angela said...

Thanks for taking me to the fair with you through your pictures! I didn't get to go to the fair this year. I love the quilt too! That is just amazing! So beautiful! That was a beautiful horse too! And the pigs that is funny!

Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend!
Angela

8/20/2010  
Blogger Rachel said...

I must have Irish and Scottish blood too, because I love tapping and swaying to the music! Love the quilt!! Someone put so much work and effort into that. I love quilts! Great imagination for the creative veggies items!

Fairs and all that goes with it! Sounds like so much fun!!

8/20/2010  
Blogger linda may said...

Love this post Bev. Your fairs are so like the county shows we have here. The displays were beautifully done.I used to put in bits and pieces from my garden in Junee when the show was on and won awards for some of them.

8/21/2010  
Blogger linda may said...

Ah Ha! So that is why I can't keep my feet and fingers still when music is playing, it is in my genes!Hahahahaha.

8/21/2010  
Blogger linda may said...

Sorrybev, I just thought of something else! I didn't see dagwood dogs on that fair menu. Do you have3 them? They are frankfurters on a stick in fried batter dipped in tomato sauce that always always manages to drip on your shirt and get all over your fingers. Definitely a fair staple tradition here. I have been known to go to a fair or show as we call them here just to get one of them. Yum!Ignore the calories.

8/21/2010  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi MM. Those quilts are just fabulous. My daughter is a quilter and she would love those. Actually I'll give her the link to your blog so she can check them out.

Glad you had such a lovely time...I love fairs with people's artistry on show.

8/27/2010  
Anonymous Charlotte/For Such A Time As This said...

How fun! I always look forward to the fair. I share your love for old barns...traveled through Arkansas taking pictures of old barns for my mother (who also shares this love). Your pictures make me feel like I went with you to the fair! Thanks~

8/28/2010  
Blogger Nezzy said...

Oh, I didn't get out to any fairs this year but I must thank you for allowin' me to go with you. What fun and the artwork is just amazin'. I loved the little potato creature! Sweet!

God bless ya and have a marvelous Monday girl!!!

8/30/2010  
Blogger Together We Save said...

Your fair looks wonderful... ours is still a few weeks away. I am amazed by the detail of that quilt!

8/31/2010  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

I loved seeing the pictures of the fair- What wonderful things you saw! I have always liked quilts- and those were amazing!

Junie

9/06/2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bev,
I cannot get your e-mail to work. I keep getting error messages. I need to send you something, so please share your new address with me. It words me when I cannot reach you.

BEV

9/10/2010  
Blogger Kerri said...

What a fun day you and Patty had at the fair! Thanks for sharing all those lovely photos. Makes me feel as though I was there with you :)
That's a handsome horse. Looks like its smiling :)
Oh, those poor tired piggies!
My mind hasn't been on blogging much this summer either. There's just so many other things to keep us occupied, isn't there? It's a busy time and goes by way too fast.
I hope your health is good and that you're feeling chipper.
Our fall weather seems to have come much too early. I could really enjoy at least another month of warm temps.
I hope that handsome buck stays away from your garden! You got great photos of him.

9/19/2010  
Anonymous Linda May said...

Bev, I hope everything is alright with you. You have not been in here for a while.

10/02/2010  
Blogger Where the Green Grass Grows said...

I love Festivals and fairs. I have not been to any in a long time!! It put me the mood to go too one!!

10/12/2010  

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