I entered 2 aprons in the Houston County Fair this year. One you have seen before, and one I made specifically for the fair. Here they are:
The purple and green one is a clothespin apron. Both are blue ribbon winners, as you can see, but don't get too excited; for some reason, nobody else put any aprons in the fair this year! So they not only got first place, they also got last.
The family did well this year!
A blue ribbon! And she had PLENTY of competition, unlike her mama. I'm very proud.
Here is the Shelf of Fame for the preserved foods category:
Judy Laquidara's blog. And look at that: Second place! I knew he faced stiff competition, because there was a jar of lovely dried morel mushrooms there when I dropped off his cherry tomatoes.
Good job, son!
I entered my red currant jelly but it didn't win any prizes. I'm not really surprised. My jelly is usually cloudy.
And now (drumroll please) comes BARRY STAHL who entered two categories with his ceramics: A woodfired piece (which won a first prize) and two of his bottles (which won a giant purple ribbon)!
He looked around at the photography, scoffed at the judging, and then wondered where the professional photography exhibits were. There weren't any at all this year. Next year we mean to fix that.
Now a little show of some of the other exhibits that I thought were great:
|Woven rugs. The tan colored one was made of jute twine.|