03 August 2007

Countdown for the fair

I just realized, I have 6 days til the fair. I still have so much to get ready. I took off work Wednesday and Thursday to make sure that I am not rushed, but still . . .

I am working really hard to finish my little ornament so I can enter that. I am hoping to have it done this evening, then tomorrow I can go on a run to get the finishing supplies and finish it. I am working on "Santa's Unexpected Gift," which is really cute. Not sure if it will do well at the fair, though. My county fair tends to be rather conservative or should I say, out of step, which is odd in a county that is so cosmopolitan. I say this because our fair catalogue has an entry for cross stitch in the "Oriental" category, and their idea of a sampler is a traditional sampler, there is no room for the non-traditional. So I am not sure if the idea of Santa holding a dragon in his hand is going to go over big with the judges. But, again, it won't go over at all if I don't enter. And I am a good stitcher (I am not a modest one, though), and I think the fact that I've used metallics, opalescent fabric, that freaking Fuzzy Stuff, which I hate using because it's hard to see the finished stitches, as well as doing the little dragon over one, that ought to count for something. But I still have to get some stuff ready for the state fair, because I plan on finishing a companion towel to my Brittercup dirty towel.

I am also planning on baking this year. I have never entered food in the fair before, at least not as an adult, but I am a good cook, and I can compete with these other women. I am thinking of doing my honey crunch cookies, and will try to do my Cheesy Rice Krispie cookies, if they have a class for savory cookies.

1 comment:

LoriRay said...

Good luck at the fair! I can't wait to see what you win. :)

Your post has not only furthered my mood to go stitch, but looking at your WIP list makes me think mine needs to be longer. LMAO! Plus, reading about your cooking gave me the munchies. hahahaha

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls