The county fair has been over for two weeks, and I have yet to get the check for my winnings. I just realized this. I probably should not fuss about it, but it is about $55. And I need that for my new camera. Last year I had to turn over my entire fair season winnings to the state to pay my income taxes, so I didn't get to enjoy the fruits of my labor, and I want my check. Hopefully it will be there today when I get home. Otherwise . . . this is a problem.
I gave SO the ribbon for his stocking. He'll get the state fair 3rd too. He asked if I wanted to have the blue back, but that is for him. I stitched the stocking for him. I wanted to win all the time for him. I told him those ribbons were his, and he should keep them with the stocking so that, 300 years from now, people will know it was no ordinary store-bought stocking. He put it on the stand he has all the family pictures on. I am really touched, especially because he doesn't put great store in things like that whereas I am like a magpie, attracted to shiny things, LOL, and the ribbon I won for him is up and he doesn't have any of the trophies he won up. Pretty cool! He said he would keep the stocking up all year because it matches the livingroom. I am toying with leaving him little goodies in the stocking every so often. I figure it should be fun, and he does like when I do the unexpected. I just need to find a good lighthouse to stitch for him. That is harder than one would imagine, but I am hopeful.