It was a tense weekend at our house. Not in a bad way, but in a "waiting for Christmas" way. Saturday was SO's mom's birthday, so we went over and had crabs. I was a little wary of picking them because my nails were overly long and the potential to stick myself with a crab shell was high. Nothing hurts like stabbing yourself accidentally with an Old Bay-laced crab part--crab seasoning BURNS. For a long time. And it's so much work for not much reward--cheeseburgers are a lot more reward for little effort. But SO's sister, who is the bomb, showed me a new way of cutting them open that made it a little easier. We're still in awe of those women who pick crabs. They don't have to fear us.
Yesterday, I got up and headed off to the nail salon, then over to Mom's. The nail salon was closed, so I had to go to a different one. Not the best fill I've ever gotten, but it was quick and cheap and my nails don't look bad. It'll hold for two weeks.
We got over to the fair about 45 minutes after it opened. And the lot was full. And, my goodness was it HOT! I was wearing jeans because SO still hadn't had a chance to fix my closet rod, and I was not in the mood to start lifting clothes around, looking for a pair of capri pants. So I went in jeans, and suffered. We took the tram up through the fairgrounds, because I was not making myself or my mother walk up through the midway. Mom asked if I wanted to go get ice cream first or check to see if I had won anything. I gave her "the look" and we went into Home Arts.
I did well. I did not win Best in Show, but I did well. I had to start writing things down to keep from confusing myself. These are the results:
Kitten (I didn't post a photo)--third
Like Feathered Wings--second
Warm Water Wash--first
I Love My Kitty--first
LHN Stars and Stripes--first
Sampler Girl's My Everything Sachet--fifth
Sweet Little Berries--first
I am pleased that the lions did so well. But my "whoo hooo" moment was for "I Love My Kitty", because I just think that is the sweetest picture that I've ever stitched.
I was a little bummed about the ornament not placing higher, but SO was happy, and he said at least it placed, and it was something we did together. I wish Treaty fairy had won her class. I couldn't find what beat her, but I'm happy. And, although I was a bit disappointed in not winning BOS, I understand and it's OK. As SO put it, I did win 7 firsts and that is a substantial win. Maybe next year will be my year of the masterpieces.