Friday, August 24, 2007

Alaska State Fair

Somebody wins $2000.00 for this cabbage.
It was a gloomy wet rainy day in Anchorage, perfect "Fair" weather, so we packed the umbrellas in the backpack & headed out to the State Fair yesterday. When we got to Palmer the weather was actually dry, & not bad at all.

Our 1st order of business was food. It was lunch time, so we each got just what we were wanting. Poppy got a turkey leg, Darian a cheese quesadilla, & I got one of MA's reindeer dogs with the sweet sauteed onions.


Next we hit the quilts.
I had to chuckle when I saw my friend, Ruth Simpson's "Postage Stamp" quilt.

I was really taken with Sharon Polluck's "Katie John". I felt it deserved way better than a second place for her artistry alone.




I was tickled to see Libby Ballard's Ravens. Libby is a former student of mine, that has really taken off & shined. She started her own line of patterns. I love her, she's a great girl.

My fellow Calendar Girl Mary P. Lee won a blue ribbon & Division champion for her Maggie Walker chickens. Mary did another Maggie Walker chicken quilt that I quilted & it got Honorable Mention at APNQ a few years ago.

As far as my 4 small individual quilts,





& the Calendar Girls Nasturtiums that I quilted & finished, every single one of them, much to my shock, won a blue ribbon. That means $30.00 in cash, (enough for admission for all of us to the Fair!).

The flowers were beautiful,
this rooster was crowing,
these chicks ran to Darian like she was their mother,
the lama hissed at us,
the kids didn't care.....
Darian thought the geese were "cute" (of course they were on the other side of the fence)...
Then after the Fair we picked up Winter, (Darian's 1/2 sister, who had school during the day), & took them to the Moose's Tooth for supper.
Tomorrow Darian heads back to Seattle & summer is just about over here.

14 comments:

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on your ribbons. Don't spend the winnings all aat one time!

Helen Suzanne said...

hehe love "homage to hedwig" and of course the autumn one. Just remembered I didn't post you that thing...doh! will do asap. How's the shoulder doing now?

Allison Ann Aller said...

What a great way to spend your last day together...
Congrats on all those shiney blue ribbons, too!

Ali Honey said...

That looks pretty good to me! Hearty Congratulations!

Deb Geyer said...

Looks like a fun day!

jenclair said...

Congratulations, Deb! Hard to believe that you got $30 and the cabbage got $2000!

Barbara C said...

Your quilts are worth way more than the $2,000 cabbage. Congratulations. I got a kick out of the mention of the reindeer sausage.

Rian said...

Wow, looky all them shiny blue ribbons! Woohoo, girl!

Granny Fran said...

Makes me want to run down to the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, where the temp is much higher, and I doubt there will be reindeer anything. Good to see all those blue ribbons. Not surprised that the Nasties won big time, and I love Hedwig, again. What is the appeal of giant sized veggies? The small ones taste much better! $2000?!!!!!

diva of quilts said...

I agree with Fran, the tiny veggies are way better than the giant ones. Love your little quilts too!

Carol said...

Congratulations Deb. It sounds as though you had a wonderful time.

Micki said...

Congratulations on the 4 ribbons. Looks like a fun day.

Jeri said...

congrats on the ribbons - you do fabulous work! looks like you had a fun time. My kids are thinking about heading to the fair on Saturday - if still running - or maybe going on a hike!

Debra Spincic said...

WOW! 4 blue ribbons! that's great! Love the dress too--holey moley!