It's my Dad's birthday today! Hope you have a great one Dad! My Dad is the one who got us all into hiking and camping. A few years ago he rode his bike across the US, accumulating 4000 miles on the odometer.
Mom and Dad have just started a trip to Alaska in their RV. It should be quite an adventure for them. My dad did have a chance to squeeze in some wins at the county fair before leaving. He had 4 first prizes and it shows he must be a pretty good cook.
This is the Santa he carved for me in 2007.
He made whole wheat bread.
And two kinds of jam.
Chloe and I didn't quite live up to his four blue ribbons, but we had our own successes as well.
My shawl (draped on the mannikin inside out- I wonder if knitters were arranging things) placed third. You can also see a peak of my friend, Sarah's, vest to the right. She got second place in the same category which included shells, stoles and vests. I couldn't believe they didn't have a category just for shawls.
My liberated batik quilt got first in the machine quilting category. That did surprise me because there was a pretty big field in the category.
Chloe got a second for this mixed media wintry scene.
She also got a second for this digital art.
And a second for her knitted blanket for Scrabble. Congratulations to Dad and Chloe for a job well done!
All in all it was a very satisfactory Fair year. We are already making plans for next year!