I felt Erica’s and Jessica’s absence keenly at the Fair, and I couldn’t bring myself to go into the Fiber building, which did not contain any of Erica’s miraculous confections. However, I had no such misgivings about the quilts, which were quite wonderful this year. There were a couple of charming wildlife themed quilts:
But this one may have been my favorite:
You can’t really tell from the photo, but it was sparked here and there with rhinestones, giving it an unexpected glitter. Here’s a close up:
You know how I love the sparkle.
I was charmed by this embroidered Winnie the Pooh blanket, which also had a lovely little trail of bees:
And the blue line on this adorable Dr. Seuss pillow is the top of a pocket, built right in to hold a favorite book:
I don’t know what this was, but Rob would love it:
There were some beautiful floral displays. This won best in show, and I would love to have it at my house:
I was charmed by this display with the cute little pigs:
And I loved the path showing the names of the little towns in our big county:
Such a clever idea! As were these displays:
I am not creative in that way, but I sure appreciate the creativity in others.
The sun was setting as we left the Fair, the hills aglow with pink and gold and a light breeze cooling the air as we walked back to the car. It was another wonderful Fair. I love feeling like I’m in “Charlotte’s Web”.
A YEAR AGO: A wonderful day at the Fair.
FIVE YEARS AGO: My bathroom renovation was nearly done. Rob did an amazing job. I hope whoever lives there now appreciates it as much as I did. In a way, I miss my old house, despite all its quirks.
TEN YEARS AGO: Walking dear Schatzi at Big River. I sure miss that sweet girl.