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    some of my fair projects for this year

    so, the fair is over for another year- it was (as always) fun to participate.
    i entered 8 items, 3 quilts- 2 table runners, a totebag, a jacket & a vest.
    i managed to win (5) 1st place blue ribbons, (1) second place red ribbon & (2) third place white ribbons.
    it is always fun to see all the exhibits & friends & family i don't get to see often go to the fair & see what i've been up to

    i wasn't all too organized this year- the quilts you have all seen before- they were ones i've already shown off & given as gifts---i called recipients to ask if i could (borrow) them for the week-
    the rest of the items i did pull together & finish up (or make from scratch) specifically for the fair.
    anyway- enough 'chatter'- here's the pics

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    I love everythibg..especially the frosty wi ter runner...do you need my address, i can pm you (for that beautiful runner)

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    Ooh! I like all those items. Looks like a ton of work to me. Beautiful purse and vest too..

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    Wow, congrats on all your ribbons!! You didn't leave any for anybody else! LOL

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    love your first table runner

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    Looks like winners to me! Love the vest.....all your items are wonderful

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    They all look great. I was so in awe of the effect of the frosty winter runner.
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    Those are beautiful. I made the fall pumpkin table runner for my DIL last year.

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    Great job.
    granna of 5

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    Congratulations!! All are very pretty and the ribbons are well deserved!

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    They are all beautiful. I must say though that the giraffe handbag is my fave. Love your vest also.

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    Beautiful work!


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    thanks for all the (praise) everyone loves the vest- and i do too- it is really neat- i did decorative stitching on it with some really awesome threads---they don't really show up in the pic, but in person it's...WOW...unfortunately i did not do such a good job on sizing it (it doesn't fit anyone) and the pockets are not well placed...luckily for me the 'judges' didn't try it on-they based the 1st place on workmanship & appearance...it is well constructed & has a great 'look'...i was actually thinking about cutting it up and using it for something else...but for now it will sit around i guess...
    everyone seems to like the wintery table runner & that is such a simple one to make- i may have to do a tutorial for all of you -- i make those up all the time- it's reversable and often i do a summer side/fall side; or thanksgiving on one side, Christmas on the other---or one that (goes) with home decor on one side and a holiday on the other...sky's the limit- and they go together in just a couple hours...anyhow- thanks everyone...it will take me a couple weeks to put together a tutorial- lots going on for the next 2 weeks i'll be lucky to see my sewing room at all.
    have a great (last week of summer) since next Monday is Labor Day.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    thanks for all the (praise) everyone loves the vest- and i do too- it is really neat- i did decorative stitching on it with some really awesome threads---they don't really show up in the pic, but in person it's...WOW...unfortunately i did not do such a good job on sizing it (it doesn't fit anyone) and the pockets are not well placed...luckily for me the 'judges' didn't try it on-they based the 1st place on workmanship & appearance...it is well constructed & has a great 'look'...i was actually thinking about cutting it up and using it for something else...but for now it will sit around i guess...
    everyone seems to like the wintery table runner & that is such a simple one to make- i may have to do a tutorial for all of you -- i make those up all the time- it's reversable and often i do a summer side/fall side; or thanksgiving on one side, Christmas on the other---or one that (goes) with home decor on one side and a holiday on the other...sky's the limit- and they go together in just a couple hours...anyhow- thanks everyone...it will take me a couple weeks to put together a tutorial- lots going on for the next 2 weeks i'll be lucky to see my sewing room at all.
    have a great (last week of summer) since next Monday is Labor Day.
    Have you considered framing it in a shadow box and hanging it on a wall if it really won't fit any real person.


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    Congratulations! Beautiful work.

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    All are wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing. Congrads on your wins
    Have a Blessed day
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    Have you considered framing it in a shadow box and hanging it on a wall if it really won't fit any real person.

    i had not thought of that- it is too big for that- i can actually put it on- but the proportions are (off) the pockets cause you to pull your elbows up- -it's just...not right (maybe my arms are just too long)...i had actually thought about turning it into a bag-purse of some sort= my hubby thinks it may actually (work) for one of my granddaughter's though-so we shall see- in the mean time---it will just (hang around)
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    great works,congrats on all the wins
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    Wonderful work, where are the pictures of the quilts??

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    Congratulations! They're all gorgeous!
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    Great job on all. Love the vest and especially the tote. Congratulations!

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    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKLAHOMA PEACH View Post
    Wonderful work, where are the pictures of the quilts??
    i will try to add them- the pics i have are not really good pics, but- will give you an idea i guess...if i ever get good pics i will be happier to share them- quilts are difficult- i always make such big quilts... the blue & white quilt has 3 hand embroidered panals- it's an 'over the river & through the woods pattern- the mariner's compass has really great borders that do not show up at all. the ribbons on these were: 1st place for the blue & white, 2nd place for the amazing grace & 3rd place for the mariner's compass.
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    Fantastic projects! They all look absolutely wonderful!

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