Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Day at the Fair....

Its not the rides, cotton candy, or deep fried butter...its not the horses, music concerts, or 84,000 ton tomato...for me, its all about the exhibits.  I love seeing what people make, create, and collect throughout the state.


Last Friday, I spent the day browsing and even though I was there for 4 hours I can tell you it wasn't enough time.  When I got to the quilts the first quilt I ran into was from someone I use to be in a guild with.  Willie Pride, she had 2 quilts entered.  She buys all of her material from thrift shops and they are mostly men's shirts...she loves plaids!


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another Pride quilt below


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Below are some snap shots of things I saw and liked...


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aquariums exhibit...just loved the blueness of these fish.


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walking/hiking sticks (2 have been stolen)


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cake decor


and check out this cake meets political commentary


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antique fine china (it was the yellow cake set that wowed me)


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miniature kitchen in cross-stitch!


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for Deb, my sister, you does heirloom sewing


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art from recyclables (you might enlarge this photo to see the music conductor in coat hanger wire)


and art by LAFTA members


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I was completely exhausted when I left there on Friday, so much so, that I was unable to make it to open studio for Trolley Hop.  I slept most of the evening and stayed in most of the weekend and Monday to recuperate...but it was worth it...where else could I see so much diverse creations in a public event under one roof???!!!!


And I made it into the studio yesterday and finally snapped pictures of my special gifts...so this will be a 2 post blog day! ;)


 



2 comments:

  1. After looking at your pictures, I think I will go to the TN State Fair when it comes next month :c) Thanks for getting my curosity up! Take care!

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  2. I love the fair. Spent many a day there in the olden days. I should make a trip to the Oregon State Fair.

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