Monday, July 31, 2006

Barnstable County Fair is Over & very Nice Packages!

Spent the weekend at the Country Fair on Cape Cod It was a little hot but had lots of fun listen to Grass Roots they where big in the 70s. Can you believe this singer can't remember his name but he's 62 years old and nice looking man for his age too, has so much energy on the stage and with the crowds!

I missed the spinning bee on Thursday but heard it was a success!
First time since I started spinning that I entered anything to the fair and it was on a whim.. Totally unprepared and had no book with info enter 9 items I had no anyway I came home with 8 ribbons/prizes..which I never expected to place any ribbons in any catagory knowing the competition too!

here's some of my spun items from different categories

here's some commercially yarn knitted things

and the fair if sending a check in the mail too..YEAH!!

I'll have to prepare myself and get all the info for next year, some judges left comments which were nice.. Like tie skein with same color ties...opps! Who knew...LOL
I still placed a my suprise too! Never expected anything let alone some in the top 3!!
2 1st place
2 2nd place
2 3rd place
1 5th place
1 6th place

so 8 out of 9 I was not only shocked but proud anyway! lol Had no clue what I was doing or what to do, someone helped by picking up some of my things and running quickly. Very spur of the moment on a whim.........The kids are very happy to have there items back too... ;o)

After getting home very late last night I found a couple small packages waiting for me a bottle angel from the bottle swap I signed up for a couple months back, my partner flaked out on me then whoever was reassigned flaked out and a very sweet lady stepped up from the group and sent me a GREAT package that looked like this, Great things come in small package too.. Just looksie here!

she sent a DPNS case holder for shorter needles (I needed something like this too,very cleaver!) post it note pads type thing, a couple skeins of self patterned sock yarn & a sample size of Avons hand cream in peach scent

here's a close up of the yarn.....definately my colors too!

Thank you very much Kim it was sweet of you!

and these lovely goodies too!

Also another sweet lady had to step in to replace another flaker from the candy swap. Ming sent me some Japanese candies. Thank you Ming! Also a lovely note!

Those Bake (non melting) chocolate candy goes great with wine! heehee

In the end everything was worked out and in a timely manner.
Thank you ladies!!! Great packages and so much fun!


trek said...

Way to go at the Fair, Soapy!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on all your ribbons! I'm so proud of you. :-)

Deb said...

I'm not the only one that's been busy. Congratulations! That is so neat. I think about entering each year, but always talk myself out of it. My LYS had a State fair knitalong this year. I was just to busy to join. Maybe next year.

Kate said...

congrats on all the ribbons- ohh and jap lollies are great! enjoy

javede said...

Congratulations! You must be quite proud!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your ribbons! Too bad I was away for the week, I would have seen you at the fair. I have always wanted to enter something, but have been too afraid to be a big looser! LOL.


Wow! Congratulations soapy!

Annie said...

You rock! Congratulations on all the ribbons! Very exciting!
I wish we could get together while I'm down here, but I'm on full time nurse duty! SOON, though!!!

margene said...

Congrats on all your ribbons!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on those ribbons. I didn't think about entering anything until after the fair, but there is always next year.

Mandy said...

Congrats on all those ribbons!!! By the time our fiar came I had forgot all about entering! Look for a package in the mail in the next week for entering my contest!! =)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on all of your awards! I hope you are staying cool. Keep your eye out for your next Knittyboard SP package today or tomorrow!!! Enjoy!
~Your SP

Rose said...

Congratulations! What a great accomplishment!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on all your prizes! You must be so proud.

JennyRaye said...

Congrats on the great haul at the fair!!!! It's fun to win those ribbons, isn't it?