Friday, August 30, 2013

Fair-ly Amazing!

So much to tell you that I'll just get to it!!  

First I want to let you know about a give-a-way on The Stamper's Stitches blog.  Her and her daughter have been making these adorable little bears.  They are for sale as well, if you don't win the contest.  So go on over and take a look!

It's been a busy week, that's why you haven't seen much from me here.  I put my needle down for a wee bit to pick up a crochet hook.  There are a few ladies I know who are going to have a baby.  I started making this afghan months ago but it kept getting shunted to the sidelines because it's really hard to work on an afghan in the summer time!!  I finally finished it Wednesday.  I wish you could feel how soft this yarn is.  It was a joy to work with.

I've also been busy with these crosses.  I was unprepared for the last time our church had people baptized, I'm hoping that won't happen again.  I've made 15 of these in the past week.  I've already given 3 away to people who have been going through difficult times and needed to know people were praying for them.  Here are the 12 that are left.  

I finished stitching the traveling pattern.  I will give people one more week to sign up and will have the drawing a week from today, September 6th.  Please leave a comment on the post below if you are interested.  I forgot to mention that you must have a blog to participate!  Good luck!!

I picked up a crazy from 2012 to work on this past Wednesday.  This is The Three Wisemen and is stitched on 40 ct over one.  It has been a challenge, to say the least.  I love this pattern though, and hope to finish it before Christmas.  Wish me luck!!

Last but not least, my lovely friend, Ms. M, and I went to the state fair yesterday.  It was an adventure getting there as we decided to take the light rail rather than try to battle traffic around the Baltimore beltway.  We didn't realize that the light rail service was interrupted in the middle of the line because they are getting ready for the Grand Prix race that is being held this weekend.  So they ran the service to a certain point, then you boarded a bus to take you to the next point of service.  What normally would take an hour took two hours...not to mention a lot of confusion.  LOL  We did make it there, though...and just happened to be passing an exhibit just when the pig races were about to begin.  I caught a few of the races.  These little piggies race for ... Oreo cookies!  LOL  We had a lot of fun watching these little guys!

Those guys may have loved oreos, but this is my favorite cookie.  It's a maple cookie, made from maple syrup.  I grew up in maple syrup country...and love anything maple.  I love that I can find them here in Maryland!!  If you haven't tried these goodies, you are missing out!!


We went to the Home Arts exhibit hall and were engulfed with some wonderful smells.  Home baked goods, preserved goods, and the needle art display was amazing.  I didn't have my camera with me so took pictures on my phone.  I'm sorry for the blurriness of this next photo, but there was a lady there making lace.  I've never seen anything like it, and would LOVE to learn.  Just what I need, another hobby right?  LOL

I talked to a lady who was demonstrating smocking, and there was chicken scratch, and needlepoint, rug hooking, and cross stitching, tatting and crocheting, knitting and more.  I could have spent hours there, and sadly didn't take any pictures.

And no fair experience would be complete without funnel cakes.  Love this stuff!! 

My heart has been heavy this week for the people of Syria.  I cannot understand a country who would do this to their citizens.  I find my mind drifting to thoughts of them and prayers for those who have lost loved ones.  Will you join me in prayer for the Syrians?  I don't know what is the right response, and have been praying for those who make these decisions, that they would do more good than harm in this situation.  

And that is the end of my tale for today.  Hope you are having a great day!  Please don't forget to sign up for the traveling pattern on the previous post.  This weekend we are headed for the Renaissance Festival.  There will be three couples of us traveling together.  Should be interesting!  Hopefully my camera will be fully charged and ready to take up the task.  See you at the next posting!  *Hugs*  I leave you with a picture of Thomas...doesn't he look excited?  LOL!!




Mrs. GraceWorks said...

DJ! That blanket is exquisite!!!! Thank you for the shout out!

Emma/Itzy said...

maple cookies...sound delicious! not sure we get them over here though...

Shebafudge said...

Oh what a gorgeous kitty you have! Love those eyes :)

Denise SA said...

Your afghan is beautiful and the state fair looks like lots of fun. Thank you for your prayers for Syria I just hope it can be resolved without more violence.