I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Ladies of the Guild and My Three Finished Ornies

Hey Blog Buddies,

Today is the first day of the Lake County Fair, and last night was Exhibitor's Night at the Family Arts and Crafts Building.  The Arts and Crafts Section gives their exhibitors 2 passes for a sneak peek at the exhibits the night before the general public gets to visit.  Think large, two-story brick building crammed to the rafters with embroidery, knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, woodworking, crafting, painting, photography, collectibles of all types, and food!  Did I mention that they give away the baked goods to the exhibitors?  Early in the evening the food area is pretty much of a mob scene.

This photo was taken from the upper level,
just before the building closed for the evening.

There were five of us from my Guild that entered, and we all did very well.  We all met at one point for a brief "love-in."  You may be skeptical, but this is the most supportive group of gals I know.  Even though we may be competing against each other in some classes, we all rejoice in each other's success.

The Ladies of the Guild

The above ladies are all Guild members, the middle two are exhibitors, and the other two exhibitors escaped before I could snap a photo.  (I think I may have convinced the gal on the far right to enter next year, though.)

One last plug for the Lake County Fair:  On Friday, August 12th, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m our Guild will be doing punchneedle and cross stitch demos in the Family Arts and Crafts Building.  If you are anywhere near Crown Point, IN, come on down and stitch with us or just come over to chat.  We'd love to meet you.  The Fair's website is here.   (I didn't get a chance to snap photos of the exhibits last night, but will post what will hopefully be a representative sample of everyone's work after I visit the Fair again.)

On to my ornies.  I believe I mentioned that they would be fabulous once the finisher (another Guild member) had her way with them, and I was correct.  I will shut up now and let the photos do the talking.

That's it for this installment.  Have a good weekend, and as always, thanks for stopping by.


natalyK said...

Lovely Ornaments! Love the way they are finished.

Creativity Station said...

Loved the picture of the Guild gals. I just must finish something for next year too!

Karen said...

Your friend did an excellent job finishing your ornaments. They are all very pretty.

Sally said...

I love your ornaments. They are finished so beautifully.

NANI said...

Hello SP: WOOT!!! I received a phone call from a NANI member with news of awards and funness at Open House! Looking forward to photographs.

I'm thinking to put up a post on the NANI blog with links to your Porter Co Fair post and Lake Co Fair post(s).

Job well done!!

Lelia said...

looking forward to being at the fairgrounds on Friday. Did you see in the brochure, something about unique needlework? two days in the building? Are you as curious as I am?

If I get the chance, I may check that out. More soon, L.

Kaisievic said...

The ornaments are gorgeous, and the fair looks like it must have been lots of fun!

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cheers, Kaye xoxox