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.