Blue Ribbon Surprises

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been the last month…well, a lot of LIFE has been happening: speaking at a women’s retreat, teaching knitting and crochet classes, beginning a new job with Maggie’s Crochet, my sister having her third baby, my dad enduring and recovering from a bicycling accident, a beloved friend in our congregation going home to be with our Lord and exchange his cancer-ridden body for a new one, (whew! all this makes my head spin!) and last but not least, the Dixie Classic Fair! Every year our family enters various and sundry creations to the Fair and enjoy seeing what ribbons, if any, our creativity rewards us. This year I entered a free-form crochet purse, a multi-yarn crocheted vest (both previously blogged about) and this multi-yarn knitted jacket. I was flabbergasted to receive blue ribbons for all three! Yippee! My husband received second place for his chili sauce, and our 5-yr old received third place for a piece of pottery she made. Our earnings actually help to pay for the fair entry fee, rides, cotton candy, homemade root-beer and other things we love about the fair every fall. Though it doesn’t actually feel like fall, we are starting to see touches of color in the trees…makes me want to knit and crochet with reds, golds, greens, and browns, and…

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