Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday Morning Bark

Sun isn't up, yet, but I have a busy day ahead so thought I'd moan and groan a bit.  

First, I had a dismal showing at the county fair this year.  Earned three second place ribbons out of five entries.  My crazy quilt came in second place, again.

The blue ribbon went to my friend, Pat, which should've gotten the champion ribbon in the wall hanging division for her flamingo.  

 The champion ribbon went to a painting of a John Deere tractor.  That gives you some idea of the type of community we live in.  John Deere is right up there with God and the American Legion.  The other two quilts I entered didn't  make the cut.  But, fellow quilt guild members did well in that category and I'm happy they won.  

I took second place for a knitted scarf and fingerless mittens.

 This took hardly any time to make and pretty simple.  I just entered it for the heck of it and it got second in the knitting.  The crazy quilt took months and months with embroidery, embellishments, piecing, free-motion quilting and took second.   Go figure!  

But, the ultimate disappointment were the tomatoes.  I entered three of my most perfect beauties (you've seen them before and know what perfect tomatoes look like) and got second place.  That wouldn't have been so bad except when I looked at the blue ribbon winner I gasped.  Wish I had a picture for you but I tend to miss those Kodak moments.  Let me just say that no matter how many blemishes or gnarly knobs your vegetables have, SIZE MATTERS.

Last night Minnie and I visited with my friend Beth at the lake.  She has a young dog named Razz (short for Rastus..her husband named her) and I thought Minnie and her should get to know each other a little better since I may need Minnie Care in the future.  That was kind of a circus.  Put a young dog with an older dog and you can't get a good  picture of either one of them.

I pretty much gave up on that.  Minnie had no interest in playing games with Razz but she did like her ride out to the lake.

Today Rog's children are coming over to start collecting his things..emptying out dresser drawers, closets, and cupboards.  It will be another emotional day.  However, the sun is shining and the temps are promising to be about perfect.

 Hope your day goes well.


Barbara said...

You continue to be in my thoughts daily. Take care of yourself my dear.

Vickie said...

I've had you in my thoughts since I saw your post about your loss. A day at a time is the best medicine. Your quilt is beautiful! I understand about farming communities, lol. I'm here for you if you need to visit. :)

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Well, look at it this way, 2nd place is better than no place, right? It is always a good education when entering things, imho.

Hang in there through the emotional turmoil....time has a way of making things get better.


Ivory Spring said...

That flamingo is STUNNING!