It's county fair time across the Midwest. Back in the day in Lake County, South Dakota, we called it 4-H Achievement Days. It was a simple little fair with no midway rides and no adult open class exhibits, but it was the highlight of the Summer for 4-H families throughout the county.
I was a proud member of the Farmington Farmerettes 4-H Club. I exhibited Cheviot sheep, vegetables from the garden, canned fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and, of course, home sewn clothing. My brother exhibited pigs and electric lamps he had rewired.
This Shameless Commerce Tuesday I'm featuring one of several newly-listed items from my Etsy shop, Pasque Flower Creations. These oven mitts, with pink pigs on dark navy, remind me of my brother's pig showing days. I think they'd be fun for a barbecue -- or any time you want to pig out. The fabric was designed by Beth Snyder as part of the 1Canoe2 collection for Andover Fabrics.
Here's a closeup.
There's also a more vegan-friendly print in the fabric line -- mason jars filled with fruits and veggies - but those mitts are still works in progress.