Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Meet Me At the Fair?

It's Shameless Commerce Tuesday, and today I'm a bit nostalgic.  All over the Midwest, there are county fairs and 4-H Achievement Days in progress.  Lake County 4-H Achievement Days was the highlight of my summer vacation when I was a kid.  And then there was the SD State Fair, with stays in the 4-H dorms, and a chance to meet new friends from all over the state.  What fun!

So today I'm featuring one of my fabric wall art items from my Etsy shop.  The photos shows an 8"'x10" fabric wall hanging featuring Kokka fabric.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/75710903/carnival-ferris-wheel-nursery-8-x-10.  The ferris wheel was my favorite ride in the midway.

My husband and I attended all the NE State Fairs from 1999 until it moved from Lincoln to Grand Island last year.  One year I won the Best in Lot award in garment sewing for a prairie dress ensemble I made for granddaughter Katy.

It was similar to this one I made a few years later for granddaughter Madeline.  Katy's was blue. Madeline's was pink.

LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. That's a fun ferris wheel!
    Madeline is a cutie and looks lovely in her wonderful prairie ensemble! How cool that you won an award!

  2. Love the ferris wheel...very intricate!
    We try to go to the state fair every few years, always so much fun!
    One day I would like to have a booth there!

    1. How adorable. I used to love going to the county fair when I was growing up :)

  3. Whoa...that's a great dress! How talented you are! And love the wall art too:)

  4. That print is so whimsical! It's wonderful that you have so many great memories of these fairs.

  5. I like the print! And the dress with the details is great.