Sweet Teen and I went back to the county fair after school today--because I had wanted to see the quilts, and the exhibit was closed when I got there last night.
Here are the ribbon winners:
We were able to vote for one favorite thing in the exhibit, and I voted for a delicate embroidered and appliqued table cloth of white lawn. It looked like it could have been made by my paternal grandmother 100 years ago, but the guy manning the exhibits said everything had to have been made within the last year.
I did sew the first set of borders on the Little Miss Gardener quilt today....
We have frighteningly hard water in our town--so I'm hoping it won't be too difficult to keep this sink shiny. I'm so glad to have it. It's the same outer dimensions as the two basin sinks, but I intensely dislike little sinks into which I can't fit a large casserole or roasting pan. We also pulled out the dishwasher that I haven't used in ages because it just doesn't do its job--which means I finally get to make a pretty curtain for that area with some wonderful toile type fabric that I purchased last year. It's a great place to keep the waste basket out of the way--and you know how much I'll love seeing that yellow and blue fabric there.
And the other news? I hear raindrops hitting the skylight. We're on the southeastern edge of the storms. I heard the train tracks have been flooded between Santa Fe and Albuquerque (other side of the mountains from where we live). In a desert, flash floods can happen so very quickly!
I am going to link to Melissa's Try New Things Thursday.
I plan to work on Little Miss Gardener some more tomorrow.