On the Road Again! Show travel season is on! First stop the Pennsylvania State Fair Convention, Hershey Motor Lodge and Judges School! It's the annual official event for county fair officials and volunteers. We participate, volunteer and support our fair and enjoy attending this event. I was pleased to participate in judges training for baked goods and needle arts. Huntingdon County fiber artist work was used to train incoming judges. A fine example of the talent in our area
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Preservation is an important part if working with old and new textiles. It's a privilege to be able to restore, repair and repair the works of fellow fiber artists. The stories that accompany them create family memories.
This piece, dated 1973, and made with fabrics from baby's crib blanket and Pap Pap's trousers is next on my list of things to do.
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Join in for my Standing Wool Sunflower Topiary Workshop at the Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival! This is a fun project great that will be the highlight of your decorations for Fall. Visit the website for more details and to register : Workshop Info Endless Mountains Registration closes Sept. 3rd. so that all class materials can be ready in plenty of time.
It's Fair Time and we love to participate, support and serve The Huntingdon County Fair!!! So much fun to exhibit baked goods, garden harvest and of course some handmade goodness too. This is my 45th year to participate. In those 45 years I've been honored to earn 2 "Big Ribbons"! That all changed during judging on Sunday. When I learned I received 3 - yes, three of those BIG, beautiful rosette ribbons!!! I never imagined it could or would happen. So honored, thrilled and just plain excited. First place and Best of Show in Apiary for my Honey Orange Yeast Bread, First place and Best of Show in Scrapbooking for my Friends layout and First place and Best of Show in Maple Products for my Maple/Hickory/Pecan Chiffon Cake. So excited to be in the company of childhood friends and neighbors!
Moral to the story: Participate in your local fair! You'll be surprised with the outcome and it may just put a smile on your face. We enter with no expectations and certainly know that there are others out there far more talented. It's all about family tradition and family fun!
What happened to July? Lots going on here and we switch to show and festival mode. FarmFest and wool village was super fun. Slow shows mean lots of time to work on projects and visit with other vendor friends.
If the show is slow it always good to be in the company of great fiber vendors. I am lucky to travel in such great company!!! Can't wait til the next show.
Celebrating today at a local treasure and National Historic Landmark, Fort Roberdeau! The Fort celebrated 40 years today and the park was filled with guests. The celebration tent was filled with costumed interpreters and local dignitaries as well as many visiting guests. So good to hear of the future plans and programs!
Many demonstrating artists and Folk tradesman were on hand to explain and share the "tools of the trade" during the 1780's. Among them was this display featuring looms, brooms and the seeds, plants and gourds used to create with.
Young visitors were able to try their hand at Paper Quilling in the Farmhouse and also learned about the clothing styles and purposes during the 1780's.
The garden was in perfect shape for the activities of the day!
The official celebration to honor the 40th Birthday included a visit from George and Martha Washington, direct from Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA. Find our more on their website: Fort Roberdeau