Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Johnson County Indiana Fair
Our County fair was earlier this month. I think we have a very nice fair and have both many items from 4Hers and open class divisions. My daughter is in her last year of 4H and being the busy person she is could only complete 2 projects this year.
One was the recycled ladies jacket in to a pillow which she received a blue ribbon meaning that she had met all the requirements of the project with no major flaws. The other project was also a pillow and took much longer to complete. It was based on the pattern we bought from Yoder's on our Shipshewana trip earlier this year. She made several changes and everything she used was from my stash. She put the black wool applique on muslin rather than wool and she used a piece of red wool from a thrifted jacket and needle felted a bit of black detail on the bird. She also did hand beading on the leaves and inserted piping as well as a hidden lapped zipper. We were both very happy with how this project turned out as was the judge. She received the Reserve Grand Champion and her project has been taken to the State Fair where it will be judged against winning entries from other counties. We won't know how well she does until next week but I wish her luck!