Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Doin' the Puyallup (Fair)

It's that time of the year to wander south to the Western Washington Fair - always a fun adventure. The day always begins with a stop at the Scone booth. This was Senior Day - can you believe it, the lady asked me if I was really a senior? Did I have ID? Ha Ha! I loved that. Yes, I qualified and so that meant the coffee was free.

We spent quite a bit of time in the Showplex [at our house it is referred to as the "Slice and Dice Building"] where you see demonstrated all the various slice and dice contraptions. But the seniors got a number of freebies

As well as a coupon for a free "On Demand" movie. Not so bad.

Every year we manage to find one or two gadgets that we simply cannot live without. This year it was a hose nozzle, as well as some terrific pruners. [small commercial - these pruners are ratchet pruners made by Florian. We have another pair and they are fabulous!]

Of course the highlight of the Fair, for me, are the Quilts. Not in any particular order, here are some of my favorites,
This was silk and the image of the rose was entirely done with the quilting. Fabulous.

A prize winner.

This one won a sewing machine.

Simply exquisite machine quilting.

I do notice a theme here - I really like colorful, traditional patterns. In fact, there were very few art quilts this year. The cycles that quilting goes through are interesting. Now it will be fascinating to see what we see at Houston. About a month and a half from now. Hmmmm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can see you walking around!! bye bye Caro