The Ozark Empire Fair is ending tonight. It’s something I have looked forwards to since I was a little girl. Something about the bright colorful lights and the loud rock music! Mickey and I went last Sunday night and had a great time. Although I ate junk food until I was sick…First we had an A&W corndog and root beer. Followed that with frozen chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick!!! Why do they put everything on a stick at the fair? Oh….duh….so you can walk around with it and eat it….duh. Anyway, after I had had a few bites of the cheesecake we decided we had seen everything and would head home. But I hadn’t had a funnel cake! CAN’T leave the fair and not get a funnel cake. For those of you who don’t know what a funnel cake is, it’s something like donut dough put in a BIG funnel and they let it drizzle around in circles into a deep fryer!!! YUCK, I know! Deep fried dough. Then they cover it with powdered sugar.
And did I mention it’s as big as a dinner plate? There’s no way one person could eat the whole thing. But since I already had cheesecake ~ while I ordered my funnel cake I got some giant napkins and wrapped my frozen chocolate covered cheesecake and put it in my purse! Just in time, I might add. My funnel cake was ready. Of course Mickey won’t eat any. You know he’s a picky eater. The cake gave him a tummy ache last year. NO KIDDING!!! That’s just part of it! Go to the fair and eat that once a year food until you’re sick! Then go home and sleep it off. Thank God we don’t have that stuff available all year long. I really LOVE junk food! Did I mention that? OK enough about food, I haven’t even had breakfast yet.
Let’s take a look at some of the rugs entered in the fair this year. I was sadly disappointed that there weren’t more entries. I’m really going to start a campaign next year to get some rugs out there for the public to see.
Let’s start with Dulcy’s. I love this rug. And do you see the fox on the left side of the girl? It’s kind of her trademark thing. There was a whole family of foxes living in her yard that they got to watch every day.
Please forgive me if I get this wrong, but I think this rug belongs to Caroline. I’m so terrible with names. I met her the night we were there. Hope I got her name right! Love bunnies. I would like to hook this pattern some day.
This one is mine. The antique adaptation from the library book. I have since purchased that book!
Dulcy’s fox rug and my snowman pillow. Sorry Dulcy, I cut his nose off!
This is this year’s grand champion rug. Beautiful and so prim. Love it too.
I want to show you a few of the outstanding quilts too.
OCTO-MOM!!! I don’t know what category this was entered into, but it cracked me up! Can’t help it.
And next time you’re complaining about your job, just be thankful you don’t work in a lemon!
One more bit of fair fun. This past Wednesday, Dulcy, Tammy and I took our projects and demonstrated rug hooking for the public. We had quite a few people interested in what we were doing! We also took some finished rugs and some dyed wool to show exactly how they come about. I think we did more talking than hooking. But it was sure fun! I really enjoy telling people about rug hooking and a little history behind the craft. So many people didn’t even know what it was. Then when we explained that our grandmothers used old bits of clothing they looked like the “light bulb went off” and they said, “Oh, yeah….sure….Rag Rugs!”
Tammy on the left, me, and Dulcy on the right. What a group! We all immediately hit it off as friends. Maybe it’s ‘cause none of us have any kids and we can pretty do whatever we want When we want! So if we want to get together and have fun we don’t have to make any “kid arrangements”. Just go for it! And Dulcy retired from teaching this year so she’s free anytime!!!
Have a great week.
Let the beauty of what we love be what we do.