Thursday, October 7, 2021

Fair Report - 2021

 Hooray!  The Durham Fair is back! What Fun

I love the agriculture displays
The Animals
Great Decorations for these cows!
Horse Pull
The demolition derby - oh yeah!
The food vendors - there are about 100
The pulled pork and mac 'n cheese in a waffle cone is as good as it sounds.

The personal achievements and displays
I loved this Girl Scouting display (and so did the judges).
Song of the Sparrow was awarded best Appliuqe' quilt.  So exciting! It will move on to the CT State Competition later this month.  The blue quilt next to mine is hand pieced and hand quilted.  

There were many lovely quilts and other needlework.
My Pineapple also won a Special Ribbon.
This was David's first time at the fair.  Needless to say he loved it.
I got my flu shot this week.  I figured since I'm teaching and lecturing at guilds in personal again it is a good idea.  I am not qualified for a covid booster so this helps keep me healthy I hope.

Happy Fall ya'll!  Soak up some homey feeling of autumn.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Southern Hospitality

 Charleston!  Rainbow Row
I met up with my Besties, who I hadn't seen in over 2 years.  It was HOT! Here we are in the waterfront park in a grove of live oaks.
The Pineapple Fountain.  (great crane, huh?)
Strolling through the market.
The Circular Congregational Church and Cemetery
These garden plots are so pretty
Heartbreaking and sweet - this little infant grave.
Pretty gardens. Wrought Iron is everywhere and compliments the gardens and architecture. 
What a great food town!  Here is Husk, a low country restaurant in an old house.
Tiny bakery; Hot Little Biscuits.  check out the address ↑  sweet and savory little buns and grits.
The BEST carpaccio that I've ever had at S.N.O.B. (Slightly North of Broad).
5 Church.  This is a great brunch place.  It is in an old church.
The rafters are hand painted with the text of "The Art of War".
Fun Mimosa flight!
I collected all the pink houses and buildings that I saw.  I was absolutely enchanted by them.  I want one.  They looked like dollhouses.
Thanks for joining us in Charleston.
Happy Friday and October.