Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday Challenge 9/18



It is time to celebrate the big September holiday. No, not Labor Day. In my hometown, September means time for the annual county fair. It is a big event. It kicks off with a big parade that practically shuts down half the town. And the schools will even be closed next Monday for "fair day".

I enjoy the fair...though I could skip the rides. I like walking around and talking to people (in a town this size, you can bet money you will see someone you know). I like the smell of popcorn and hot pretzels and funnel cakes. I like seeing the lights and watching people play games.

But my favorite part is seeing all of the exhibits. I know, strolling through tents full of 800 pound pumpkins and jars of 20 different varieties of pear preserves is all more than a bit Mayberry-ish. But I think that is the reason I like it. In our stressed-out, fast-paced, high-tech lives, there is just something soothing about seeing a sweet potato pie with a big blue ribbon attached to it.


The ones that really amaze me are the sewing/quilting exhibits. Probably because I find it challenging to sew on a loose button. But still, these people are truly artists.
This week's scrappy challenge is to find a photo of a quilt, and lift it in some way. Link your brand new creation back here, along with the link to the photo. Have fun!! Facebook

2 comments:

Quilter422 said...

you know i'm loving this challenge!

Janneke Smit said...

here is my layout:

http://scrapstreet.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=22401&ppuser=409

I was inspired by the colors and the blocking.

thanks for the challenge!