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Friday, September 13, 2019

HMF

It's Hand Made Friday! What hand made pieces are you wearing today? These Jasper Herringbone earrings are very popular with Beadlemania shoppers. I like them because they're perfect drops--not too big, not too little, and the copper weave adds interest.

HMF

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Friday, September 06, 2019

HMF

It's Hand Made Friday! What hand made pieces are you wearing today? This beauty is from Steampunk Garage.

HMF

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Friday, August 30, 2019

HMF

It's Hand Made Friday! What hand made pieces are you wearing today? These stamped silver rings are a bit scratched because they're well worn. I don't leave home without them.

HMF

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Friday, August 23, 2019

HMF

It's Hand Made Friday! What hand made pieces are you wearing today?

HMF

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Friday, August 16, 2019

HMF

It’s Hand Made Friday! What hand made pieces did you wear today? I'm wearing silver filigree earrings made by a silversmith in The Netherlands.

Silver Filigree Earrings

Silversmith

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Friday, August 09, 2019

HMF

It’s Hand Made Friday! What hand made pieces did you wear today?

Hearts and Fans

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Closing the chapter

The CA State Fair closed at the end of July and my entry was returned this week. I tore open the box and pulled out an envelope that contained the ribbon and judge's scoresheet.

CA State Fair 2019 - Back home

CA State Fair 2019 - Judged

The judge's comments are,
Wow! This is a wonderful piece of double knitting. I'm amazed at how well you maintained your tension with so much going on! Good job!

I had to read it twice because I thought if anything was going to knock me down a few notches, it was going to be the tension. I guess not. And it was good to hear that she recognized the technique and the level of difficulty. So, that closes the the chapter on this year's entry. As I'm working on next year's entry, I'm thinking, "Why do I put myself through this?" lol

Here are the rest of the photos I took at the fair. Enjoy the amazing work by these talented makers and other sights from the fair!

Fair Food
Lunch on a stick

Kabobs
Kabobs

Meat on the grill
Meat on the grill

Cow wash
Cow wash

CA State Fair 2019 - Wine Country Vines and Flowers
Best of Show
Decorated Cake, Tiered Cake
Wine Country Vines and Flowers
Shay Weisbrich

Hamburger cupcakes
Best of Class
Decorated Cupcakes, Uniform Cupcakes
Hamburger
Joana Rodriguez

Bread winners
Winners in Leavened Bread, Non-Leavened Bread, and Quick Bread

CA State Fair 2019 - 91 of 94
Best of Division
Decorated Cookies, Themed Cookie Set
Golden State Sweets
Cynthia Torres

CA State Fair 2019 - Sunshine & Summertime
First Place
Decorated Cookies, Themed Cookie Set
Sunshine & Summertime
Kimberly Vadenais

CA State Fair 2019 - Chess Cake
Best of Class
Youth Decorated Cake, Age 16-18
Chess Cake
Sara Cheng

Food competition
King Arthur Flour gluten free baking contest
First Place
Mexican Corn Stick
Jennine Quiring

Second Place
Strawberry Cabernet Cake
Rachael Ryen

Third Place
Brown Butter & Mixed Berries Mini Cakes
Peggy Linberg

CA State Fair 2019 - Fallingwater
Second Place
Models, Buildings and Rooms
Fallingwater
Bill Reese
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Caveman Camping
Third Place
Models, Buildings and Rooms
Caveman Camping
Kevin Knight
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Mother of Winter
Best of Division, Embroidery (Counted Techniques)
Judge's Choice
First Place
Mother of Winter
Lona Bradford
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Patience

CA State Fair 2019 - Patience

CA State Fair 2019 - Patience

CA State Fair 2019 - Patience
Award of Excellence
3-D Artworks
Patience
Molly Brown
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Sock Yarn
First Place
Handspun Yarn, Wool
Sock Yarn
Melissa Plummer
Amador

CA State Fair 2019 - Derby Girl
Second Place
Handspun Yarn, Wool
Derby Girl
Rachel Coffman
Placer

CA State Fair 2019 - Christmas!
First Place
Handspun Yarn, Art/Textured Yarn
Christmas!
Betty Henderson-Sparks
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Fairy Queen
Second Place
Handspun Yarn, Art/Textured Yarn
Fairy Queen
Ha Dang
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Sunset Silk
Honorable Mention
Handspun Yarn, Luxury Fibers
Sunset Silk
Tabitha Warren
Marin

CA State Fair 2019 - Amethyst in the sunshine
Honorable Mention
Other Fiber Art, Weaving
Amethyst in the sunshine
Pamela McSmith
Riverside

CA State Fair 2019 - Color: I can't help myself!
Honorable Mention
Other Fiber Art, Weaving
Color: I can't help myself!
Roberta Valdez
Santa Cruz

CA State Fair 2019 - Birth of Venus
First Place
Modern Quilts, Two or More People -Medium/Large
Alissa McBain
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - 2017 Temperature Blanket
Honorable Mention
Crochet, Crocheted Afghans
2017 Temperature Blanket
Josephine Salazar
San Joaquin

CA State Fair 2019 - Bed Doily
First Place
Crochet, Any Other Crocheted Item
Bed Doily
Suzanne Sullivan
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Forest Fairy
First Place
Crochet, Crocheted Wearing Apparel
Judge's Choice
Forest Fairy
Suzanne Sullivan
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Summer Vest
Second Place
Crochet, Crocheted Wearing Apparel
Summer Vest
Suzanne Sullivan
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Royal Baby
Honorable Mention
Crochet, Crocheted Wearing Apparel
Sacramento Crochet Guild Award
Royal Baby
Noelia Briones
Sacramento

CA State Fair 2019 - Wakanda Forever
First Place
Dolls and Toys, Amigurumi
Wakanda Forever
Adwoa Cooper
Solano

CA State Fair 2019 - Green Striped Baby Beanie & Green Baby Booties
First Place & Third Place
Crafting a Brighter Future, Newborns in Need: Any Baby Hat or Booties
Melinda Wong
Sacramento

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