Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mesa County Fair

Hello All

First up a very shaky video of a Demolition Derby for those of you who have never seen one. If you listen carefully you might hear my evil laugh I seem to do I every time there was a good smash up. It was in every video I shot. I wonder if I should be concerned?

Next an artful shot of the Fair and carnival

The Bookcliffs, north of town

Mt Garfield

And oh yeah these too!!!

I got a First place and a Judge's Choice. Needless to say I was very happy. The only halfway negative things the judges had to say was that my corners weren't perfectly square and that there wasn't alot of quilting. Well duh! It's a Crazy Quilt, and it is heavily quilted in the inside layer it was just covered up since it very irregular based on where it was needed.

The kids rode the rides and we pigged out on Turkey legs, funnel cakes and fresh lemonade. YUM



gocrazywithme said...

You get such good pics at the demolition derby! Sounds like you had fun.
The judge made the same comment about my corners, which I thought were pretty good. I think I'll take my quilt to Quilter's Corner and ask them if they know what I could do differently.

Candi said...

First congrats on the ribbons!! That is just awesome!! I'm with you on the demolition derby, I make these funny sounds though when there's a good collision. lol

Mermaid's Purse said...

Congratulations on the very well deserved first place!

Momma Bear said...

I think your corners are just lovely. it makes the judges choice award gravey! and to show your work to the world, I commend you on your bravery!

Susan said...

Congratulations on the ribbons. That's great. And well deserved! Thanks for sharing the other pics, too. I love demo derbies and haven't seen one in several years.

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Jane said...

Hi Lauri, I thoght I'd left a comment but I guess I got to wrapped up in your demolition derby video... (I'm a kook for them derbys too.) So happy for your ribbon and judges choice.. your quilt came out fabuously. Thanks for sharing all the great fair photos. You and Janet have me thinking about next years county fair now!