These are just a few things that leaped out at me while looking at all the interesting exhibits at the fair.
This little bee smoker. It made me think of the person who made it, who must have made many more, and maybe advertised them in the newspaper or magazines. Because apiary enthusiasts must have always been a very small bunch, and marketing such a unique thing to a small audience…. A labor of love.
Two animals in the wild animal exhibit (otherwise know as, “Don’t keep these as pets at home or they will end up here”):
I got a few real good photos of the tiger. Might be painting him soon.
Many bead necklaces, these are gorgeous. It makes me wonder if someone in town is giving classes. I can see wearing any of these.
Little wool pincushions. I know a local fabric shop gave classes in working with wool. These are so pretty.
And hey, I got a second prize ribbon for my fox quilt. 🙂
And a second place for my horse dish towel. A note said I needed to clip my knots closer to win a blue. Duly noted.