(photo shamelessly stolen from my daughter Camille)
Welcome to my day on the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop!
This is totally giving my age away, but oh well. When Lissa told us we were doing a blog hop with a Country Fair theme, this is the first picture I thought of.
I grew up on a farm and my two older brothers always had 4-H cows they entered in the fair.
This was my lucky day, I got to be in the newspaper AND it was actually published on my birthday!
NO, I don't have cows now!
Milking cows growing up was not all that fun, although I do appreciate learning the value of hard work.
Yes, we do have two horses we ride occasionally.
My husband also grew up on a farm and they raise horses. They have big draft horses. So once a year I dress up in my cowgirl duds and go to our State Fair to help his family show their horses.
My job is to take pictures.
Sunny and Sam
My niece got a blue ribbon for competing in the wagon driving.
Another niece and nephew also got ribbons for driving the horses.
We had a great day looking at all the animals and displays, but the best part is always the food.
That brings me to the first question Lissa asked us to answer...
What is your favorite fair food?
Mine is Funnel Cake. Sooooo gooood! Wish I had one right now.
Next question: What is your guilty pleasure?
M and M's, fudge, chocolate cream pie, brownies, chocolate pecan carmel apples...
I could have had a Caramel Apple at the fair too, it was a tough choice,
but the funnel cake was plenty of sugar for one day.
Next question: What is on your bucket list?
I have never been on a cruise before, so when I was asked to teach a class on the Moda Cruise, of course I had to say yes! I wasn't sure a cruise would ever be crossed off my bucket list.
Come join us, it's not to late!
I have two Country Fair projects. This is the project that I talked about on the video. It is a pattern you can purchase on our website.
These rice bags are what every quilter needs. You can heat them in the microwave or put them in the freezer to sooth all those aching neck muscles you get from sitting at the sewing machine to long.
Great gift for all your quilting friends.
For my free project, I made Yo-Yo Push Pins.
They are so fast and easy.
You will need:
3 1/4" fabric circle
1 1/4" circle of cardboard
thumb tack - large or small
needle and thread
button for center
Mark center of fabric circle with a pen.
Fold raw edge of circle under 1/4" to wrong side. Hand gather around the edge.
Hot glue thumb tack to center of cardboard as photo shows above. Poke tack point into wrong side of fabric at center dot. Pull gathering thread tight pulling fabric over cardboard circle. Knot.
Hot glue a button in the center of your yo-yo.
Make some yo-yo push pins for all your friends!
You could also use them on hand bags, on hair bows, as magnets, on gift tags,
on handmade cards, as a pin on your sweater or even glued on a frame (minus the tack in some instances).
The possibilities are endless.
You might even want to use them to embellish some
This is one of our new patterns hot off the press!
They are all available as of today.
Oh, and I have some RUBY fabric and Moda goodies to give a way!
(Thank you Moda)
Ruby will be coming to a store near you any day now.
To enter, leave a comment telling me what color of fabric you can't leave the store without.
As you might already know, I am a little partial to RED, Ruby Red.
I will announce the winners on September 26th.
Hope you are having a great time on the MODA Cowwwnty Fair Blog Hop!
(Cheesy I know, but I couldn't resist using this picture)
This is my husband at the Fair - now that is a big cow, I'll bet her name is Princess.
Don't forget to hop on over to Cabagges and Roses tomorrow to see what goodies they have in store!
Happy Country Fair to you all.