Anyway, the big room where they display the foods, arts, and textiles was emptier than usual, and we found that while some categories (dried foods and handspun yarns, for example) had many more entries than last year, other categories (hand knit socks and quilts, for example) had many fewer. This year the knitted things were all in a back corner covered in weird netting stuff, so it took me a while to find it. The first thing I found was my red felted bag, which won a red ribbon. First place went to one of those cute felted fiber trends sheep, which was more deserving.
Tim found his pot on the artwork table, happily wearing a blue ribbon for the professional ceramics category. Congratulations honey! And although we don't have the photographic evidence, I'm happy to tell you that Tim also took home ribbons for his beef jerky, dried pineapple, and dried mushrooms. As I mentioned, the competition was much fiercer for these categories than in previous years. Congrats honey!
Sheila and Michael Ernst . I get the very cool ribbon that you see here, and I think i also might get a prize (like a gift certificate) but I'm not sure and it really doesn't matter...I was very pleased to get this award!
It certainly made up for the huge long line at the curly fry booth, which impelled us to select another booth for our dinner. On the way out, though,we found a double secret curly fry booth that we'll hit the next time we're there.