Thursday, July 31, 2008


It is FAIR week in the beautiful Heber Valley and it is jammed packed. I grew up in such a rural place that the fair was only Friday and Saturday! Here it has been going strong since Monday and there have been a few things last week that started it all off! Anyway, we have enjoyed the county fair. The exhibits opened today after they were judged and on a whim at the last minute, no past the last minute, we put Kelsey's Renoir picture in the fair. She loved making it after she learned the technique from the MEET THE MASTERS program at school. She has become quite the little painter. She has her own watercolor pencils, $$$ watercolor paper, oil pastels and bla bla bla. Anyway, she won the blue ribbon for her painting! Hooray for Kelsey!

They have a children's room at the fair so alot of the LDS church Primary groups have an activity during the summer where each child makes a fair project. Kendal even made one this year and they turned out so cute! Kelsey was so happy that she got 2 ribbons at the fair this year!

I even stepped out of my little nice and cozy comfort zone and entered a quilt in the fair. This quilt has been a long time in the making! I made most of the blocks during my first year of Heber Valley Quilt Guild in 2005 as I was learning how to sew and learned so many fun techniques. I finally finished it this summer and had it machine quilted. It turned out fun and it is such a memory quilt for me. I have so many memories of the fun ladies in our guild in each block, and Kelsey did all the lettering for me when she was 3 that I embroidered, it has a block in it that I made while having MASSIVE labor pains with Kendal kicking my spine, and on and on. It is just full of memories. The name of it is What Matters Most because most of the blocks pertain to an embroidery design I did on it that says Friends, Family, Flowers, Freedom, Faith.

We went to the carnival tonight and I didn't want to lug my 3 inch by 1 inch HUGE camera around so I left it home. What a mistake! The look on Kendal's face was pure joy while riding the rides and I missed what 1000 words of happiness could not capture. The squeals of Kelsey however are still ringing in my ears.

Happy day for me! Tomorrow my new dishwasher will be delivered and installed! YEAH! Say goodbye to old whitey. She got us through some messes, so I am grateful, but I am so excited for my new one!


Krista said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I do love Kelsey's picture. It is a well deserved first place.
I love your quilt. It makes me happy! Is that a blue ribbon on it as well?

mom said...

Yayayaya, for Kelsey and her painting, I bet she is so proud.
And your quilt is so amazing,,,GOOD JOB!!

Tori said...

I wish that I had the talent that you have!! I also wish that Taylor had a little bit longer attention span, so she would take the time to creat something. She is usually like a little gnat, buzzing around all over, but I love her.

acrane said...

thats great I love your quilt it is so beautiful I am glad that you entered it in the fair.

can't wait till next weeks
see ya soon

Jenny said...

Sooo fun! Next year I am going to put things in the fair! Just remind me in June that I said this. Kelsey's picture is sooo great! Congratulations on finishing your quilt!

ourhaskellfamily said...

You guys are a talented family. I bet the kids thought it was so cool that they won ribbons too. How fun. Reminds me of the good old days!

Epperson Family said...

I took my camera to the canival and not to the fair exhibits. I love that quilt! it turned out prefect!


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