Every year I enter the state fair.
This year was no exception,
the only problem was I did not make a very good showing.
Out of six things I entered, I only got two blue ribbons.
I should be grateful for two, but when you have won ten in one year two is pretty sad.
Here is what I entered and what I got.
Baby Sister's Easter dress got a blue ribbon,
seriously how could it not.
Christmas dress also got a blue ribbon.
Musketeer got a second place.
She was at a party where they painted pumpkins, and did not give out smocks,
and yes she got paint on it.
I know, I was screaming about it too.
They marked it down because of it.
Baubi's pageant dress also got a second place,
I have to wonder who got first, and how they beat me.
My looser quilt lost again, this time second place.
No blue ribbon on that one either.
This adorable witch costume got third place.
They said the shirt was dirty, and that the red bow did not match.
I'm not buying it.
I never thought of myself as a competitive person, until I started entering the fair.
Now I find myself walking around the fair saying things like...
"Come on, how did that not win."
I still have never walked away with a purple sweepstakes ribbon either.
I get all sort of grouchy when I walk over to the sweepstakes table
and see what made it.
I know, I know I should be grateful but when I do all this work,
and all I get is a stinking second place, it rubs me wrong.
Good Looking knows this about me, so to make up for the fact that I lost the quilt contest,
he bought me this.
It was waiting on the front porch for me when we came home from the fair.
Isn't just about the cutest thing.
I knew there was a reason I loved that man so much, he is pretty fabulous.
In other news I have started getting fabrics for the swaps, they are good ones.
You are going to be excited about it.
I hope a whole bunch come in the next couple of days, so that we stay on schedule.