I am humbled and happy to report that I won some ribbons! My hedgehog finger puppet won 1st prize, the felted helmet hat won 1st prize and my felted dumpling bag won 2nd prize. My pumpkin pin cushion received an honorable mention as well. The only thing that was rejected was my striped socks. That will be the second pair of socks I have entered over the years and they have all been rejected. This time the note on the card said “Ribbing doesn’t match.” I won’t know until I pick them up what that is suppose to mean!
I think I will give up submitting socks to the fair – at least for several years and maybe that judge will retire!!! lol
I see many other ladies from around here that are also on Ravelry have won ribbons – we are well represented!
On a more serious note, I went home to visit my folks. Always a mixed bag of emotions after being there — happy to see them and help where I can, but so depressing to see my Dad in the nursing home and how it effects my Mom. It was my Mom’s 85th birthday. I am so blessed to still have my parents with me in my life and I want things to be different for them. I can’t change one thing (well, yes I can, I can love them MORE!) and that is hard to accept.
English Standard Version (ESV)
4 even to your old age I am he,
and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made, and I will bear;
I will carry and will save.
Ending on a chuckle – check out this photo I found. This goes back to 1965 or so – it is our SCHOOL choir! (I went to public school too!) (How far we have fallen from allowing God in our schools now.)
I am in the middle row – third person from the left. (Check out the white headband!!). Everyone who sees this picture sees my daughter Abigail !
There, ending on a smile.