Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fair Play

In early spring the Central Coast Weavers Guild begged encouraged their SLO County members to enter Still Exhibits competition items to the Mid-State Fair. Their goal was to have enough entries so they could all be grouped together in one display area instead of scattered willy-nilly throughout the building. On the last day for the online registration I signed up to enter three items.

A few days later I happily waved goodbye to The Man and Mattie as they left for a week-long camping/fishing trip. I had six days to work on my Fair entries, uninterrupted.


The day after The Man and Mattie returned home I dropped off my completed items.


Fair Day arrived the following month. We did a quick walk through the Livestock area to check out the sheep and goats. We bypassed the Pig Barn since none of the neighbor kids were entered this year.

Finally we got to the Frontier Pavilion where the Home Arts were displayed. The Man sat patiently in a nearby chair while I stood mesmerized by the Weaving and Spinning display. I recognized most of the entrant's names, they were CCW Guild members.


Imagine my surprise and delight to see that I won a first place ribbon on one of my items.

Winning a first place ribbon came with a cash prize of $6. More surprises were in store when I opened my prize envelope to find two real ribbons and a check for $10. My skein of hand spun had also won a ribbon. Yeehaw.

Central Coast Weavers Guild: A huge thanks to all of you who participated in the fair this year.  After a low of two people entering last year, we had 18 entrants this year, with almost everyone entering multiple items.  We had a great display, just of spinning and weaving entries, which created a lot of interest with the fair visitors.

But wait there's more . . . .