Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Country Fair

My wish of a few days ago came true yesterday as I went to a country fair in Topsfield, MA with members of my needlearts guild. It was a beautiful Autumn day and our focus was on the Arts and Crafts.

In the needlework exhibit, a clever shirt and tie wallhanging caught our attention, as well as a beautiful felted tea cosy. Most of the work - quilts, embroidery, counted cross-stitch, crochet, etc. - was very inspiring, and the demonstrations were well done and educational. I had never heard of bunka embroidery, but may give it a try after seeing this beautiful demonstration.
This wonderful quilt was part of the Beekeeping exhibit.

After seeing 4-H demonstrations, cows, chickens, floral arrangements, vegetables,etc., we agreed that it had been a fun day!


Tea Time and Roses said...

So glad you had a wonderful time at the Country Fair! That blue ribbon tie quilt is just beautiful. Learning something new while there must have been lots of fun. Sounds like a wonderful time to me. So glad you had a good time....



KJ said...

What a clever "shirt and tie" quilt! Was that an original idea or has this theme been floating around?