Friday, July 31, 2009

Horse Judging and a Finish

It has once again been busy. This week, on Wednesday, J and I headed to Columbus to the Ohio State Fair for him to compete in the state horse skillathon and with the Medina County Judging team. The teams did not get any awards on the judging team, and J did got get any individual awards for it either, but he learned some things, and had fun so that was worth it.

The teams, J in the center

J and G

After the competition but before the awards ceremony we walked around the fair a bit. The kids and I rode the Skyline, which was neat because you could see quite a distance, but not quite to the end of the fairgrounds. There are lots of tall buildings that you couldn't really see over. But here is one view from the skyline.

Yes, it was cloudy and it rained the entire way down and most of the day. We also watched a Quarter Horse show that was going on while we were there. It was nice to just watch a good show. I enjoyed watching the show and seeing all the good horses.

Last week I did get some things sewn. I actually finished a mini quilt using the Pop Garden material. That means I did have a finish for July!

And I made a strip quilt top out of a thangles BOM that I had, but didn't have the 12th one because they ran out. So I just sewed them together to make this top.

Next week is the fair so we will be busy with that. Check in is on Sunday and we would like to watch the harness racing. Then J shows his rabbits on Monday, his horse on Tuesday, we have to work for our club on Thursday, Championship show on Friday night (if he makes it) and Alumni show on Saturday (Rich is showing!!!). Hopefully it won't rain all week and won't be incredibly hot.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Zonnah said...

I love the quilts! I really like the strip quilt :)

CapLady Molly said...

Your quilts look great! I love horse shows or anything to do with horses actually. Good luck to your entries. Take care

Brenda said...

I love to go to fairs, they remind me of when I was little. Send me your address you won my christmas in july give away. I tried to email you and it kept coming back. Sorry for the delay.

Tudy said...

Have a good time at the fair.

Granny Lyn said...

Boy, howdie, you really have been busy!!! Good luck next week! I'm amazed you have time to take a breath!

the quilt looks great! I love the fabrics!

Sandy said...

Great quilts!
Have fun at the fair...extended forecast doesn't look like a lot of rain and nothing above mid 80's.

Lynn said...

I really like that strip quilt. Doesn't it feel great to have a finish. Good luck with the fair!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Summertime is busy for your family! Have fun at the fair next week :^)

Laura said...

Wow, you certainly have been busy this week, and it sounds like this coming week is just as full! Quilts look great!

Robyn said...

Wow you've been a busy girl in many different areas... go!!
Just a little note to say, I fiiiiinnaaaalllly mailed your parcel today!! Yipppeee!!
Please let me know when it arrives safely...then I'll breathe
Robyn xx

Esteemarlu said...

I love the floral quilt it's so cool and bright looking. Perfect for summer. I so enjoy seeing your family on the horses. Very cool.