The end of every summer means one thing, here in Darke County, Ohio.......
THE GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR!
What a wonderful time,
to celebrate the bounty of the summer,
see local farm judging,
meet up with friends,
and see the life of a rural community.
I have such happy memories of the County Fair.
Growing up, sewing with the Busy Bees 4-H club was a major part of my summer every year. Now, that I am a Grandmother, it is such a blessing to share the tradition of the fair with my grandsons!
Many of my paintings are inspired by life in the country
and The Fair is the place to see country life all in one place!
From the cows in the Cow Palace.....
to the pigs waiting to be judged.....
to the goats being shown by young 4-Hers....
to the bunnies in the Hare House,
The Fair is filled with country life!
Of course, all our grandsons wanted to see were......
Red ones and
Our main draw was
I think the mouth-watering smells at the fair are
almost as good as actually EATING the food.....
And what is a fair without the quilts?
All are blue ribbons winners in my eyes!
The County Fair encompasses so much of what inspires me....
The simple life, centered around what we love to do
and those we love.
Do you see why I look forward to it each year?
Moda is having a "Country Fair" blog hop during the month of September!
27 designers will each take a day and blog about a project they have created especially with
the "Country Fair" theme in mind.
That means 27 FREE, fun projects and many, many give aways!
It starts tomorrow with Sandy Gervais at Pieces From My Heart.
Following is a schedule of designers to visit each day:
September 6th Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart
September 7th Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
September 8th Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister Designs
September 9th Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms
September 10th Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
September 13th Sandy Klop from American Jane (Post will be featured on Moda's blog)
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 15th Joanna from Fig Tree and Co.
September 16th Lynne from Kansas Troubles
September 17th Barb and Alma from Blackbird Designs
September 18th Aneela Hoey from Comfortstitching.com
September 19th Barbara Brackman from Barbara Brackman, of course.
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 21st Christina from Cabbages and Roses
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 23rd Jan Patek of Brannock and Patek
September 24th Lauren and Jessi Jung
September 25th Stephanie from Lily Ashbury
September 26th Julie from Cosmo Cricket
September 27th Kate Spain
September 28th Karla, Susan and Lisa from Sweetwater
September 29th Kaari from French General
September 30th Lisa from Primitive Gatherings
and the fun continues into October
October 1st Kathy from Kathy Schmitz Studio
October 2nd Liz from Liz Scott Designs
Be sure to visit us all and spend some time at Moda's Country Fair.
I'll see you on the 22nd!