Friday, September 19, 2014

New York State Fair - 1

Its been quite some time since I posted.  I actually didn't realize that its been 2 months since I last posted....that's how crazy-busy it has been!

Work has been busy throughout the summer.  Our company is purchasing a competitor, so there's a lot happening due to the merger.  On top of that, we've just had a lot of orders, which is great for business, but makes things hectic.  Add in some travel and visitors, and somehow it got to be the middle of September.

At the end of August though, I went out to the New York State (NYS) fair with my mother-in-law, my mom and my dad.  I know... kind of odd.  My younger sister was originally going to come, too, but she ended up having to work that day.  I took a lot of pictures, so this is going to be broken up into a few posts.

The main reason I wanted to go was to see the quilts at the fair.  They mixed in some wood-working and other hand-crafted items in the same display area as the quilts. 

The quilt below was the overall winner and is absolutely spectacular.  The quilting on it is all hand quilting.  I think it may have been hand-pieced, too.

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The level of detail is just incredible....

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A fairly intricate log cabin quilt.... the quilting was beautiful on it.

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Someone's very time consuming Dear Jane:

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This is one of the wood-working items displayed around.  The chess set was gorgeous and the inlaid wood was beautiful!

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This side table had a lot of small detailed carvings on it:

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This rug caught my eye, despite its rather 'cartoonish' feel to it.  The text said "The Cat's Funeral".  Since I won a black cat, it made me laugh.

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There were a fair amount of sampler quilts, too.

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And I'll end off with this beautiful clock.  The carvings on it were exquisite!

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Overall, we had a great time at the fair.  My MIL and I shared a "wine slushy" at the end of the day.  Afterwards we commented that we should have started out the day with one.  LOL!  Next time we will definitely be hitting up the wine slushy booth right when we arrive.

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

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