Saturday, the 4th of July, we went to the Alameda County Fair. We decided to go early, getting to the gate before 10am, we had to wait until they opened. We wanted to beat the heat and the crowds, as we assumed that it would be crowded on the 4th of July (the photo on the left is Matthew and Robert waiting at the gate) Each of us had special things that we wanted to see or do at the fair. The boys wanted to do the rides and the carnival games (Robert did chores around the house to earn money because he knew that we would not pay for rides/games. Matthew still had birthday money to spend). DH was looking forward to all the fair food - especially the funnel cakes which made a good breakfast.
Me? Well, I was looking forward to walk through the craft building, or the "food and fiber" building (strange name, don't you think), and looking at the artwork/crafts. There were a lot of quilts, a few needlework pieces and many other craft types. Some were works submitted by adults and many were submitted by schools (as in school projects). I don't mean to sound disappointed, but since my only fair experience is the big Minnesota State fair where the craft buildings are huge and there are separate sections for needlework & quilts, etc - I guess I was expecting a bigger display. But it was very nice and I enjoyed looking at all the artwork. After the boys money ran out, I visited the "food & fiber" (aka craft) building, and enough fair food was consumed...we watch a horse race, as the fair ground are right next to the horse track. We were home around 2 pm...just in time for a nap :)
Our firework viewing was done on Friday night. We took a walk up the hill to the middle school where we watching the fireworks that were shot off from the fair grounds (the fair grounds are about 6 miles or so from our house - and we had a good view from the hill). The fair didn't have fireworks on the 4th - and we were all too tired to get in the car and look for any.
On the stitching front...I am still working on an exchange and waiting for confirmation of receipt from a couple of people. As soon as I hear, I will post photos of those.
Hope everyone had a good weekend...Remember to Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often - Lisa