Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sandwich Fair 100 Years

It is 100 years of the New Hampshire Sandwich fair. What a beautiful day to go to the fair. First I want to show you the rugs entered for show. It was very crowded but I got pictures of them all. This house rug I thought was nice because it was rounded at the top and had a button to hang it with.
 These two were hard to get and the pillow that is in the top and bottom picture also hard to get.
 Great job was done on the pear, great large cut shading. to the left do you see the small picture? That must be a hooked picture of the old man of the mountain. I didn't even see it until the pictures where up loaded.
 This game board is fun.
 This is a large rug it is folded in half,

Love the corn, the pumpkin, and snowman. They are stuffed figures.
 Happy Halloween!
 A stick horse cute.
 I love the colors in this rug, also large.
large rug different colors.

lovely birches.
 I have on occasion entered a rug in the fair, I have won first prize a couple of times and also not won anything several times.
I am so glad I never went up against this rug. First it is larger than the one I am working on. The colors are vibrant and beautiful and it is a personally designed rug. This is of the next town, Tamworth NH. The birch rug is hanging over it. so the view of it is broken up. But is this not the most amazing rug!
 This rug was all rolled up,no one could see it I had the girl guarding the wares unroll it so I could take a picture. It had no name and on it so we think that is why. It has some prodding on it,cute.( I had to make some pictures small so they would fit so click on them to make them larger.)
 The parade through the fairgrounds was fun. can you see everyone face and how they are smiling.
 This is the NH policemen piper piper band.
 this was a Dalmatian group but can you see in the back right?? That's a golden retriever dressed as a dalmatian.
Ah the good old days.
of course there is always a couple of turkeys in the crowd showing off.
 and here they are! Just kidding! L to R my son-in-law, His dad and my husband.
I have more to show you but will leave it for another day. My daughter is blogging a bit about the fair if your want more.
Welcome to my new follower. I so love all your comments keep them coming. I hope your 10-10-10 was a good one.


Dog Trot Farm said...

What perfect weather to attend and enjoy a fair. There is something special about a "Fall" fair. All the rugs were lovely, but I especially liked the rug which had the pineapple, lovely colors. There is a tremendous amount of work to a hooked rug and good for you to have won first place in prior fairs! I am off to check out your daughter's fair photos. Thanks for sharing, Happy Autumn!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow I am always so amazed at the talented people who use their hands to make such beautiful things for other people to admired and enjoy. Looks like you had a fun time.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Thanks for sharing so many wondeful rugs. I especially like that first one of the house and that pictorial is amazing!
Looks like it was a fun time. I love the picture of the three turkeys :)

Kim said...

Such lovely rugs. Fall Fairs are always a great day.

Kritter Keeper said...

i love new england! found your blog from julie's...the tamworth rug is my fave, omg i would love to get that! kudos to you for winning the blue more than once, you must be very talented!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Oh how fun. The rug hooking is amazing with all the different pieces. Great looking turkeys and parade. Oh to enjoy fall in New England!

katie said...

Amazing rugs, loved the landscape and all the houses. Looked like a fun day.

Joycee said...

Love, love these beautiful rugs! I need to save my pennies so that I can buy one, I'll never have the patience needed to make one myself! Great post and pictures...