Kari gave me this extremely uselful, lovely drying rack.
We went to pick up Mary's fair entry on Monday. We knew Great Grandma Ruth would love to see the Best of Show ribbon winner and her entry so headed right to her house. I know many of you wanted to see the entry also. Sorry we didn't live close enough to drive to most of your houses :-) BUT I did upload some pictures!
The afghan above won a first place ribbon, the baby set below it won the "Best of Show". Below see Chloe in her "Best of Show" outfit.
We had no idea there would be a cash reward involved. Mary received 2$ for each First Place entry and another $20 for the Best of Show. Nice surprise!
We walked into the Arts building from the pouring rain. Glasses fogged, water dripping from umbrellas. Drew walked over and pointed "There it is, Mary's work" My heart swelled up into my throat, tears swelling in my eyes.
Exhibited before me sat Mary's work.
Mary's work, on show in the "Best of Show" display.
Crafty little fingers, diligence, creative flair all on display.
Glory to God, her creator, THE creator, Master of creativity!
I am so proud of Jacob. He shot this rabbit with his b b gun. Now that takes skill and determination! He then wanted to skin it so he called Uncle Ron for some skinning advise. Then he thought he wanted to look up how to skin a rabbit in a book. He remembered reading something about it in "Back to Basics", so got that off the shelf and found what he remembered on page 187. He then called Drew because he really wanted him home when he skinned it. Drew said he better go ahead before the carcass got stiff. That left good ole ME to help him with the skinning :-). I think we were successful but you can see the pictures and judge for yourself.
Little side note. I didn't let the little boys watch even though they both wanted to and it is a good thing. Baruch (5 years old) could not eat his lunch just thinking about the rabbit. Abram (3 years old) when he saw the rabbit laying on the board said. "That rabbit needs his Mama." I did not inform him the animal was already dead. As the intestines poured out I said "Oh look those must be it's intestines." Jacob replied "Your just trying to make this educational so it doesn't seem so icky." Isn't he perceptive!!!