I hope that everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend. In our hometown we celebrate with a Cowboy Carnival. Things start out in the morning with horse races. We had a large turn out for the whole day, it was even more awesome that the rain skipped us this day, which has not been the case in the past.
The first two pictures here show a small part of the horse races (pun intended). Just look at these cute little horses pulling the wagons. The were such a delight to watch, and they even raced each other, here they are doing some advertising for a couple of the carnival's sponsors.
While your looking at the sweet horses and the cowboy, check out the landscape, everything is so pretty right now.......an well it should be, we have gotten (I hear) about 8 inches of rain in May.
Look at these skies, OMGosh is was the most beautiful day (and I have the sunburn to prove it, LOL). Along with the horse races, we also attended the sharp shoots contest, in its first year with 12 participants. There were dog races, bb gun shoot (for the wee ones), plant sale, book sale, bingo, 2 auctions, pie contest (which I was going to enter, but when I went to make my pie I found out I way out of butter for the pie crust........sigh), I know I am missing some of the events, but fun was had by all.
Then there was food, yummmmm. And look at that line, we stood in it for 45 minutes. Alot of people attended this year. This by the way is about 1/3 of the length of the line, and that line circles around to the back there where the meat was. We understand they ran out of silverware sets which they had 500 made up.
Also, the Quilt Show. You did not think I would post this with out some quilts. Now I have more pictures but did not want this post to be to long. I thought I would share with you my entries
The first is my Painted Quilt. It is a kit I bought from Sherry Rodgers-Harrison. She pre quilted it and sent along some pens to "color" the quilt with, but I could not resist adding embroidery, beads and crystals. It is 11.5 x 11.5 inches. Remember you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
My second entry is my king size Log Cabin quilt "Colors of Wyoming" I chose the color for the quilt from the colors in nature here.
AND......................DRUM ROLL PLEASE..........................
My quilt took first place in the large quilt division. This is a viewer choice award. So those who attended got to choose their favorite quilts.
The quilts award.......................
And here is the quilt..........................I was so surprised and excited. I hope to enter these quilts in the county fairs quilt show in August. I just hope people enjoy seeing them.
Happy Memorial Day to everyone and thank you for visiting and I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse of our weekend doings.