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I love working with crafts, rug hooking, wool felt, penny rugs and stitcheries. Primitives are my favorites, but I also love to mix different styles of decorating.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rug Hooking Entries for State Fair

I just finished placing my rug hooking entries online for the Kentucky State Fair. I have 3 hooked rugs that will be in the Kentucky State Fair in August, one of which is finished, the other two not so much. The registration cutoff is midnight tomorrow, July 1st. They are then dropped off to the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center by August 15th so I have some time to finish them. I've had rug hooked items in the Fair the last 2 years. I really enjoy entering my rug hooked items. So far I've received two 4th place ribbons and an honorable mention.

I'd like to enter them in the Indiana State Fair as I've always lived in Indiana, but it's a 2-hour drive one way to Indianapolis and just a 15-minute drive to Louisville where the Kentucky State Fair is located. I would have to get the rugs to Indianapolis, make another trip up there to see all the rugs and see if I won any ribbons, and then make a third trip there to pick up my rugs. With gas as high as it is, I can't really justify three 4-hour trips to Indianapolis just to enter my rugs. Maybe one year I'll get to enter them in the Indiana State Fair. But for now, I'm happy to enter them in the Kentucky State Fair. Our local rug hooking guild is made up of members from Kentucky and Indiana and I'm the President. It's always such a thrill to see my rugs on display with all the other great rugs.

Going to the Fair to see the amazing quilts, cross stitched items, crocheted/knitted items and rugs is a really great time. I usually make several trips with family and friends to look at all the displays, photographs, etc. I think someone said last year that there were around 30,000 different entries... amazing!

Anyway, I'm hoping to come home with ribbons this year. We'll just have to wait and see later in August.

4 comments:

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey. Glad to meet another sister.
hugz,
Zandra

Angie Berry said...

That's awesome Sharon! Congratulations on your past ribbon winnings! I hope to see pictures of the rugs you entered. I've never been to the fair to check them out but I do believe I will this year! Sounds really neat!

Orange Sink said...

Hi Sharon,
I'm so glad to have found your blog! It's always a thrill to meet someone else who is passionate about rug hooking! I wish you the very best with your rugs at the fair this year. I entered some of mine a couple of years ago at our little county fair. I did quite well but there wasn't another hooked rug to compete with! LOL Thank-you for your nice comments on my Sassy Sunflower rug! I am almost done hooking it!
Cathy G

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My Latest Projects

These are some of the rug hooking and wool felt projects that I've worked on recently.

Penny Table Runner Rug

Penny Table Runner Rug
entered in 2010 Kentucky State Fair

Autumn's Grand Finale Rug (Adaptation)

Autumn's Grand Finale Rug (Adaptation)
entered in 2010 Kentucky State Fair

White Luminary Pumpkin Rug

White Luminary Pumpkin Rug
entered in 2010 Kentucky State Fair

Fraktur Penny Rug

Fraktur Penny Rug
4th Place in 2008 KY State Fair

My Original Hex Sign Hooked Rug

My Original Hex Sign Hooked Rug
for my son Adam

My 1st Hooked Santa Pillow

My 1st Hooked Santa Pillow
2008 (4th Place - KY State Fair)

My 2nd Santa Hooked Pillow

My 2nd Santa Hooked Pillow
2009

My Flower Basket Hooked Rug

My Flower Basket Hooked Rug
hooked for Laura

One of My 1st Rugs

One of My 1st Rugs
White Pumpkin

My 1st Rug

My 1st Rug
Crow on a Pumpkin

Penny Rug

Penny Rug
for Laura's birthday