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of fibre – and donkeys

September 2, 2013

at the fair

I had the honor of judging the weaving

the “needlework section” has a hardworking  group of volunteers and a large display space

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so sorry I didn’t get the name of the knitter who created the baby outfit

both the doll and this delightful cornucopia were created by Sarah Belfry

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look at the mouse, the mushroom and the veggies – all knitted

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the “sheep to shawl” demonstration by the Victoria and Deep Cove Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guilds

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 weaver Brenda Nicolson can’t talk when she is weaving the pattern section

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the theme of the fair is “the Donkey”

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 there is always a donkey barn and a grand parade

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did I say I love donkeys??

here is an American spotted ass

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a zen-ful tale of a donkey and his human

every sentence is a work of art, gentle wisdom

it could take a lifetime to read

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the final word(s) – click to enlarge

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one more installment of feathered and furry critters

10 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2013 5:28 pm

    i would love to got to the fair sometime soon.


    • September 3, 2013 5:53 pm

      Velma – this is a BIG fair and hundreds go to it but it still has that small community, country feel. I love it.


  2. September 3, 2013 8:18 am

    I love the texture of that knitted corn. And I’m going to look for that Donkey book for sure!


    • September 3, 2013 8:54 am

      Kristin – the lavender wand in the mouse’s hand is amazing and most people commented on the mushroom, the gills are almost real.


  3. Renee permalink
    September 3, 2013 2:50 am

    I love fairs. And donkeys too!


  4. September 2, 2013 2:48 pm

    what delightful sights! i especially love the note by the weaver. if only i could have such a sign affixed to my forehead.


    • September 2, 2013 3:45 pm

      Aimee – yes, I could benefit from a similar sign,too. She had one on the other side as well but don’t think it did much good.


  5. September 2, 2013 11:05 am

    Wow, what a great fair. I’ll have to go next year!


    • September 2, 2013 11:22 am

      Heather – this is the 146th year and it is GOOD. well organized with a fantastic selection of interests and still with that hint of old fashioned “country”. Here is a plus – I was there for 8 hours on Sat. and didn’t see one cell phone!


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