Friday, October 08, 2010

Family Calendar Picture

Every year the Allred family puts together a family calendar. Since there are six kids (the "kids" are all grandparents at this point), each kid gets two pages, which means that my family gets one page. Here's ours:

Hopefully it'll be big enough to see details if you click on it.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


I swear I've been busier than a chicken with its head cut off, so I've been putting aside things like updating this blog.

I have three recently-quilted quilts to show off.

First up, one from Monica Macklin:

Next, one from Janice Drehobl:

And finally, one from my Mom:

Now back to quilting! :-)

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Tulsa State Fair roundup

This morning we loaded up into the truck and make the trek up to the Tulsa State Fair!

Five hours later (!!!!) we trudged back out to the car, but we had a good time.

Of my eight entries, I got two first place ribbons, four second place ribbons, and two third place ribbons. That mean everything placed, which is great.

The first-place items:

This was the ONLY entry in the "lace" division, which didn't surprise me *at all* since the rules specified that it had to be made from size 20 thread or smaller. That's totally ridiculous, and since we have multiple lace items entered in the knitting category, I'm hoping we can get that changed next year. At least this little doily didn't take me long. LOL!

I got four second-place ribbons:

My socks are the grey, blue, and brown striped ones at the bottom.

My Stor Rund Dug is the cream shawl behind the gorgeous blue one. I'm rather surprised that my shawl didn't do better, but oh well. Denise's blue shawl is stunning, so that softened the blow. :-)

If I enter another ornament, I'll be sure to put it on a stand of some kind since it doesn't look as good sitting on a shelf. LOL!

And finally, I got two third-place ribbons:

Not too bad!

The kids had a great time on the rides, too.

All in all, we had a great time, but my feet sure hurt. LOL!