Friday, September 1, 2017

Getting ready for the Fair

I have decided to enter some of my hand-made items into the Long Island Fair this year. I haven't done so in a few years so I have several items that can be entered. I am going to enter my Fans and Feathers Shawl,
the Fresh Till Cowl,
Autumn Angel, 

and the crocheted Christmas Tree that I made for my son. 

The first three have been completed for some time, but last Saturday, I finally got around to assembling the Christmas Tree. 

Each layer is stacked on a size 10 knitting needle that is pushed through a foam circle.
 Layer by layer is added and glued.
All the way up until....
the spire is on the top.
It was a slow progress waiting for the craft glue to dry, but I prefer it to the glue gun when working with yarn.
You may recall that I already made one of these for my daughter. The only change is in the skirt. I had a wee bit of variegated Christmas yarn that I decided to use to in place of some of the white on the skirt before the red edging.
The day after I glued the tree together, I glued on almost 80 small pom-poms.
I love it. Now my son will have some Christmas decor for his new apartment. But first it has to go to the Fair.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your Christmas tree is adorable

  2. Those are such lovely entries--good luck, Cathie!

  3. All great entries, I love the Christmas tree. Wishing you every success.

  4. Can't wait until I see your blue ribbons! These are lovely items you're going to enter. The tree is adorable! Pat xx

  5. Cathie: Congratulations on making the decision to enter the Fair, I am sure you will do well, you have chosen some beauties to enter.


  6. I didn't even know LI had a fair!! I just heard that this was the last year for our fair, it's a pathetic fair but gave me the opportunity to win some ribbons and cash.
    I like your entry choice and hope you did well. Your Christmas tree for you son is adorable! Mary


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