|At the California State Fair Awards Ceremony|
Last weekend was the California State Fair awards ceremony. Paul and I had decided to attend when I received a notice in the mail that my blue Krokus, a table center designed by Herbert Niebling, had won First Place, Best of Class and Best of Division. I was so excited! Paul and my friends Nora and Jeanne and I trooped through the blistering heat of the Fair together.
Due to this extreme heat in Sacramento, the awards ceremony was not well-attended. Even though the awards were held in the morning at 10 a.m., the temperature was already up, around 90 degrees F. By the afternoon, it was over 100, and people were wilting.
|Krokus won two ribbons!|
The Master of Ceremonies cracked a few jokes and handed out the 20 Golden Bear trophies to the Best of Show winners. The other winners got ribbons. No trophies for me this year, but maybe next time. I was happy with my two ribbons!
|The Golden Bear Trophy|
|The Best of Show winner: a crochet table covering|
|Announcing the special awards inside the Exhibit Hall|
|JD's special Salsa Seasoning|
At first I was skeptical of this seasoning from Minnesota, but it's really good, and can be used for dips or salsa or seasoning meat or veggies.
|Two lovely shawls|
The green Estonian lace shawl on the left was beautiful, but it was hard to see the stitchwork because of the way it was draped. I felt the same about the way mine was displayed. It would have been nice to see all the detail, with the lace spread out over a table.
|Another beautiful shawl|
|More beautiful work|
|The large quilt is made entirely of silk ties|
|Spanish Peacock from A Gathering of Lace, Meg Swansen|
We decided to have lunch in restaurant at Arden Fair Mall rather than swelter outside and eat Fair food. Ahh, air conditioned relief!
Nora and Jeanne headed back to the city, and Paul and I checked into Le Rivage Hotel next to the Sacramento River. We had a lovely view, but it was impossible to sit outside on the balcony for more than a few minutes in the heat.
I will never complain about fog again. :)