Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesdays Treasures and some mail

Early in September every year the county has the an Exhibition , basically a rural farm fair , I love this type of event , the animals , the crafts and the people .Yesterday we set off to visit the exhibition , the last day for this season ,not so sure I would wait until the last day again , the events that I enjoy had already taken place and I was sorry I didn't get to see too many horses . However this is my Tuesdays Treasures for this week , I had fun and here are a few photos to show you what I saw.
There were a few quilts on display and these  received  ribbons . Interestingly the one on the right was a top that was purchased in a thrift store and the person put the quilt together and hand quilted it , a lot of work to give away .
This lovely batik quilt also won a ribbon , aren't the colors lovely.
There are very pretty flower displays and just look at these sunflowers one of my favorite flowers.
Wouldn't the birds have a picnic here .
These horses were waiting for the upcoming three horse pull , very large powerful horses .
This little cutie just stole my heart .
And doesn't everyone love a donkey , I know I do .
I also happen to really love llamas and alpacas and if I were much younger I would start raising them.This llama was taking a little rest but interestingly he was constantly chewing .
This photo speaks volumes , no event can take place without the proper gear and don't you love the red hat :-) So that was my day at the fair , we of course seen a lot more, but this is getting very picture heavy so I will leave the rest to your imagination ,there were lots of other animals , lots of horses , cows , chickens , goats , sheep and even a few pigs so take a deep breath and just pretend you are in one of those barns , feel better now :-)
 Lastly but certainly not least I want to share the mail I received yesterday , this wonderful Bali Pops arrived from Linda of Linda's Quiltmania, I recently won this on her giveaway , I have been super lucky lately , perhaps I should go buy a lotto ticket . Thanks so much Linda these are just gorgeous and I know I will enjoy using them  !!! If you haven't visited Linda be sure to stop by you won't be disappointed , she has a lovely blog .
This really not the best picture , the colors are so much prettier , it was a rainy dreary day here yesterday so the light was very poor.
We received around 100 mm of rain yesterday and overnight , lots of flooding around. This system was actually two systems coming together and one of them was Tropical Storm Leslie which is a huge storm and it fed the moisture to the other low pressure system coming from another direction .We had lots of rain but it could have been a lot worse and the province of Newfoundland is being hammered today with  Leslie a powerful Tropical storm ,I hope they don't have too much damage .
I am off to Quilting now so be sure to stop by and visit with Melody of the House on the Side of the Hill to see what others are sharing today as their Tuesdays Treasure.


  1. Sounds like a great day at the fair.... lovely to have the Bali pops... they are such fun.... yes, you should go and buy that lotto ticket!

  2. congrats on your win Sheila and thankyou for sharing your pics with us.xx

  3. Love your pictures! The quilts are wonderful, and yes, even the gear looks great! Congrats on your win...can't wait to see what you make with the fabrics! Very enjoyable post!

  4. Looks like a wonderful day at the fair. Congrats on your win. Hugs,

  5. Thanks for another great day out. Very cute little horse & friends. Congrats on your win.

  6. What a great pictures of the fair and congrats on your win

  7. Great pictures of the fair Sheila. I think once it cools off a bit we will have a fair. I know you will make some magic with that fabric you won. Congratulations!

  8. What a FUN post today... loved coming along with you to the fair!
    Take care with the bad weather in your area! :)

  9. Thank you so much for linking up with TT this week. I do enjoy a good country fair too. You fabric win is gorgeous.

  10. Looks like you had a wonderful day at the fair. I always enjoy going to our local fairs, but haven't been in a few years...it was just way too hot this year. But I do love all the animals!

    Congrats on your win...I know you will make something wonderful with those batiks. Hope "Leslie" doesn't give you all too much trouble!



  11. I have always avoided our show until this year. Now I never want to miss another one. Glad you enjoyed it. I love looking at the horses too. I especially love the Clydesdales.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  12. Looks like you had a wonderful day at the Exhibition. Thanks for sharing it. Congrats on the win!

  13. It looks like you had a great time at the fair! I'd love to discover a quilt top at a thrift store. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. Send some rain our way, would you, it's so dry here.