Yep, you're right--it's state fair time again! Every year, there are two things I absolutely have to include in my state fair visit: Fair food and quilts. And most of the time, for whatever reason, I pass up the fried foods on a stick, but my blood pressure was a little on the low side a couple weeks ago, so I figured I should "fix" it with some deep fried fair food.
Hubby and I started out with sandwiches--me with a pulled pork and him with a pastrami. As we sat and ate, we surveyed the other food choices. I seriously was thinking: "Hey, what food here sounds interesting and absolutely cannot be bought at any other place, at any other time," and the deep fried cheese curds pretty much raised their greasy little hands and said eat me.
And we did. They were pretty good too!
Here's the other thing we went for. Rabbit Transit was on display with an honorable mention.
But besides that, I took a few photos so I could share them with you. First are a couple overviews so you can see how the displays were set up. And, of course, there are some beautiful quilts to be seen in these as well.
Hubby didn't really "get" the cow quilt but I thought it was funny. Besides that, I thought it was so similar to the cow quilt I took a photo of at the Verna Mosquera retreat that the two quilters must have taken the same class from Mary Lou Weidman.
I loved this rabbit quilt--of course, I DO like some nice rabbits! Do any of you recognize the pattern, perhaps? I think it would be great fun to make.
Hubby and I found ourselves looking at this display and commenting on how much we liked the piece, what the artist had done, and the number of awards. The funny thing is that after a couple minutes, we realized we were each talking about a different piece! I liked the small footstool on the right and Hubby was awed by the horn table on the left.
How could he like a horn table so much but dis a cow quilt? Men! Who can understand them? It almost made me not want to share my deep fried cheese curds with him!
By the way, what's your favorite fair food?