Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Doin' the Puyallup!

When  we went to the fair last weekend in Puyallup, we had fun looking at the various exhibits and animals as well as watching the spinners, especially the one who was using a drop spindle made from an old CD and a piece of dowling.  But for me, the highlight was this crazy quilt from the 1890's!  The woman told us it was purchased at a garage sale for only $3.00 and is appraised now at least $8,000!  Personally, I think it's priceless.  What beautiful stitching!

Here's another shot of the other end.  Sorry about the reflection off the glass; it was kept securely under lock and key.

The other thing that caught my eye were these elaborately decorated cakes.....done by kids! Don't those dollies look happy?

Have you ever seen a sweeter garden?

This was the prize winner in the adult competition. Isn't it realistic?  I've been wondering what was used for the ice.

It would have been hard for me to know how cut this one up to serve!  (It won a green ribbon.)  Speaking of cakes, it's our older daughter's birthday today.  I sure hope someone in Chicago baked her a cake.  Happy Birthday, Jill!


Lynn said...

I love the cakes at the fair. Amazing about the quilt!!

kathy b said...

Aww the dolls in the bed cake is the BEST!!! WHat fun.

What a find that QUILT was! Fun to see it

Nancy Kay said...

Wow. These cakes are fantastic!! The dolls are so cute. But they ALL are very unique and so well done.

Becca said...

Those cakes are so amazing! Love the quilt too...lovely stitching. Happy birthday to your daughter.

Nancy said...

What an amazing Crazy Quilt - I'm glad someone rescued it that loves quilts and will give it a good home.

Janet said...

The crazy quilt is beautiful. What a terrific find! Love the cakes by very creative kids and adults.

BeadBag said...

amazing cakes!
Shirl xxx

Marguerite said...

Love the quilt. This is the third time I've come back to this post to admire it.

Fun cakes. The bakers are so artistic. Couldn't bring myself to cut one, and I love to eat cake.

Linda said...

Oh wow...people have such amazing imaginations! Love the dollies in bed :-)