Thursday, September 23, 2010

Winning At The Big E

I love attending the Eastern States Exposition Fair held in West Springfield, Massachusetts. It is the ninth largest state fair in the United States. I've been attending since the late 1980s, and never tire of it.

I was there yesterday with my family, and with my CGOA Chapter, The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club. We had a booth in the New England State building to promote crochet. Here are some of the highlights, in no particular order:
  • The father of a childhood friend sought me out to say "Hi."  It was so nice to see him!  He dialed my friend's number and let me say hello to her; she just recently moved back to Florida. It was good to chat with her.
  • I got to meet some of my blog fans like Firemanshunny.
  • I screamed. Rather proudly.  My Mini~Dee won "Best in Division" for her crocheted shawl in the Junior Division.
  • I got to line dance on stage with the Connecticut Line Dancers.
  • I won some prizes for my crochet entries -- I won't know what prizes until after the Fair when I pick up the entries.
  • I helped my Chapter put on its First Ever Crochet Fashion Show featuring the shawls from the Fiddler production back in April. 
  • I got to meet a crocheter from Bethel, Connecticut, who specializes in miniature crochet; she showed me pictures of crocheted doilies she made that are about the size of a US dime!!!
There was so much to see & do yesterday!  SOooo much fun!


Hunny said...

she deserved to win! It was beautiful! You have a right to be very proud!
Hopefully next year I can stay and chat longer. We were rushing to get to the rides! It was nice meeting you in person!

Patty said...

Great to meet you on Wednesday at the Big E.

Keep up the great work

Patty - the lacemaker