The Prize Winner of Meade County

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We’re back from the fair!  And now you can see that Rosie’s crocheted doll was our family’s first winner of a Grand Champion ribbon!  She’s very proud, and rightly so.  The funny thing is, she only took up crocheting this spring. She used to think it was boring! She’s doubly proud because of all the praise she received from full-grown women, most of whom do not know how to crochet themselves.  It always does a girl’s heart good to know that she excels in some womanly art.

We had lots of winners, earning enough prize money to pay our admission fee, so that’s good!  Most astounding ribbon: the cro-yoyo took second place! The yoyo tree got a third.  And the pink elephants (or the one I kept, at least) won a second place ribbon, too, losing to a teddy bear, but beating out a penguin.  All of my photos won a ribbon, one taking first place in it’s category!  Meggie did well in the knitting department, and several of them placed in the writing categories. Tommy even got a blue ribbon for his lego walkie talkie.

We didn’t have time to enter in any of the cooking categories this year, even though we usually place really well. And we had two non-participants, both male, who are on orders for next year.

And we’re really glad it’s all over!

Blue Ribbon Ducklings

Blue Ribbon Ducklings

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About Jennie Cooper

I'm the mother of eight children, the wife of a retired soldier, and a newly minted farmer. I spend my days fairly productively, home educating our children, raising large quantities of food for several families, and volunteering in our community. I read entire novels a page at a time in the comfort of my bathroom. I tell people I'm Catholic just because they find it so shocking. I think there's nothing so exciting as a thunderstorm coming in. It doesn't bother me at all that my dog barks outside my bedroom window all night. And I rather enjoy being 40. I didn't think I would, but 40 is pretty good.

3 thoughts on “The Prize Winner of Meade County

  1. Beckie R.

    congratulations to everyone!!!! Rosie, your doll is amazing! Great job! (So far, I have only made winter hats with ear flaps, and I almost always have to take some of it out and start over because I’ve counted wrong ;O ). I’m going to try to get to the Sussex county fair this year; we haven’t made it as a family yet 🙂


  2. Jenny

    Rosie’s doll is quite impressive. Anna recently started crocheting too, though she is not quite at that level yet. Congratulations to the Cooper family for a right good showing at the fair!


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