The best time to work on projects for the fair is now! Deep snow, cold temperatures and overcast skies are the perfect weather to stay inside and create something :)
I have been entering into the local fairs since I was 8 years old, and now I'm part of the organizing committee who bring the events, competitions and fun to the fair every Father's Day weekend in Warren, Ontario.
This year's Prize List is available now by clicking here.
I always have plans to finish more projects than I actually do, but this year I'm planning differently. My goal this year is to set my finished projects in one area of the closet as I go so that come fair time, everything is ready to go. Sounds easy, right? Except past history says I usually get projects -><- that close to being finished and put them aside because "there's not much left to do on it" and it sits FOREVER undone. I need to actually finish those bits and bobs of projects! Even worse, I have unfinished projects hidden everywhere - a jacket pocket holds a bit of handmade lace, boxes and bags of partially started works litter the closet, floor, desk, shelves and storage shed! I have too many things left undone and I need to work harder to complete items rather than get tied up in the excitement of something new :)
Let's take my current list of unfinished quilt works, these are all personally driven, not custom orders!
If we looked at all my craft projects, we'd be here all day! I have 4 stitching projects in the living room alone ;)
I know I'm not alone in my crafting methods! Lots of others talk about ufo's and wish lists of projects we have purchased and not yet begun. This year, I want to focus on finishing what's here before starting something new and exciting. I still like lots of the stuff I have here, I just choose not to finish them. There's always a good excuse though - laundry to fold, kids to drive, tv to watch...so here's my personal challenge: I need to finish the projects currently in my room. There are 19 items on the quilting list, and I don't think that's a comprehensive list of what's started in this room! I want to have 5 of those done and enter into the fair.
Last year I had only 15 items in the fair, this year I want to double that number. Who's with me? With categories from canning to sewing to painting to gardening there's something for everyone's interest. Download the prize list today and let's see what you create!
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
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