This is fair week in our county. DH works three days in the Antiques & Collectibles building. Traditionally, I go Thursday afternoon and look at displays he’s not really interested in, then rendezvous with him after his shift is over so we can have a bit of a date night. (The fact that Thursday is Senior Citizens Day has nothing to do with the timing, believe me, although I do see many people I know!) We eat supper at the same church stand every year.
I enjoy the Horticulture Building, where farmers and home gardeners display what they’ve grown. We were wondering what kind of fruit and veggies people would have, since our spring and summer were so extreme. Early heat, freezing, extreme heat, and an extended drought don’t make for a productive garden (speaking for myself). The picture you see in my current banner at the top of the blog was from the horticulture display a few years ago, and I’m happy to report that the flowers, veggies and fruits on display this year looked as good as ever.
Stamper Connie suggested the Indian corn variation on this image from Perfectly Preserved. Actually, it’s in the Designer Series Paper that way, but stamping it is much more challenging! I wouldn’t make this card for just anyone, dearie!
I used to hang three ears of Indian corn by the front door every fall, until some enterprising squirrels discovered the good eating. That’s OK, there’s more corn where that came from! But when they started foraging in the garage, I abandoned the motif. For several years I’d find corn growing in the strangest places — like amongst the geraniums in the window box or my potted pansies! This card layout recalls my display.
I had a surprise when I checked on my fair entries yesterday. I’ll tell you more on Monday!
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved*
Ink/Color: Stampin’ Write Markers (Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red)
Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Very Vanilla
Other: Big Shot, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*, Cannery Set Framelits*, Linen Thread, button (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals