Friday, August 31, 2018

Clackamas County Fair

I talked my dad in attending the 112th Annual Clackamas County Fair in Canby, Oregon on August 17, 2018.

Many moons ago I got my sewing start in 4-H and showed my items at the Clackamas County Fair.  Back then, lot of my friends showed cows, horses, and we stayed at the fair almost all week long.  We were required to work in the kitchen for two 4 hour shifts during the week.  Forty plus years later.....It cost me $10 just to park.  It cost me $9 to get in.  My dad got in for free he is a silver senior 75+.

Our first stop we watched the kids showing their rabbits.

We then headed to the pioneer village and the displays.

Clothes washing with a scrub board, and wringer.

Different types of spinning wheels, there were even some ladies set up outside spinning.

The dressmaker's shop.  Check out that sewing machine!

I wandered over to the flower stalls.

I thought the fair house were cute.

And this arrangement called Hog wild.

There were scarecrows.

A gorgeous old Ford Truck.

With wood wheels!

The building which used to house 4-H is no longer is used for that purpose.  The new 4-H hall was rather small, but there were not many enteries either.  But the old building boy did it bring back memories.  These are the same display cabinets which were in use when I was a teen.  When I was a teen all around the walls were clothes which were made and modeled by the 4-H girls.  That area has been taken over by domestic arts which is for those not in 4-H---adults displaying their quilts, afghans, photography, cross stitch just to name a few items. 

 This was one of my favorites. 

 I have seen this quilt in many advertisements it was neat to see it in person.

 I thought this was awesome. 

 I likes this one, how simple it was, but the colors were awesome.

There were over 40 quilts.  Many more than the 13 which were entered in the Monroe County Fair. 

Many of those display cabinets held embroidery, cross stitch, and crocheted, and knitted items. 

After a quick lunch my dad was tired and it was time to head home. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

I Like Thursday #35

Welcome to my I Like Thursday #35.

I like downtown Portland, the architecture, but I especially like the main Multnomah County Library.

 Portland saves their buildings and instead of tearing down, figure out how to utilize the original architecture in their new builds.

I like this flower at my mom's house but she cannot remember what the name of it is.

I like there little butterfly/moths that flit from flower to flower.  This one actually sat and posed for me.
I loved the cute little face. 

I like this dress shop in the Old Town Gresham called Bernie Dexter.

They are 50's retro looking.   If only I was thin I would wear these.

And such cute purses.

Finally I like the urban farms, and farmer's market called grower's outlet.

Now wander over to LeeAnna's at Not Afraid of Color and check out the other I Like Posts.