Wednesday, October 8, 2014

1+1+1= & State Fair Part 2

What does
      1 cranky, teething baby,
        1 sick husband,
         and 1 broken casserole dish lid (my favorite one) equal?
 A stressful start to the week!

Oh, well; today's a new day :-) Enjoy some more pictures from the Texas State Fair.
We made a stop at the aquarium on the fairgrounds; Hope's friend volunteers there and we wanted to say hi. These moray eels are so creepy!
Hope enjoyed petting the stingrays. We used to do that at Sea World in Orlando all the time.
Alex had an intense stare off with a grouper.
Outside the aquarium was a sculpture garden. My favorite was this cactus with the faces.
Tim and Hope liked the bucking horse made of wrenches, pliers, locks, hammers, etc.
Of course, I had to spend a little time in the Creative Arts barn. There was a lot to look at! I only saw a small portion, but I took pictures of my favorites. This doily is gorgeous! Hope asked if I could make one like this; I told her yes, if there's a written pattern not a diagram. I still can't read those things.
I love the colors in this cross stitch piece. And all the different kinds of birds.
This mosaic is amazing! It's made of painted rocks and shell pieces.
Of course, we had the standard fair food of corn dogs and cotton candy. But we always try to find something new and different. These are Amazeballs (no, I'm not making up the name!). They're chocolate cake balls sprinkled with bacon bits and powdered sugar. They were so good!!!!

So that was our trip to the fair. It was great fun, and we're already looking forward to next year.
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration


  1. Looks like a fun time at the fair. I like the sculpture of the bronco also with all the recycled tools, etc. Very unique. The cat mosaic is really neat too, I'm not sure I would have been brave enough to try the new "dish". You are courageous my friend. Take care, Heather

  2. Nice pictures Kate - those eels do look creepy, Vince would probably love that horse - he loves tools. :)

  3. Great pictures Kate. That first pic looks very scary.


  4. What fun! Those Amazeballs have to be good...bacon and chocolate! That doily looks familiar. I think I might have the pattern.

  5. Hey, girl! That doily pattern is a written pattern, not a graph. If you want it, I'll send it to you. I don't see your email address anywhere around here or I'd send it right now. pammysue8 (at) gmail (dot) com