"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

County Fair~Part 3 Arts and Crafts

The County Fair has closed its gates on the 2011 year! It was a wonderful fair and it did not rain one time this year. Since we have moved to New Mexico the fair seems to always have one night that a torrential downpour occurs~until 2011!

As we continue on our journey of heading towards simplicity and of self sufficiency we have crafted things that our family has never crafted before. This year I had the theme of thrift and economy as I worked on my craft items. I love that a penny saved really is more than a penny earned. For every dollar you save you have one hundred pennies, for every dollar you earn, you have to deduct what the government takes out-perhaps 30 cents or so.

With that in mind I crafted display boards(out of simple boxes) to present how one can slowly create a good deal of savings for the home.

Everything I entered was made in the past 12 months and for baked or canned items I entered items that I had never made before, or items that I worked on to improve(if I had not received a ribbon in the past). I hope that my sharing my assortment of ribbon awards does not make you think I am a braggart, but one that is sharing that homemakers can be noted for their simple efforts. In addition, by sharing items crafted others can see that perhaps they are not alone on their path to simplicity.



Division 1 Baked Goods

Section A Yeast Bread: Italian Braided Bread
First Place

Section B Quick Bread: Biscuits
Third Place

Section D Unleavened Bread: Flour Tortillas
First Place

Division 2 Food Preservation
Top row- yellow squash, cherry jam
Bottom row-dried oranges, dried yellow squash, carrots
Total ribbons 4 ~three third, one second(oranges). Canned yellow squash did not receive any ribbons.


Division 3 Sewing
Kitchen and Household
Cloth Napkins
First Place Ribbon


Division 3 Sewing Recycled
Potholder made from two pair of jeans, two shirts and an old quilt
Third Place Ribbon

Division 3 Sewing Miscellaneous
Rediscovering the Art of Homemaking
First Place Ribbon


Division 7 Knit and Crochet A 4 a
crochet dish scrubby and washcloth
Second Place Ribbon


Division 8 Handwork
Recycled Tin Cans
First Place Ribbon



Division 9 Handcrafts
Recycled Rice Bag into store tote
Third Place