I picked up my fair entries yesterday evening and thought I’d take a picture, since I never searched the archives to find the original project posts. I submitted the very plaid dress I made last November for a friend’s wedding–first place–and the houndstooth jacket I like so much–second place. Yay, me!
When I was there last night the semis that carry the collapsible midway rides were all packed up and ready to head out in a convoy. My fascination with long-haul trucking (don’t know where that came from, unless it’s Kerouac) collided with my curiosity about how traveling midway ride operators must live, and I just about put the Focus in line behind them. Maybe someday I can take six months and research a book about carnies and their state fair circuit…
Any time. Hope you enjoy them. 🙂
Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll have to plan a library trip soon.
A-ha! I knew I’d think of it! It’s called Under the Big Top: A Season with the Circus by Bruce Feiler:
Hey, I didn’t realize you’d entered stuff in the fair! I must’ve looked at these items and not noticed your name on them… duh! Congratulations on the ribbons; I think that’s cool.
If you’re interested in trucking (and shipping and transportation and stuff the general public just doesn’t know about), I thought John McPhee’s Uncommon Carriers was pretty fascinating… http://www.amazon.com/Uncommon-Carriers-John-McPhee/dp/0374280398
I’m still trying to remember the title of that one I told you about where the journalist joined the circus…