Last week, I looked up on Saturday morning, as I saw a lamb on a leash strolling past my shop. I dove for my phone and snapped a photo, which I posted to Instagram and Facebook.
The lamb is named July, and was a late-season surprise at Bambi Miller's Parke Creek Farm. She was subsequently taken into the Smith household, where she is clearly well-loved, and is being raised as a bottle lamb.
This week, they stopped into the shop prior to their farmer's market visit, and July took a quick tour of the shop. Was she wondering how all the wool came to be so brightly colored??
Time to think about the Fair! If you're a Kittitas County resident, online and in person entries are accepted from August 1st through August 15, and the late entry period is from August 16-18 for online entries and August 16-24 for in person entries. Entries after August 22 require approval from Fair Director of the Department. There is no cost to enter during the regular entry period, and the fee for late entry is only $3.
Here's the secret: there is no penalty if you don't submit your items! So if you think you might like to enter an item in the fair, go ahead and do it! You can always change your mind later.
Home Arts exhibits are received in the Home Arts building between 10am and 7pm on Friday, August 24th. Pick up is on September 3rd (Labor Day), from 6-8pm.
You can find Fair 101 and the Exhibitor's Guide here. Enter your things--it's fun to see a big range of projects on display, and that only happens if you participate!
(Not a resident of Kittitas County? Here are links to info for the Central Washington State Fair, Chelan County, and The Puyallup. (Grant and Douglas County deadlines have passed.)