Last week was our local county Fair.
I may have had 10 hand dipped, chocolate ice cream cones last week.
Here's a look at some of the projects the Kids entered for 4-H...
Let's start with a successful rocket launch.
I take the launches as a personal challenge to catch these fast-moving creations coming off the launch pad... literally clicking the shutter the moment they flip the switch...
And his wood burning project.
Can you tell the boy has a thing for bears??? Has since he was small.
Launched a rocket...
The shock cord broke, sending nose cone and the body of the rocket to two different locations. The body, being plane-shaped, glided to a landing.
He also did a gardening project that received the Clover Award...
He's been such a big help with the gardens (we have one here and one at my Grandparents').
You can't see it in the picture, but it is painted flat black with a gloss black stripe down the middle of it. He freehanded the stripe. Did a great job!
She's been into beading the last few years...
Making a necklace and ear rings to match her necklace from last year. This one is shorter than last year's necklace. They look great together. Matching, without being too match-matchy.
And it was displayed on a piece of firewood.
She also knitted...
A ski band/ear warmer.
The original color choices didn't offer enough contrast, so we purchased this dark purple heather. It's fantastic.
Here's the pattern.
She finished her last year of 4-H.
It's sad for this mama.
Here's her rocket...
(Whew! I almost missed that launch!)
This rocket is the result of a research paper. Tons of planning, reading, and sketching.
All leading to a successful launch which almost ended in a nose-dive into the ground. The delay was too long and the parachute deployed about 10 feet from the ground.
That was a tense moment...
She also knitted...
(I wish I could photograph red well!)
Making a beautiful pair of mittens and some cable-y socks.
Here's the pattern for the mittens.
The socks came from this book.
She completed her 4-H career with 23 Clover Awards.
This is just a sampling of the Kids' projects. There were more.
They can also enter in the Open Fair.
Kid Two entered a pieced quilt block...
And won Best of Show!
There are still a few things to finish up to close this 4-H year.
Then we'll start planning the next year.