Friday, June 25, 2010

Fiber Arts Friday

I've missed a couple of Fiber Arts Fridays and apologize for that.  Hopefully now that I'm (somewhat) committed to my transfer from WordPress to Blogger, I'll be more consistent. [I don't know if I really like Blogger better, or it's just 'new' (to me) and I needed a little something 'new'.  Crazy huh?]

Today's FAF is a little different from the usual.  I'm having longings lately to get back to quilting.   I don't know how I'm ever going to have time for it, though.  Till I figure that out, I've been joining quilting yahoo groups and drooling over the finished quilts and the links to patterns that I've been finding.  This morning, through a chain of clicking and finding something better each time, I stumbled upon Creative Studio's 'EARLY BIRD CHRISTMAS CRAFTING'.  I'm committing myself to doing this for real.  I've got a notebook that I started making a couple of years ago for preparing for Christmas ahead so you don't go crazy the week before.  But I don't think I ever finished making the notebook. I know I never used it. This afternoon, I'm going to dust off the notebook and add pages for my Early Bird Christmas Crafting. I am also publicly stating now that I will post one blog post per month (at the very least) reporting my progress. And since I don't think anyone in my family (except my husband) reads my blog posts, I can even post photos (if you remind me to get out the camera and take photos before the Christmas Crafts are packed away.)
Now, it's your turn.  In the comments post a link back to your Fiber Arts blog post. And remember, Fiber Arts is pretty much anything related to Fiber - from animal or plant to finished object.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Delmarva Chicken Festival

I've lived in the chicken capital of the world (well, probably not really) for 6 years and this is the first year I've gone to the Chicken Festival.  This year (it is held in a different location throughout the Delmarva area each year) it is at the DSU (Delaware State University) campus and will continue through tomorrow.  

We went to the Home Show first and then the Craft Show.  Both were pretty disappointing.  I guess I was just expecting more. We went to see the baby chicks in the Chicken display building.  After that was the petting zoo.  It was intended for children, I'm sure, but it was my favorite part.  There was a goat that wanted nothing more than for me to stand there and scratch her behind her ears.

There was chicken for everyone: fried chicken (of course!), barbecue chicken, Jamaican jerk chicken, chicken on a stick, and more.

The Giant Fry Pan was a big hit for everyone.  It's not the biggest in the world.  Or even the country.  But it's still pretty big.  And the chicken coming out of it is delicious!  We were there a little before 4:00 pm and the wait was long.  We had to wait for a batch to come out of the Giant Fry Pan.  After waiting in the hot sun for the chicken, all I wanted to do was go home to eat it.  So we did.