204/365 Ribbons. Long ago, in a galaxy far away...I proudly joined @national4h. I was horsey city-living kid whose friends lived in the country and 4-H was a great way to be with my friends and still compete in horse shows, but it was so much more. We met in tiny old Haverhill Townhall (where they still vote during elections) and played softball, had ice cream socials and even that most archaic of events, a basket social. 4-H gave me a lot--and though my friends and I giggled heartily at some of our old-fashioned activities--I am so totally grateful for the experience. I attended both National 4-H Congress and Citizenship Washington Focus, I acted in one-act plays, I competed in many project areas that I still use in some fashion today. I'm proud to say I won a state fair trip every year I was eligible and I even flew home from college to take a project to @minnesotastatefair.
This time of year, back in the day, I'd have been finishing (cough::starting::cough) my fair projects (despite my parents urging me to start sooner) and making sure I had my records in order, etc.
The ribbons are from a needlework project from when I was probably 12 or so--the finished product is the second photo--and it if framed and still hangs in my kitchen. #4H #needlework #countedcrossstitch #ribbons #minnesotastatefair #365photochallengect