Jan and I volunteered at the San Diego Fair on its last day by performing a demonstration of spinning in the Agribarn. We had a lot of interest and questions. I think we were able to educate some youngsters and not so much youngsters about the craft.
We then had some lunch. I was sadly lacking in food stuff that was portable and could stay cold so I had to break down and buy a hot dog. Just a plain hot dog was $5.50. My stomach was churning looking at all the food offerings where everything in sight was deep fried. We also stopped and had a chocolate brownie for $2.00 and it was delicious but too large for a single sitting. Half of the brownie came home with us. Jan had coffee with hers and I downed some water with mine.
We also shopped some before heading to the San Diego Creative Weavers Guild booth for our second volunteer gig. I bought some bamboo towels which are suppose to be 5 times more absorbent than cotton. It was a pretty light blue color which matches my bathroom exactly. I looked for the car lumbar inserts but none were to be found. It was amazing the things that were for sale.
Jan and I spent our time in the Guild booth arm twisting people who walked by into learning a new craft called Kumihimo which is a Japanese braiding technique. We gave out most of the braiding disks and I was hoping that in the future, people will be walking about the fair braiding as they go.
I also checked out the displays and saw my two entered items. Here are the photos. I had a small first prize ribbon sticker on both and both tags also had a little sticker with a $ sign.
I'm not sure what that means but I was notified by the Fair that I won an award from the Silvergate Lacers. Sadly I missed the award ceremony so I will have to wait until I get my items back before I see what I won.