Today was an annual summer event in Scottville called the US 10 & 31 Celebration (the two highways that more or less intersect in Scottville. They used to define the central crossroads, but then 31 was routed onto a bypass).
There were actually a lot of things going on: activities for kids, other vendors, the rubber duck race (a local fundraiser that is quite popular- People buy a ticket for numbered rubber ducks that are dropped in the river from a crane and then the current carries them to a boom where they are trapped. Prizes are awarded to the owners of the winning ducks).
Another author (who grew up in Scottville) and I were downtown with the car show. We didn't get a ton of browsers, but we each sold a few books, so that was good.
Anyway, here are my favorite cars, none of which won any of the prizes. I don't care; they are still MY favorites.
Fire Chief car- I think a Cadillac, 1950-something
A 1950 Studebaker.
A Chevy. I'm thinking about 1940.
and this one, just for fun, a 1937 Dodge pickup.
There was also a quilt show at the Senior Center. I went to town a little early so I could take a look at that, and these are some of my favorites.
This is sort of a sampler, but I couldn't resist the hiking/camping motifs.
This was my favorite of the ones with embroidered blocks. I like how free-form it is. I suppose it would be called primitive, but it seems very personalized, and I like that.
This one is done from a commercial pattern in a book, but I like it. It's called "Winter Village."
Finally, this patriotic one is absolutely stunning.
Lest you think this is a printed fabric that has been quilted, look closer. Each of those images is hand appliqued. Impressive.
There is no other news. Although the event wasn't as long as many I do, there was loud music all day (which beats up my brain), and it got fairly hot. I was content to chill out after I got home.
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