Seeing is Believing.


I have always loved Fall Fairs. The remind me of the Harvest Fairs in England that are celebrated when all the harvest is safely in.

In Canada they are exhibits of the very best we have in our:  fields, kitchens, gardens, wine cellars, honey hives crafts, need craft and creativity

At the age of 12 , I joined the 4H club and would travel from fair to fair with my calf. If was a happy sad time. As my animal would parade and earn me ribbons and money, we soon would be parting and I would sell my now heifer to a dairyman and after awhile, I would again start to hand raise another calf.

I could never go in a beef club where the parting was much more absolute at the Fat Stock auction.

These days I don’t enter animals, but crafts, hobbies, and creations.Sierra Exif JPEG

I missed the entry date on the Saanich Fail Fair, but I was in time to enter the Sooke Fall Fair.

This is a lovely Fair in a small community where the spirit of neighbors still furnished.

I was pushed for time, so one of the heads of the fair took my work and entered it for me. I late gave him the entry fee and he took care of the business end of my entries.

Earlier today, I was at Metchosin, another close knit community, where I demonstrated spinning to support my Guild.

I also sold some dryer balls. This seems to be my best specialty.

I Sooke I entered 5 categories.  And I am proud to say I got a first in each and every one.DSC01723

DSC01727My first two were spinning Alpaca and plying any fibre.

Then I have 2 needle felt classes. One was a mixed media picture of a Possum in a Gum Tree. Done in 3 dimension on a piece of stick.

The second was a needle felted snow owl.DSC01721

The last one was the best of all. It was a Christening Gown, Booties and Hat I had made for a friend. I hope it will become a heirloom in their family.Sierra Exif JPEG

Chelsea went with me for the day. She had a wonderful time making friends with other dogs and met her first chicken. She was curious but made no effort to chase it.

Where I was spinning, they were having the dog trials, she kept a keen eye on all they did and was just quivering to go and have a try.

After we had our tour of Sooke Fall Fare, she was  so tired, she asked to be picked up and as I help her and she fell asleep in my arms.

Finally we collected our ribbons, money and articles and I brought a tired dog home.


About Lea Wisdom

I am a fairly happy college educated, widow. A mother of two dependent dogs and successfully raised 6 children to adults I am a science and history loving nerd by nature, print junkie, yarn hording, spinning, weaving,coffee drinking, hand and machine knitting student of life. I make my living from Income Tax Preparations, and the sale of fibre produced goods. Knitting Dryer balls, felting, and yarn. I work with sheep and alpaca fibres and I am constantly learning. I feel like a sponge. There are so many interesting things to learn and do. I hope I have enough time to try them all. I am fortunate that my sons encourage me to try everything that peeks my interest. I have friends who help me learn. Thank you . All of you. Not a complicated person. What you see is what you get. I love the Lord, my family, my country and my friends. I believe we all have the right to dignity. And we only have one trip through life.Let's make the most of it.

2 responses »

  1. Thanks you . It was lovely. And being a small community Fair, I could have my little dog with me so that was an e
    extra treat. The food cafeteria said ” Pets Welcome.” How refreshing.

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