Last night was the night all Paradise girls, big and small, dream about. It was the night they crowned the new Gold Nugget Queen. This may be the pinnacle of Paradise culture. All the hillbillies leave the mountains and come to town to celebrate. Its a riot if you're a people watcher. It's chaos if you want to drive through town. For years I've avoided this hick celebration, now I embrace this tradition as one of my own. Leaves don't fall far from their trees, they each just fall a different way. My way is to observe and enjoy myself.
Anyhow, lets see those dresses!
First off I'd like you to see my finished dress. Being modeled by Lexi.
I tried my best.
She seems to love it and says she will be wearing it all the time!
Now let see the competition.
This is Lorina in a beautiful cranberry cotton dress made by fellow quilter Becky. This was my personal favorite.
So, who won?
Lexi is the new Gold Nugget Queen!
All the little girls love the show. My little cousin Chloe wanted a picture with this years queen, which I happily arranged. Chloe has a goal of getting her picture with all the queens until she's old enough to become a queen contestant herself. Which was followed by, "Are you up for doing another dress in 9 years?"
This weekend I'll be taking more pictures of our hick parade. Stay tuned!
Take care, Brandie