Tuesday, September 20, 2011

3rd Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival!

Barb and I are traveling north this weekend for the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival.  It is the Festival's third year, but our first year as participants.  I am so looking forward to this -- to all the fiber frenzy, but also to being in the neighborhood of Saratoga Springs, a city I love.  (My daughter went to college there and I miss my visits.)  We will be staying with Barb's friend Martha, who has generously opened her home to us for the weekend.  And she has sheep!  I imagine the leaves are starting to turn upstate and if the weather holds out we should have a great weekend.  Please join us if you can!  We are in Building 12, Space #5.

Here's the information -- if you go to their main page and scroll down, there's a coupon for $1 off the entry fee.

Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2011
10 am to 5 pm
$5 for Adults, Children under 14 are free
Free Parking
Washington Country Fairgrounds
392 Old Schuylerville Road
Greenwich, NY 12834
(518) 692-2464

Monday, September 12, 2011

Harvest Time at Hallockville

It is time for the Hallockville Fall Festival.  Barb and I don't have a booth this year, but my guild has taken a booth so that members can sell their wares as well as demonstrate rug hooking. The Festival will be held for two days again this year, but the Peconic Ruggers will only be there on Saturday.  So if you want to see hookers (including me) in action, that's the day you need to come.

Hallockville Museum Farm
Sound Avenue, RIverhead, NY
10 am - 5 pm     9/17/11 and 9/18/11

Admission: Adults: $7  Children 5-12: $5

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Another Brilliant September Morning

What I am wishing for the world
while I watch and remember

Friday, September 2, 2011

Moving On

It's funny -- most of the rest of the world has moved on from Hurricane Irene -- Katia is now on the horizon -- but Irene is still very much a reality around here.  I'm pleased to say my sister Barb, who lives in Connecticut, finally has power again.  She's still living with the smell of rotting sea creatures, but at least she can take a hot shower.  We still have piles and piles of downed trees all over town, but Greenport is back on its feet.  When I paid my utility bill yesterday,  I wrote a thank you note to the crew who worked so diligently to get us electrified again. 

I didn't take many pictures and what I did take are not the greatest, but here they are.