Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Fell in Love with This Guy at Rhinebeck

I don't know his name or where he comes from, but we seriously bonded over the weekend.

Every time I neared his pen, he would lean against the rails to get close to me, then set his little chin in my hand.  He's an angora goat, and if I had a slightly bigger yard,  I would have driven off into the sunset with him.  

As always, there were many beautiful animals to pet at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival: puppies, bunnies, llamas, alpaca, sheep, goats.  I made my rounds each morning before the show opened to visit them all, and to see what wild and wonderful items the other vendors had for sale.  

The show started slowly on Saturday morning.  We had lots of rain while setting up on Friday, and, coupled with the soaking upstate got  from Hurricane Irene, it turned the parking fields to mud.  The crew had a difficult getting attendees parked in a timely manner.  But once they were parked, boy, did they buy!  We were so busy Saturday afternoon that my head was spinning and I could hardly wait to get to bed Saturday night.  Sunday was busier than usual as well.  We were so glad to see our old friends and customers and to meet new ones.  They made this year's show a banner year for us.  We are already signed up for next year!

My apologies for not posting earlier -- I had orders to fill and kits to make up and it has been a busy week.  The last two shows have been wonderful, but we are low on inventory and we have two more shows coming up, so we are working as fast as we can to get things out to customers.  

In the meantime, here are some photos to look at.  I hope to have more soon -- Clara came up for the day with her fancy camera and took a bunch.  When she sends them to me, I will post them.


Hannah Sydney Brennan said...

What a gorgeous chap! If only you could domesticate them... xox

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello from Michigan

Loved seeing all your photos. I especially like your wee hooked Santa and snowman. Do you have any of them left and if so how much are they??

Judy cjquilter00@charter.net

OH BTW do you have black tweed kind of 100% wool??

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

I loved visiting your booth! In particular, the paisley heart hooked rug wonderful. Do you sell a pattern for this rug?

Courtney said...

Thanks for the visit to the booth. I wish I could get to this show...but the fall is so crazy for teachers. I'll have to wait for the NH one in May! Love your booth.

Carol Markel said...

That Angora goat is cute, but what about Pete?
I'm getting ready to launch my blog and I will send you the link soon!