We've had a busy fall with several shows -- the biggest of which is the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York. I swear 50,000 people went through the barns over the course of the weekend. It was crazy busy and profitable and full of germs. I came home with a cold that knocked me for a loop. I didn't even get to take pictures of the booth until Sunday morning, after we rearranged the whole thing.
|Our booth at Rhinebeck, Sunday Morning|
|You know I love the sheep . . .|
My cold put a damper on preparations for the Fiber Festival of New England, which happened this past weekend at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts. But we still did well and got to visit with old and new friends. We are a little squished in the booth there, so we are trying for a larger one next year.
|Our booth at NEFF|
|My friend Melissa VanSant's Santa, designed by Mary Ellen Wolff|
We have one show left -- the Country Parlor Holiday Sale at Hallockville Museum Farm, the three days after Thanksgiving. Barb and I don't attend that one -- we deliver our stuff and Barbara Blossey Chuvalas waves her magic wand and turns the Naugles barn into a winter wonderland of handmade gifts. It is a sight to see and a great place to find special presents for special people.
I hosted my first class here at home -- the ladies I had been teaching at Farmhouse Quilt Company. It was a joy to have them here. There's no better way to send a day than hooking, talking and laughing. Can't wait to have them back.
|My delightful students|
|Judy and her newest rug|
My husband's birthday is tomorrow -- Friday the 13th. He was born on a Friday the 13th and his 95-year-old mother still says that Friday the 13th is her lucky day. We will have a festive weekend, then it is back to the work table on Monday.
The Peconic Ruggers will meet this coming Tuesday, November 17 at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, 7 to 9 if you would like to join us.