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Thursday, June 9, 2011

What a Show!

  • Warm temperatures, but not hot. check!
  • Sunny weather. check!
  • Great show! check!
Gardens, Gallery & Gifts was great this year! I did really well, and ended up right next to my weaving teacher, Erica Dwyer of Hampden Hills Alpacas! It was so wonderful catching up with her. We exchanged lots of ideas and will make plans to go yarn shopping together some time! Erica raises alpacas and has some beautiful yarns for sale. She also survived the tornados that hit western Massachusetts. She, her family, and farm are ok but severe damage is just houses away. I'm so happy she's ok but those tornados are devastating.

Mish Mash - baby alpaca yarn in one of many beautiful colors by Hampden Hills Alpacas
I'm going to make fingerless gloves with that yarn. The many colors coordinate with my Cottage line. Here's a new scarf:

Cottage Feisty Skies Handwoven Scarf
We'll see if I can come up with more photos of the show.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's June, It's Time for Gardens, Gallery & Gifts!

The 2nd annual Gardens, Gallery & Gifts is upon us this weekend and I am proud to be a founding member of the group that started this art show.
And now mild panic is crawling under my skin. So much to do. On the other hand, it's like this every time I do a show or the farmers' market. I swear I could have 100 years to prepare and still not be ready. I just had another idea the other day. So today I am going to do it. I'm hoping it will be the start of a new collection for me. I can only do one for this weekend's show, though.

Cottage Feisty Skies
This is a new scarf listed on Etsy. I have a couple more (need to prep my inventory for the show) but they are not up yet. Yeah, I have lots to do . . .

We had a great weekend. We took a ride out to Greenport, NY overnight on the boat. What a great time.

Overhead: "Now THAT'S what I'm taking about!"

That was me as we walked into the new tasting room at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. Wicked good. And we brought back a growler of Havre Rouge. It's been gone for days.

Alright. Coffee is being consumed. Blog is being blogged. Ideas are fomenting. Mental checklists are having pileups in my head. Time to go. Have a great day!