Thursday, September 27, 2012

Festival Recap

Doing 2 back-to-back Fiber Festivals takes stamina and energy.  I am happy to report that Jim and I are not only alive but happy campers too.
We picked up T in Ithaca and had a nice uneventful drive to Hemlock, NY.

Here's our booth at the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival at the start of Saturday's show.

And Jim and T spindling away.

Apologies for not getting the name of this young lady who looks so good in the Starflower Beret.

FLFF was fantastic and the weather too.  Major thanks to T as we couldn't have done it without you.

We spent Monday - Thursday trying to fill in on stock.  It was a happy thing to need to do but very long hours each day.
Then on Friday morning we set off for Greenwich and the upper Hudson, finally arriving 5 hours and many road construction delays later.  Those are the Green Mountains in the distance as we come into Schuylerville.

Our booth at the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival with Aaron as our assistant for the weekend.

On the other side of the black curtain was felting demos both days.

Plus the spinning nuns from St Mary's were back with their cashmere goats.

The weekend was good, friendly and our new location helped a lot.  Major thanks to Aaron and his friend, David, who traveled down from Montreal.  Fun to share time with you both.

Jim decided that we would travel home on the 2 sides of the triangle (Albany to Syracuse, Syracuse to Homer to Ithaca) and leave the hypoteneuse (rt 88) to the road construction.  The mileage may have been longer but the time sure wasn't.  
The clouds, as we drove along the Mohawk River, were delightfully dramatic.

Now to catch up on paperwork, pet Basel a lot, put the shop back to rights and prep for the next show.
And the Fed Ex guy just dropped off our newest yarn.  Stay tuned.

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