I had every intention of trying to "blog" at least every 2-3 days. HA! How does life always manage to get in the way of good intentions? I was going to write about my experience at Red Barn Yarn Farm in St. Joseph. But the dust had barely cleared from that trip and suddenly there were sheep to corral, land that needed to be mowed, meals to cook, cleaning, and a last minute invitation to participate in Magnolia State Fiber Festival in Mississippi. (yes, I still chant M-i-s; s-i-s; i-pp-i when I have to spell it!)
So here's a BRIEF synopsis of all the STUFF that made up the last couple of weeks. Had a great time in St. Joe at Red Barn Yarn Farm. Jenny Hudgens has a great little shop with tons of variety. Very knowledgeable help and a "come in and join the fun" sort of atmosphere. Nancy (my traveling buddy) and I really enjoyed our day there.
Next on the agenda was corralling 13 sheep that we were pasturing for someone. What a job! Exhausting! I'll skip the cooking and cleaning and all the boring stuff that happened.
But last week we got a last minute invitation to attend the Magnolia State Fiber Festival in Vicksburg, MS. Had exactly 36 hours to get my act together and get it on the road. Fortunately my friend, Nancy Meyers was planning to attend and needed a co-pilot, as her husband was not able to make it after all. We had a great time driving and gabbing (getting lost occasionally, but not for long) and, in general just really enjoying each other's company.
The festival was great - very well attended and I nearly lost my voice while demonstrating the Rapid Warp Loom for 6 hours straight on Friday and 9 hours straight on Saturday. Mississippi people are some of the nicest you'll meet anywhere. We had such a great time meeting others interested in fiber, weaving, knitting, and the like and some will be friends for a long time to come!
So, there's my "brief" synopsis. And I am going to try to blog more often. But here's my encouragement to you. Make a plan. Life will get in the way. But make a start. Buy the loom, start crocheting those slippers, go for the complicated pattern. You may have to lay it aside for awhile. Life does get in the way. But don't put off forever those things you REALLY want to do. I want to share more with you all. Today is the beginning of new intentions!