Right, I went to them. Like um… ages ago. I’ve been a very VERY bad blogger.
So lets see…
First was NH Sheep and Wool, where I was very glad for my woven scarf. It was cold! And then the second day it was RAINY. Like torrential downpours, people not in buildings were making moats around their tents!
Didn’t do well at photos though.
As usual I was with the fabulous Jennifer in her Holiday Yarns booth.
Then I joined her again at the ever-sunny MA Sheep and Wool festival, at Cummington. A very fun, smaller festival. Holiday Yarns had a double sized booth in the barns this time, which was different, and neat! Lots of cool people came by.
And here’s more Gnomestuff!
Theeeen came the biggie. Due to circumstances and stuff, Jennifer wasn’t going to be able to make it to the Maine Fiber Frolic to use her booth space. So, she loaned me some gridwall and some pegs, packed me some of her lovely yarn and fiber, and off I went…
So I packed up all my stuff to go.
And theeeeen the tornado hit a mile away tore the every loving heck out of everything and killed our power for a while. I’ll make a post about that later (though by now most of you have probably seen all the photos).
Anyway, I ended up pulling everything back OUT of the car so I could drive down to CT and fill up gas cans to run the generator on.
Weekend came, I packed everything BACK in:
Huh, fits real well.
And started driving. Theeeen I realized why it fit with so much space. I hadn’t packed the wall pegs, the stuff from Holiday Yarns, or the stuff from Jesh and Jellyfishknits. Oh crappity. Turn around, drive home, throw it in the car, set out again.
So I drove the umpteen hours to Maine. Yay! No disaster. Find the space
Unpack the stuff… wow it looks bare.
After a couple false starts…
…and moving things around as I picked how I wanted to organize… (read several hours later), I had a Gnomespun booth!
Still looks emptier than I’d like but a lot of that’s because I was cramming everything very deep on the gridwall. If I do this more I need more gridwall/shelves/etc.
Very tired by this point, I went to the (somewhat) nearby State Forest campground and set up camp.
Slept like a rock, got up early, and hiked up Battie Mountain, which is right at the edge of the campground. Good lord it’s a beautiful view!
And here’s a beautiful panoramic, made a link so it doesn’t explode the page.
Then it was off to the Fiber Frolic. Where I put up my makeshift signs, and was off! You can’t see them, but they’re my gnomes, my slogan, and my business name. I was pleased how well received they all were.
Met a TON of people and spun a bunch of samples and even sold some stuff.
But then it was time to go home, sad but the necessary part of amazing events. So I packed up again, plus the 3lbs of alpaca I bought, and the tunis fleece I was given. This time I got everything into the car on the first try!
So time to go home! Except… partway home, but still in Maine, my check engine light started to flash. Oh boy. I drove home, very carefully, as things got worse…
Turns out I had completely torched one of my engine’s pistons, and busted two other valves. So by the time I got it in for fixing, it was basically a one piston engine! Whee!
She’s ok again now, which is very good.
And now, your gratuitous puppies. Aren’t we so good? Don’t you want to give us your cookie?