Gore Place Sheep Shearing Event

Had the GREATEST time on Saturday at the Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival. Set up my booth, got out my wheel and had no idea what to expect. I was nervous, set up too early, and generally very excited.
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Thanks to everyone who stopped by, it was awesome to put a face to where my yarns are going and the kids and the adults alike were so interested in the wheel, I get a kick out of demonstrating. The kids seem to like it and the grown men, especially are really into how the machine works. Very cool

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And A friend from growing up, from elementary through high school that I’d lost touch with showed up randomly – Pam, shoot me an email if by some strange coincedence you see this. I’d love to catch up, it was so good to see you!

All in all it was a great weekend, I’ve got some new spinning toys coming and can’t wait to play with them!

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Gore Place Preview

Getting everything ready for the Gore Place Sheep Shearing this Saturday. Anyone in the Boston area, here’s a preview of what I’m bringing for my booth. I had no idea before I started doing this how much goes into setting up a decent booth! The weather should be really nice, in the 60’s and sunny, it’s a great place to get gifts, the craft fair is really great, and there are tons of family activities. I’ll be there with my wheel and there are lots of demonstrations and music etc, it’s pretty fun. I’ll have handspun yarn as well as dyed merino top for the spinners!
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Hope to see you there, I’m nervous but it’ll be fun and nice to be outside!

Heavy and Light

Heavy – The mining disaster in West Virginia is so very sad. For so many reasons. It is terrible that even today, there are such events so historically similar to 200 years ago – we get upset about child labor but not about this. Much of this coal is going towards our electricity, these people are working for us. Think about that when you turn on your lights. Wind power may not be able to give us everything we need right now, but a bucket of water is full of drops, and if environmental reasons aren’t enough to support wind power and energy conservation this is a pretty good one. Seriously. Coal might be cheaper, but other people (and their families) are paying a big chunk of that cost themselves, personally.

Now for the light. It’s Friday! Thank goodness for that. Getting ready for an upcoming fiber event, I’ll be at the Gore Place for their Sheepshearing on April 24th in Waltham, Ma. Come check it out! I’ve been doing a ton of dyeing and spinning for it, and am loving playing with my new wheel! It’s pizza night here and unwinding from a crazy week. My plan for Salina got sidetracked when I became less smart and did simple math wrong, so I’ve nothing more to show for myself on that front. Looking forward to the weekend for sure!
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