Monday, September 20, 2010


If I lived near Idaho, I would definitely make plans to go to this great event - The Trailing of the Sheep! Wow - what a fun time. What a great celebration of wool, sheep and a way of life! Has anyone ever been?

Tomorrow is our big "Bernardston Farmers Market Fall Harvest Festival." We've got a whole bunch of guest vendors coming which is really exciting. My friend and fellow author Melissa will be there introducing her new "chicken and egg business" and her daughter will be spinning some of our sheep's wool. We've got a huge number of door prizes so it will definitely be worth your while to stop by. Gary from Barts/Snows Ice Cream has kindly donated enough ice cream for 100 people. My friend Mike, co-owner of 7 South Bakery Cafe will be grilling up some of our lamb, Carrie's kielbasa, and Gloria and Ervin's veggies. It should be a good time!

I'm back from The Creative Connection in Minneapolis and all I can say is WOW - what a fabulous time! Thanks to all who came to my classes and thanks to Nancy and Jo for inviting me to teach! I picked up the new issue of Where Women Create and it is fabulous!

The sunflowers are still blooming but they are pretty much over. Boy, it's amazing how fast they change. I was away for 4 days and the field is almost done.

I'll be at Fibertwist on Saturday the 25th. It is my local Fiber Festival and I'll have a little booth set up. Come if you can. It's being held in Deerfield at Yankee Candles' employee fitness center. This is a new location but it is conveniently located off Route 91.

Last but not least, Marsha Cunningham, one of my blog readers, has done this wonderful 2011 calendar called Knotty Knitters for Autism. It is a fund raiser for her two grandchildren who have autism. The really nice thing is she is also making the calendar available to other families with children on the autism spectrum to fundraise for their children. Looks like quite the hoot too!


Suzanne said...

Oh shoot, the date for Fibertwist doesn't work out for me this year. I have enjoyed going for about 2 or so years and I know my mother was looking forward to going again this year. Unfortunately, she is busy this year and I can't make it. Have a nice day, it is a nice festival.

Kar said...

The 'Trailing of the Sheep' festival is alot of fun to see. We are thinking of going this year. The weather will be perfect and the mountains should be full of Fall color.

Auntie Shan said...

Loving the NEW *HEADER*!!

Diane H K in Greenfield said...

For us local folks, here's the info on the Bernardston event today, Tuesday, Sept. 21:

Bernardston Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival

Tuesday, September 21st from 4 – 7 at United Church of Bernardston Parking Lot, Route 10, Bernardston.

For the kids:
Free face painting and balloons.
Free ice Cream from Snows & Barts.

Raffles and Gifts from MANY LOCAL businesses.
Tastings of local farm raised products.
Lots of local music.
Hula hooping by Hooping Harmony.
Learn how to milk a cow.
Local authors share their books.
Local businesses display their wares.

Anonymous said...

Just ditto-ing the praise of the new banner! Great color burst!

Gerri in St Paul said...

Hadn't meant to hide behind "anonymous".

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

I've never been to Idaho, sounds like you are having a wonderful time. That is great to help raise money for Autism. The programs are getting cut here in MO. Every little bit helps!

Sasha said...

What a gorgeous new header!! Suits your blog so well and very punchy and vibrant! Also - adore your wee sheepy from a few posts ago :)