Saturday, September 24, 2011

While I was at a XC Invitational...

A few of my skeins were enjoying the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival.  This event is continues tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 25, if you are in need of something fun to do.  Please stop by this tent:

to support our local fiber farms.  You can purchase raffle tickets for a terrific basket of fiber-related goodies.  Proceeds will benefit those impacted by the recent flooding in Schoharie County.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Come Out and Support

Our local farmers at the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival this weekend, September 24 & 25.  Information on the event can be found here.  This is a free event (except for farm tours, which I believe are already sold out) with vendors and displays through the village. 

I wanted to direct you to the Schoharie Valley Fiber Producers table, where you can purchase gorgeous fibers either grown or dyed locally for spinning, knitting, weaving or felting, AND also buy raffle tickets for a basket of fibery goodness.  Proceeds will go towards flood relief.  As many of you know, our area was particularly hard hit by the flooding caused by hurricane Irene.  We are committed as a community to helping our friends and neighbors get back on their feet.  Please come out and support this event!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Feels Like Autumn

The trees around here are still quite green - a hint of color here and there, but you wouldn't suspect that Autumn begins next week.  Cooler temperatures at night are the first reminder that Summer is departing for another year.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Madison County Historical Society's Craft Days last weekend.  My kids enjoyed coming along and were a huge help in setting up and breaking down.  We missed our favorite food vendor - eclairs and half-moon cookies, but still found plenty to eat!

And further thanks to Lynn De Orio of the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum who invited me to demonstrate handspinning at their site.  There are several museums along the Erie Canal, each representing a different aspect of history along this important waterway.  Their site was where barges were built and repaired, and the work that has gone into the buildings is truly amazing. 

Now it's time to get into that Autumn groove - Cross-Country meets start up this week for Alex, Alison just secured a part in the drama club's production of "Oliver Twist", apples will soon be harvested by my neighbor (meaning it's time to bake!), and the dyepots will be cooking up deeper colors.

Enjoy these sunny, crisp days!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Catching Up

How the summer has flown - we're into September already, and next weekend (Sept. 10/11) I'll be at the Madison County Historical Society's Craft Fair.  I hope you'll stop by to say hello if you're in the area.  There are lots of new yarns for you to look at and I'm looking forward to this event - it's always a lot of fun.

I am in the process of renovating my website - it's been a summer filled with a lot of distractions, so the changes will be forthcoming.  It will allow me easier posting of current yarns and payment will be via PayPal. 

More photos and info will be in the next post.  Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!