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Mistakes

Of course, like most people, I make mistakes all the time.  A second helping of dinner that sounds so wonderful only to leave me feeling bloated and over full, for example.  Or thinking that ringing phone will be my daughter when it's really a customer who has never called me before.  Or taking the wrong exit off the freeway.  It doesn't take long for me to find mistakes in my life. Mistakes are everywhere.  But the ones that make me completely crazy are the ones that I shouldn't have made.  Wouldn't have made if I had been awake.   If I had only been thinking about what I was doing instead of letting my mind drift.  So you make a stupid...

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Fiber Festivals

Over the years, we have been vendors at many fiber festivals in quite a few states - at least 4 different locations in Texas as well as locations in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Florida.  And we have attended fiber festivals in Colorado, Oregon and Maryland.  Each one is very different but they are all amazingly similar. While I was up in Maine earlier this month, I was fortunate to be able to attend the 19th Annual Maine Fiber Frolic at the Windsor Fairgrounds in Windsor, ME.   This fiber festival feels more casual and more spread out and therefore smaller than many of our fiber festivals but there were nearly 100 vendors listed on their website www.fiberfrolic.com so it wasn't really small at...

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Summer Vacation

My husband and I are trying to figure out what to do for our summer vacation this year.  We had planned a trip to Iceland in August but it was cancelled so we are working on other ideas.  Despite all that thought and planning, I did my own summer vacation to Maine.   I went to visit my friend Nancy Whitbeck.  I have known Nancy for nearly 30 years but now that she has moved back to New England I don't see her very often.  Nancy raises dairy goats and she was my main resource when I first bought goats.  She is working hard to get her certified kitchen and shop up and running.  She has always made and sold goat's milk...

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And All of a Sudden...

My studio isn't even slightly empty.  There are plastic tubs full of books and hand cream. It didn't take long for Ron and I to get most of the trailer unloaded.  Now the hand dyed commercial yarn is safely in the studio along with all our hand spun yarn. The spinning wheels are still in the trailer but not much else that needs to be unloaded.  We brought in our baskets and other necessary display items. All the shawls, scarves, kitchen towels, napkins and placemats are all here.  And all the fiber, both dyed and natural, is safely home.  And my studio is immediately a wreck.  I was supposed to vacuum and mop the floors while the trailer held all our valuables.  Somehow I...

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My Empty Studio

Of course, my studio isn't really empty.  There are three large floor looms here along with books and yarn and table and chairs.  And the latest shipment of our favorite yarn bases is sitting here in the form of two large boxes that arrived before we left for the show last week. But, all our inventory is still sitting out in the trailer.  We loaded the trailer the weekend before Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta in Seguin, TX and it's now the end of the week following Yellow Rose.  Our inventory has been packed and loaded, driven to Seguin, unloaded, unpacked, set up in our booth, packed up, loaded back into the trailer and driven home.  All that time, two weeks...

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