What to do on a perfect Autumn Sunday?
Go to Rhinebeck, of course.
Each year on the 3rd weekend in October Rhinebeck hosts the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.
So last Sunday I headed off bright and early with my friends Ivete from Chiagu/Rose Smoke and Nancy from The City Quilter.
Here's a few photos from a fab day
When we lived in the English Wiltshire countryside my daughter, Flicky, was very keen to add an Alpaca to our pet menagerie but I always said 'No'. Note to Flicky, much as I love you and want you to be happy, now we live in an apartment in the States the answer's still 'No'!!!
|The Colours of Rhinebeck|
Check out all that yummy wool; an early 1900's HST quilt; Autumn leaves; apple pie; and brownies.
Oh and there I am (centre top) tucking into a bit of that apple pie and wearing my Kim Hargreaves 'Down' jumper made in Rowan Kid Silk Haze 'Ghost'. I made it for Flicky a couple of years ago and she's never worn it so I decided to give it an outing - well, it's mine now and I'm not giving it back ;)
Got myself a souvenir 'Warhol' style bag; lots of roving from Loop; 10 balls of a variegated Merino for $30 - feel another throw for the sofa coming on (like my sofa needs another throw/quilt!); brown leather bag handles to replace the handles on my felted bag that my dog, Tatty thought were so delicious she just had to eat them, a couple of leather wrist strap handles and The Sweater Chop Shop book by Chrispina ffrench.
Oh almost forgot - I also got myself a great little badge for my bag 'Will trade husband for wool' :)
How about coming along next year? Hope to see you all there :O)
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