On Saturday, we headed down to West Friendship. I got to hang out with best pal for a while while the dude and brave astronaut and the offspring watched sheepdogs herd. BP and I met a loyal reader who was working at a rug hooking shop. I was a little hoarse, but that was fine because BP and LR had a lot to talk about. And I do hope that the blog will have brought even more people together. I bought a few things (pictured below), including a cute bag pattern, some wool fabric, and some felting fabric. I have no idea what I am going to do with any of it. A note to designers, if you just happen to find yourself in a booth selling your goods with a bunch of women cooing over what you have made, the appropriate response is "thank you." You may wish to add a few words about how you came up with the design or a little story about which is your favorite design. Grunting is not really an option.
My favorite family of three had to leave for naptime, so the dude and I perused the rest of the buildings. The dude bought himself a couple of pepper plants. He really wants to grow peppers. If he pickles them, things are really going to be nuts around here.
Somehow, I managed to leave the largest sheep and wool festival without any yarn. I'm blaming the cold. Which has gotten worse and worse. Yesterday, I thought I could manage to paint the front door, but overexerted myself. It all ended when I threw up. And yet the dude complained about the job I did. I'm home from work today, and if I can manage, I've got a little video of sheep to show you.