What I did this weekend…

This past weekend was the Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase which is held at the Clermont Historical Site in Germantown, NY.

Clermont 2009

This is a very small festival but what they lack in shopping they gain in view.

Clermont 2009

This is the first year I have gone where I know people.  Previous years have been spent in quiet contemplation (after shopping, of course), this year was spent enjoying the company of local and out of state visitors – Risa and Carolyn both made the trip up.   We all brought our wheels and spent a good portion of the afternoon sitting in the shade and spinning.  We even brought a new spinner into the fold:

First Time Spinning!

See that smile?  That is the smile of a ‘First-timer’.  Wendy has been part of our group for a while – at one point she was talking about how she wasn’t sure if she was going to learn to spin.  It was pointed out to her that if she kept hanging out with us, it wasn’t a question of ‘if’, it was a question of ‘when’.  ;o)  Muahahaha!

I didn’t spend a whole lot, I went for quality instead of quantity:

Into the Whirled Batt

That is a batt from Into the Whirled – it is GORGEOUS!

Funny story…I went over to the Into the Whirled booth and bought my batt with Tina, then Risa went over and bought stuff while carrying one of her bags that she purchased from me.  When she went to pay, the vendor said, “great bag!  I have one just like it!”  and PULLED OUT A BAG SHE BOUGHT FROM ME ON ETSY.  When Risa told me, I didn’t believe her so I had to go over and see for myself.

You see, I’ve never seen a SbJL bag ‘in the wild’ that hadn’t been purchased by a friend of mine so this was a momentous occasion. Someone I didn’t know personally was carrying around a bag purchased from me, made by me.  Those of you who sell your stuff know what I’m talking about.  ;o)

When I went over to her booth, I told her that I had heard a rumor that she had a SbJL bag and she pulled out her knitting bag and showed it to me.

I squee’d.  Like a little girl.  I’m so embarrassed.

Then my group made fun of me for the rest of the afternoon because I was on cloud 9 and not coming down anytime soon.  ;op  At least they keep me humble, hehehe

After all that excitement, what did I do?  I might have bought a fleece.  sssshhhh don’t tell R.  ;op  I don’t have any pictures because I don’t want any proof.  However, I couldn’t have walked away from it, it’s beautiful and the price was more than right.

Here are a few more pictures:

Clermont 2009

Revolutionary Reenactors

On the Hudson

That is my friend Michelle and her son in the last picture – I don’t think she knew I was taking it.  ;op

So, what did you all do this weekend?  Anything fun?



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23 thoughts on “What I did this weekend…

  1. Marina says:

    Sounds like great fun! When will we get to see the celebratory fleece? Must have been exciting.

  2. Manise says:

    Carole is such a liar! :-) When do we get to see the fleece btw?? I bet you’ve already sent it off for processing haven’t you?

  3. I thought I heard a squee from someone besides me. Good for you! If you couldn’t be at CTSW, at least you were having fibery fun with like minded crazies.

  4. Congratulations on finding your long-sold wool. That’s really neat. Did I do anything fun this weekend? Phtttt. That’s me blowing you a raspberry because while you were soaking up sunshine, enjoying great company, shopping, spinning and lord only knows what else in a historical setting I did laundry. All friggin’ weekend. I need a Prozac.

    Heide’s last blog post..The Laundry Detergent Experiment (non-scientific)

  5. marianne says:

    What a wonderful weekend! That batt is beyond gorgeous! YAY for catching sight of one of your bags in the wild!

  6. That was a great little festival. perfect sized for having to bring the monkeys along. We had a blast. We won’t talk about the squee;)

    Risa’s last blog post..Never Dull

  7. Now it is my turn to squeal! Your post came up in my Google alerts; I almost fell out of my chair. I speak for everyone who was there – your visit and excitement was the highlight of the day!! It was a pleasure to meet the talented artist who created the bag I carry every day. Oh, btw, the other bag I bought for my mom’s birthday – she loves it and is envious that I have an autographed one!!

  8. Your fangirl moment was one of the highlights of the day. That and great stash enhancement. Oh, If you know who sold fiber tied with a black satin ribbon and a great tag (with sheep) but no name, please let me know so I can credit it on my blog.

    Harriet’s last blog post..Clermont!

  9. It should be against the law to have two fiber festivals on the same date. This way we could go to all of them! I went to the CT S&W. Can’t wait to see the fleece!

    Karen’s last blog post..CT Sheep & Wool

  10. No I did not! Ha! and when you super-size it you can see my ultra-bright toes :)

    LM saw your riflemen picture and is still upset I wouldn’t let him get closer.

    michelle’s last blog post..Fresh Start

  11. What a great, great day! And I’m ever so glad I was there to immortalize your squee moment FOR-EVAH. Anyone who wants to see should just click on the link for my latest post! :P I’m evil, I know.

    All in all, a great day. Now if only Nature wasn’t trying to kill me. Or maybe it’s just the Maple trees.

    Tina M.’s last blog post..Opening Season – Clermont

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