Well, we didn’t hit 50 comments so we only have one prize up for grabs, but it was lots of fun! Thank you all for all of your comments and shares, it’s good to know you all are happy to see me blogging! I’m going to try to do it more often (I know, I know, you’ve heard that before…)

So, without any further ado, we have a winner! I plugged all the comments, facebook posts, instagram shares and tweets into a spreadsheet then had my number-picker (that would be RR) pick a number between 1 and 48 and he chose…

Number 24!

comment number 24 is our winner! Congrats to Kerryb! I’ll be emailing you! Thanks again to everyone – you made my 12th blogiversary awesome!

New spring prints going up this weekend!

Up next – I’m working on a shop update that will go live tomorrow afternoon/evening. I’ll have some new spring prints along with a very limited Snoopy St. Patrick’s Day print! Why tomorrow evening? Because, in case you didn’t know, beginning tonight at sunset and continuing until tomorrow night at sunset, it is ‘National Day of Unplugging‘ which I was unaware was a thing until I heard about it in the news this morning. It sounds like a good idea, though, doesn’t it? I’ll be cutting back, myself, until tomorrow!

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival…

…was a wonderful weekend! What a great show – big enough to have lots of great vendors and small enough that it doesn’t get crowded like other, bigger shows.

SADK 2012 Booth setup

Our new full booth set up! I have 8 grid wall sections now and I’m loving all the space!

This was the second year that we had a booth at SADK and this year was definitely better than last year. I think this show is growing really well and I can’t wait for next year!

This fall is super busy for the business – while at SADK, Jennifer of Holiday Yarns offered to carry my bags in her booth at both KnitLab and Stitches East this year which is super exciting! If you’re going to either (or both) of those shows, be sure to check out her booth, she has awesome geeky yarns that go well with my awesome geeky bags!

Bags will be at Rhinebeck again this year – in The Spinning Room booth in Building A. I’m going on Friday to set up a grid wall section for her with about 100 bags so there should be plenty for everyone! (but you still might want to get there early for the best selection – she was mostly sold out by mid-afternoon on Saturday last year)

The next show after Rhinebeck is The Fiber Festival of New England in November and I’ll have bags in the Spunky Eclectic booth again!

Whew! Busy Fall season! I love it!

Another piece of exciting business-y news is this:

That is a screenshot of the new Jane Austen Knits that is out now digitally and out in print later this month. I almost fell over when I was asked to send in a bag for review back in July and I was too nervous to say anything until it actually happened!  IT HAPPENED!!! (I can’t believe it happened!! Did this really happen? Holy crap, it really happened, didn’t it.) Four years ago when I started this little business, I could only dream about having such a year. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this little business into what it became this year! Onward and upward!



Ten on Tuesday…

…the one with all the wishing.

New easy-up just for the tent sale ;)

I was a vendor at the WEBS tent sale/fleece market on Saturday – it was a great day and was wonderful to see everyone! This photo shows my new booth setup, my new banner logo and my new vendor tent!

This week, our directive is ’10 Things You Wish You Liked’ – ready?

1.  Stevia in coffee – I’ve been trying to lose weight with a low sugar/low carb ‘life change’ (I refuse to call it a diet – and so far it’s working) and I just can’t do Stevia in my morning coffee.

2. Riding in a car for more than 2 hours – we’re supposed to be going to Indiana this summer for Pyro Convention and I’m dreading the ride there and back. Hopefully a visit to Cedar Point will help break up the ride…

3. Exercise – I’m pretty sure my aversion to it has directly contributed to my gaining 20 lbs since my wedding. Well, that and ice cream. and cupcakes.

4. Tofu – I’d like to do less meat but I really do not like Tofu. I’ve tried and tried and I just can’t

5. Soy Milk – also something I’ve tried and I can’t get past the fact that I’m drinking plants. It doesn’t help that I live in a farming community and I’m surrounded by fields of soybeans so I can’t forget where the soy milk comes from.

6. It’s not that I wish I liked them, it’s more like I wish I didn’t have a fear of tall ceilings. It pretty much nixes most concerts, sporting events held indoors, anything held in a cavernous space (Stitches East was a test of my nerves), churches, airplane hangars, etc. And yes, I know this is an odd fear and yes, the sky is fine.

7. Same goes for heights. Even heights in movies freak me out – I almost had to leave the room during Mission Impossible 4

8. Talking on the Phone – I’m such an introvert, talking on the phone for more than 10 minutes makes me feel like my brain has been liquefied. It would be so much easier if I could handle a telephone conversation.

I give up, I’ve been trying to think of 2 more things for the past hour and I just can’t! So tell me, what are the things you wish you like?

I’m heading back to the sewing machine, this weekend is Massachusetts Sheep & Wool and my bags will be in the Spunky Eclectic booth – will I see you there?