Thursday, 13 October 2011

Tomorrow, a real journey!

This is very, very exciting. Yes, even more exciting than yesterday's book discovery! I leave tomorrow for my first fiber festival!!

The New York Fiber Festival takes place this weekend in Rhinebeck, New York. I am orginally from the next county over and actually went to college in Dutchess County, so it's a little like going home. My husband is coming with me on the seven hour drive from Quebec City. He has an old two place convertible so the trip should be romantic and fun. I also think that he wants us to take the small car so that I don't decide to bring home an Alpaca or a goat!

So, what is a fiber festival and why am I so excited? Well, I suppose it's similar to a county fair, except it's all about animal fiber. There will be sheep and llama and Alpaca and rabbits and herding dogs (deep breath) and vendors from all over the country and the stars of the knitting world for book signings. Ouf! They have fabulous workshops too, but I'm not going to those this year. We'll take this one step at a time! There is wine tasting and food tasting. I don't think hubby will be too bored!

Our ten year-old son (who is not happy about us leaving for the weekend) looked  incredulously at his father and asked, "How can you possibly want to go and see sheep?" Without pausing, my amazing husband replied, "Because I get to be alone with your mother for a whole weekend!" That's after twenty-three years of marriage! I am a very lucky gal!

So, I have embraced my new Internet life and am, as of today, Tweeting! (To which news the same 10 year-old said, "Dear Lord, I'm loosing my mother to the Internet!" He cracks me up!)
For those of you who would like to visit the fiber festival with me "live", just follow me on Twitter. I don't know how it will go, but I'll do my best! If tweeting is not your thing, I will be taking lots of pictures and will tell you all about the weekend in my posts next week.

Have a great weekend!

You can also check out the fiber festival here:


Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What fun! I'm looking forward to your photos, and will try to catch some tweets! (My hubby would go for the wine and food tasting too!!)
Thanks for the comment on my blog -- your hubby gets a gold star too for going with you!)

Splendid Little Stars said...

sounds like a blast! How sweet of your husband--and modeling such wonderfulness for your son as well!

Isobel said...

While its good husband is so attentive after all these years - you must be doing something right! - what a spoilsport going in a small car so that you cannot fully indulge yourself! Look forward to seeing the results of the festival.

Laurie said...

You are both sweet! and you are right Isobel, it is a team effort!

Linda Pruitt said...

I found you from Etsybloggers team! I'll check out the festival! Thanks for sharing about it.

Sher said...

I totally understand why you are so excited about this. I hope you have a wonderful time and you will have some quality time with your husband. Take lots of pictures.

The twitter thing scares the heck out of me. I signed up months ago but have twitted nothing.

Pretty Pretty Swicy said...

So, just what is wrong with bringing home an alpaca?

Great post, enjoyed it all!

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