Next I went with my friend Alison to the Red Barn to set up for our "The Fab Fiber Five" fiber demonstration area. I will be with my very good friends: Alison Schantz, who is going to teach spinning on her beautiful Ashford wheel, Margaret Silvia from Margie's Muse will be teaching table weaving, Jenna Konesko will be teaching the drop spindle, and my buddy Cheryl Flett who will be teaching Wet felting. I will be teaching needlefelting and the five of us will be selling our own products that we make. We finished setting up about 3:30 p.m. and it really looks lovely, if I do say so myself!
It has been such a hectic week. Darcy's family left on Saturday to go to the Thousand Islands for a week. I had to work all week at Toby Hill taking care of my sweet little Catherine that is 97 yrs. old. She arrived on Thursday June 23rd and went back to Cambridge, MA on Thursday June 30th. Saturday night June 25th, it rained so hard that the basement flooded at Catherine's and water was up around the house. I cancelled having Grace come into work and I stayed. That meant a 36 hr. shift...........whewwwww!!! Thank goodness, my son and grandson did chores so the sheep and chickens were taken care of.
I worked at the Tasha Tudor Museum on Wed. and Friday. Friday was the Gallery Walk and my friend Patty Blomgren came in to do a weaving demo on the very large Barn Loom that was Tasha's. That meant I was at the Museum from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and then back to the Museum yesterday 10-3 p.m. It was very busy at the Museum on Friday and lots of fun. The time goes by so quickly when you are very busy. We are planning a big event for the week-end of Aug. 26-28 to celebrate Tasha's birthday. Stay tuned for the announcements about it.
We are having a family picnic tomorrow at my sister Bev's house so I'm baking beans today. We have ground round, hot dogs, chips, rolls, etc... to take to her house. It will be lots of fun after a day at the fair. The Wardsboro Street Fair usually has a very large crowd and hopefully we will sell lots of wool! It certainly would help to buy the hay for this coming winter. I got a note from my very good friend Donna and her husband had to have two stents put in. Please everyone send lots of prayers and good thoughts to them in New Hampshire. I bought two little ewes and my handsome stud muffin ram "Thistle" from Donna. I am also getting Flopsy,Aster and Aster's little ewe lamb whenever Jonathan and I can find the time to go pick them up.
Happy 4th of July from Maybelle MaMa.