Saturday Dec. 5th ( my birthday) was a very nice outing with my family. My daughter Darcy and her children Rowan and Declan, my son David,his wife Rachel and their children Austin and Ella, and my husband Jonathan took me on the Santa Express in Bellow Falls. We rode on the Train from Bellow Falls, Vt. to outside of Chester. They then turned the engine around and took us back to the train station. There was a Christmas stocking for each child, hot choclate and cookies in the station and lots of fun for everyone. We also got lots of nice pictures.
Last night I went to a fiber meeting at the Dover Library and met with the owners of the Deerfield Valley Inn in West Dover,Vt. It is a beautiful Inn and it would be a very nice treat to stay there for a week-end. We are in the planning stages for a week-end fiber workshop. I'm looking for feedback about what would be some suggestions for classes or workshops. They offer Friday night/Saturday through Sunday afternoon. They will provide breakfast for in-house guests and lunches will be brought in. Some ideas are spinning workshop, needle felting classes, drop spindle classes, knitting classes or projects......and we are open to suggestions. It would be the first week-end of May because that is a down time in Southern Vermont ( MUD SEASON).
Well, I have a very nice fire in our soapstone stove, so I'm going to put on my flannel pajamas and curl up by the stove and do some needlefelting. I taught two needle felting classes, one Sunday afternoon Nov.28th and one Tuesday evening Dec. 1st. It is such fun teaching a class and watching people learn a new craft and be so excited about what they have made. I am in the process of needle felting a bloodhound for a special order. I also have to make two golden retrievers, two poodles, and an Appaloosa horse for special orders.
Well goodnight from Maybelle MaMa