I’m not bitter about not going to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival because I feel a little bit comforted by going to our (MN) own Sheep and Wool Festival called Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival. No, it isn’t so large that you have to prepare a spreadsheet to help you decide which booths to visit, but I will be able to buy some fibery stuff and have a good time.
I will be there all day Saturday, just because I can. I will be bringing Louie, so that I can spin when I like. Probably some knitting too. My friends Robin and Joan should be able to find me.
So if you are sitting around, feeling sad because you can’t afford MDS&W and you are in or close-by MN (IA, WI, ND or SD) think about coming our way. If you need help planning where to stay and such send me an email and I will help as best I can.
Sunday brings my yearly tradition of Mother’s Day brunch with my mother. It used to just be the two of us, all through high school and for a long time after that, my sister Chaachi was always scheduled to work that weekend. But now it is the 3 of us. We took a few years detour from brunch into dinner or just a regular lunch, but it is back to brunch this year! We are finding it hard to find a new place to go each year, and some years bring not so good experiences, but it is always fun. This year my gift to mom will be a mother’s necklace. I had it planned since Christmas, but I haven’t gotten around to making it yet. That is for later today or tomorrow. Procrastination is my middle name (it used to be my first — I am making progress).
Now it is off for a very late shower, get ready and visit my friend Le Joy. Now Le Joy, if you ever read this blog I will apologize for not going to your baby shower on Saturday. I couldn’t tell you to your face that my plans are just a sheep and wool festival, because perhaps you wouldn’t understand. But I know that you will get this I NEEDED to go to this – and I have had it on my calendar since last year. Life has been very stressful lately. I hope the help with the shower gifties and the baby sweater made up for my not being there.