Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"Some people spend money on silly things, like shoes and food. I prefer to spend money on more important things, like yarn." ~ your e-cards


This past weekend I travelled to The Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival, held in Greenwich, NY. I went to Albany the day before to stay with my sister, and the weather, while a very mixed bag, did provide some glimpses of sun and of the beautiful fall foliage.  The day of the festival was gray, gray, gray. However - there was an abundance of color - as you will see!  The vendors were so wonderfully friendly - loved having their pictures taken and loved to talk about their craft.





I specifically took this woman's card, with the intention of mentioning her here - but do you think I can find it? I left her with my blog address - so if she happens to see this - I hope that she will drop me a line so I can add her site!

A marvelously clever device, created by the husband of Mt. Rusten Studio.  I hope to do a future blog on this so that you can see it in action.
The Widgets
Queen Bee Fibers
This lovely lady felted her own dress!



The Merlin Tree and f''enomenal felt

St. Mary's on the Hill, Sister Mary Elizabeth
Woolies of Shirkshire Farm
Mountain Fiber Folk

Going Gnome
Going Gnome
Joy (pjoymm@gmail.com)

What wonderful models!

It was a wonderful day, surrounded by fiber, friends and even family - with the unexpected chance to meet up with Alex and Hannah, and dinner out with my sister that evening! A wonderful day!

13 comments:

  1. This looks like a lot of fun and a lot to see! Those woolies in the third picture.... the colours! Beautiful! Unfortunately, here in Germany there aren't such huge fiber festivals or wool weeks (like there is in Shetland at the moment) or I haven't heard about them yet... on the other hand it's better for my purse... it wouldn't survive long on such a festival... ;)

    I love your last sentence - the three F's, fiber, friends and family... Yes! Great that you had a wonderful day!

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    1. I hadn't thought about the three F's, but you are so right! Autumn is fiber festival time in the north east. The biggest one will take place in a week and a half in Rhinebeck, NY. I have been to this before and it is incredible! I won't make it this year, so I'm doubly glad I made it to Southern Adirondack!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this!! And I'm sharing it immediately with my dear knitting friend. :-)

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    1. Thanks Krista! It was a wonderful day!

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  3. You've done a fantastic job capturing the festival, T.! I especially love the rug hooking textures and colors, the sheep and other fuzzy friends, and of course Alex and Hannah wearing funny hats. You've photographed booths I seemed to have missed. Well, there's always next year!

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    1. Perhaps next year, Super T., you will have a booth of your own!

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  4. What a fun weekend you had! Thanks to your beautiful, colorful photos of the fiber festival,I am even more ready and waiting for Rhinebeck!

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    1. I would love to be at Rhinebeck - wouldn't it be fun to meet up? I will be on Cape Cod however, consuming as much seafood as is humanly possible! Have a great time - and take pictures!

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  5. Bet my daughter would have been there! Except that it was Parent's Weekend at their daughter's college. She and one of my daughters-in-law, love going to these Yarn Festivals.

    Greenwich NY is actually only "a hop, skip and a jump," from where we live. We know it well, of course. Having lived in this area, all our lives.

    Btw, I do not knit. This art came down to my daughter, from her paternal grandmother. :-) My mother sewed beautifully, though.

    Tessa~

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  6. It would be fun to meet up. Maybe next year. Have a great time at Cape Cod! Enjoy that seafood!

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  7. Looks like a day in (yarn) paradise!

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  8. What a fabulous day! Lovely photos, thank you for sharing!

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