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Spoils of the Festival


Yesterday was the Down Cellar bus trip to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.  We got a late start, it was at least ninety degrees, the bus was like a sauna – so yeah, there were a few hiccups along the way. Still it was really a great time!

I did end up replacing the yarn ball earrings I made with a new pair: a couple of sheep.  Much better, I think.

I met up with Tina while I was there (always nice to catch up with an old college friend!) and managed to control myself quite nicely in the spending department.   So here’s what I came home with:

  • a lambswool duster to replace the feather duster that fell apart on me last year – I’ve really missed having a duster.  It’s so much easier than the spray cleaner & paper towel method, especially on a shelf lined with knicknacks.  That, and Eamonn loves playing with dusters and will happily dust the whole house for me – I brought home this new one last night, and he ran off to clean the living room before I could even ask!
  • a few small ceramic items that will be Mothers Day gifts.  I’d be more specific, but you never know who, of the motherly variety, may be reading…
  • a couple of skeins of yarn – The blue & green, I plan to use to make a simple travel mug cozy that can cover up the ugly logo on my mug. The pink & green, well, I bought that because it reminded me very clearly of my mother’s reaction to an outfit I wanted to wear in 1977.  She didn’t think pink & green were a good match.  The six-year-old me respectfully disagreed back then, and the nearly 39-year-old me still disagrees. >grin<
  • a minor sunburn
  • four blisters
  • two mosquito bites

And this morning I uncharacteristically woke up in exactly the same position I fell asleep in, eight hours before. I’m thinking to say I was “tired” would probably be an understatement!

Today I am considering sewing a nice cotton lawn sleeveless shirt, to properly show off my rosy pink shoulders.  The way I see it, if I’m going to have a sunburn anyway, I might as well enjoy it!

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9 thoughts on “Spoils of the Festival

  1. It was great to see you again! Hopefully you can come again next year (and you’ll be able to spend with abandon!). I’d suggest bringing more comfortable shoes next time, though…I didn’t even think to mention it beforehand because nowadays I kind of take the wearing of shoes conducive to a lot of walking for granted when I go to MDSW…that and sunscreen. 🙂

    That pink and green yarn looks a lot brighter in the picture than I remember it looking in real life…

    1. Spending with abandon does sound like fun… 🙂
      I thought the shoes I brought were comfortable. Until I wore them for a while. Live and learn.

  2. Pink and Green are awesome together!! Glad you had a good time. Dont forget to bop over to my blog this week for fun giveaways. 🙂
    .-= See Kashoan’s latest blog post: GIVEAWAY Day 2: KraftyKash Blog-O-Versary CROCHET NECKLACE =-.

    1. Wow, look at you and all of those giveaways! You’re really doing it up over there 🙂

  3. I’m not big lover of pink and green, but in that skein they are very appealing. Love the ceramic dish-y thingies. Nice haul and well reserved!

    1. I love those little dishes, too – kind of wish I’d gotten one for myself!

  4. I say any colors that look good in nature will look good. So how many flowers are pink with green leaves? Whether or not it is in style is a different question. LOL!

    maybe I can come next year. This weekend was the county relays and my daughter is the lead thrower for shot and disc on her team, next year she’ll be away at college, so if college leaves me any money I’ll be there!
    .-= See RiA’s latest blog post: MULCH =-.

    1. Good point about nature – I hadn’t thought of that!

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