Another successful Spa has come and gone and I think that fun was had by all. Each year the coordinators ask everyone how the Spa experience could be improved upon and each year they truly listen. So much so that this year was completely seamless as far as I could tell. Lots of fun, fiber and friends!
The last 2 weeks have been full to the brim with dye pots, yarn and fiber. I love trying to come up with a few new things each year. This year I made sure to have a full supply of Opulence dyed in many different colors and lots of roving. Pictured above is some Merino/Tussah silk. I have to admit, I snagged one of the teal color blends for myself.
The star of my booth however was this incredibly lovely faroese shawl now known as Maplewing. Anne mailed the shawl to me the other day and I will tell you that I gasped when I saw it. This shawl is a true work of art.....absolutely STUNNING!.
I am not the only one who thinks so as you can see. Anyone who saw her....loved her. The shawl is so flattering for most everyone, especially given that it doesn't point to that part of us we would rather not have pointed too. :)
Hmmm......Mystic Mountain Pine or New England Red?
(I will be taking pre~orders for kits later in the week on my website)
I was fortunate to have a little helper come along with me. Hannah has been working fiber fairs with me since she was 10 years old. Thru the years she has learned how to do math, make change, listen carefully and most important for a shy kid........she has learned how to talk to people. It's been fun watching her come out of her shell and really enjoy these events.
This year Hannah had some candy with her as a fund raiser for her trip to Washington DC. Many people stopped by and gave her a donation and told her to keep the candy......Hannah was blown away by the generosity of so many. Thank you for being so kind!
Judy's booth looked lovely with so many beautiful colors!
I also had a picture of Jean and I proving that we actually were in the same spot at the same time, but I looked like a convict, so I will just let that picture stay in the folder...LOL.
I wish that I had more pictures to share, but unfortunately I did not feel comfortable leaving my camera downstairs in the vending room while I was too busy to watch it. You may be wondering why that is so.....
Sadly, my lovely Oh!Canada shawl was stolen from my booth during a very busy period. There were times when it was busy enough that Hannah and I could not watch everything....and never would I have worried about someone taking a knitted item. I have lost the occasional skein of yarn and maybe a pattern or hand cream, but never something so dear. I guess I will have to think of a way to secure the knitted samples that I display.
Oh Canada is my most favorite shawl to wear and she will be greatly missed. If the person who borrowed her reads my blog and would like to send her back home, I will glady welcome her back with no questions asked.
Her home is:
The Woolen Rabbit
PO Box 330
Conway, NH 03818
As I close this post I want to give a big THANK YOU to the Divas who organize and tirelessly work on making sure that each one of us has a wonderful experience at Spa. Thanks grrls!