As you can tell above, "first day of school" pictures were nothing but silliness here in my house! Today is the first time I have been alone in months. I have to say, as sad as I was to see my baby go off to first grade last week, it's nice to think in sentences again rather then fragments! I have been a stay at mom for the last 16 years, and I really loved it. It is crazy at times, but I loved that my days were on a child's schedule and that there was always someone to be with and take care of. It really is so difficult to change gears! So, after all that do I take some time to slow down and enjoy the quiet... nope. I will be jumping into a new part time job (other than the buttons)! It will definitely be a new year for all of us!
The two fall sheep & wool shows that we will be attending are quickly approaching. Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival is in Berryville, Virginia on September 25 & 26th and then we will be heading to Rhinebeck for the New York Sheep & Wool on October 16 & 17th with our friends, Wardell Pottery & Metalwork. I am really looking forward to both shows. Autumn is my very favorite time of year and these fall festivals really celebrate the season. I can not wait!
I think that it is high time we did a give away on this blog. I have flirted with this idea a number of times, but have always been intimidated to try it! No more... here we go.