Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rhinebeck 2010

Long time no blogging… catching up & moving on. J

Rhinebeck was fabulous, again! We were so busy… got to meet lots of people, sold tons of buttons. It's always so much fun to see other people respond to your work so positively. It really keeps us going because often the months in between shows can make you forget why you started this in the first place. Our big hit was the new shawl pins that Liz designed. We sold so many and I am having so much fun wearing them myself (an added bonus).

My sweet husband brought my kids to Rhinebeck this time, so they had a chance to see what a fiber show is like. I'm not sure it was exciting for them as it was for me…

Aside from the "working" part of the trip, there is always so much fun. Of course, it's great to have a weekend away with my sister. Nothing is better then that familiar feeling of being together. Friday night, we had an amazing dinner at Miss Lucy's in Saugerties. I love it there. It has a great quirky atmosphere and the food is awesome. I had a squash soup, a turkey pot pie and a chocolate bread pudding… so, so good. Every. Single. Bite. I should have taken photos, but I haven't yet gotten over my need to be completely invisible whenever possible. After that it was a required visit to Lucky Chocolates with the adorable tree full of wishes. Adorable… I took a photos, but not a very good one. J Monday we took a quick trip through Otisville where my grandparents used to live… past the house, visit the grave, etc. I know not everyone feels this one, but I love those visits to the past. Somehow, it keeps it all real in my mind otherwise I forget and I hate that. I even try to play people's voices in my head… just so I don't forget. My own quirk… I know.

Next week, Amy will release the holiday edition of Inspire magazine. I can't wait! Her projects are always so fun, even when I don't get to complete them I LOVE the eye candy. We are sponsoring this edition of the ezine and are so excited to be a part of it again.

This week's goal is blogging Tuesday and Friday, so I hope you'll stop back. Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

And the winner is...

Suzie Buttons. Congratulations! Thank you for entering, ladies. :)

This weekend at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival, I'll be a square for Ravelry's Rhinebeck Bingo! I am too excited!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I am completely imperfect and truth be told, I'm not ok with that yet... but I'm trying. Another blog I have come across in my cyber travels and have found great inspiration and support from is Brene Brown. I am *still* reading her book, I Thought It Was Just Me. I just feel like every word she writes and speaks resonates with me and my experience in life. I definitely recommend you check it out when you have some time... there is so much to soak in there. Right now, she is hosting a "perfect protest". I love it... even if I am not whole-heartedly there YET.

My protest is demonstrating my imperfection... right here... for everyone to see. I was supposed to post this give away yesterday, but here I am: a day late & a dollar short. Sorry anyone out there waiting on me.
Tonight's give away will be 5 small buttons or 3 medium buttons of the winner's choosing. Visit our website and then come back here & leave a comment to let me know which buttons you love the best. I will draw a winner Tuesday afternoon 2:00 p.m. EST. Good Luck everyone! Thanks for entering in spite of my imperfection...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Short & Sweet

Lucky number 7 was drawn at  ... Congratulations Lori Diane! 

Thank you to everyone who entered!  Stop back again on Thursday when I will post another drawing... the celebration will keep going until our trip to Rhinebeck for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival on October 15th.

Friday, October 1, 2010

peace. love. knit.

Wow! The week has just flown past me. I'm trying to strike a new balance between all of the pieces of my life... and it's taking time. I'm trying to be patient with myself, but so far, I'm not succeeding. The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival was great. Such a beautiful area of the country! I would really love to take a vacation there... just to explore. It seems so peaceful.

On to this week's (late) give away. Last weekend, we had the "big reveal" of our new shawl pins. I think they are a great addition to our buttons and everyone who stopped by the booth seemed to like them, too. I hope YOU like it... if you would like to win this shawl pin, please leave a comment. I'll draw a name on Tuesday (October 5th) at 1:30 p.m. EST.
Have a great, relaxing weekend!!!