Market, as in Estes Wool Market.
M is for Meeting other fiber lovers face to face.
The whole gang in one picture (if you are in the picture please comment) and another of Stephanie, Lisa, me, Jess, Kara, Erin, Karen, Michaele, and Miriam.
Wanda and I have wanted to meet since last years Market as we found out we were both there but, unaware we were both bloggers. It was great to meet, albeit too briefly, Kim, and Stacey (perhaps others?). The meet up is a blur but, it was loads of fun. My biggest regret was not being able to talk to all the bloggers I know only through their blogs. (This trip made me realize that I'll be completely overwhelmed by the bloggers I meet at Rhinebeck.)
Also, at the Market was a little eye candy (a cowboy with a suri alpaca) and a thing or two you wish you'd never seen (that's a leather jacket in his left hand).
M is for...
All of the above certainly created memories but, hanging with grrlfriends is positively the best memory maker. We had a duplex condo and took over the whole place. Snow, Jen, Kristi, Amanda, Michaele (who also bought a wheel) and Karen stayed upstairs. Stephanie, Carole, Birdsong, Anne (sadly not pictured) and I were in the downstairs. Here we are at our front door.
Me, Birdsong, Carole, Stephanie- Stephanie and Carole (yes, she bought a fleece)...
Jess and Laurie - Kristi, Miriam, Karen...
Imbrium and the Utah grrls who stayed in another location, joined us for dinner on Saturday. Jen did all the cooking. Her Shepherd's Pie was so tasty and the Strawberry-Peach pie for desert was truly the best pie ever. This grrl knows her stuff. Fabulous English scones were also served Saturday for breakfast and were beyond compare. Jen was so sweet to spend time in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove for all of us. We enjoyed every single bite!
The last shot of Estes, as we drove away on Sunday morning, was of this handsome elk near the Big Thompson River and picture of the sky for Sandy.
Thanks for the memories everyone!