It seems an impossible feat to tell you about the trip. Eight days of wonderful family, lovely fiber friends, beautiful sights, and hugs galore are now a blur. The pictures will help to tell the tale as soon as I can go through them and put my thoughts into words. It will take some time to get back into the swing of life as we have groceries to buy, laundry to do and other necessities need to be dealt with, too.
The fiber has been unpacked and I give you a peek here. It's the booty from the glorious days at Rhinebeck. The number of vendors, the amount of wool and tools available were completely overwhelming to this neophyte. Next time I go (2008...hopefully) I'll have more of an idea what to buy. Please allow me to tell you more about the luscious haul next week.
A wheel did come home with me, but it was purchased from Marcia, and not a vendor at the show. She just needs the new Kromski portable (can I spill the beans, Marcia?) which will hit the market in November, and had to 'unload' her Lendrum. I was the very lucky recipient who bought it from her and also brought it home (as luggage) safely. What a thrill to open the box yesterday morning and set it up, albeit, perhaps bassackwards. Allow me to introduce Emmylou. In time she and I will make beautiful music together, there is no doubt.
I can not thank my very talented guest bloggers, Karen and Val, for taking time to set up posts while I was away. Thank you to all of you for their overwhelming welcome to Blogland. Perhaps your response will talk them into setting up blogs of their own. There is so much to tell and today there is very little time to produce much of a post, so let me leave things here. Over the weekend I'll have time to regroup, look through the pictures and regale you with tales of the trip. I'll be back tomorrow with a bit more info. It feels good to be home and to be back in Blogland. Meeting many of my imaginary friends was nothing like meeting strangers, as Cara said, it was more like a reunion!