October 2017 Musings

Welcome Fall!

Some good changes are coming – we would like to provide my regular customers and follower7 with a monthly newsletter about events, workshops, my books and the Udemy video courses. My monthly Musings will continue on a more personal note with reports about my favorite activities and creative projects.

We had a lovely vacation trip North in a Ford Fusion Hybrid, getting about 43 mph all the way up to NY state for family fun. The weather was so nice that at the last minute my nephew’s wedding was moved outside. The reception and party afterwards were held inside the stately Country Club in Norwich, NY. The next day several of us travelled to PA to my younger sister’s home and my adopted brother came down from Maine to join us. Lots of fun for all of us, with celebrated with huge ice cream concoctions for lunch! I did not crochet for an entire week, keeping busy with family projects.

It was hard to leave PA but I needed to be back for Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center. The usual fun was had by all, bluegrass music, clogging and sheep herding noises provided a nice back drop for our demos and customers.

I am still recuperating from all the September activities; we also finished my second book: Crochet for Knitters, a Marriage of Hook and Needles. Self-publishing on createspace.com is quite an adventure and a learning experience but it beats working with a publisher for 2 years, we accomplished the same outcome in about 2 months. The book will be available later in October.

Now, after some rest and a few more fall creations I am starting to prepare for SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair) the end of October at the AG Center in Asheville, NC. If you have not checked the line-up of my 8 featured Workshops, there is still time to sign up. See my workshops

We are starting October with another short family visit to SC to see the grand kids settled in back in school. Maybe on the way back we will visit the Boone, NC and Grandfather Mountain area for a day or two, because the leaves are already changing colors in the higher elevations.

Enjoy fall, pumpkins, ghosts and goblins! Take time to create hats, scarves and cowls, the holidays will be here before we know it!

Happy Fall to all!

“I do what I love and I love what I do.”