Saturday, August 13, 2005

I finished the hardanger bookmarks this afternoon, while Emma was taking her nap. I'm quite pleased with the designs, and hopefully they will sell at the Fair. Tonight I'll cut out the bookmarks, wash and press them. Tomorrow I'll finish all the sachets.

This week is Fair Week! One of the highlights of my year!

  • Tuesday- Entry day, both for the judged competition and the sales booth.
  • Wednesday- Judging day, the first day the fair is open to the public. I'm working in the Fiber Arts area all day, helping the judge by writing down her comments for each entry and keeping track of the scores. Also helping with hanging displays as the judging progresses and telling visitors to keep their grubby paws of the entries. This will be a very long day.
  • Thursday- I'll take Emma around to see the rest of the Fair (she's still young enough to get in free!), then I'm working in the Sales Booth in the evening.
  • Friday- free day, nothing concrete planned.
  • Saturday- Sheep-to-Shawl!!! 10:00 to 4:00, another long day. I'll be doing the plying, and somehow I got volunteered to be the team coordinator, to keep track of how long people spin so everyone gets a chance, make sure everone takes a lunch break, and to make sure we're on track with yarn production and weaving progress.

The judge this year is Judith McKenzie-McCuin, which is really cool. I think it's great that a small community like this can attract the "big names" as well as the bigger festivals can. Judith was here two years ago to give a spinning workshop, and she's a wonderful teacher. We're having a Spin-In on Thursday afternoon, and I'll probably go to that as well.

Fair time is so exciting!


Liz said...

Beautiful bookmarks!

I know exactly how you feel about the fair....our fair is next month and it is the highlight of my year. Definitely post some pictures.

Elayne said...

I'm sure that everything at the fair that you are involved in will be a fantastic success.
Can't wait to hear all about it.
Good luck.