Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fight for your Festival

Hi Everyone,

Having recently attended both the Country Fair and the Montpelier Fiber Festival, I'm now convinced that I'm a festival addict. With that in mind, I was very disappointed to learn that the Sedalia Center does not/not have a fiber festival planned for Spring 2008.

My sock sister, Linda, and I were talking last night and decided that we would get in touch with the folks at Sedalia and ask them to reconsider the festival. With that in mind and if you have a few minutes to spare, please click the Sedalia link and send them a message expressing your interest too.

Linda and I are volunteering our services to organize, assist in organizing or simply to do whatever needs to be done to get the festival back on Sedalia's calendar. Will you help us? Please click the "Contact Us" link at Sedalia and let them know that the fiber festival is important to you too. Thank you so much!


I spoke this morning with Sedalia and this could happen for us. In the meantime, I've created a mailing (vendor) list of every yarn store, fiberist & alpaca farm I could find in a three hour radius. If you know of someone who might be interested in being a vendor, please e-mail me at and if I don't already have them, I'll add them to the list.

(And yes, Nana Sadie Rose is on the list; I would love to see her bags in person and they are fiber-related)!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Montpelier - Part Four

Our combined purchases.

The Road Trippers
The piece de resistance, "Sheep Happens."

When I visited Linda and Jim at their home, I saw this sign

there and adored it. I went to the store where Linda had purchased hers and they

had long since sold out and were, in fact, going out of business.

Lo and behold, I saw it at the festival and was going to buy it, but

Dianne and Linda beat me to the punch. They bought it for me!


At the fair, I bought the Carodan emerald green wool, two skeins of Galway

tweed (love the tweed),

and a spinning wheel charm.

Montpelier 2007 was my first fiber festival and it was incredible!

Thank you Linda, Dianne & Nikki for joining me. XOXOXO

Montpelier - Part Three

There's Dianne with the Mangham Mohair.


Leicesters (I believe).


And last, but never least, Linda with her bag of baby alpaca roving.

"I got it! I got it!"

Note: The "Energizer Bunny" photographed above tried to kill me. Linda went up and down the dusty Montpelier trail at least thirty times and on one of her last trips up the lane, I decided I had to sit down or fall down. I couldn't keep up with her. :D

Montpelier - Part Two

Dianne, Nikki, Linda & I saw some gorgeous animals...

...and some equally beautiful fiber from Carodan Farm.

(Marianne: I bought the emerald green, of course).

How neat is this?!?! Knitting goodness everywhere you look. I felt like a kid in a candy store.

Montpelier Fiber Festival- Part One

Sorry everyone, but this is going to be several photo-heavy postings.

Below are pictures of our arrival (through the windshield & while driving no less). For those of you who couldn't make it this year, the shots will give you an idea of perspective.

See the warshrag that Nikki gave me on the dashboard (it's under the program)?

It's adorable!

This little guy was too cute.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Montpelier...Here we come!

Tomorrow's the big day!
Linda, Nikki, Dianne and I are road trippin' to the Montpelier Fiber Festival.
I have only two questions....

Are we there yet?

Got wool?