Monday, September 15, 2008

Weekend Happenings and A Sale!

So this weekend was a busy one, but fun too!

My beau and I traveled up to Albuquerque (only an hour away) for the weekend to attend the New Mexico State Fair where I saw a Sheep-to-Shawl booth that was doing demonstrations. This made me really excited as I just ordered my first drop spindle. I have this brilliant idea that I want to learn to spin my own yarn...and maybe someday have my own sheep! This is an extravagant idea, but who knows, anything is possible! So that got my all excited to start spinning and I had to hold myself back from purchasing some of the beautiful roving they had on hand. We also wandered through the isles of goats and sheep that were on exhibit and, again, had to resist the selling techniques of simply showing a small, adorable, newborn to entice the impulse shopper ;)




Sunday evening (last night) my beau and I (and some friends) went to see the extremely talented and amazing Santana! It was an amazing concert, the band just jammed all night, like it was just another day. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and feel to privileged to have been able to go.





Also, I made a sale! One of my most popular items sold this weekend and I found out about the sale this morning after I was half an hour late to work. So bad things don't always turn worse. My green and purple wrist warmers sold on Saturday and I am sad to see them go, but also pleased that someone will get some wonderful fingerless mitts to keep their hands warm while still letting them be productive.

15 comments:

blackfeatherfarm said...

You are so lucky to live so close to Albuquerque & Santana is great ! Sounds like a great time !
Good luck with the sheep plans they are not hard to keep, so it could happen for you !

Kari said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Connie from Sweet Figments said...

i love the fingerless mitts :)

Jen said...

Hello, neighbor! I live in Sedona, Arizona and aren't we lucky! I love the Southwest!!!

-10oneworld on etsy

Estela said...

I love those gloves!!

Maggie said...

Good luck spinning! I love roving and the look of handspun yarns. Seems like it could easily become addictive.

Colleen Mills said...

Hi Silly,
They call it a drop spindle for a reason. Mine was on the floor more than it was spinning.Also beware of cats. My little boy likes to grab it and run under the sofa.

We never had sheep, but my daughter tried to win a Llama when she was around 14.

LittlePeanutShop said...

I love your posting today, especially the part about wanting to learn to spin your own wool! :)

Amber Dawn said...

oh my goodness sounds like an absolutely perfect weekend!

Giftbearer said...

It sounds like you have a fun life! You never know, if you have a fenced yard then you could have at least one sheep. You might not need a whole flock with how much hair one produces.

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

Those are amazing!! I love them!! I may need a pair myself!

Bejeweled said...

A sheep-to-shawl booth with demos? How inspiring!!

How cool that you have such wonderful events to travel to! Sounds like the Fair was just great!

Bejeweled said...

And congrats on the sale!! Yeah!!

Lotta said...

What a fun time!

Shop326 said...

Love the wrist warmers! and congrats on your sale! That's so neat that you're going to start spinning.

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