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Apr. 14th, 2014 | 03:04 pm

The weekend is over. Alas. And my day has been a neverending stream of conference calls. In fact, I have another one starting in 5 minutes.

Tomorrow I head to the frigid North for the day. Not even staying overnight, but I will be waving hello to scentedwoods and annablume from my meeting at Best Buy.

This weekend was fantastic. Friday evening was low key with dinner at O'Connels. The weather was lovely so I had had the windows and doors open all day. I shut the side porch door before we went to dinner though. We arrived home and I opened the porch door again. There was a mysterious pile of shredded wood on the step. Bam, a cat came flying through the door. Oops. Bubbles had been locked out for a couple hours and was having none of that. She wanted back in, and thanks to a nearly rotten door panel, almost dug her way through. Now I'm looking at options for custom replacement doors because I don't think there's any way to save that one. It has been held together with glue for too long.

Saturday we were up early for the sheep festival. The weather was so wonderful! There were a lot of vendors and I picked up a pound of oatmeal colored Cormo/Border Leicester and half a pound of Black Leicester long wool. I ogled a lot of other stuff and wrinkled my nose at the smell of full fleece though somehow I still find myself wanting to buy one.

We sat outside on the grass for about an hour while watching the sheep dog demonstrations. Those dogs are amazing, and there was one moment of excitement when some sheep nearly got into the crowd. Such fun. Sadly, I got a bit of sun in the process and ended up a touch pink. Nothing painful, but it made me tired.

The afternoon was a fabulous birthday/housewarming party for robin and jim. It was fantastic. Tons and tons of awesome people were there and the patio is just a lovely party place. We left fairly early (a bit before 10) because of above tiredness from sunburn. Still, I had a great time.

Sunday, Robin came over and brought me leftover cake, then we went and waded into a creek for a fundraising challenge. It was a lot of fun despite the cold water. Video is here.

And I spun 4 oz of merino on Sunday to make progress on the epic sweater quantity spinning.

Now the conf call.

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scentedwoods

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from: scentedwoods
date: Apr. 15th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC)
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~wave~ ~wave~

Poor Bubbles. Our sheep fest isn't until May. Can't be taking the coats off yet!

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Carrie

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from: zinniz
date: Apr. 16th, 2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
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I really love how our sheep fest really connects yarn people to the farm side of things. It's getting bigger each year! Unfortunately, the weather is hit and miss in mid April, so sometimes it's very cold and rainy. A bit later would be better.

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scentedwoods

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date: Apr. 16th, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
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We had such crazy weather last year that even though it was in mid-May it was snowing!

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Carrie

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from: zinniz
date: Apr. 16th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
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I haven't been there, but I have seen the brochures for it. It looks like there are a lot of interesting classes.

I'm thinking about heading to Bourbon next weekend for the "All Missouri Spin-In". I don't know what all is going on there other than people spinning together, but it sounded fun and isn't a terribly far drive.

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