Friday, May 11, 2012

it's a no show

Very briefly and with apologies to those of you who will be
looking me up at the NH Sheep and Wool Show in Deerfield, I won't be there.
Unforeseen circumstances kept me home.
For many years I have loved this venue in Hopkinton.
I wish the best and hope the show is successful.
I will miss seeing you all.
I have not abandoned you,
just made a hasty retreat from Deerfield.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


"there she goes again", Wetherby says
but where to?
this weekend...
a new location at the Deerfield Fairgrounds.
accessible from all four compass points

I will be offering some amazing textiles
to wrap around and slip into
 a new line of gorgeous leather bags and accessories
impossible to resist
some monster wraps (5 ft x 7 ft)
dyed with plant matter from
the farm
always a selection of naturally dyed yarns
and a new wearable for men.
Father's Day is coming after all!
 Do stop by to say hello.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

thirty-one years ago today

Under exactly the same cool, gray skies in Keene, New Hampshire,
Jack and I were married on this day.
Jack was a police officer and I was a bartender.
Our combined take home pay was $140 a week.
We bought our first house just before the wedding for $44,500.
The interest rate was 13%.
We grew our own vegetables and made our own
wines and cordials to save money.
Through immense joys and sorrows,
1 lovely daughter, 10 dogs, 7 cats, 
6 house moves, 62 years of combined careers
and 30 sheep later
we wouldn't trade it for the world.
It's been a fleeting and never-dull ride!
We feel most blessed.