Posted by Caroline Hershey

I have had lots of thoughts ready to share but the time and computer (not to mention a nasty virus that caused my laptop to crash and thank you Ben for getting me up and going again!) and generally life have interfered. So, if you don’t mind I will just give you snippets, maybe a pattern or two that I have been working on.

NY Sheep & Wool

The  NY Sheep & Wool Show was great. Trees were beautiful, much more color than around here. The show is incredibly large and the attendance this year was astronomical. On Sunday, I took a folding chair outside to bask in the sunshine and have a quick lunch (notrees1 lunch on Saturday!) and was greeted by an entertaining sight. There on the outside were a ring of men Рhusbands, boyfriends, significant others? Рjust very patiently waiting for someone :) to emerge from the barn. They were leaning on the trash cans, on a cane, on one foot then the other but always with eyes on the dark cavern of the barn. No muttering, no comparing notes with each other, just patience. Maybe a sweater for them was being worked out inside.

We love the town of Rhinebeck and were afriad THE wedding might have changed it somehow. But no, it was still there with it’s good humored residents, great restaurants. Have you ever wondered what would happen if the hotel computer crashed right when everyone was trying to check out? We discovered wifi is a tricky thing there, pretty non existent, and probably for the inn where we stayed also. But the staff just hand wrote all info, took reservations for next year, and all was settled not quite as fast as before, but very nicely. Lovely place Rhinebeck. The Hudson River with the fall foliage on either shore is hard to beat also.


Bamboo in hair spray? My last can of the lovely shellac said it has natural bamboo extract for anti-humidity control. Had to buy it but sad to say it was the same ole same ole hair stiffener. Sounded good though.

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