Preparations and Plans for Maryland Sheep & Wool Fest
It’s raining here today. . . slow, heavy drops that sink into the soil and make my iris last and last. The late-blooming fancy tulips I paid big bucks for are still fabulous in this cool weather. . . but I am hoping that the rain rains itself out by Thursday. . .
Because I have been madly preparing for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival as I have a booth at the Festival this year! For those of you who are local enough to come to the festivities and fun, my booth is a tent “on the hill” in location N-20. What this means (at least as I could tell Sunday as we walked across the Howard County Fairgrounds to see where everything was) is that if you come in the main gate and walk straight up the hill toward the highway, you will probably be able to see the back of my booth as you walk up the hill toward me – I am hanging a big banner of the cover of my book on the back of the tent.
Take a look here at the map of the fairgrounds. I am one of the “outside North vendors”.
My advice? Arrive early, stay late, come both days, plan to have a great time.
Here are the treats I will have at my booth: the New Noni!–2 of the new bags will debut at the festival. If you can’t come to the festival and you can’t wait for your LYS to order them in, I have complete custom kits, hardware kits, and the patterns will be up on Rav very soon!
The NEW Ella’s Going out Bag causes a sensation where ever she goes . . .
The French Anemones will be in their own pattern at the Festival . . .
There will be one other new bag . . . come to see!
I have beautiful Noni kits for The Creeping Phlox Clutch, and The Gossamer Fuchsia Wrap PLUS the samples that were photographed for the book will be live and in fiber at the show.
And, of course, THE BOOK will be there with me in quantity.
If you have been holding out to get your copy, now is your chance to get an in person signed copy. I will be signing books at the official Book Signing on Sunday from 11:45 – 12:15 in a tent next to the Information Tent, but I will also be signing books at my booth anytime.
Monday was the photoshoot for the new 2 new bags and 1 flower I will debut at the show. I am also re-releasing my Winter 2011 bags, Cornucopia and New York. They will come out at the Festival with new covers and will be there in the felt for you to see.
Looking Ahead: Photoshoot Photo Journal, Bag Sneak Peak, & Gossamer Wrap KAL Update
Photoshoot Photo Journal: Tune back in later in the week for a photo journal of the photo shoot and some sneak peaks of the new bags! For those who are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the new bag names and, consequently, the contest winners, I am carefully going through the entries one more time and will post the winners shortly.
Gossamer Wrap KAL Update: We will begin on May 7th! Look for a Gossamer Wrap preparations blog tomorrow as well as a KAL preparations e-mail in your in-box sometime later this week. If you have not yet gotten your supplies, I have beautiful kits in the studio with your names on them. AND I will have the kits at Sheep & Wool as well.
I will be there. I am actually coming with some sheep so will be there all the days of the festival. You are actually marked as my first booth to visit. I am so excited to see your purses, purchase a book and some patterns, maybe a kit. And most of all to meet you. I just discovered your work about a month ago and find myself going back to it again and again. When I saw you were at the festival, I was pumped. This is my first time to the festival, I am coming from upstate NY, ( the Saratoga Springs area). The weather is going to be in the 80’s and it will be a grand time.
Already mapped out my day! Can’t wait for Saturday. So very exciting that you have your own booth!!!!
I am so excited to see the kits for these bags!
How I wish live closer to be able to attend to the festival. ;(
I can only imagine how beautiful is the New Ella Bag…I can see she has ruffles!
I’m so excited to see your new designs!
Can’t wait to visit you up on the hill!
Can’t wait to see the new designs and the Ella bag! Hurry and post pictures!!!