Monday, October 20, 2014

Our Weekend




Throughout the month of October we are doing a little study on farm animals, with a focus on fiber animals. When I found out about the Woodstock Fleece Festival I knew we had to go. So, bright and early Saturday morning we loaded the car up with snacks, audio books, two kids and away we went. Justin drove, I knit, the kids listened to Frog and Toad and Winnie the Pooh. We spent a few hours at the fleece festival, checking in with the animals, watching a lady weave on a very large loom, and taking in all the gorgeous yarns and fiber. I may have been drooling just a little bit. We headed home after a while, happy and tired.

When we arrived to drop off Reece's little friend at her home, we were surprised to be invited in for dinner. I am sure you can appreciate how lovely this was, to be able to sit down with friends, enjoy a meal that I didn't have to cook, and relax after a long day. Thank you to our friends, it was very much appreciated. Back at home we settled in for the evening.

Sunday morning was chilly and windy. I headed out for a run, while Justin and Reece snuggled under the covers a little longer. The rest of the morning was spent in the garden. Final clean up was done, garlic planted, and food harvested. There is something pretty special about gardening in my winter hat, scarf and woolen layers.

We had a few errands to do in the afternoon, and stopped in for a very quick visit with my parents before heading back home for a simple dinner, and a quiet evening.

How was your weekend?

Joining Karen

22 comments:

  1. looks like a wonderful weekend... the fleece festival sounds divine !!!

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    1. It was amazing! My first time going, and I am definitely going again.

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  2. I don't think I need to tell you just how much I love your weekend. A Fiber Festival! Something I dream of attending. And dinner at a friend's home is always something nice.
    I hope you are having a great Monday!

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    1. You would have loved it Tracey, so much goodness under one roof. It was amazing. And the dinner was just lovely.

      We had a good one, hope you did too!

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  3. I think I would have enjoyed your weekend too. It's always nice to be invited over for dinner, what a great way to end your day :)

    Emmett - Hippie Lace

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    1. It was a lovely way to end the day, so grateful for wonderful friends.

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  4. fiber festival is a must for my weekends, wish I could do it every weekend! New header? I LOVE it!

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    1. Now that would be great, except I would be broke :) Yes, thank you!

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  5. sounds like a lovely weekend! Our was full of fun and adventure.... enjoying the last sunny days in Portland's forseeable future!

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    1. I am glad to hear you enjoyed those sunny days. We have been enjoying a very rainy, grey day today, it has all feeling a little down. I am not sure how you survive the winter...you have lots of days like this, don't you?

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  6. Sounds like a great week-end. That yarn, again, is lovely! And unexpected occasion to share and be together are always a blessing. xo Hope you have a great week!

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    1. It was. You should have seen the yarn at the festival...drool, so yummy. Huge blessing, warmed my heart. Thanks, you too! xo

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  7. That does sound like a great weekend. I love that you spent time with your family, had a surprise dinner with friends, and even managed to get in a jog for you...that sounds like a great balance. Wonderful when things work out like that eh?
    We've been devoting a lot of our weekend to my little guy's hockey. He just started this year and loves it. To see how much enjoyment he gets out of the small things like skating backwards without falling is worth the early morning wake ups. Not this weekend, but most others, a pile of our extended family members show up to watch, so it ends up turning into a big family get together, which is nice too.

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    1. You know, now that you mention it, it was a great balance. And it was pretty wonderful.

      So happy he is enjoying his hockey. My nephew and nieces play, all rep, they have a great time and enjoy it a lot. So nice when the family comes to watch too.

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  8. I would have drooled over all that yarny goodness too, for sure!!

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    1. Haha!!! I think most of my blog friends would have :)

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  9. What a great place to visit, and yes, how lovely to unexpectedly not have to get home to cook dinner! Surprises like that might seem small but are very special.

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  10. I just got back from a fiber festival, too! It was so amazing. I love that the kids are carding the wool in the post from today.

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    1. Aren't they amazing? It was my first one, with many more to come in my future, I hope :)

      They loved the carding, such fun to sit with them and card away. We have more to do, and then we will start dying.

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  11. Sounds like it was just about perfect. Or at least my idea of perfect. :)

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    1. It was definitely my idea of perfect :)

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