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May 01, 2011 8:21 AM | Patty Foley

Yesterday was so much fun!  Clare, Jeanne and myself volunteered and demonstrated at the 102nd festival.  Much thanks to the Connecticut Sheep Breaders Association for the invitation to demonstrate lace making all day.

Clare had set up a great table with Jeanne by the time I arrived.  It was quite a cool day with the wind and clouds and trips over to the food barn for hot coffee was good.  We met lots of folks and heard so many family stories about lace making.

Our booth was quite busy throughout the day.  It's a great show with lots of sheep, shepards and their dogs, and then the fleeces.  Whatever you could think of you could purchase in the way of assorted equipment and supplies.  Great yarns, roving, spinng wheels, and buttons.  I'll write about the button lady another day.  Just a note, it was like being in a candy store.

All in all, it was a great day.  We made a couple inches of lace with the festival attendees. We handed out lots and lots of NELG brochures and hope to introduce more people to the love of lace making.

PS there was lots of buzz about "The Dress"!


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