Last year at Homecoming, I met Jeff....he's from New York, and he plays the bag pipes. He didn't have them with him last year, but, he remembered our conversation, and brought his wee pipes to play for me this year.
YES....I was serenaded in the Loom House!!!! He played the "Piper's Waltz" and "Scotland the Brave" just for me! He promises to come back next year and play some more for me. I have requested "The Skye Boat Song" and Loch Lomond.
Another first occurred at Homecoming: I was asked to autograph the tags on my mug rugs! I do enjoy using overshot patterns to make mug rugs, and a lady wanted me to sign the tag and write the name of the pattern I used on the ones she bought.
We had such a great selection of placemats to sell....but we didn't sell very many. This also means that we'll have a good variety to take to the Foothills show in November.
Although the set-up was very simple, I think it was very effective. We get new ideas every year, and each show just gets better and better.
By the way: we took 38 straw loom kits for the weekend. We brought back 5!!!!!
I think these yarns might make a delicious shawl for chilly days....what do you think????