On 23rd June I went and cast my 'Remain' vote in the EU referendum.
Then I packed the car and off I set to Woolfest. Almost there I stopped on the shores of Bassenthwaite and ate my sandwich. I wished I'd got my swimming cossie when I saw people swimming past me. It would have been lovely.
I worked hard for about two and a half hours, setting up my stand, and I was very pleased with it. I put all the Herdwick brooches on my tree and called it a 'Ewe Tree'.
Then I tootled off to my B&B which was immaculately clean, but I was very unhappy to be asked to remove my shoes. Call me awkward but I think if you run a B&B and your rooms are for paying guests, the carpet should not be more important than said guests.
It was lovely, but one pillow? And cushions on the bed which were supposed to be removed 'before retiring'. I had a good laugh on FB that evening.
I woke up to the dreadful news that the UK voted to leave the EU. BIG SAD FACE.
However , Woolfest was a welcome distraction from the news. Many many people felt the same as I did. In fact out of all the visitors I spoke to, and there must have been hundreds, only one was pleased with the result.
This lovely Ryedale was unconcerned.
Here's my lovely Friend Angela who came to help me and provided conversation and big smiles through the day.
People bought the Herdwick brooches , wore them, went round the show and were asked where they got them, so I did very well.
Here are two lovely ladies who bought them to go with their outfits which had been woven by the lady in blue.
I popped round to the end of the row to look at Jenny Barnett's most delightful stand. If you look closely you can see little sheep and chickens poking their heads out the holes in her lovely cabinet.
I had a super weekend, went out on my own on Friday night and had a lovely meal in a small restaurant called 'The Front Room'. There I met a couple who owned a B&B round the corner. We got on very well, and the upshot is that I'll be staying at theirs next Woolfest! I've booked it and you don't have to take your shoes off!
Woolfest was a wonderful weeken, the organisation is brilliant and I was on a massive high, having sold lots of stuff including 4 expensive wall pieces, and making lots of new contacts for exhibiting and possible workshops.
So, I went home and got down to making more brooches for the following weekend at Yew Tree Farm.
So I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend but unfortunately no selling was done at Yew Tree Farm. The visitors were not the spending type.
I've left my stuff there and will return next Saturday to demonstrate felt making at the second open day.
So, two different Woolly weekends. I need time to rest now and recover, read and above all clean the house!