Monday, August 27, 2012

Festival Twist aka twisted sisters weekend

1. and 2. Thanks to my friend Céline for helping me pack up and settle into my spot at the Twist Festival this weekend. she kept me sane and organized all weekend and that was such a relief. we winged it and it turned out great. i thought it looked warm and cozy just like the actual shop back home...i realize now that we forgot to take a picture of us in the booth together...but anywho, it was so icky and hot the whole weekend that we were not much in the mood for pictures.
Céline was a huge help taking care of everything while i was in my knitting class with the Yarn Harlot. thanks to Lynda for having us to stay this weekend. thanks to my sister Donna that spent the afternoon with us to give us bathroom breaks and a chance to walk about the market place. share a few giggles, ahem, i am not posting THAT picture of me with the beer and chips!!

3. my sister and i got to gush chat with Stephanie Pearl MacPhee after class and take pictures for the blog. really cool to meet a favorite blogger in person! i had a fun day of knitting but felt really guilty being in that freezing cold air conditioned room while my friends were slaving away in the heat of the market place.

we mosied over to Lynda's new house nearby each night and cooked up yummy dishes and had wine and knitting until bedtime. it was a great weekend. we have made plans for at least two more weekends such as this...

packing up the booth was smooth and we got back to the shop and unpacked by dinner time. so glad that is over but it was a great experience. i could NOT have done this without everyone's help. i have so many ideas for the next kiosk.
-like rent a freakin' van instead of cramming into the Yaris.
-something to cover the dirty cement floor
-a fan
-more knitted items for sale (i could have sold my gray sweater 10 times if only it wasn't last winters wardrobe!)

 it was amazing to see how many people turned out for the event. i hope to see you all again soon.

anywho, one week left to my summer vacation! the kids start school in two days...!!!

if it wasn't for the damn dentist appointment this thursday, i would say this was a really great week. Oh well, the headaches are driving me loopy so, dentist here i come!

this weekend is the Shawville Fair and i hope to head back home for a day of fun with the kiddos and hopefully see many friends and family again.

p.s. len ate his first few garden tomatoes and the bass boat motor died again. que sera sera.


2 comments: said...

nice pictures and beautiful women!

Clamille said...

Aline! J`ai manquée de temps pour visiter mes Blogs préférés...Voilà que je tombe sur ce message où tu me est grand temps! LOL...
C`est avec grand plaisir que je l`ai fais!
Tu compte GRAND dans mon coeur!
C xoxo