Today's theme is field trips. I took one this weekend, attending a quilting show in northeastern Pennsylvania, close to where I grew up, to sell knitting wares on behalf of Rosie's. I'll wait until I have photos to give you the full flavor of my weekend, but the quilting ladies were incredibly sweet to me. I had the unexpected pleasure of winning a silent auction bid for a quilted piece which I'll use as a wall hanging of some sort (question for the quilters out there: how should I hang this on my wall?). I was told that the pattern is modeled after an Amish crib quilt that the maker saw in a magazine. It was a gorgeous weekend for leaf-peeping in the Poconos, too.
This morning was my second field trip. The twins' preschool went to visit the firehouse in honor of Fire Prevention Week. It was a hoot to see all these four- and five-year-olds completely discombobulating the firemen simply by asking them questions like "What do you do if this firehouse catches on fire?" and "What if my house is on fire and I scream out the window but you don't hear me?"
Tomorrow's field trip is to my Lyme doctor in Jersey, about an hour's drive but well worth it to know that I've got a doc who knows what he's doing. I've had some recurrence of symptoms which has greatly concerned me.
And the next big field trip, in a week and a half: Rhinebeck! I can hardly believe it's so soon. It'll do my heart good to hang with my knitting pals, fondle fiber, visit some sheep and hopefully score some undyed yarn and rovings for Black Bunny Fibers. And for those of you who'll be playing Rhinebeck Blogger Bingo, I am a square on Saturday and Sunday. I'll have a Black Bunny Fibers tote bag with me, or you can comb through the archives for photos of my big round moon face.