It's hard to believe that Labor Day and the start of the fall season is only a week away. When I was a kid, this meant that school started the following day and that it was time to put our white shoes and purses back in the closet for another year. Now it means one more thing, that the fall fiber festivals are gearing up. If any of you are planning on visiting the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival, there is a coupon for $1.00 off the admission price at the festival website. Nothing big but it is the only show I know that gives you anything off. Vermont's show is held just outside Burlington at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Though still a small regional show, like so many other Sheep & Wool Festivals,it has grown considerably in the past few years. Ball and Skein will be there, in the "State" building, booth S-20 (I think).
Last night at dinner, Dave Paul told me that his new jumbo flyers for the Hitchhiker are ready to go. With all the last minute shop stuff to finish and preparation for the first day of school (today) he had left behind the one he'd set aside for me. I'll blog about it after I see him tomorrow. Tuesday night is pizza night around here. Check it out for yourself, The Merlin Tree will also be at the VT S&W, same building.
Books.. I'm re-reading "Rebecca". Last week, while doing a speed run through one of the wholesale clubs, I found a new book "Rebecca's Tale" by Sally Beauman. Instead of jumping right into it, "Rebecca" is coming first. It has been a long time since the last time I read du Maurier. I'm looking forward to this in the way you would a large bar of good chocolate, wanting to devour and savor it at the same time. Have any of you read it yet?