Better Late than Never

Sorry for the blog silence. I always think I will have more down time when I am at shows than I ever actually end up having. You would think that I would have learned that after doing this for, what, five years now? I started attending festivals in late 2006, so yeah, it will be 5 years in October. But I digress. I did want to share a few more pictures of our trip.


Elijah was having the best time with the luggage carts. It was so hilarious!

We got home on Tuesday afternoon and I spent the next two days getting caught up on things. I’ll spare you the details on that because trust me it’s not very interesting. It may surprise you to know that the life of a business owner/professional dyer is not ALL fun and glamour. Eye rolling smile 

On the knitting front, I have got the stitches picked on the collar of the Bel Air and knit a couple of inches of it over the past week, but that’s the totality of my knitting since my last post about it. No updated picture on that either. Sorry. Maybe tomorrow.

Oh, I never did let you know what I thought of that movie I was watching last week, All Things Good. I liked the first two thirds of it but the last part left me kind of meh. I am watching through the first 6 seasons of Criminal Minds right now when I knit. I am really enjoying that. I have always had an affinity for crime dramas, especially ones like this where there is a lot of psychological drama. I think it is well cast with interesting characters. I am like that with shows and books too. I have to like and believe in the characters to really get into a series or a book.

While we are on the topic of books I will share what I am reading right now. I have a Nook, which it the best thing EVER, and was introduced to the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series because the first book, The Outlander was offered as a “Free Friday” download. I then bought the whole series and am up to the second book at this point. I am almost finished with it. It’s not like anything I have ever read before and I might have totally missed out on a good read if it weren’t for the enticement to try the first one for free. So, kudos to Barnes & Noble for the incentives which worked pretty good on me. They gave me one book, but I then bought 6 more. Some of the dialogue can be a tiny bit cheesy, but overall I recommend them.

I do plan to take a short break between book 2 and book 3 to read The Hunger Games series. I resisted this for quite awhile because EVERYONE was reading them. That will turn me off in a heartbeat. But the reviews from everyone was so positive and when people I knew were saying the same thing, people whose opinions I respect, I caved and bought them. I started the first chapter or two of the first book, but held off since I had just started Dragonfly in Amber and didn’t want to drop that one in the middle. So anyway, I am excited about starting The Hunger Games very soon since I am 60 pages away from finishing Dragonfly in Amber.

Okay, that’s about all I have for now. It has taken me all afternoon to write this post as it is because I have too many people parked in the room with me, and it is making it difficult for me to concentrate. Story of my life. Eye rolling smile