Sat was the Olde Liberty Fibre Faire. We were going to take the SiL and niece with us, since the niece needed a ride to her easter egg hunt thing for extra credit at school and it would just be easier on everyone if we were already all together.
But when we arrived at their house, a family emergency had come up- the BiL's father had had a heart attack and was in the hospital, so they had to go to North Carolina instead. So we ended up going by ourselves and spending nearly 2 hours there. There were quite a few more vendors this year than there had been in 2011 when we last went.
So, 2 hours, 10 ounces of various rovings, 9 skeins of yarn, a felted cat toy, 4lbs of organic lam shoulder, 1lb of organic ground lamb, a jar of Plum Butter and a lovely Lemongrass Sage handmade candle later, we headed back home.
Sunday saw us up early to do laundry, then head out to Riverside Nursery to browse their locally grown plants. There after snagging French Tarragon, Rosemary, Dill, Sage, Catnip, Aloe Vera plants, we then headed to Lowe's for potting soil and materials to build a raised netting cover over the strawberry bed to keep the squirrels and birds out of it. Once home, Mark realzed he mistook the 10ft PVC tubing for 20ft, so I had to go back to Lowe's for more. Meanwhile, Mark cleaned up a couple bags worth of dead leaves.
The French Tarragon, Rosemary, Dill, Sage, Catnip, Aloe Vera as well as the Basil and Cilantro I already had were repotted up into bigger pots- once we finish filling the new raised bed with compost and good garden dirt, they'll be transplanted into it, well, the herbs will anyway, not the Aloe Vera. And we'll add tomatoes, peppers, maybe a broccoli or two and maybe a few other veggies.
The Wisteria on the fence that my desk faces, is going to look spectacular this year. It is loaded with buds and just now starting to open a bit. The Lilac has a lot more blooms this year too. In fact, nearly everything has more flowers this year. Go figure.
Today saw me moving plants to the front porch and repotting the Wandering Jew that the batshit crazy neighbors decided to give me, as well as the 2 Christmas Cacti that they nearly killed. Afterwards, I photographed and listed all the new yarns I picked up on Ravelry. Then I bagged them up and stashed them on a shelf upstairs. I have enough ideas for wraps and scarves and bags and cuffs to keep me busy over the entire summer until the next fiber festival we go to in Sept, methinks. Heh.
And now, back to sewing I go.
This weekend was busy. And I still haven't really stopped going yet.