Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Rhinebeck Dreaming

It seems like years ago when we had the Fresh Air fund for Franklin and that Rhinebeck would never arrive. Now it's this coming weekend.

Bloggers' Schedules
Franklin is scheduled to arrive in Philadelphia this coming Friday, where he will be brought to his luxurious accommodations at a quaint little Bed & Breakfast near my home in Bucks County PA (yes, sending Franklin welcome flowers or fruit basket would be perfectly appropriate).

Saturday morning, Franklin and I will head up to Rhinebeck, aiming to arrive sometime before noon. We will meet up with Marilyn, Kathy, Selma, Carol and Lisa when we get there.

Gabbing, eating and shopping will occur.

At around 2:00 in the afternoon some of us will hang out at the picnic tables outside the food concessions for anyone that would like to meet Franklin. Limited time for photographs and autographs will be allocated, although if besieged with requests, we will have to end the fan session abruptly (it's a secret, but Franklin verges on agorophobia...I can trust you not to tell anyone, right?)

Later in the day, after we're exhausted from shopping and petting sheep, we'll caravan behind Selma, as she leads us to the annual sale at In Sheep's Clothing.

Finally, we'll end the day with a dinner for the group at a local restaurant before bringing Franklin back to the B&B, and a subsequent flight home on Sunday.

Knitting Progress
Instead of working on the Wool/Hemp sweater (like I should have been doing), I did more work on the border for the Vineyard Throw (I can't let Cynthia beat me, now can I?).



I finished one side of the edging and just started the next one.

Now that I've memorized the 18 row pattern repeat, it goes pretty quickly.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Regarding magazine reviews, Ann notes, "You could shift to quilting magazines. For instance this issue of Quiltmaker has a Cowboy boot pattern that is worthy of some abuse. However, you can't do Piecework, as the Kaffe/Liza baby quilt would be a conflict of interest."

It is unbelievable the number of magazines for quilters on the shelves at the moment, but I don't think I'd be able to do justice to quilt critiquing. And as for Piecework, I looked for that magazine for weeks after I heard about the Kaffe/Liza quilt, and I wasn't able to find it. The last crappy issue of Vogue Magazine stood glaringly on most of the shelves where I looked, but not a Piecework in sight.

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