Whew! While I look forward to Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival each year, I'm glad that it is over for this year. Vending at HHFF is a lot of work. It takes months preparation and many trips to the fairgrounds to get everything into the Prius and placed in my booth, even the sheep get first class accommodations riding in the back of an air conditioned Prius, even though they are in a dog kennel.
I want to take this time to thank each and everyone of my readers who made it to Hoosier Hills and helped make this event a success and ensure the future of WindSong Fibers Farm. While I am only a small cog in a big wheel that helps insure that HHFF happens each year, without YOU, the consumer of fibers and fine crafts, the event would not succeed.
Vending fibers, yarns and other items helps me feed the animals on the farm. The money goes to buy hay and grain to keep everyone fat and happy so that they produce luxurious fibers for the next event. Once again, without YOU, I could not continue raising luxurious fibers and sell lambs to others interested in raising fiber animals. I love my lifestyle of going to the barn, watching the life cycle of new lambs, goats, and other animals give birth and care for their young. I love my animals calling to me when they see me outside. I love them running up to me, although sometimes a bit rambunctious and overly eager almost knocking me off my feet, when I walk down to check that all is well.
But most of all, I love my customers! They share with me the projects they hope to make using my yarns and rovings and top (if you didn't get an ounce or two of the Cormo/Alpaca top I had at HHFF, you missed it! It sold like hotcakes!). I try my best to provide what I think will make you happy knitting or spinning. Sometimes, I don't like what I get back from the mill. It doesn't always turn out as I imagined it. So I sell that item at reduced rates. There is always someone who loves what I don't. Isn't that the nice thing about everyone?
Well, once again, thank you for making HHFF successful for the vendors and the board of directors as well. As a "not-for-profit" entity, HHFF will be able to afford another event next year. I hope to see everyone then! Thank you!