Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Too Many Toys

Last weekend everything came together at once.  My sewing machine was fixed and ready to go!  I picked it up on Thursday night.  I can finally start working on the Key West quilt again.  I pulled out the pieces the other day, trying to remember what I was going to do next - I forgot a lot in three weeks.

Our bikes had been at the shop, too, getting much needed tune-ups.  They replaced my tires and chain then cleaned the gears.  We picked up the bikes on Thursday as well.  When they told me I needed new tires, I opted to replace the nubby ones with road tires.  It's like a new bike!

What to start with?  A weekend of good weather and a quilt to finish.  What did I do?

I went dancing.

You see, last weekend also happened to be the New England Folk Festival in Mansfield, MA.  There's music and crafts and lots and lots of dancing.  I spend the majority of my time contra and English country dancing.  So much fun.

I often volunteer to help with setup:  moving chairs, tables, building stages, hauling various equipment between two school buildings.  But this year they couldn't set up until Friday.  I took a half day off of work on Friday to help.  Oof.  Six hours of labor followed by a few hours of dancing.  I am so impressed they got the festival ready to go in such a short time.  I was so worn out by 7pm... but somehow perked up when the first dance started.

I have NEFFA photos and videos I plan on sharing, but haven't had the time to edit and organize.  Soon, I hope.  But in the meantime, I love Doug Plummer's super condensed version of NEFFA.

Now I have sewing, biking AND blogging all pulling at me.  Never enough time! 


  1. stop it you're making me want to dance again! I can't tell you how much I liked seeing the woman in a wheelchair dance. What freedom and nice people to help her along. LeeAnna

  2. Hi, just wanted to suggest a visit to
    who just adopted two guinea pigs and are they ever cute! The top post has pictures. LeeAnna


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