Home, pics, links, Sheep and Wool Festival, the new June Wikio rankings and THANKS!!!

I arrived home safely yesterday afternoon but my luggage stayed in Atlanta, maybe it was trying to tell me something!!!  Customs at the airport had already been informed that it was not on my flight so although it does mean I don’t have it back until sometime tomorrow afternoon at least the bag was traced and is now waiting for a courier to collect it from the airport in Dublin.  This does give me a little ‘free’ time to catch up with everything here at Clasheen, please be patient however if you are waiting for an email response or something like that because it will definitely take a week or so to get back to ‘normal’ here!  Writing is short and staccato like today, here are the highlights …..

    • Pictures from the wonderful Lexington workshops are uploading to Flickr as I write this post, I will need to edit them somewhat but if you can’t wait to see the beautiful felt created head on over to the relevant set and have a look!  You can also head on over and visit the Loco Life of Lindy if you are interested in reading about Jan and I visiting Lindy and Paul Huber’s beautiful Seldom Scene Farm on Sunday, I won’t spoil the fun but INTERESTING things happened ……….
    • I need to update my links here to reflect the varied and inspirational blogs that I follow.  Most are felt and fibre related and because I view them through Google Reader I have to copy and paste each URL individually and add them to my sidebar.  At the moment I am thinking to have a totally seperate page for all of them, this would tidy up the front page of my site and I would be able to divide them into catagories easier, what do you think?
    • Still link related I am going to write a post over the next few days linking to the websites and blogs of all the participants from the three different US workshop venues, some wonderful fibre related businesses for you all to drool over and order from!!!
    • Don’t forget the first time anyone gets a chance to view Horst’s amazing couture garments outside of USA will be at this weekend’s Sheep and Wool Festival in Kilkenny.  There will also be an exhibition of the incredible work from the girls in 6th class Presentation School Kilkenny (you remember the CRAFTed project I was involved in?) and I will be teaching 4 felting workshops over Saturday and Sunday.  Please call in and say hello!
    • The June Wikio rankings are just about to be announced and I am delighted to remain at no 5 in the top 20 UK and Irish knitting blogs, here is a sneak preview at the list …..
1 ysolda
2 pennies per hour of pleasure
3 needled
4 Daisie Days
5 Clasheen by Nicola Brown
6 Confessions of a YarnAddict
7 The Woolly Adventures of a Knitting Kitty
8 Eskimimi Knits
9 Art Yarn
10 Little Cotton Rabbits
11 slippedstitch
12 Wendy Knits
13 The Yarn Yard Blog
14 mooncalfmakes
15 SNOOPYDOGKNITS!
16 fourth edition
17 All things Socktopus!
18 Purlpower
19 glittyknittykitty
20 Lixie Knits It

Ranking made by Wikio

Finally but certainly not last, THANKS A MILLION TIMES to Emma, Sharon, Dawn and Jan (plus all your significant others!) for opening up your homes to me and organising the various legs of my workshop schedual, thanks to all the workshop participants for your enthusiasm and creativity not to mention wonderful felting ability, thanks to everyone who shared their stash with me and gave me wonderful fibre and embellishments to try out in the comfort of Clasheen, thanks to everyone who bought our new book with them for me to sign (obviously a new experience for me!), thanks to all my old and new friends who visited with me during the course of my working holiday and helped to make my stay in CA, MI and KY such an amazing experience, as always you are the best!!!

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3 thoughts on “Home, pics, links, Sheep and Wool Festival, the new June Wikio rankings and THANKS!!!

  1. Good morning/afternoon,

    We absolutely loved having you here in the U.S. … The only problem …. The time went by too quickly!

    You’ve certainly arrived home to lots of excitement… Congratulations on your Wikio rating … They have good taste;-)

    So wish I was going to be with you and Horst…Will be an amazing time, I’m sure. Take lots of pictures.

    Hope you’re adjusting to the time change and that your bags are en route.

    Thank you again for joining us here in Michigan…It was a wonderful week.

    Hugs,
    Dawn

  2. Couldn’t wait so headed over to Flickr and indeed the felt is beautiful but something common to all the photos are the smiles on faces.
    Your workshops have generated a lot of happiness!

  3. Well done on your blog rating! It is truly impressive, and you’re blog is in such a great company!

    Photos from US look amazing and i must agree with Annie and Lyn, there was a lot of smiling faces on those pictures. Many happy felt makers 😉 Are you warming up for Horst visit yet. I wish i could attend the workshop but I’m on a very tight budget this year. However, I will be watching for any updates, reports and afterthought on your blog. I sooo envy you all! Arrgghhh!

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