Yesterday was a whirlwind day trip 2 hours north to the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene with good friend Pat. I haven't been in a few years, sometimes there is fiber overload with so many festivals/conferences within a 2 month period of time. It was fun to visit with fiber friends and browse the booths. I only bought a few things for myself - picked up some things for others, always fun to spend someone else's money. I just don't need much these days - between my own stash and the fibers I sell there's not much out there that tempts me and if there is it can really damage the checkbook like when I bought the Hansen e-spinner at OFFF last fall. We made the required stop at Bronx Bagels in Sutherlin for breakfast on the way, then Trader Joe's to pick up a salad for lunch. Then to BSG - some change in vendors, some great, some just ok. After we had seen as much as we wanted we headed back to Trader Joe's for major shopping and a stop at the big TJ Maxx Home store across the street. Then back home again. It rained off and on all day but the worst rain fell on us driving home - it was horrendous - what's with this rain in June, this is Southern Oregon - it stops raining June through September, rarely a drop. So, was I glad I went this year - yes, it was a fun day.