Sunday, January 13, 2013

Overcoming Cabin Fever

The Roc Day gathering was an excellent outing and a great event.  Although there was heavy fog along the way the weather was otherwise uneventful which was a great change from the ten-below-zero temperature of one year, the ice storm of another, the general blizzard another time..... this year it crept up into the low 50s during the day which brought out a sizable number of people.

I opted for a 2-table booth and it worked out well - fiber and pelts on one side, small items and scale/receipt book/cash box work area on the other side.  Julie was a great help as she has a good eye for display.

The room was set up to have half the area available for the spin-in and while the chairs were empty when I took the picture, they were later all full and then some. A good contingent of GVHG members came out - more than a dozen - and everyone was in a festive mood.  It was a potluck to boot, so with all those attendees the lunch tables were full to overflowing.  I did notice that there were more desserts than "real food" dishes, but no one complained :-)

The other half of the room was set up with vendors and there was a nice variety of goods for sale and everyone seemed quite busy.

Another fun aspect of the gathering is the raffle table.  The vendors all contribute items and the guild members do also.  There were well over 30 items for raffle ranging from ready-to-spin fiber to books and very nice finished items.  There was even a small drum carder and a skein winder.  There were a lot of happy winners, but alas I was not one this year.  That's OK.  It's not like I NEED more things, even nice fibery things.  The fun was in participating.

Anyone within driving distance of Lansing, NY should mark their calendars for next year and plan to come out for some fiber fun.


  1. I would love to come sometime! Hi Julie :-).

  2. It was a very pleasant day spent with like-minded fiber friends!