SPA was, as always, lovely. Honestly, what’s not lovely about 3 days full of friends, fiber, food and fun?
Sharon, Jo-Ann and I left Thursday at lunch time and arrived in Freeport around 4:30pm. We immediately saw our friends Kelly and Diane in the lobby and we spent the better part of the afternoon spinning with them. The rest of the evening passed quickly with dinner and drinks, more spinning, some knitting and lots of laughing.
Friday is the first “official” day of SPA and our friends arrived throughout the day. We chatted and visited, snuck into the vendor room during set up to see Kim and Judy, spent more time spinning, knitting and laughing.
Oh, and I bought a wheel. No biggie.
Saturday was more of the same but with more people around. I had fun spinning with my new wheel while visiting with everyone. We did a bit of shopping, had lunch at the Freeport Chowder House, ate dinner with a large group at Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern, and stayed up until the wee hours making the most of our last evening to hang out with our friends.
On Sunday we got up and had breakfast and then spent the next two hours saying goodbye to our peeps. These weekends go by so quickly but we always create such lasting memories. The things that will stick with me this year: Sharon “borrowing” a candle from a restaurant, my automatically refilling bourbon glass on Thursday night which Diane declared a “bourbon miracle”, Terry’s new fondness for martinis, beer and Drambuie, the look on Judy’s face when a friend gifted her with a beautiful shawl to replace the one that was stolen out of her booth at the New England Fiber Festival, Laurie’s Public Toilet Emergency Kit, flashing rings, tiaras (just say NO), holding babies, the laughter of Cheryl’s little girl, and so many more that would take way too long to explain.
I’m already counting the days until SPA 2013.