A couple of nights ago, for whatever reason, I was feeling overwhelmed with insignificance. I was having one of those days when no matter what you do, you just feel lost in the crowd. Before I went to bed, I peeked in on my sleeping daughter and thought, “No matter how unimportant you’re feeling, here’s one person who never sees you that way.” I felt better.
Yesterday, I got an email from my friend Libby Beiler, weaver extraordinaire and owner of Mad About Ewes. I haven’t spoken to her in many months, and seemingly out of the blue, there’s this email from her, telling me how much my live coverage of the PA Farm Show Sheep To Shawl Contest means to her and her family. With many of her relatives scattered through different states, they can’t just turn on PCN to catch the action – they watch my blog. I had no idea. If I knew, I would’ve covered the event last year instead of wallowing in self pity and doubt. That email was all I needed…
CALLING ALL PA FARM SHOW SHEEP/FLEECE TO SHAWL TEAMS! If you’re competing in the 2012 events, please contact me at this site (leave a comment, I read them all). I’d like to start posting team biographies ASAP, and maybe interview some teams as well. Also, any competitors in the Knitting/Crochet/Weaving/Quilting categories who’d like some free press, contact me in the same way. I’m starting my Farm Show coverage early so I can get even more info out to everyone. And generate some excitement!
I’m back… and with live video this year (I think. I’m pretty sure I can make it work. I’ll keep you posted!).