Oh my goodness. The Quabbies (and a few friends from the Vermont Rug Social group) met yesterday in Shelburne/Colrain at Diana O'Brien's home--on her deck out back. And what a time we had. It was so chilly and windy at first we thought we might have to meet inside, but as the sun moved westward we were all able to sit to the deck, with masks and layers of clothing, and hooked out there. The deck is a dream. The view! Well, you'll see below.
At one point everyone went down to Diana's studio/store, in a building just a few feet down the mountain, and I saw quite a few loaded bags coming back up onto the deck shortly thereafter. Most of us followed the sun as it moved around. Some of us played dodge-ball to avoid black walnuts falling with loud cracks onto a small portion of the deck from a tree to one side. They sounded like miniature explosives going off whenever one landed on the wood. Luckily, no one got beaned and everyone went home in good health.
Rugs are shown below. An absolutely gorgeous day, and all of us agreed it was wonderful to meet in person and not on Zoom.