Saturday, July 30, 2011

Planning a Fall trip.......

I'm so excited!  I signed up to take a lampshade-making class with Judy Lake at her shop in Pawlet, Vermont, in October http://lampshadelady.typepad.com/.  It's 2 days and it's lots of work but you learn everything about making really professional looking lampshades and how to run a business doing it.  I've made a lot of shades but they never quite turn out perfect and there never seems to be the right ready- made shade.  So many have looked at me like I'm a crazy woman for wanting to go to Vermont to learn to make shades but it's just something I've always wanted to do -- make lampshades.

These are Judy's pictures from her blog.  Her shop is in a tiny town in Vermont so we'll be staying somewhere close.  Sister Judy is going with me so we have big plans to see the countryside and do a little antiquing.  It will be the first weekend in October and supposedly, at the height of their fall leaf viewing.  There are several beautiful, old inns in the area and some set on the lakes so that's on the agenda for next week -- making reservations at an inn.

I'm so excited.  Think I'll check L.L. Bean and see if I need some new sweaters.

Have a great weekend.  We're getting a little rain.

7 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

sounds like SO much fun, I'd go for the leaves alone, but how neat to learn to do lampshades!

T's Daily Treasures said...

My cousin took a motorcycle trip through Vermont last year with her husband in October and they absolutely loved it. The colors and countryside are absolutely amazing at that time of year. That is, if Mother Nature does her thing according to the seasons. :) You will have a fabulous time. Best wishes, Tammy

Tammy Burks said...

I totally don't think it sounds silly to go to Vermont to learn to make lampshades.....of course this is coming from a girl who went to Maine to learn how to make hooked footstools. There's nothing better than fueling your passion and rolling a vacation all into one....I'd say it's the ultimate!
Enjoy!

Pheona's Vintage Market said...

That sounds like fun, I always love to learn something new..... and a road trip to boot!What more could a girl want?? Have a great time, looking forward to seeing your treasures.

Susan said...

When we lived out east we would go to Vermont sometimes... it's like a picture post card! Absolutely beautiful!

OLIVIA WALTER said...

HI JAN, HOW'S VERY THING DOING FOR YOU? THAT SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH FUN ABOUT THE TRIP! HOPE VERY THING IS GOING GOOD LOVE YA!

Sharon Wengel said...

That sounds like so much fun ! And what a beautiful time of year in that area . you'll have to come back and show us how to do it !
I had some rain , but my grass is not all reen yet .