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.
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.