Larry and I have decided NOT to go to the wonderful inaugural New England fiber festival in West Springfield, MA -- this weekend, in fact -- because, well, we're just too tired, and the last thing we need right now is more yarn. So -- we have decided to fully staff the studio with good people and just LEAVE. We will drive generally into Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky -- the general objective will be to search high and low for out-of-the-way antique and collectible shops -- that's where we find extraordinary vintage buttons and jewelery -- but, mostly, we just want to look at beautiful countryside and have good meals and REST. I'll take pictures; so will Larry; and I'll make report. Maybe we can get as far as the Bybee Pottery in Bybee, Kentucky, and raid the seconds shop!