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I am a professional crafts person, working in clay and fibre, not necessarily at the same time. I am a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council, The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

The Gagetown Wrap up

martini sheep Posted by Hello
We never actually got a picture of Kate with her martini so this lovely sheep will stand in for her. The Fibre festival was fun, lots of interest in everything we were doing. And lots of fibre fondling.
The sun was hot, the company was good, and the lunch was FANTASTIC. Diane's potato salad RULES. I have to be honest, I have never travelled with a more organized bunch of people in my life. Everyone was on time, all supplies were present, and everyone was in a great and positive mood. I will roadtrip with those three anytime. oops I mean four -Onslow the dog was with us too. Just picture us will ya? Four grown women, one midsize dog, enough fiber and dying equipment to sink a small battleship and a cooler full of food. All piled in to Trish's Subaru and off we went.
Set up and activities went fairly smoothly for the most part. There was one small incident of a sheep escaping first thing in the morning, but Barb and Norm managed to chase the little bugger down fairly efficiently and all was well after that.
Kate had some great and wonderful interest in her needle felting-- no big surprise there. Her work is so beautiful, and she is such a good instructor. Our token boy fibre junkie arrived and was spinning and weaving along with us, it was so great that James could come, he is a photo tech in the Airforce and has been posted to Alberta so it was our last hang out time before he packs up the wife and kid for parts west.
We had a wonderful surprise spinner show up, My dear friend Liz came by with her wheel and her lovely partner Fenton. She was sprung from the Oncology Ward in St. John for the weekend, and joined us for most of the day. After wards Trish Kate and I defragged over a raspberry martini on Kate's step, and decided we sure could do it again next year. Bigger and better.

5 comments:

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

Liz,, Bravo, Kudos and all types of praise for the fiber team! It looks like you all had a great time.
Deb

Diana said...

The picture of the martini sheep kinda looks like Kate, don't ya think?

Do you sell any yarn online? I'm always interested in yarn acquisition.

Liz said...

Been thinking about that online yarn selling thing.I have a goodly quantity of the wool slub available right now, and also some different silks but a have back orders on the mohair boucle from my supplier. What is it you are looking for?

Liz said...

silly expression, drink in hand, surrounded by acloud of wool... yup that's Kate!

Kate, the Odd Ball Knitter said...

Looks like she's been hit by a truck or stung by a bee ... that would be our girl Kate.