Monday, September 26, 2011

Flamboyant bookends (blog ends?)

On Sunday I noticed a late-season addition among the dahlia blooms. Such vibrancy; yellow and orange and fuschia, oh my!

Sunday evening Laura arrived to stay for the night after spending the weekend at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. She said it had poured there, like last year only worse. I have such fond memories of OFFF on Sunday of last year in spite of the rain, for I got to meet Wanda for the first time (as did Laura) and bought my HansenCrafts miniSpinner. Yesterday was a fitting anniversary of those events; Laura bought her first Jenkins spindle at OFFF
(a Burmese rosewood Swan) and taught me a new technique (Navajo plying) on my mS! No photos of the latter yet, because I'm not done with my Water Lilies singles so we used some practice fiber.

Laura also helped me finalize my breeding groups so I can finish planning a major sheep shuffle next Sunday. Thanks, Laura!

Before she left, Laura showed me a hat her friend Correy purchased at OFFF. Talk about flamboyant! Laura plans to recreate it in natural-colored locks to match her hair. Hee!

That's it for today from . . .

4 comments:

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Beautiful dahlia picture. For some reason, every dahlia tuber I've planted the last few years has never come up. I am wondering if the moles have been at work, but my daffodils come up fine, so who knows...

Theresa said...

That is some hat! Love it.

Laura said...

I think I'm finally going to change my profile picture to the one with the hat...

Thanks for the lovely time, the good food, and the "Michelle" time!

Next time I'm over there, I'll be sure to call!!

And, maybe I won't make the hat match my hair... I'm thinking purple, green, turquoise!!

I need orange said...

Love that dahlia, and looove the hat!!! I need one. Hmmmmm.......

Thanks for sharing them with us!