Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Did you miss me?

I haven't had time to post. The only people noticing this may be my parents (Hi, Mom and Dad!), but it bugs me. I have lots of things to document, but haven't had the luxury of time to sit and organize my thoughts and photos. (I don't know about the rest of you bloggers, but it takes me quite a bit of time to create a post. Maybe it's the graphic designer and editor in me; my sister once called me a wordsmith.) And as more things back up in the blogging pipeline, it gets harder to pull pieces out to post about.

So let me start with this:
I got to have a tea party!

Sunday afternoon I drove over to the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival in Canby to meet up with friends.

Franna (who brought Vienna, above), Shelly, Laura, and Jeannie were the ladies on my to-see list; I also got to see Wally, Dusty, Suzie, Troy and Loren. Sadly, I'm not good at getting photos of my friends, and I'm just not into the selfie craze. But I did get a snap of Shelly holding Vienna for me:
As for shopping, I was a good girl. ;-) I found one perfect skein of yarn for Artesian while browsing with Shelly and Dusty, and fell in love with some American Top Laura hand-painted and was demo-spinning in her booth.
Fiber inspired by the North Santiam Pass; yarn that reflects the clouds
I am feeling a definite connection of place with my purchases, as the colors all sing "NW Oregon" to me. The hand-towel in the photo plays perfectly into the color scheme, too, although it wasn't a purchase. It was a gift from Laura  – my first hand-woven item! Laura followed me home to spend the night, so we got in more quality time together. I'll share some of that in my next post – whenever I can get it done.

That's it for now from . . .

14 comments:

fiberjoy said...

Hooray, a post! I was getting worried about you and had decided if you didn't post this evening it was time to email you to make sure you were all right.

Ugh, trying to pull all the accumulated bits together into cohesive units after not blogging is hard. Good job on this post. :)

I'm glad you got to OFFF and scored a couple lovely items, even better, had a tea party with friends. :)

Maggie said...

So I've found your blog. Looking forward to following it from now on! Animals and knitting....love it! X

Kelly said...

Hi Vienna!!! You look pretty snazzy for traveling across the US for over a week. Michelle will be good to you.

Susan said...

Sheep fest! I had to miss the only one I go to - boo. Vienna looks wonderful and I LOVE that roving!

Michelle said...

Wanda, I'm so sorry I didn't hook up with YOU at OFFF! (Truth be told, I had told myself I canNOT buy another spindle, so I think I was unconsciously avoiding you. ;-)

Welcome, Maggie! Thank-you for the honor of following my blog; I'm sure enjoying yours. Do you knit, too?

She traveled VERY well, Kelly. Working on getting a coat to cover her lovely fleece; thank-you so much for her!

That stinks, Susan. Vienna IS wonderful, in every way – and you could probably order some of that roving for yourself. ;-)

Mary Ann said...

Oh my gosh, the towel is beautiful! I can see you making these!

Michelle said...

Oh no, Mary Ann, I'm not falling down THAT rabbit hole! I've got my irons in too many fires as it is.

Fiona said...

Gosh I missed you..I was wondering. Well it all came out properly and it sounds like you have had a great time! The yarns are lovely and I love the Photo Of Vienna....talk about giving you the hairy eyeball! Glad your back!

Nancy Kay said...

Yes, you were missed! Glad to see you back...love the pictures of Vienna.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Yes, you're missed! I took a mainly September blog break and am visiting tonight, prior to posting. That last fiber shot sends me to the MOON...LOVE IT! Yes, it takes me forever to post...what with wording, finding the photos, links, etc.; it's totally time consuming and I'm not getting any younger or faster!

fiberjoy said...

Ha, I don't expect you to buy any more spindles, you have enough to keep you busy. :)

Michelle said...

Oh, but I reeeeeeally want a Lilac Lark....

Michelle said...

Awww, thank-you for missing me, Fiona, Nancy Kay, and Sandra! Makes me feel loved – or at least appreciated. :-)

shelly hancock said...

dusty put pics of you and Vienna here,
http://morganriver.blogspot.com/2014/09/2014-oregon-flock-and-fibre-festival.html