Sunday, September 24, 2006

Somewhere Over the Rainbow...

This morning when I went outside I was presented with the most spectular rainbow. You could see a perfect arc with both ends of the rainbow visible. Awesome! The picture doesn't do it justice. It's been a while since I have posted so this one may be a little long. This week poor Seri had to get 12 stitches. See them right under her eye? Poor thing!
With the official start of the Fall season it's that time of year for arts and crafts festivals. On Friday I went to the Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival near historic Harpers Ferry. I talked to some wonderful craftspersons whose workmanship was prejudged so only quality items were for sale.

This coming Wednesday I have a Blue Ridge Spinners & Weavers Guild meeting. The guild was started back in 2002 but last month was our first meeting as a formalized guild. We now have officers, bylaws and pay dues. The only real rule we have is You have to Be Nice!

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I'm attending a Tartan Weaving workshop. Before the class we are to warp 9.5 yards on our looms. Everyone picked their own tartan pattern to weave. In the workshop we will work round robin sampling everyone's warp and then each person will be able to weave a scarf on their own loom. My tartan is called Mowat and has 4 colors (black, yellow, green, and blue).The weekend after the workshop is the Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit. I've already purchased tickets for all 3 days (October 6, 7, 8, 2006).

Not much knitting on Marina. Here she is feeling at little neglected.


vanessa said...

poor seri!
can't wait til waterford :-)

FugueStateKnits said...

Your poor baby! That looks downright painful! Ouch!
You are amazing? How do you do it with all the knitting and now weaving?!! I love your tartan colors and cannot wait to see how it turns out.
Was out in your general area about a month ago visiting some young clients - in Monrovia (closer) and then to Sykesville - a bit north/east of you. It's so beautiful in MD this time of year. It's a joy to be traveling.
Take care,

Christine Anderson said...

I am interested in purchasing a Structo Artcraft 240/4 loom. Thank you for any information or direction you can share.