Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Last of the trip pics....

Picked up this cute pin to go on the wrap I'm making in Cambria at the Ball and Skein yarn shop. Was nice visiting with Mary there too.
I got meet with Alana at an awesome cafe where she bought me a delicious lunch. Was so nice to catch up on things with her and just visit. So much easier to talk in person than online! I missed seeing her on my last visit so it was just wonderful to spend some time with her. I completely forgot to get our picture together until we were driving away...next time! While I was doing lunch, Jimmy and James went to the zoo in Atascadero, CA. and out to lunch together. Jimmy even brought me a flamingo feather to go with my flamingo collection! Such a thoughtful boy!

Seals on the beach...what sweet faces! Resting in the sun!


Stopped at Morro Bay Fleece Works to say "hi" to Sherri and picked up some awesome roving!

Jimmy holding up the windmill in Solvang!:)


Me and my hubby!


Goodies I picked up at Village Spinning and Weaving in Solvang. Some practice roving, some magazines to study/read, and John the owner gave me a t-shirt Stephanie Pearl-McPhee gave to him. So cool. He goes to all these shows and was telling me about all the designers and authors he's met and had dinner with!


Heading home from our wonderful trip....but had to make one more stop in Solvang for.......


you guessed it....a wheel! It's a Louet Julia (which I call Julia Gulia from the Wedding Singer), it came with a lazy kate, four spools, and practice roving. John and Marsha at Village Spinning and Weaving spent so much time with me on Thursday and Sunday and were so helpful and patient. I love it! Think James and Jimmy even like it a bit too! I have so many wonderful friends who've offered to help me too, which I'm really grateful for and will definitely take up their offers! So Julie you were right! James got a spinning wheel for his birthday!:) Fuji thinks she needs to sit on my lap while I spin and the cats just sit around it and stare at the wheel go round and round! Jimmy thought it'd be fun to shoot his nerf bullets through the spokes...enjoyment for the whole family!


8 comments:

Channon said...

Love all the photos, especially the last one. I haven't tried to spin with Gretchen around yet. Maybe this weekend?

Dawn said...

Happy Spinning! That's a beauty!

Alana said...

It was great seeing you too!:)

Congratulations on the awesome new spinning wheel! Looks like you are enjoying it! Hope you have fun learning new things!

Nell said...

Ah ha!!! The truth of the spinning is revealed! Congrats on the new wheel!

Robin said...

I have that very same pin!

Soxnitter said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun collecting fibery goodies on your trip. Wish I would have known about Morro Fleeceworks when I was in the area last year. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Leslie

Gnat said...

There's the pic I've been looking for! You look great on the spinning wheel! And looks like you got tons of fiber to spin with! Now when you look online you will be looking at roving instead of yarn. :)

Congrats!!!

g-girl said...

thanks for sharing more pics. i've heard about the zoo in atascadero. did you have a picnic as well? and you got a wheel! how exciting!!