Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On the Road Again

Just a few words before we hit the road for the Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta in Sequin, Texas. It should be a nice time of year to be driving through Texas and we are looking forward to doing this show for the first time.  The plan is to leave early Wednesday morning. Today I have the challenging task of loading the car before me. I haven't started packing any clothes yet and that will depend on the nooks and crannies that are left after the shop stuff is safely inside.

 A picture I snapped this morning of some things that are waiting for me. I am almost finished gathering it up!

Here is an update on the April tapestry diary. I have woven the road for today as that is what is on my mind. April is warming up now and beginning to feel like spring in Oklahoma.

I have also done a little spinning for the Sheep Breed Sampler tapestry and I am planning to bring it along to demonstrate at the Show on my 16 inch Mirrix with treadle. I have four sheep ( yarns) ready to go including Gotland, CVM, Bond and Shetland to add to the 12 already grazing.

I have also made several bracelets new for this show and I have two tapestry bead cuffs to demonstrate on the 12 inch Mirrix, an Affinity bracelet on the 8 inch Mirrix and a no warp ends bead project on the 5 inch Mini. A nice variety. I also have a couple of hat bands to display and several tapestry pieces.

Here is a small update on the Mango Hunters. I am closing in on those Mangos. I should be further along and hope to be back to steady progress in May. It has been a very busy Spring!

By the way, the second place winner in the Mirrix contest was Laura Arena from Port Charlotte, Florida not so far from my birth place, New Port Richey. I have sent her a selection of wool and silk Ymmyarns in colors she seems to like very well. Congratulations Laura! I hope to have a picture sometime in the future.

I haven't posted in a while about the Tulsa Handweavers Tapestry Study Group primarily because I am usually to busy to take pictures. As a little follow up though I am pleased to say that the guild has agreed to buy the Archie Brennan/ Susan Maffei DVD set. This is exciting news because I know we have members that will benefit from the wonderful instruction they offer. I know I have greatly benefitted from my set. There is a link to the right if you are interested in more information about them.

It is always my intention to do a little blogging from the road but it doesn't always work out that way. The pesky need for some sleep gets in the way sometimes but I am planning to try.

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