Monday, September 17, 2007

The Best Day

John and I had a great time on Saturday starting with the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair. After a couple of wrong turns we found our way to Wheeler Historic Farm where the fair was held.

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Once we got there, it didn't take me long to spot Margene and the gang. We joined them for introductions and a quick visit. I was really excited to meet Kim for the first time. We've been friends through our blogs for a couple of years. She greeted me with a welcoming hug and we talked for a bit. Next time I hope our visit will be longer.

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Back row, left to right: Susan, me, Margene, Judy
Front row, left to right: Teresa, Carole, Kim

I hope I have all the names right. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Later I also met Kim, but I didn't get a picture.

This was a wonderful little festival. Not a huge affair, but plenty of vendors with good things to sell.

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There were classes offered and demonstrations too. You couldn't miss this guy: quite colorful in dress and personality.

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He kept the crowd entertained with demonstrations of the great wheel.

And there were a few animals too.

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I picked up some great souvenirs.

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A beautiful Greensleeves spindle (Maureen's Mjolinor made from Masur Birch) and a couple of different rovings: Lincoln Longwool from Nelson Land and Livestock and a blend of Corriedale, Alpaca and Mohair in a purplish color from Spinderella's.

After saying our good-byes to the gang, we stopped by to check on the Wheeler Farm sheep.

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Then we headed up to the mountains to spend the rest of the day at Mirror Lake. That's a story for next time.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy! It was great meeting you, too---I'm sure I wasn't in the picture because I was off buying something somewhere. I think I singlehandedly boosted the fiber economy this weekend...heh.

    You took some fabulous photos, and really captured the charm of the festival. Wasn't it fun? How fortunate for you guys to be in town on business, and have this going on. Life is good. :)

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  2. What fun! That is a gorgeous spindle!

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  3. What fun! As you know, I just got to meet Kim a few weeks ago. Great gal, isn't she?!
    That spindle is gorgeous!

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  4. Sounds like you had a lovely day! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Looks like a great event to attend, and how fun to meet some blogging friends!

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  6. It sounds like a fabulous way to spend the day.

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  7. Sounds like great fun! the girls and I quite enjoy Wheeler Farm.

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  8. What fun for all of you! Hopefully someday I will be able to meet some of my fellow knit bloggers, too. :-)

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  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!! It's always fun to meet other bloggers/knitters/spinners in person!

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  10. It was great to meet you!

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy