Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fiber Festival

Yesterday Rog and I traveled down to Allegan to the Michigan Fiber Festival. We had a great time. Even Rog, who originally said he would probably find something to do in town, stayed and enjoyed it! Something for everyone, as the old adage goes.
While the main focus of the event was geared toward knitters and weavers, they did have two rug hooking vendors. Linda Harwood from Hooked on Ewe was there. I had never seen her work, and I have to tell you it is just fabulous!
Kris Miller from Spruce Ridge Studio was there also. I know I have mentioned before how much I love Kris' work. Not only is she talented, she is just the nicest person and so helpful and encouraging. This is a rug that my husband wants me to do for him:
Of course, I couldn't leave without buying some wool. I think I restrained myself nicely....

Don't you think that blue and mauve would make the cutest little bluebird with a rosy little breast? And the orange.....well, I see some fall leaves or a pumpkin in its future.
After shopping, we watched the border collies herd sheep. It was such a hot day that this guy jumped right into his drinking water to cool off!
And, after seeing this guy with his funky hair do, we had a serious discussion about starting an alpaca farm!


  1. Hi Debra ~ Cute Blog!! And thanks for stopping by mine!! I'm dying to hear the marriage story!! WE all have one, you know!!

  2. Hi Debra,

    I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog, so that I could come and visit yours.

    You are correct, we seem to have much in common. Not only our ADD when it comes to projects (hope that isn't a touch expression in your line of work), but also our love of our cottages. Your advice to people looking for a mate to find one with a cottage is soooo good! My daughter should put that on her list (although she swears she will buy ours when we can no longer manage the property). Another common thing, she has a Jasper kitty - so I have a Jasper grandkitty.

    Anyway, I enjoyed my visit and will be back soon.