Monday, July 04, 2011

Moving On

This is our little bit of a spinning circle. I can't speak to attendance since I've been here hit and miss, but this was the most congested Black Sheep Gathering I've experienced. There was another spinning circle inside and it was worse. I decided to leave my wheel in the car.
To be fair, I woke up with a headache which turned into a migraine on the drive in. I took an Imitrix immediately, so this picture is probably the best I felt all day. Honestly, spending times with friends is my favorite part, though I do love the wool show. I got to watch the Glen Eidman Trophy be awarded to the Mendenhalls, which was exciting.
My purchase was this Ghana basket for drop spindle projects, the fiber because I had brought none, and the Jenkins Aegean drop spindle because I've been wanting a new spindle since Spindle Camp. I watched his booth for at least ten minutes before I decided to try a spindle. I chose the Aegean in olive wood and loved it so much went back and bought the same in Holly for our housesitter, Kerry. What a spinner! Goldings were the heavy favorite at Spindle Camp but I had many Jenkins nudgings from Michelle, who has an entire library of his spindles!
Next on the agenda - a visit with DS Josh and family. Jumping over the Cascades and back to Bend, I'm back to the tree that inspired my yarn bombs in the first place. Nether it nor the it's neighbor seem to have survived the winter, but quilters have supplied the absent leaves.

DIL Missy took us to Thump, a cute little coffee house by the knitted tree. She, grandson Logan and Ian are processing orders. Their trademark is the the shingles hanging overhead.
Logan pointed this one out, like I need a purple llama. They have shingles on the counter, a basket of Sharpies and they hang'em high.

The boys and I got inspired, but those pictures are on my iPhone, so I can only show what we didn't do. Logan said "I wish I had a billion dollars, and not to be outdone, Evan said " I wish everyone had a billion dollars." I said "I wish someone would clean my house" and covered the shingle with flowers.

I was stunned to come home Saturday and realize that being bored, Kerry had cleaned our house!
It's time to pack for our SoCal trip. I think I know how Charlie feels about this trip.


~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

The wool show is my VERY favorite part of BSG... the visiting is good too, but the sight of all those fleeces about makes me drool lol I really hate missing it. Terry didn't have any fleece there last year, really hate to have missed that :/

Theresa said...

Wow, sounds like BSG is really growing and maybe outgrowing their present home. I haven't been there for over 5 years and it seemed crowded then...
Looks like a fun time in Bend. I hope the family is enjoying their new home town. Safe travels to SoCal.

Benita said...

Don't you love it when wishes come true?

Wow, that's a lot of spinners! I wish I had been there, someplace, laughing and spinning with everyone else.

Poor Charlie...

Michelle said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL olivewood Aegean! So glad I could enable, and even more glad you love the way it spins. :-)

vlb5757 said...

I love that you went to the Black sheep Gathering. I have another blogger friend who lives in Bellingham, WA that goes every year. I should hook the two of you up! I have to say that I have three of the large Ghana baskets and one mini one. One basket is dedicated to my spinning supplies. One has yarn to knit my husband a scarf and the third one has two UFO blanets. The mini one usually has a small project of some sort in it. I have to resist buying those baskets at every fiber gathering.

Tina T-P said...

Oooh, that Charlie has got laser eyes - I think I know how he feels about you being gone again too... :-) T.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Hi Sharon! Where have you been? I hope everything is well with you and Ian.
Not used to waiting a week or more for your posts :)