This week, fiber was the focus, though Abby and I did manage to get a lot of stuff canned. At the beginning of the week, I started my first sewing projects in my beautiful new sewing room.
I also cut out another peasant blouse from some batik fabric I bought many years ago, and haven't used because the right project refused to present itself.
It's the same pattern as the orange blouse, but longer, and with short sleeves. It's what I will start working on as soon as I've written this!
Friday, Abby and I finished work at one, making both of us very happy. She just had an early day off, but I was on my way to the Tuesday Weavers' Weaving Retreat at LouAnn's in Oak Ridge. I went home, roasted some chicken and finished the orange blouse. Bella and I packed up, and were on the road by 5:30.
The first night was pot luck and friendship. What a great group of cooks! Everything was so delicious, there was talk of a Tuesday Weavers cookbook, and it would be a good one. Most of the group left after dinner, but Mom and I stayed over, since Oak Ridge is quite a drive for each of us.
Saturday was the Lavender Festival in Oak Ridge. Hot as it was, we ventured out. We found some beautiful plants, including lavender, and stayed just as long as we could stand it. LouAnn and I were dreaming of some pool time, but as soon as we got in, we heard thunder rumbling.
But where am I, you might ask?
I can't close without saying a huge thank you to Joyce, LouAnn's sister, our Kitchen Wench. She kept us fed and cleaned up after all weekend, and we so appreciate it!
I caught her by surprise last night as she loaded the dishwasher yet again. Thanks, Joyce!
The rest of the gang is probably just starting to gather again at LouAnn's but I had to head home this morning to check on the cats. All were fine, and I'm happy to be back. We're planning another retreat in the fall, though, and I will definitely be there!
Happy weaving! And spinning!