Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Working for a Living.

I spent last week working in Elizabeth City, in the evenings I explored a bit.


I discovered a lovely shop, Two and a Half Women and found some gifts for family and friends.

Reed drove up on Thursday night and he spent Friday and Saturday at Jockey's Ridge flying kites.

Biker weekend at OBX.

This is a 21 foot lobster made by Premiere kites.

This is a 14 foot clownfish Reed made.  It is amazing!

Found this awesome hat at the kite store.  Reed refused to buy it for some reason.

I joined Reed at the beach Saturday afternoon.  Severe storms had moved through the area on Friday night and there were several sting rays on the beach at Hatteras.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Myrtle Beach Madness

Reed and I discovered there was a gap in our experience as Carolinians.  We have never done Myrtle Beach properly.  So last night we booked an oceanfront room near the boardwalk and drove down this morning.

Hubs on our balcony

The ginormous Ferris wheel.

I Love Sugar, not sure if this is a candy store or adult toy store.

After walking the boardwalk, we explored a little.

Getting my toes wet.

Have little gem will travel.

Ghost Kite

Hubs pic for scale.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Carolina Fiber Fest 2014

At the last minute, I decided to visit the Carolina Fiber Festival in Sanford on Saturday.  It was fun to meet up with Susan, Roxie and Peggy.  There were some great vendors with very pretty fibers and yarn.  I was disappointed that there weren't the animals you normally expect to see at a fiber festival.  It is a shame this festival is poorly attended and poorly marketed.  It has such wonderful potential but seems to get smaller rather than larger each year.

There were sheep dog demonstrations and even a border collie herding Canadian Geese.  You can see below the dog is enjoying it much more than the geese.

 The highlight of the Festival for me was meeting the artist chosen to do the art work for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  K. McNeill and his wife Trish.

 We like this print so much we all bought the same one for our craft rooms.

My purchases were pretty modest. Some Synthrapol for some natural dye experiments, a book on natural dyeing, some llama fleece and some beautiful fiber to blend on the drum carder.

The new to me drum carder.

The primary reason for purchasing the drum carder is to make my own fiber blends for socks.  I found some dyed nylon and plan to blend it with some of my Corriedale fleece to spin and knit Reed a pair of socks.