Saturday, September 08, 2007






Bibby and I went to the Birmingham Artwalk this morning to see Elizabeth who was one of the featured artists showcasing her spinning skills!!




Elizabeth did a FANTASTIC job demonstrating her spinning skills (and just WHY were you nervous??).........on her BEAUTIFUL wheel and was gracious enough to let us "newbies" give it a try!!


Wow....she makes it look SOOO easy and Elizabeth's yarn is just gorgeous!!!!! (Sorry, I didn't get pics of the roving or the different raw fibers/yarn/knitted items she brought).

After I butchered some of her lovely roving trying to spin on her wheel, Elizabeth gave us a drop spindle demonstration using the "park it" method. I haven't seen this method but it looks considerably easier than the method I had tried in the past and I think will be much easier to learn.....UGH......too many hobbies.....not enough time!! LOL!!!







Elizabeth's wheel is a Majacraft Rose and OH MY....treadling was smooth as silk. I had no idea another wheel would feel different from mine....but you can tell the quality of this wheel is incredible!!















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I got to meet Grace!! (Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!)

We have been emailing each other for a long time and I was SOOO excited to finally get to meet her in person!!! Just as sweet as she came across in her emails!!

Both Elizabeth and Grace are always so quick to share tips and offer help.....just both phenomenal gals!!!!! I am ready for SAFF and looking forward to spending time with everyone!!!!! UGH........(I forget how old I am till I see pics like this one!!)

.....speaking of pics I failed to get a picture of Bibby.....well, a picture of Bibby with her head.....if you look at the first picture, that would be Miss Bibby sitting on the table!! Sorry Bibby....I'll try to do better next time! LOL!!!


We also met Debbie Scott (again, bad blogger, no pictures). I enjoyed talking with Debbie and look forward to seeing her at a Guild meeting in the near future! Debbie mentioned the possibility of all of us ladies getting together for a "mini-spin" together.....sounds like fun to me!!


I left with 2 hanks of hand dyed roving that Elizabeth brought and I am going to work on my spinning skills. Bibby left with "spinning fever"...........I'm betting it won't be too long before she has a wheel!!

A great way to spend the day....meeting up with fellow bloggers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13 comments:

Beck said...

Oh sounds like a wonderful day girl. Couldn't get much better could it?

Beth said...

Is that you in the mint green? Wow, you are beautiful! Sounds like a great day!

Bubblesknits said...

Debbie Scott is the one that gave me my spinning lessons! :-) She's sooo nice.

Mmmm...must come ogle the hand-dyed roving soon. LOL

Sydney said...

What a wonderfully fun day!

tonni said...

SOunds like a great day! Much more fun than having 14 teenagers over for a b'day party!

elizabeth said...

Well, yes I did feel silly for being nervous - it was so much fun! And HOT!

Doogle Knits said...

You are my hero!

Bibby said...

Had a great time w/you Saturday meeting all your blog buddies. Sorry I had you hike over the bridge in the heat! Although, we did get to see the "adult" photos!!!!!

grace said...

It was so fantastic to finally get to meet you too!! Of course, when I look at that picture of us, I think, "Ugh" about me and that you look absolutely adorable! Which you are!

ginger said...

I'm so glad you had a great time! I love Artwalk! :)

Life's a Stitch said...

I felt the same way when I met Sandy this summer. There's a magical instant connection between knitters.
Li

Emily said...

That is so fun! That is so cool that craftiness is included in the Artwalk - and yay for Elizabeth (her yarn just looks so yummy).

Pooor, Bibby with noooo head!

Mother of Purl said...

Hey, D! Sorry it's been so long since I commented, but grad school is killing me. Prepare for all my complaining to come. I didn't know there was an event in B'ham this weekend - I was there. Looks like I'll be there Tues. and Wed. for a conference and will finally have a chance to see the textile exhibit. Yea for quilts and stuff!