|before ripping it out|
This past weekend was our Weavers retreat in Cambria Ca, which is about a hour + drive from my house. This is a camp type of retreat. We stay in cabins made of straw-bale construction. The beds are bunk beds which can sleep 10 to a cabin. There is indoor bathrooms/showers and heaters if needed. Each cabin is painted with a theme. I stayed in Marie Curie, I have some photos of the great murals painted on the walls. My roomies were wonderful, Karen and Roberta from my New Mexico trip, Kay, and Patti along with the other two from our local Weaver's guild and Silvia from the Ventura Guild. Our guild invites two other southern California guilds to this as well - which really gets the creative ideas flowing with the more the merrier at this retreat.
|My nest (bed)|
The cabins do stay a comfortable temperature and I don't think heaters have ever been needed in the 4 years I have gone to this retreat. This weekend started out with rain, then a sunny beautiful Saturday followed by rain on Sunday. After arriving Friday afternoon and then adding my stuff (creative tools) to my fiber sisters stuff, we opened some wine and toasted the success of the weekend. I was working on that shawl project that I talked about in the first part of this blog, others where spinning , some were knitting, others were weaving with beads and one was weaving with medal. The dinner bell rang which was great from the on site kitchen and Chef, then back to a lovely fireplace fire and projects, gabbing and sharing the night away.
|Hebe our instructor|
|Hebe has us captivated|
|a bleached leaf|
|my two shirts, the bleach is drying, then I will rinse, dry, then use a sharpie pen to highlight the leaves.|
|One of Hebe's finished bags|
Below are some sun seekers - 4 spinners and 1 knitter.
|Roberta & Karen|
The dinner bell rang three times on this day with three more great meals from the kitchen - how wonderful to create all day, and have someone else feed and water us and clean the dishes up!
|Karen's big project|
Back to Oregon:
I would like to finish my Oregon trip which had one day left of the fiber Festival. I was the Judge for the Pygoras that day. It rained most of the day, so I had the experience of judging wet goats. They are normally puffy and fleecy and this time they were soggy and wet. We were in a covered arena, but the goats had to walk outdoors to get to this arena. But the show must go on, and it did. Elaine took some photos with my camera while I was judging, so I will share those with you here.
|got to check out the fiber and what is under it - a goat!|
|cute little wether!|
|Look at the pretty does, working toward Senior Champion here.|
|One of the winners! Sara showing a Hawk's Mountain Doe|
|The Diamond Buck winner is a Colored Angora|