Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekend Fun

Last Saturday, my mom, sister Kaitlyn and I went to Gruene for the Metal Arts Festival. We were actually so zealous about going that we went the weekend before because my teacher told me the wrong day for it :). Gruene is a very quaint historical town which thrives on its antique enterprise and country music.

I do enjoy going there although it has gotten to be a little overpriced for my budget since its popularity has risen. The festival was a perfect example of that. There were very many beautiful artworks available. I enjoyed going, spending time with my family, and trying to stay in the shade as much as possible.

My mom actually found some metal humming birds at one booth that were very cute. She got some to put in her beautiful garden.
We browsed some antique stores...
I admired this pretty cactus.

As well as this immense tree.

So pretty!

After the festival we went up to Austin.
Once there, we stopped by the Stitch Lab.
Where I found the niftiest fabric ever!!
I was so excited, my mom noted that I was bubbling over with joy. I practically was that's how excited I was with these finds. I plan on making some needle cases with them. This material described me perfectly, the owls, the green, everything.
What else is there to say?
This echino fabric I have loved since I first saw it in high school on a website which I can't recall and wanted it so bad. Several years later I stumble upon it. Coincidence? I think not.
After all this fun, I went to Hill Country Weavers were I took a spindle express class. In which, I made...wait for it... yarn! It wasn't very pretty yarn mind you, and I am still having issues with drafting, but it is yarn, and I made it. I DID IT!! I'm very proud, don't worry pictures will follow.
Now all I have to do is save up for a spindle so that I can make some more yarn...
My teacher recommended a Schacht. Any spinners out there have any recommendations?
In another note, I have been rather vacant from blogging due to school work load, unfortunately. Anyways, whenever I feel out of it and tired from school I listen to music, like this song Radar Detector by Darwin Deez.
Music makes me happy.

Have a happy Saturday!
XOXO, Callie
the magical bean


mariassecretgarden said...

The fabric is fabulous! I can't wait until you make ME a needle holder. oh that's right it's not all about me. It was a fun day in Gruene. Austin was fun too! Good times!

pip gray said...

wow a spindle? that is crazy cool- make sure you don't prick your finger on it!


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