Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Desert Mesa Spring Spinning Retreat

Well, the Spring retreat has come and gone, and was really great fun this year... there were 37 of us, and a few drop ins..the food was great... a bit of Philippine food thrown in for good measure..a chicken and pork stew, and their very delious spring rolls were to dye (die) for..we had new cooks in the kitchen, and they a great job... although she had a fit when she realized that she had not thawed out the hamburger, I told her to take a breath and send hubby to the store for some fresh dinner was a little late, but we were all fine with that.
We had a goofy bunch of spinners this year...this is a picture of Martha.. wearing dread locks and a beard made by Gudie..

And this is the before pictures... Martha has a delightful laugh, makes everyone smile.. this is the friendship blanket that we made for Bishop David, he was badly beaten in Kamloops in October 2010..he was a very special friend to the spinners and came and had lunch with us several times over the years... one year he brought his vestments and they had little pulls, so the weavers among us fixed them..they were lovely hand woven silk..                                                                                                                                      

 this is too weird... i didn't type the last paragraph in Capitals... were did they come from

This a very warm and very well done ear flap hat by Wendy V

These beautiful socks are by the famous socklady, Lynne... aren't they beautiful  
these are very interesting flat top toques by Carol a very new spinner.. this blog drives me nuts...i have a terrible time getting the pics were i want them.. will write again soon with more pictures of the retreat... S

1 comment:

Janet said...

I'm a visitor from Lynne's blog. Just to admire that blanket and find out more about Desert Mesa. Sounds like a good get-together. Maybe I'll get to Whidbey Island next time.
Janet in Seattle