There were 3 of us in car and (almost) enough stuff for an entire Boy Scout Troup! But, it was ALL
In hindsight, I am so very-VERY glad that I talked my "not-so-sure" self into taking advantage of this wonderful weekend of relaxing, fiber-licious fun! Below are some pictures of the "way it was" =D
Julie and Danielle are dragging out the racks of folding chairs to use as dividers. We divided the room, one side for sleeping and the other side for chatting, watching movies and our fiber antics.
Utah State University...a branch in Roosevelt, Utah
There's my white blow up mattress, all dressed up to be comfy =)
An overhead view or the "bedroom area"
Here is the wonderful kitchen, dishwasher, stove, microwave, all the perks of home!
Oh...no puppies were aloud. But, I nabbed the chance to hold this sweetness until his new (human) mom arrived to take him home.
The was the 2-table long/2-table wide set up FULL of prizes for the regular drawing!!! Everyone that came to the retreat was to bring at least 6 gift items for the table.
There were soooo many fun things it was really hard to choose when my name was drawn.
Oh! and here is just the start of the goodies/muchies counter. By the time everyone arrived, there were twice as many "dangerous" foods =P.
The circle of friends and fiber fun
There were many different kinds of spinning wheels.
Some ladies were spinning and some were knitting too.
This yummy fiber is called "Confetti". I bought it from one of the merchants that
was there to sell her luscious wares. (Dangerous for the wallet)
50% soft Merino wool and 50% tussah silk
A bit of it spun onto my Pocket Wheel.
Here is one strand of what will eventually be a 3-ply yarn. I am planning to do 2 thin strands and one thicker one. The plan is to create a chunky textured yarn for a fun neck warmer.
We stayed up late...got up early. We had good food, lots of funny and friendly conversations. We watched a couple of good movies in the two evenings while relaxing in our PJs. We made new friends and won fun prizes. It was a great experience that I'm sooo glad I had the opportunity to enjoy. (...and, to think I almost talked myself into not going).
Saturday morning we took down, packed up, had a late breakfast and headed for home about 1:30. I have to admit it took this old body of mine a few days to recuperate. But, it was worth any inconveniences that it might of cost for all of the pleasant memories deposited in my memory bank.
Thanks to the Fiber Outlaws Spinning group who organized the wonderful events of the weekend!
**Don't forget about the giveaway! click HERE for more info, ends 2.3.13