The last couple of weeks have been rather eventful for me. Two weeks ago today was my birthday, spent with my sister. It was great! Last week was the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, Michigan. I had a great time. The weather was perfect: cool at night and not too warm during the day. I learned how to find Cygnus the Swan in the night sky and where to find Aquila the Eagle and Lyra the Lyre. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find them from now on.
The Festival was fun. I took two classes, New Batik and Advanced New Batik. They were fun and I enjoyed myself but I know it's something I won't do again. I'll have pictures of what I made later this week. This year was the first year I didn't enter any yarn in the skein contest. It's possible I may be over that particular phase. Next year will tell.
There were four of us in camp this year. My tent is the corner in the right side of the picture, Rhonda and Sheri shared the big tent in the middle and Pan stayed in her Scamp trailer (which is to the left out of the picture). We were relieved when Pam arrived with a screen tent (on the left side of the pic). Not only was there relief from any bugs but It had a 50+ UV protection on it.
I realized that while I like the idea of Freezer Bag meals, in practice, not so much. I have to, once again, reevaluate my meals and what I eat. There has to be a happy medium between a hot, cooked meal and not too much work. I have a year to figure it out.
Humphrey the Camel was at the Festival again this year. It's hard to tell from this picture, but Humphrey is huge! He's also sweet and he loves his "dad." The guy in the ball cap is "dad." He brought out some oat straw for us to feed to H. The oats made us very popular.
I'll have pictures of what I made in my classes and the great stuff I got later this week.