Had great fun today! My hostess took me to Shuttleworks outside Calgary. I told her I was “just going in to look”. What happened is I bought yarn…a fair bit of it. They had Briggs & Little yarn there, and I love to use that for dyeing and hooking. I also found Lamb’s Pride wool, which I use in my wall hangings.
Then my hostess took me to meet a friend of hers. This lady is a quilter, a spinner, a weaver, and a knitter. I felt like I’d met a kindred soul. But she is much better at her crafts than I am. I was humbled. Such beautiful work! She showed me her dye workshop and her quilting/spinning/weaving studio. Sigh…serious crafter envy! She generously gave me some of her excess yarn.
She is also a horsewoman and has gorgeous horses – which I am slightly terrified of, being city slicker folk and not being close to a horse in years. We walked them to the barn with her and played with the dogs while she fed the horses and treated them. My chief accomplishment was keeping her three dogs from knocking me over. She was not impressed with them. I was having a great time petting them, but they did vie for my attention!
My hostess took me on a driving tour of High River, Alberta – an area hit hard by floods two summer’s ago. I spent some time there when I was younger. We stopped in to visit another friend before heading grocery shopping.
We had a delightful supper of GF Sweet and Sour Meatballs, broccoli, brown and wild rice, and tossed salad. And we had a dessert of homemade GF Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. I’m back on my diet for this trip. 🙂
I hope everyone has a wonderful day today. I plan to. 🙂