Two years ago I gathered a bunch of home school young ladies and we started a Keepers at Home group. We met together at the park on a lovely, late summer day bringing something to potluck and our ideas. Since it's inception in 2009 we have managed to gather a wonderful group of girls who are excited to experience new things and possibly press on to mastery of one or more of the skills that they dabble in throughout the year. Some of the things we have done; pie making, cake decorating, decoupage, jewelery making, hand sewing. card making and farm animals.
Last Thursday was our final project day of the year. We met at the lovely home of Kathryn and Erin for a fiber arts day. You'll notice by the attire that it was a wee bit chilly but we didn't let that deter us. The wonderful thing about felting soap is that you get to keep your hands in hot water. Certainly welcome!
The very best part of the day? I finally learned something I've wanted to learn since I was newly married. I just knew this was for me. The feel of the wool, the meditative clackety whir and the wonderful finished product~homespun yarn for my eager needles! Recently a friend loaned me her wheel and I've been fiddling around with it. But this is when it all clicked! And now I'm a spinning fool!
I don't like to admit to my addictive personality but... WOOL... MUST HAVE MORE WOOL...