Monday, June 29, 2009

Way to Go

The mountains of Western North Carolina are beautiful! (but you have to know where you are going). We put 500 miles on Irene's car during my visit. She lives at least an hour away from everything, good if you want to get away and bad if you don't drive.

We visited Penland, John C Campbell Folk School, Earth Guild, Yarn Circle, and the studios of Catharine Ellis and Kathie Roig. This list goes on, but I seem to have misplaced my list.

I took several wonderful pictures, but I thought this one summed up my experience. I went to North Carolina with expectations of having a life changing experience, but once I was able to put them aside I had a lovely time. I don't have any pictures of my high school reunion, (for which I had no expectations) but I had a blast!

The "Meet Up" in Asheville was jolly fun!

I have to admit I sorely missed the Northwest climate and arrived back in Seattle to perfect cool sunny weather. While in Baltimore with my mom, we un-knitted 20 more sweaters. Note the sunlight sneaking through the shades.

I must have evolved into a "mole-person" because I couldn't wait to get back on the loom with the sounds of the Gay Pride celebration echoing in the streets below.

I couldn't resist tossing in this picture I found of my mom and I circa 1945. We had a really good visit.

Now Onward to prepare for a Color Horoscope Weaving Workshop at the Golden Gate Fiber Institute on July 27th.


Dorothy said...

I enjoyed reading about your holiday, sounds like such fun. This blog piece is better than a postcard!! The balls of cashmere look very promising, there's some nice colours there.

Leigh said...

Wow, you were in my neck of the woods! I've never been to the Laughing Seed, but I used to park in the Wall Street parking garage when I went to Earth Guild. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Valerie said...

Welcome home! We missed you!! So the verdict...relocating or not? Sounds like not?

Woven Spun said...

So glad you are home. Missed your posts. I agree with Valerie...sounds like you are staying put and not relocating.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Living in South Carolina, I find the mountains of NC delightfully cool in the summer. Just another perspective! Still, I have trouble wondering why you want to come here when the Pacific Northwest seems to be fiber heaven! Though for me, the Asheville area is definitely fiber heaven!

Bonnie said...

Last year when I moved into a small (690 sq ft) apartment and sold off 1/3 of my possessions, I began a 5 year plan---to find where I wanted to spend the rest of my days (as you know my mom is about to turn 91, so it could well be lots of days). My fantasy has been to live in a craft focused retirement community where professional crafts people live, work, mentor, show and sell their work. My travels have been to see if I could find such a place. I still have 4 years to go.

KMRhandwoven said...

It was woderful to meet you!
I saw Irene the other day and I think she's still recovering from all the driving :) I know when I first moved to the Asheville area I thought everything was so far away from everything it doesn't seem like that so much!
So, whether you relocate here or not, you have a few more weaving friends and I've have the pleasure of a delightful handwoven lavender sachet! Thanks and stop by anytime! Kathie