We followed the well presented map ( Thanks Stephanie and Ryan) and headed for the Orchard in St Ann’s Academy.
We arrived just after 8 and it was a bee hive of activity.
Ewan packed out tent, tables, boxes and bags and my First Aid Gear.
It wasn’t long until we had out table set up.
Joanne Burton was there to help look after my table if we had a First Aid call. She brought some charming monkeys all knitted and a variety of colour.
Our mothers were best friends and shared a love of garage sales and Flea Markets. They had a table beside each other every Saturday at the Girl Guide Hall in Duncan.
She had just acquired a similar wheel and was having a few problems with it.
In subsequent we discovered the connection to our mothers. We also discovered we were both fibre-holics and we both were named the same.
We both had worked as nurses, loved rodents ( kept rats as pets). There are other things to many to mention, but it seems like we are sisters from other mothers.
Soon we were spinning side by side with our work horse wheels.
She had brought some wonderful fleece she had dyed and gifted me with it.
I didn’t see what she had tucked away in her carry sack LOL. But it looked like she had found some treasures.
We both got some lovely dyes, and Trish had provided me with “recipes ” for making a variety of colours.
The neat thing was, leaving first, Trish forgot her hat.
Home is where you hand your hat Trish, so we will see you soon.
What a wonderful job you did Stephanie and Ryan of Notty by Nature. ( http://www.kbnfibres.ca/) Looking forward to Fibrations 2013.
Photograph courtesy Trish Waddington