Wow! It feels like it was just minutes ago that we were driving back from showing the loom in Topeka. Since then there's been lots of work, a trip to Arkansas to see the grandkids final school program. A race back to Missouri to catch another granddaughters final band concert. (Both were excellent, by the way!). And shearing day. My three alpacas, but five others belonging to two friends. Eight doesn't sound like very many, but I can tell you it is a job! Within two minutes of starting Dove had managed to pee on me and spit nastiness (think very stinky) all over the table. All in all though, we got it done with very little difficulty or trauma thanks to our great shearer, Danny Smith.
Now I'm trying to get the house cleaned up and get ready to head to St. Joseph, Missouri for a demo at the Red Barn Yarn Farm (don't you just love that name!) I'll give you the scoop on this alpaca farm/yarn store when I get home. Or better yet, why don't you meet us there. Hours are from 10 - 3 and we'll have some fun. My girlfriend, Nancy, is my road trip buddy for this one and she's always a hoot!
Did I mention that we brought the oldest grandson back with us from Arkansas. He's here for what we affectionately call "Grandpa's two week slave camp"! We are blessed with outstanding grandkids who are rapidly growing into responsible people who are willing to give up a couple of weeks each summer to help out their grandparents. And they are really appreciated! Isaiah has been great to have around - although I think he's a bit worried about who's going to feed him while Grandma is on the road!
Hope your having great fun today and some time to weave, spin, knit, crochet or felt - whatever floats your boat! Enjoy!
Had a great day on Saturday! We visited Yak 'n Yarn, a fabulous store at Fairlawn Plaza Mall in Topeka, KS. The owner, Karen Taylor, invited us to come in and demonstrate the Weavers Rapid Warp Loom. Her shop is beautiful and she has a wonderful selection of fibers for spinning, weaving, knitting and crocheting. If you've never been there it's definitely worth the trip!
Karen admitted that when I spoke to her on the phone about how quickly and easily this loom could be warped that she was a bit skeptical! But, I guess we convinced her because she bought one for the shop and has agreed to be a distributor for us in Kansas!
If you live anywhere in the Topeka, KS area please go by and say hello to Karen at Yak 'n Yarn and she'll probably let you weave a little bit.
Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!