Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Thrift Store bargains

In getting ready for this retreat I am going to next week I have had to round up all sort of supplies. Its getting down to the wire so I have had to organize it all and see what is left. I made the round of the thrift stores yesterday and found some great stuff. SARK's Succulent Wild Woman for only a $1.00. I found a kids art book on drawing faces and it looks really good.. I think it will help me improve my drawing. I found music books for the Lord of the Rings, not the movie, this thing is older and has some wonderful middle earth script in it. I found a few novels I wanted to read too. Now of course I did not find anything I was looking for but that
is ok too!

I did find a new Bead Store in town, they had only opened on Saturday. They had the wire I needed for the class I needed so I guess I did find something on my list. Now I am down to collage images and such. I have to go through my own stuff and look for appropriate stuff. I need really small things for the jewelry class and bigger things for the painting and fabric classes. I am going to print out some of my grnadmothers letters and use the text as background or for transfers. I think using actual letters rather than some random script will be pretty cool.

Back to some more on the Fiber Festival. Here are some shots of my friends.

This is Debbie knitting, she owns the motor home we stayed in.

Here is Ginger and she is printing out pictures of her sheep for a display in her booth.

Here are friends Cj and Jan who is from Great Falls.

Here are Amy and Ginger spinning. We got together in the evenings and had a great time.

This is my friend Sue, showing off the beautiful lace shawl she is knitting and then a close up of the pattern follows.

Tomorrow I will show pictures from the Fiber Art Gallery. There were some beautiful pieces entered there.


Anonymous said...

Ohhh I sooo wish I could of been there! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful photo's with us! Great post as well!

Kai said...

your friends all have wonderful smiles and faces that hide a thousand mischievous stories!! You are a lucky lady to have such lovely ladies to spend time with Kate.
Oh and thank you for the ATC's from your swap, they are groovy and I posted them on my blog thing..
PEace n hugs kai xx

Gemma said...

Excited for you going on the retreat. Fiber festival looked fun too....nothing like a bunch of ladies getting together doing what they love. I got my Town ATC's also...great will post them soon,Thanks so much!

Pam Aries said...

Kate! this sounds so COOL! I cannot imagine how down to earth it would feel to get together with suc ha group as this! wow!

LisaOceandreamer said...

It all looks so happy and relaxed and creative.What a great group! Such a joy it must have been to be a part of that.
I am SOOOO excited for your next adventure too and cannot wait to hear about the classes and all the new things you learn! I wish I was coming with you!!