Also, go figure that Virginia once again had a serious snowfall -- 6-8 inches at my parents' house in Danville. Figures I had to move out of the state for them to get good snows. Here, in Ohio ----- only cold!
This morning, I headed to Panera's to knit with the girls. Fun! Got a few more rows of Multnomah done. I'm almost finished unless I decide to enlarge it a repeat or so. I haven't decided yet. On one hand, I would like it a little bigger but on the other, it's kind of weighty as is. I'll show a picture soon. It's this yarn -- I'm not sure the content is correct.
After Panera's, I ran a few errands and stopped in at Wooly Bully. Then, I went to see Meg. She wanted to learn how to use the drop spindle she purchased at A Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, OH last September. After a quick lesson, I can see a spinning wheel in her future!
I think Meg is my sister from a different mother. We seem to have a lot in common and share a huge love of color and all things fiber. Meg is THE Meg behind Meggie Knits and does extraordinary felted pocketbooks. She and her family live in a wonderful 1800's house only about seven miles from me. Meg has four horses and also boards a fifth one It was fun getting them into their stalls and feeding them before I left tonight. I got lots of chuckles watching her two Jack Russells, Abby and Katie (pictured below), play. Abby, the pup, thinks Katie is her chew toy --- that is, until Katie has had enough. Dan, the kitty, also kept us company this afternoon.
But back to Meg ---- Her wonderful oasis of a studio is in back of her home. A cozy and inviting studio full of light and color. I had a wonderful time looking / drooling. There was COLOR everywhere!!!!!!
Her felted bags are SO well made. I just loved the shapes of her bags. Some were round, some rectangular, some angular, some poochy, etc. Her felting is nice and firm, the bags are lined with great contrasting fabrics, and the handles are either felted, beaded, or made of leather. And, don't get me started on the flowers for embellishment!!!! Her table was like a felted flower garden with little felted flowers, leaves, and tendrils everywhere!
As I left, I fell in love with a black bag that she had placed a felted sunflower on. I think a trade is in the works --- teach me how to make that bag, I'll teach Meg how to rug hook!!!!!!
You don't want to miss seeing more of Meg's felted purses so go pay her a visit here!