Another Option perhaps? Byron went home Monday like I said in my last post and I stayed another day. I was sure I wouldn't find another I liked other than one I had seen before, a little something I like to call the "Colorado McMansion"
A "Colorado McMansion" is a stunning, perfect home. It has a state of the art kitchen, massive bathrooms (with a sauna and huge jacuzzi tub), 5-6 bedrooms, and a fully finished basement, complete with workout room included completely stocked with every kind of workout equipment and flat screen TV included. Plus it even has a room for my fibers and yarn, and a separate room that I could make into a scrapbook room like the one I have here in San Diego.
The problem with a McMansion? It has another McMansion right next door. And another on the other side. Plus three more lining the backyard fence.
So, I keep going out to Morrison, behind the hills, in a little valley, where the older houses are on an acre or more. (still only 20 minutes into downtown for Byron to drive to work.) The house we stopped escrow on there needed a LOT of work. On Tuesday I found another house in the same cool area. It was the first thing I saw in the morning. It also needs a lot of work, but less than the last one. It's on a hill with a great view out the front and the back. That's all I'm going to say so I don't jinx it. Yesterday we put in an offer, and we should hear back tonight by 5:00PM
Celia Quinn Workshop
I made it home for day 2 of the awesome and wonderful Celia Quinn.
I learned sooooooo much about blending color with fiber. Best class I've taken in a long time. Check out this color.
Blending colors using the hand carders. Above, going from left to right. 1. Pure violet 2. 50% violet mixed with 50% white 3. 50% violet mixed with 50% grey 4. 50% violet mixed with 50% brown, 5. 50% violet mixed with 50% black. Cool huh? Look at what that does!!! Who knew.
A posing Miss Celia.
A printer's color wheel. Made entirely out of hand spun and hand blended fiber.
My Awesome spinning teacher in awe of Celia! (Margret Tyler)
Celia showing me how to hand card
Our group with my very good friend Sheena's back with her handspun wrap on.
My other good friend Karalyn (who hosted this event at her house) carrying around the beautiful batt that Celia made her, as if it was her baby. It actually looks bigger than her new baby boy chihuahua "Bean"
You guys in Colorado, let's get a group together to have Celia come out and teach us a few things. We can do it at our house or, if one of you has a McMansion, let's do it there!!! I am actually NOT kidding. We need to do this! She is awesome! I CANNOT wait to get back to her and pick her brain!
See that little thing? It's REALLY small. I mean REALLY small. It's a Taki spindle direct from India, imported by Celia by the box of 500. She sells them for $10. But, then af course, I had to buy the Merino, cashmere blend to spin on it. Yeah, I had to do that. After a quick lesson from Celia on how to spin from the fold, I got it.
Not a good picture of me at all, but you can see what you do. It spins on your leg, point down and it spins FAST!
Ok, I'm off to Disneyland for some fun before we leave. Our passes are done in November, so we've got to get it all in before we leave for Colorado.
And, that's all she wrote.
P.S. Thank you EVERYONE for your comments. Please forgive me for not writing all of you back. Maybe once things get a littled more settled I'll be able to get that going again. But, please don't stop commenting! I LOVE hearing from you.
And, that really IS all she wrote.