Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fiber & Farm Tour

Our first stop was seeing 3 camels.
The Fiber Arts Group that I belong to went on the annual Fiber & Farm Tour in Edgewood, New Mexico yesterday. To start our day out right, I gave each one of these women a strawberry bag that I had made.  There were 9 farms on the tour, but we only made it to 4 of them. There was a lot of driving involved and since none of had ever gone before, we weren't sure where the farms were or the distances involved between the farms. Some were quite a few miles apart. The tour was from 10-4 and that wouldn't be enough time to stop at them and make a lunch stop too. I think 4 stops was enough to give us an idea and we did see camels, alpacas, birds and lots of fibers.

7 out of the 10 of us who went posed for this shot.

The 2 camels in the structure wouldn't come all the way outside.

Recently shorn alpacas. They have the cutest faces.

Don't you love those hairdos? Looks like they have bangs, since the rest of their fur has been shorn.

There were some peacocks at this stop.

This tom turkey was dancing around spreading his tail feathers and gobbling.

Another peacock. I wish they had spread out their tail feathers like the tom turkeys did.

We stopped for a delicious lunch at the East Mountain Grill. The service was great and the waiter was friendly. Lots of great choices on the menu.

Angela actually posed for this shot (she's the one behind the menu), normally she would duck under the table, ha, ha.

After lunch we went to Busy Bee Quilt Shop, which was in the same shopping plaza as the restaurant. This quilt was hanging on the wall. It's a raw edge applique. My first time at this quilt shop and I was impressed by the large assortment of fabrics they carried, and how super friendly and nice the owners were. I had heard nothing but great things about this shop and now I can say it's all true.

I bought a package of needles and this batik fat quarter at Busy Bee. Love the colors in this one.

Our last stop on the tour was to Robin Pascal, who is a fiber artist. I bought a bag of rainbow colored wool. Love those colors!

I also bought 3 skeins of yarn (on sale too). The pink is a cotton blend, the middle green variegated yarn is a super soft merino blend and the variegated blue is also a merino blend with nylon, so that means I'll be knitting some blue socks.

We had a great time on our first outing together as a group. It was something different to do and see. We saw parts of Edgewood we hadn't seen before. I gave each one of these women a strawberry bag that I made too.

4 comments:

Donna said...

Sounds like a great trip to the farms. I love the faces on the Alpaca too. The variegated green wool looks just yummy.

Donna said...

Sounds like a great trip to the farms. I love the faces on the Alpaca too. The variegated green wool looks just yummy.

Deborah said...

I know you had a great time with your friends and buying yarn. Those are such pretty colors!

Susan Ordway Rola said...

Looks like you had a great day! Nice weather, good friends, cute animals, fun shopping.

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