Sunday, October 4, 2015

Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta

First let me say we had the most amazing day today of fall weather...yes it will be back up to 99 degrees by the end of the week but it was wonderful feeling the cold air and rain. Even the animals loved it. We just went through the hottest September I can remember and we really needed a break in the heat.

This past week has been the week of fiber arts. I finally decided to get busy with my alpaca fiber. I joined a local spinning class to learn how to spin. I cleaned and carded some of my alpaca and it just so happened that this weekend was the Fiber Art Fiesta up in Vista California.

The Vista Fiber Arts Fiesta is my favorite festival. There is a huge barn filled with looms and spinning wheels. All sorts of different vendors selling yarn and fleece and rovings and anything fiber art you could imagine. They also sell some really awful chili that I eat every year and say why did I just eat that??

This year I purchased some sheep's wool to mix with my alpaca and some other rovings of bright colored wool to practice my spinning with. Anna bought her first large loom. She found a wonderful antique tapestry loom for a great price. I can't wait to see what she makes on it.

Here are some snap shots of our week filled with fiber...

and a nice nourishing bowl of hearty soup to sooth the tummy after weekend chili mistakes. 

~George Elliot 


  1. That is so cool! Anna's hair cut looks so cute. :-) How do you find the time to do everything, especially homeschooling? Your blog doesn't come up on my blogger feed so I don't know when you post.... let me know. Have a great day!!


  2. I have to say that I am very envious of Anna's loom...I always wanted to learn how to use one, it will be a life time skill for her.

    We had rain over the weekend and again today. It makes such a difference in how things look, really rather amazing.

  3. Happy Autumn Heather~
    Your girl is all grown up and so beautiful. It has been fun watching your children grow. I am so glad we are connected once again. I have your sweet bookmark you made me in my Bible. I treasure it and think of you of each time I read my Bible. So glad to see you are all happy and healthy.

  4. Wow Anna's loom is awesome! Wish they would teach that in art class...
    ~Hugs from Hayley