Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Little Georgia Trip

 We packed pretty lightly for us and took a trip to Georgia for the week.  I got some knitting done on the way.
We savored a few days and then celebrated David's 10th birthday!
 He asked for a birthday brownie instead of a cake for now.......Bruce makes a killer brownie from scratch!
 After several days of enjoying each others company, Marsel left for a ladies retreat and I got some undivided kid time!  They had been given some wool at the sheep to shawl event they attended last week and saved it for our own event.  We washed the wool-dried it, picked it and then carded it.......
 They thought it was fun to see the piles of wool become clouds!
 We then did some dyeing with Easter egg dyes!
 After drying and another run through the carder, we had our spinnable fiber!
 Abigail took to it like she has been watching me her whole life.......oh, she has!  The recent therapy with her left hand has given her considerable improvement in fine motor skills!  She was a natural.
David had little trouble coordinating the many motions of treadling, drafting and braking to make yarn!

We had a wonderful visit as always and enjoyed an added bonus of eating Bruce's Chicago-style pizza, also from scratch!  We were spoiled!

8 comments:

Lynne said...

Yay for great family times! I look forward to sharing crafting moments with my two grandsons, just as I did (and still do) with their mother!

Bethany said...

How special to be there for his birthday and share one of your skills/hobbies with the kids. They will always have these memories to look back on.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with all of them. I loved the cat watching every movement. Sharon

Marsel said...

Thank you so much for the visit! I'm sad I missed spinning day but glad the kids enjoyed it so much.

I love that Mindy was in on the action like always!

Woolly Bits said...

pastel coloured beards, very fancy:) it sounds as if you all had a great time! and my son would go for a spruced up brownie like that any time, too....

Benita said...

They grow up so fast don't they?

And that is so cool with them learning how to spin. So glad they are picking it up so well. Of course, you realize you will have to share your fiber, don't you? :)

Spinning Out of Control said...

That looks like fun! I want to try dying with Easter egg colors. Never done it. Any good website suggestions?

Kay said...

I love hearing all about the things you teach your grandkids. They are so blessed. But looking at them, so are you.