The social spinning butterflies were out in full force. St. Distaff’s celebrated their 30th year with another 300+ turnout for this wonderful event. These are 2011 – 2012 crowd pics, cuz my camera settings were off. But it all looked much the same gazing across the vista of spinners. Isn’t this vast, bright, school atrium a fabulous setting?
Many familiar friends & customers returned, visiting our booth for hugs, shopping, and catching up on the latest. We met Brian 2 years ago at Fiber Fusion, as he brought a class of students by on a vendor walkabout. Here he poses in a fantastically whimsical sweater of his own creation. What’s not to smile about? Brian obviously has mad knitting skills, cuz he also made this impressive white shawl – which another vendor kindly modeled for me.
A wonderful felt hat walked into my booth, and we made instant friends (her name is in my notebook, but I’ve not yet unpacked our van). We may take a felting class together, because making THIS is too much fun to pass up!
Artists can become attached to their own creations, and I admit my fondness for this cutiepatootie pixie sheep created just days before the show. However, he has already been adopted into a (clearly) happy new home!
Ditto for these special guys: Mr. Sheep-in-Boots & Mr. Goat. I just loved them both… and very nearly kept them for myself. Their new owners wandered away from our crowded booth before I got a photo of them together. I just have their childhood portraits to remember them by….(sniffle..).
Here is Karen, the St. Distaff’s Day Spin-In Organizer, in her pretty booth.
Next year I’ll try harder to escape our crowded booth to get more photos of the vendor area. There were wonderful booths & displays of lovely goods. I think St. Distaff’s Spin-In show improves each year. So much so… perhaps they’ll need to open a new vendor area in the near future.