After spacing out twice....I met Astrig for breakfast today at Chase's Daily in nearby Belfast. I tell you, there is nothing like hanging out with Astrig to make you believe anything and everything is possible. She is the absolute most positive person, and not in an exhausting gushy way... in a "oh, but of course, I guess I knew it all along" serene way.
I brought Show & Tell:
My lucky advance copy of Veronik Avery's St. Denis Magazine.
Recognize my yarny picture on the right? with my byline? I'm sorry...I never get too old or too jaded to get a little thrill from that tiny print!
The magazine is beautiful, a nice little perfect sized dream of a magazine, including designs by
- Pam Allen
- Jennie Eveleigh Lamond
- Jared Flood
- Laura Grutzeck
- Franklin Habit
- Robin Melanson
- Carol Sulcoski
- Ysolda Teague
There's wee articles, a photo-inspiration scrapbook and helpful illustrated techniques in the notebook section.
Keep an eye out for it...I having a feeling it will sell out fast!
Now I have to tell you a little bit about amazing, beautiful Astrig's pet project. She puts on a great, but not especially well known event called Fiber College, the weekend after Labor Day, at her family's campground in Searsport Maine, on the shores of one of the prettiest beaches in the state. She has a diverse group of fiber-fanatics as teachers and vendors, covering weaving and spinning, quilting and knitting...you name it, if there is fiber involved she wants to include you!
It is one of those little secret events, you'd love to keep to yourself but enjoy so much you just can't help spreading the word. Right now on the Fiber College blog Astrig is asking this year's instructors 10 questions to help us get to know everyone. Read them all but don't miss Gudrun's...I am so looking forward to meeting her...it is going to be a blast!
Since I'm teaching this year I better go fill out my questionnaire now! Yikes!
Stay tuned and I'll tell you about my class.